Sonos Controller for Android with voice search will blow you away

I’m sure this news is going to make a lot of Android owners very happy.  Sonos has finally unveiled its Android app and, from the initial look, it would appear that it will meet expectations.  Personally, this was a definite roadblock for my entry into the Sonos world (yes, I know about Andronos).

After almost a year in development, the free WiFi music remote finally gives Sonos owners control over their whole-home audio system from any Android 2.1 and above device with a screen size of HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854. At least it will when it hits the Market at the end of March. Better yet, it trumps the Sonos iOS controller with music controls mapped directly to the buttons on your Android hardware.


  • You won’t get one because you

    You won’t get one because you are all talk ;). Personally I don’t know that it triumphs the IOS version becase the buttons are mapped on android. I use the IPAD as our main control and it is hard to beat with all the screen real estate. In all honesty glad to see this come along Sonos is still to date one of the best investments we have made and doesn’t require constant upgrading like all my other electronics 😉 (other than wanting a zone in every room).

    • I have heard good things

      I have heard good things about Sonos, but just did a quick search on it..  phew it looks pricey…  so you are looking at about $350 for a line out unit, to get started?

      I’ve been playing with both mpd and ampache lately to get a similar result.  Not quite the user experiance I am looking for, but the price is right.  🙂

      • It is not the cheapest but

        It is not the cheapest but also not the most expensive. It is high quality and a very 100% reliable compononent. I have had mine going on about 4 or 5 years and have had 0 issues with any of my zones they just plain work and always work. Plus the interface is easy enough guest can always pick it up and add to que. Really hard to beat to be honest.

  • George L. Schmauch Jr.

    Honestly, I thought the same

    Honestly, I thought the same thing about the initial investment in Sonos and I walked away initially.  But, as we’ve gotten closer to finishing the current work on the house, we’ve noticed that we have radios or CD players in at least 3 rooms.  Most often, those just have the radio on; which really sucks when we have a server with over 5k tracks.  We also realized how nice it would be to have the same thing playing throughout the house during parties or even just at small gatherings.  Additionally, I’ve looked into other solutions over the past year or so and they’re either more expensive, without adding anything substantial, or they don’t have as clean of an interface.

    At this point, it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when” we’ll have a Sonos system in the house.  I’m thinking in the fall.