Sonos app with revamped interface and universal search now live

Sonos Controller app for iPad
By Harish Jonnalagadda on 13 May 2014 10:04 am
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Sonos has launched its new Controller app for iOS and Android devices that brings with it a new design as well as a bevy of new features. The app has been available for beta testing on Android since March.

The app features an entirely new design that is split into three menus: music currently playing, what room it's playing in and music discovery for upcoming songs. The new version of the app allows you to easily create playlists from different streaming services, set multiple alarms and control the music playing in each room of your house from a single location. Also available is the ability to change surround sound settings for music playback.

Another major feature is universal search across streaming services and music libraries. To use universal search, just link all your streaming services, and Sonos' Controller will do the rest. You can search artist, album, song, and more, and Sonos will search across all available services and show you the relevant information.

The app is compatible with devices running iOS 6 and is available for download in the App Store. The Android version is compatible with all devices running Android 2.1 and above. Though the new Android client isn't available for download just yet, it shouldn't be too long before it hits the Play Store.

Source: Sonos

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Sonos app with revamped interface and universal search now live

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I hear great things about Sonos, and wish it were in my price range.

Hopefully winning the Connectedly contest will change that!

Between now and then, I have a Bluetooth receiver hooked up to my TV soundbar, so we can play music off our phones.....

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Honestly, you'll get about 80% of the same functionality that way. The only real bonus is in surround-sound set-ups where you want the front speakers talking to the back wirelessly. The UI is nice and unified and polished and handles multiple rooms, but even now, there are still times where I want straight Bluetooth audio mirroring that Sonos can't provide for whatever reason.

I'm going to give this one a try and see if it'll work on my Z30. The previous one did not. Room Tunes is great but I would like to be able to try Sonos' app and make my own decision on which is better. Hopefully they will get a native BB app out soon. I had bluetooth speakers for the deck before but reception was hit and miss and I couldn't walk very far away. With my Sonos Connect Amp in the house with wires going out to dedicated outdoor speakers in the hot tub gazebo and on the deck, I can be anywhere in the house or back yard and do other things on my phone without any skipping or loss of reception. It's expensive but well worth it in my book. Start small and build. Unless you get obsessed like me and then you just can't stop.

Upgraded my Android app on my Z30 and once again, it can't find my Sonos system. On the upside though, this counts in my contest entries to win more Sonos stuff. Keeping the faith that they will have a BB app at some point