Sonos Controller app lands on Android tablets
If having a bunch of wires running across your home is not your cup of tea, you have probably heard of Sonos and the wireless Hi-Fi systems that the company offers. And you know what is really cool about their audio gear? Why, the convenience of easily controlling them from your smartphone, of course.
But the Sonos wireless systems just got even cooler today. The company announced that the Controller app is now available for Android tablets, meaning that you can have total control over your tunes straight from your Android slate. Of course, the app's interface is optimized for devices with larger screens such as the Amazon Kindle Fire, Motorola XOOM, Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and the rest of the bunch, but the good stuff does not end here. The new software has an alarm system built-in, offers a set of library management tools, and features Twitter support. On top of all that, the Slacker music streaming service is now accessible through the Controller application (just like over a dozen more), while Spotify integration has been greatly improved.
For further details, feel free to check out the press release below. The app itself is already available on the Android Market and can be downloaded at no charge.
Sonos Controller [Android Market link]
SONOS ADDS MORE CONTROL AND MORE MUSIC TO WIRELESS HiFi SYSTEM
Sonos Now Offering Android Tablet Support, Slacker Radio in US and Canada, and New Spotify Features
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – November 30, 2011 – Sonos, Inc., the leading manufacturer of wireless music systems, today announced Sonos System Software 3.6, an innovative update that adds more control and more music to the Sonos Wireless HiFi experience. This free software is available to all Sonos customers via a one button update to their system.
“Today’s feature update reaffirms our commitment to persistently innovate so that Sonos users have the ultimate music experience in every room of the home,” said John MacFarlane, founder and CEO, Sonos, Inc. “Endless music and effortless control are what will keep us as the gold standard for listening out loud in the home.”
The free Sonos Controller for Android now supports Android® tablets as well as smartphones, letting you control Sonos from any Android device. With Sonos, you can stream all the music on earth wirelessly in every room, and now control it wirelessly on a larger screen with any Android tablet running 2.2 or higher, including the Kindle Fire, HTC Flyer™, Motorola Xoom™, Samsung Galaxy Tab™, Sony Tablet S™, and many others. Plus, Sonos Controller for Android includes new enhancements such as alarms, music library management and Twitter support for Android smartphones and tablets alike. Download it from Android Market.
Slacker® Radio is now available as a free music service on Sonos in the United States and Canada. With Slacker on Sonos you can tune in for free to over 150 expert-programmed stations and create unlimited custom stations from a library of millions of songs. You can even read artist biographies as you listen in every room. Upgrade to Slacker Radio Plus for an ad-free experience or Slacker Premium Radio for even more features like on-demand access to millions of songs, albums and artists and the ability to create custom playlists. Subscribers can also fully personalize their ESPN Radio stations with their favorite shows, plus team and sports updates. To register or learn more about Slacker on Sonos, please visit slacker.com/Sonos.
With Sonos 3.6 software, Sonos is also introducing Sonos Labs, a new Beta environment where customers will be able to test out music services before they’re officially launched on Sonos. New music services will be added to So
nos Labs on an ongoing basis. Media and music service developers can learn more about becoming a Sonos Labs music partner at http://musicpartners.sonos.com.
Sonos 3.6 also includes improved Spotify® integration on Sonos, giving Spotify fans on Sonos access to their Spotify Inbox and ability to play music from Spotify’s new releases and top tracks.
Other features of Sonos 3.6 include:
- AAC+ codec support
- More local language support with Danish and Norwegian
Full details of Sonos 3.6 software can be found here: http://www.sonos.com/support/software_updates/.
The Sonos Wireless HiFi System makes it extremely simple to bring a world of music to any room of any home. Forbes recently said “it really is the best way I’ve ever found to play music.” The Boston Herald recently claimed “If you’re ready to completely make the switch to digital music, the new Sonos PLAY:3 may be the answer for a home stereo system in the age of streaming.” For more information about Sonos or to demo it at an authorized Sonos dealer near you, please visit sonos.com/storelocator or call 877.80.SONOS.
About Sonos, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Sonos is the leading manufacturer of wireless music systems, With Sonos you can stream all the music on earth, wirelessly, in any room and control it with your Android® smartphone or tablet, iPhone®, or iPad®. In addition to playing your personal digital music collection, The Sonos Wireless HiFi System gives you access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations by partnering with AUPEO!, Deezer™, iheartradio™, JUKE, Last.fm™, MOG, Pandora®, Rdio®, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM® Internet Radio, Slacker® Radio, Spotify®, Stitcher SmartRadio™, TuneIn®, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and more. The award-winning system is available at more than 11,000 retailers in over 65 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at www.sonos.com. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands, Beijing and Shenzen, China, and Penang, Malaysia.