Sonos Controller for Android hands-on
Sonos fans that just happen to be rocking Android, we’ve got some bad news - we’ve played with the new Android Sonos app and you haven't.
That’s right, we’ve tracked down the chaps at Sonos at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and had a quick play with the new Android app and a Sonos S5.
It's at this point we have to admit we planned to have a longer play than we did, but with so many Wi-Fi networks on the Google stand we’re surprised the Sonos guys managed to keep connectivity as long as they did. Hats off guys.
Anyway, back in the real world where there aren't five dozen Wi-Fi networks and about 300 mobile phones vying for connectivity, and the app is likely to work perfectly.
For iPhone users who are looking for the excuse to jump ship to an Android device the concept is the same. In fact, if it wasn't for the slightly different blue tint on the interface (it’s more turquoise - random we know) you would be hard pushed to tell the difference between the two when it comes to the User Interface (UI).
Of course there are differences - Android gives more power over the hardware functionality of the phone for example - so that means using the volume buttons on the side of your Android handset to control the master volume, and you can voice search your favourite artists rather than manually type them in - you wouldn't want to over work you fingers now would you?
The Sonos for Android app will be available in March we are told, just waiting for you to control your music collection, be it offline or streaming.