By Sonos, Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Sonos is the wireless Home Sound System that fills as many rooms as you want with beautiful, immersive sound. Stream via WiFi. Play any song, podcast, audiobook or radio station, and enhance your TV and movie experience.
Move music around your whole home.
Choose what plays in any room or everywhere, and easily move music around your whole home. Everything stays in sync.
Stream everything with one app.
Access over 30 music services. Play on-demand Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. Search all of them at once, and save your favorites to My Sonos.
Find what you want. Fast.
Simple navigation lets you quickly find and play what you want. Easily set up speakers and customize settings.
Better over time.
Get the best listening experience with software updates and tips for making the most of your Home Sound System.
What's New in Version 8.2.1
This update fixes a bug we found in our most recent software release.
Interface is quirky
Acute Problem. Latest version including today’s 8.2.1 is broken. Recently added albums and playlists in my Apple Music Library are not syncing to Sonos. Sonos controller is clueless that I made a Sibelius playlist yesterday. My macOS and iOS devices are all synced, but my Sonos controllers aren’t. I often wish I could stream to Sonos directly from iTunes or iOS Music like airplay devices. Sonos proprietary controller is just not as rock solid as it should be.
Previous Review: The speakers work and sound great. Connects to my massive Apple Music iCloud Music Library just fine, even though it takes a while to sync my latest additions. iTunes changed the names of the Apple Music tabs quite a while ago, but this app still has the old titles. My pet peeves are that it does not know how to ignore "The" when listing alphabetically, and the "Albums" listing is not by artist. Also, it does not give the alphabet listed vertically to speed up scrolling down to artist down the alphabet like U2 & Van Halen. Being very used to the many options the iTunes interface provides, this seems very limited and rigid.
Only a Mensa member can play a song with v8.2.1
First, the speakers are awesome. Best I’ve ever owned and I have 6 of them around the house and wouldn’t trade them for anything out there comparable.
The app leaves a lot to be desired though and it seems like each upgrade is more confusing. The latest upgrade is not user friendly. It takes me a legit 30 seconds to figure out how to play a song almost every single time. Luckily there is now Alexa integration and she’s smart enough to figure out how to do it. Also, I used to never have lag time with any speakers and now it feels like I regularly have issues with doing something in the app and it taking 5-10secs to execute on a speaker.
App is terrible, speakers sound great
User interface for the Sonos app was never good, but recently (around Aug/Sep 2017) it was updated and became even more counter intuitive than before and I didn’t think that was even possible.
The speakers are great and the multi-room synchronization is the best in the business but this new app’s UI is horrible.
Searching for things in Apple Music is extremely difficult unless you know the exact song name spelling (can’t type “drinking” if title is “drinkin’”) and you have to know what album songs are on if you only know the artist which makes it extremely cumbersome to find any song by artist. Overall searching for Apple music content is just plain difficult in Sonos app and easier to search in Apple Music app then copy exact song name spelling to Sonos app.
Apple Music functionality has always been terrible in Sonos. The latest changes to the UI make the app even worse.
5 stars for great hardware and multi room synchronization. 0 stars for a terrible app averages to 2.5 stars hence my ‘2 star’ rating.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Nov 21, 2017
- Version: 8.2.1
- Size: 87.6 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sonos, Inc.
- © 2009-2017 Sonos, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.