Sonos Controller for iPad
By Sonos, Inc.
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The Sonos Wireless HiFi System delivers all the music on earth, in every room, with warm, full-bodied sound that's crystal clear at any volume. Sonos can fill your home with music by combining HiFi sound and rock-solid wireless in a smart system that is easy to set-up, control, and expand.
SONOS COMBINES HiFi SOUND AND ROCK-SOLID WIRELESS
Experience your favorite music from the only system that combines warm, full-bodied sound with a powerful wireless network 100% devoted to streaming HiFi sound.
SONOS LETS YOU STREAM ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH - FROM ANY SOURCE TO ANY ROOM
Enjoy access to different music sources from the one app combined with complete multi-room capabilities so you can listen to your entire world of music in every room of your home.
SONOS IS SIMPLE TO SET-UP, CONTROL, AND EXPAND
Press two buttons and begin your listening experience using one powerful app to access your music with a modular system that can expand to other rooms in your home.
What's New in Version 4.2
This release provides support for SONOS PLAY:1, the new compact wireless speaker that delivers deep, crystal clear HiFi sound. Component and speaker button functionality are updated for faster access to music. Spotify users may now star a track. We now support native social sharing. And Sonos owners with multiple domiciles may control all Sonos system households without resetting their Sonos Controller app.
App needs work. Love the product and concept.
Firstly, I love my Sonos system in my house. I have a Sonos play 5 and play 3 and bridge obviously. All great but the app is not intuitive and needs work.
First, to group my two speakers together requires several steps and is not conducive to continuing to listen to a song while adding a speaker midstream. It turns off the entire song and then you have to replay the son from the beginning. I want to ensure this makes sense. It works fine but the coupling and decoupling of the speakers is very clunky and weird.
2 - the queue functionality is difficult to manage. Not only on one device but moreover - when I enter my secondary device to manage the playlist which was instantiated by my primary device. In this case, my iPhone started it and I tried to engage my iPad to add and edit the playlist. Disclaimer: songs existed on both devices.
3. Why do some of my songs, that I own' refuse to be played through the app? It seems that based on file type or some sort of DRM configuration, this is being refused.
4. First my iPhone music was not allowed to be streamed directly. Now that was solved but when is iTunes Radio going to be allowed? Realize this might be contractual but would be nice. At some point we should be able to stream EVERYTHING we play from our devices to the bridge and ultimately to the speakers. It would create competitive market advantage over the other Bluetooth speaker vendors.
New Sonos User
I like the app a lot. With my first dive into Sonos, got a Play 5 and went to work setting up the new system. I soon learned that my iTunes library was a mess... Years of multiple/shared user accounts on my macs had the effect of putting tracks and the critical iTunes library .xml files all over. Sonos couldn't find it, or all of it. So I did my research (use iLounge dot com) and learned to use iTunes to organize it (one of the preferences) and consolidate the library (see file menu-library) in my main admin account. Presto - all feeding into the sonos app and working fine from the desktop client AND this iOS version. The app works as it is meant to and I can choose what I want now, but I think the interface can be improved. It is a bit cluttered. Not the Apple simplicity we know. Three columns of info, and sometimes many clicks to get where I want to be... Or to choose something new. Almost like it is trying to be TOO flexible or customizable. But no crashes and quite good range from my crummy isp's required router/switch via the sonos bridge.
Sound? Quite good, not life changing good, but up to expectations. I want a second Play 5 and a Sub to try to find that lush, fat, ear-filling musical experience that I remember.... Without them wires and amps and giganto speakers of my youth. Good job sonos. Keep refining the interface and earn a five star rating.
Great sound throughout house!
I have tried different options to get my music ubiquitously distributed throughout the house. Sonos has been a real treat. Sound quality is excellent and I love moving throughout the house from zone to zone with continuity, whether it's music or TV playing.
Also, I've had opportunity to interface with Sonos Support and they have been impressively responsive and helpful, with solid follow up.
Connecting the system and speakers is fairly intuitive. Work through the prompts, and bingo, you have great sound. The sound bar works nicely and auto connects when I turn on the TV. I love being able to group my speakers dynamically from room to room. Awesome feature.
I'm ok on the app. Overall it works well for me. The one area that I'd like to see improve is access to existing music libraries. I've found this to be a bit clunky and have had to rebuild my library on my PC. Also, I add new music to my library regularly and would like an auto-sync feature in Sonos so I do not have to manually update my library.
Overall, I LOVE the system and what it's about. I would definitely recommend Sonos on multiple levels.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 14, 2013
- Version: 4.2
- Size: 21.0 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sonos, Inc.
- © 2009-2013 Sonos, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.