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Sonos App Update: All-New 'Controller' Brings Universal Search To Wireless Streaming Service

18/03/2014 13:17 GMT | Updated 19/03/2014 14:59 GMT
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Sonos, the wireless music and speakers brand, has unveiled a dramatic new look for its iOS and Android app.

The new "5.0" update simplifies search and music discovery across Sonos' suite of apps.

Sonos said it would release its new apps starting with the Android version via a beta program, with a later release for Apple devices coming "this Spring".

Features of the new apps include:

  • Bigger album artwork during music playback
  • Faster browsing and integrated search
  • Universal search across all services, meaning you can look for albums on many services at once
  • Easier exploration of new music services
  • Clean, darker new look

Sonos added that new versions of its Mac and PC apps would arrive later in the year.

"Sonos is excited to announce that a new look Sonos Controller app is now available for Android users to try in beta testing.

The new Controller offers an array of new features that make it quicker and easier for users to find and listen to their music the way they want. Sonos is committed to constantly improving the user’s experience, by not only releasing new and innovative products, but also by improving the software that makes the system possible and making those updates available to all users, for free.

Since the beginning, Sonos has been focused on one thing – giving users an incredible, immersive music experience throughout their homes, simply and enjoyably."

Meanwhile in another announcement Sonos said that Microsoft Xbox Chief Marc Whitten would join the company as Chief Product Officer.

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