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Sonos controller app leaves beta, now available to all on iOS and Android


Sonos has rolled out the public version of its updated Controller app for iOS and Android, letting customers search and manage playlists across all their streaming services

Sonos has updated its Controller app for iOS and Android after an extended public beta test, bringing a range of new features to Sonos speaker owners with smartphones or tablets.

The release was announced on the official Sonos bog this afternoon, with a breakdown of the new features introduced alongside a new dark, minimal interface. The highlight is undoubtedly universal search and playlist management, which lets you search all of your music libraries or streaming services at once rather than separately. When you find the tracks you want, you can combine them into single playlists without having to pick between what’s available on one service or create separate playlists per service.

The app now supports 38 streaming music services including Google Play Music, following a similar update to Google’s own app last month which saw Sonos integration in a 3rd party app for the first time. It also supports greater control of speakers arranged in 5.1 surround sound when playing music rather than films.

The app will work with all existing Sonos products, including the Play:1, Play:3 and Play”5 speakers, and PlayBar soundbar.

Existing app users should receive a notification prompting them to update to the latest version, whether they are using the old release or the beta version on Android, or through their respective app stores.

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