Sonos has proudly reached the 5.0 milestone of its Android app. The new app brings with it a revamped and redesigned interface, but probably the biggest highlight of this version is a deeper integration with streaming music services.
Sonos 5.0 now supports a wide range of services, basically a who’s who in the music streaming industry, like Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify, Hype Machine, and more. What’s even more interesting, and definitely useful, is that Sonos will search through all of them when you make a query. Search for an artist and see all his or her music spread across all those services. Search for a track and see the versions of the same song available on your connected streaming accounts. But wait, there’s more! You can now even set up a playlist that traverses all of those, so that your favorite collection won’t have to be confined to a single source.
Of course, there are other goodies beyond these. As mentioned, the Sonos app now sports a more streamlined user interface, putting everything important at a single tap. For instance, you can quickly reach your list of rooms by tapping the room label on the upper right corner of the screen. The app also has support for alarms, letting you set which music to play and when. In true Sonos fashion, you can even set different alarms for different speakers.
Sonos 5.0 has been pushed to Google Play Store and should be rolling out to users everywhere. Of course, it might take some time to reach all installed devices.