VIDEO: Sonos controller for Android launched, Airplay compatibilty for Apple devices lands too

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Lucky owners of a Sonos multi-room speaker system today have a brand new option when it comes to controlling their audio set-ups, as the company have today revealed their Sonos-compatible Android application.

A free app, similar in functionality to that of the iPhone app previously available but fine-tuned to make use of the Android OS’s Back, Menu, Home and Search buttons, it will allow you to control the volume of all Sonos speakers around the house, as well as offering full playback controls, playlist editing and management of online sources such as Spotify and Last.FM.

The app also makes use of Google’s voice search funtionality, meaning fans of bands with long names such as “…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead” needn’t get RSI when huning down their tracks.

We caught up with Sonos senior product manager Craig Wisneski yesterday, who gives a quick demo of the app in the video above.

You can grab the app by clicking here.

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Sonos also today announced Airplay compatibility with Apple devices to go along with their speaker systems.

A free firmware update to Sonos System Software 3.4 along with an AirPort Express add-on from Apple (pictured above), will allow Apple devices such as iPads and iPhones to by-pass the Sonos software, negating the need to index tracks before they are available wirelesly, as well as opening up the potential for streaming music found within apps.

The set-up process can be found by clicking here.

Gerald Lynch