Sonos Launching All-New App; Android in Beta, iOS Coming in Spring

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While it’s not high up on my list of fantasies, I’d like to have subtle, low volume classical music pumping through my house at all times to give the illusion of class. That’s a little hard to do with roommates, but it’s nice that there are apps out there like Sonos that make it easier to accomplish.

The new Sonos app, which is currently available in beta on Android and coming to iOS this spring, gives you detailed control over the music in your home straight from your mobile device. Search multiple music services for the perfect song and then send that music to specific speakers in specific rooms.

Music lovers are likely already familiar with Sonos — you might remember Michael’s review of the Sonos PLAY:1 speakers — but the overhauled app will give you more control through a new, simplified interface. Android users can head over to Sonos.com to sign up for the beta and you can read the full press release for the app below.

Full Press Release »

Introducing our new Sonos App

Try it today on Android; Available on iOS this spring

Since day one, we’ve focused on one thing – giving you an incredible, immersive music experience throughout your home, simply and enjoyably. Switching on music should be as simple as turning on the lights. The music you want, from any music service, to any room, should fill your home with the fewest steps possible. And, of course, it should be delivered without sacrificing flawless HiFi sound from a rock-solid wireless connection.

We created the Sonos app you enjoy today to manage the ever – expanding wireless music landscape that has evolved dramatically over the last 10 years. Throughout this time, we’ve taken every opportunity to enhance this experience with a commitment to add new services and features. Creating an app that keeps up with your needs means we have to consider factors that most apps, which are designed for one user, rarely face. We must design for multiple dimensions that are constantly changing and different for every listener:

• The way you use music services (now and over time)

• The fact that you might not be the only listener in your home

• The number of rooms you want to play to.

Today, we’re bringing our learning from the past ten years, and our belief on what will happen over the next ten years to bear, as we introduce a brand new app experience. Available for phones and tablets this spring (Android owners can try it today*), the new app offers an array of new features that make it easier to find and listen to your music the way you want.

New design and simplified interface:
A refreshed design and simplified interface makes listening to your Sonos more intuitive than ever before. The app’s three main modules allow for a simple navigation between the music currently playing, what room it’s playing in and how to find the next song you want.

It’s been designed as a platform to bring you the best music experience for your home today, with the ability to adapt to what we have in store in the future.

Introducing our universal search:
We’ve brought all our streaming services together for our simplest search ever to bring you the music you love in a heartbeat. For example, search for an artist in one window and we will search for that artist across all your music services at the same time. Play their radio station on Pandora. Look up their album on Spotify. Play one of their latest tracks through Hype Machine. It’s completely up to you.

Your favorite music, in any room, at the touch of a finger.

*Android owners interested in testing through the beta program can find out more information here. We plan to update the desktop controllers for MAC and PC later this year.

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Dylan Duarte is a freelance writer who's covered film, television, videogames, and of course tech! He's also an aspiring screenwriter and likes that watching movies is considered "work" because of it. You can follow him on twitter @dylanduarte, but be warned that it's mostly the nonsensical ramblings of a potty-mouth.

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    checking google play and hopefully try the latest sonos magic..

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    checking google play and hopefully try the latest sonos magic..

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