Sonos Launches Redesigned App With Customizable Home Screen For More Personalized Listening

Sonos today unveiled a redesigned Sonos app that is meant to unify an increasingly fragmented streaming market. The app is focused around a customizable home screen that supports more than 100 streaming services, so each user can set up a personalized listening experience.

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The home screen layout can be customized, and it displays the services that each user has set up along with controls for accessing content. There are quick access options for recently played songs, podcasts, and books, along with options to browse libraries and see recommendations from preferred services.

Favorite content and services can be pinned in rows to the home screen, and the rows are rearrangeable and customizable. A built-in always-visible search feature allows users to search for artists, songs, podcasts, audiobooks, and more across all of their preferred streaming apps.

Swiping up from the bottom of the home screen allows for a quick visual overview of everything that's playing on connected devices, and there are tools for groping speakers and adjusting volume across the home.

The new Sonos app will be available globally on mobile and through the web on May 7.

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Top Rated Comments

Silverado Avatar
5 weeks ago
SONOS hasn’t launched anything. They WILL launch on May 7. I wish writers would pay more attention to the words they use. They’re kind of important.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
5 weeks ago
Love my Sonos speakers, used much like others use HomePods. They all "just work" fine with my Apple stuff, minus all of the walled garden limitations and Corp deciding for users (what they can and can't do). Siri commands ('https://support.sonos.com/en-us/article/use-siri-to-control-sonos-speakers') to Apple hardware can control what plays on them. Airplay 2 works ('https://support.sonos.com/en-us/article/stream-airplay-audio-to-sonos') just as well. Apple Music ('https://support.sonos.com/en-us/services/apple-music') is one of over a HUNDRED services ('https://support.sonos.com/en-us/services') already able to run natively on them... no waiting for such support and/or corporate squabbles preventing desired services from being available. Etc.

While I don't use them in any surround sound setup myself, those who wish Apple would go there could already be there with Sonos, which already has the hardware for sale and the surround sound software fully fleshed out and functional. For that purpose, if I wanted smart speakers for a home theater, the only choice between the two would be Sonos because they are able to deliver actual (real) surround sound now... vs. faux surround from only 2 stereo speakers... with nary a rumor that there will ever be any more from Apple in that direction.

These enhancements to the app sound very good. I look forward to trying them.

However, I haven't ever felt any desire to "grope" the speakers: all love & respect for them here. ;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
5 weeks ago
I have a love hate relationship with Sonos...when it works it's great, but when it doesn't the diagnosis tools are poor. Having said that, I am glad to see the App continuing to improve. It used to be garbage.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
G5isAlive Avatar
5 weeks ago

They all "just work" fine with my Apple stuff
Eh, not quite. I own both. Moving a HomePod from network to network is no big deal. Try doing that with a Sonos. Often I have to reset them back to factory, which is a pain of a 1000 cuts. The exception is the 'move.'
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brofkand Avatar
5 weeks ago

I’m in the same boat. Couple years ago I was having all sorts of issues, with the most annoying being the speakers constantly dropping WiFi connection. I lost count how many times I woke up to the annoying default alarm sound because it lost connection at the time the alarm was supposed to go off and it couldn’t play the Spotify playlist.
Thankfully they have been stable lately!
Connect at least one speaker to Ethernet, and they will form their own Mesh network that is much more reliable.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GrayFlannel Avatar
5 weeks ago
I like Sonos products.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)