Sonos is basically a soundbar that aims to bring the home-theater experience without all the huss and fuss over factors such as placement, angle of sound, no of speakers, etc.
Till now, users had to use Sonos’ own “Sonos’ Controller” app to play some tunes on their Sonos speakers. Now, Google has added Sonos support to Play Music, enabling you to play songs on your Sonos more easily and well more elegantly (Admit it, the Sonos’ controller wouldn’t exactly win any awards for looks or design).
More precisely: Music you yourselves have stored in the cloud and Music that you hear from Google’s All Access service which provides you with a LOT of songs for just a $9.99 monthly fee.
“As we continue to invest in the way you experience and control your music at home, curating and managing an array of services across multiple rooms, the benefits of playing your music to Sonos directly from these very services is clear,” Sonos said in a blog post. “We’ve created a music experience that shows how media, devices, and sound can seamlessly work together in the home.”
This was achieved due to collaboration between the two companies and marks a milestone for Sonos.
Your device needs to be on the same network as the Sonos is one. You NEED to have the Sonos’ controller app installed to stream songs, even if you are not using it. Presumably the app is required to interface with the Sonos. And finally, the third criterion is listed below:
However, the support only comes for Android users and iOS users are unfortunately left out. This is because according to Sonos, the support utilizes some features of Android, presumably APIs which are not currently present in iOS. So, sorry iOS users, you have to keep using the Sonos’ Controller apps to jam some tunes.