April 21, 2011

Sonos adds Android Control and Airplay Functionality

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Sonos just sent over some exciting news…check it out!

Sonos is now available for download as a free app on Android Market. In addition, the company introduced Sonos System Software 3.4, a free software update that adds more music and more features to the Sonos music experience, as well as compatibility for Apple AirPlay music sources. Sonos Controller for Android transforms most Android smartphones into a wireless music controller for the Sonos Multi-Room Music System.

“We’re pleased to deliver a great new way for music lovers to tap into all the music on earth,” said John MacFarlane, founder and CEO for Sonos. “Now Android owners can pull out their phones and bring music home with Sonos.”

The app allows users to search for songs and stations by typing or speaking with a new Sonos music voice search feature. The controller works on any Android smartphone running Android 2.1+ with a screen size of HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854. Sonos Controller for Android joins the family of Sonos Controllers which includes free apps for iPhone and iPad, a dedicated touchscreen controller, the Sonos Controller 200, and free software for Mac or PC, which is included with every ZonePlayer.

In conjunction with today’s Sonos Controller for Android availability, Sonos has released Sonos System Software v3.4 which features support for Apple AirPlay music sources, iOS multi-tasking and more.
“The cool AirPlay feature for music is sending a song from an iOS device to a speaker or receiver,” MacFarlane said. “Today Sonos improves the AirPlay experience with party mode so a music lover can send a song from his iPhone or iPad to all the rooms in a home with perfect synchronization.”