Plex and Sonos today announced a new partnership that will see Sonos' speakers supporting Plex music playback through the Sonos Controller app. Starting this afternoon, Sonos users can access their full Plex music libraries and discover new music via Plex using the Sonos app.
For Plex customers who have a Plex Pass for premium Plex features, music collections are automatically organized by metadata and sonic fingerprinting.
With our brand new Sonos service, you can now browse and play your entire Plex music collection on any Sonos device, right from the Sonos app. This means you'll benefit from our awesome library and discovery features, and your personal music will look better than ever on Sonos. Even if your collection is a total mess, with sonic fingerprinting for our Plex Pass users and metadata for everyone else, you'll end up with a beautifully organized library.
Plex for Sonos is in beta and thus can be accessed through the Sonos Labs section of the Sonos desktop app or the "Add Music Services" option on a mobile device after signing up for the Sonos Public Beta Program.
Sonos' wireless speakers are available from the Sonos website and start at $199. The Sonos Controller app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. Plex is a free service available from the Plex website, but premium features require a Plex Pass, priced at $4.99 per month.
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That said, the wireless setup has never failed me. My Sonos speakers always work well over wifi and sound great. The quality is there, but they are over priced. But, I'll pay extra for something that works well.
I don't think it will happen. Apple really should add it to the Android Apple Music app to be competitive with the other music apps on Android. But the problem if they do this is iOS users will be calling for it to be added to the iOS Apple Music app as well. Pretty sure Apple wouldn't want to do that. I think its more likely Apple will add Airplay support to the Android Apple Music app.