Menu Bar Controller App for Sonos Speakers Updated for macOS 11

German developer Alexander Heinrich today updated his popular Menu Bar Controller app for Sonos speakers connected to Mac, with a new design that mimics Apple's Control Center aesthetic in macOS 11 Big Sur.

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The updated app retains all the features of the previous versions within the new layout, which shows the current playing song, its album cover, and larger buttons to interact with the queue.

A new slider has been added to integrate muting and changing the volume in one control button, while at the bottom of the main panel, users are able to quickly select the current Sonos group or room in their system.

In addition, the views for playing music on grouped speakers have been redesigned. For example, the Group view now clearly shows which song will play on the created group and which speakers are selected.

Lastly, a new set of configurable keyboard shortcuts allow users to quickly mute or pause the current playback.

Menu Bar Controller for Sonos costs $1.99 and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

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mw360 Avatar
29 months ago
Two purchases in the space of two comments. That guy's going to be rich!
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lo5co Avatar
29 months ago
Three.
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thefourthpope Avatar
29 months ago
Did not know about this. All this time I’ve been streaming over AirPlay like a caveman. Definitely adding to my iMac. Thanks MR!
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Wayfarer Avatar
29 months ago
This looks pretty cool and aesthetically pleasing! I can't wait to try this out. :)
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mw360 Avatar
29 months ago

Just bought, but it's being buggy. I can't pull up music to play via the app. Regardless, I can see the speakers and can group, which is nice. And I'm sure it'll work fine, just not at initial launch for me.
The app can’t access your 3rd party accounts like Spotify etc, hence why it can only show you Sonos playlists and favourites. You would still have to use the Sonos app for browsing, this is just for a much quicker access to stop/start/volume etc.
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