11 suggestions and tips that will help you become familiar with the brand new Sonos app

Sonos redesigned its app in the beginning of Could and whereas there are a few options lacking and a few teething issues that may see you pause earlier than updating, when you have up to date, you’ll discover an entire new look. 

That new look brings with it a little bit of a studying curve, with a number of primary options having moved. There’s only one house display now somewhat than the 5 tabs on the backside of the display so in the event you’re questioning the right way to shuffle across the house display so what’s most essential to you is on the high, or create a preset group of audio system (our private favorite), listed here are 11 suggestions to assist. 

The way to group Sonos audio system within the new Sonos app

Among the best issues a couple of Sonos system is the flexibility for a number of Sonos audio system to play the identical audio concurrently in numerous rooms of your own home. It’s type of the entire level of a multi-room audio system, in spite of everything. Grouping and ungrouping Sonos audio system is simpler within the new app, fortunately. 

Faucet on the mini Now Enjoying card on the backside of the display and faucet on the speaker icon. Tick the audio system you wish to group – they are going to be yellow when included – and press ‘Apply’ whenever you’re finished.

The way to search on the brand new Sonos app 

Search can also be simpler within the new Sonos app however it’s completely different. Within the outdated Sonos app, you would need to swipe between playlists, stations, songs and albums for instance, whereas the brand new search performance brings every part collectively.

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The search bar is on the backside of the app, above the mini Now Enjoying card. Faucet on it and a brand new display will seem the place you’ll be able to sort in what you’re on the lookout for. On the high of the outcomes display, you’ll be able to faucet on the service you wish to filter by, resembling Apple Music, after which scroll down the sections from Playlists, Artists, Songs, Albums and Stations to see the highest three outcomes for all of them. Tapping on ‘View All’ offers you all the outcomes inside that service.

In case you don’t filter by service on the high of the outcomes display, the outcomes might be categorised by service, with a faucet on the ‘View Extra’ button subsequent to them routinely filtering the outcomes by that service.

The way to edit the house display on the brand new Sonos app 

The brand new Sonos app organises the house display the way it thinks you may prefer it, however you don’t should preserve it in the identical order. You may want ‘Your Companies’ on the high for instance, or ‘Your Sources’ for instance. 

To edit the house display on the brand new Sonos app, scroll all the way down to the underside and faucet on ‘Edit Dwelling’. You possibly can then use the three traces on the fitting of every part to reorder them into what you like. Ensure you hit ‘Executed’ on the backside when the order is what you need.

The way to add Alexa or Google Assistant within the new Sonos app 

A few of Sonos audio system assist Alexa, some assist Alexa and Google Assistant and others don’t have assist of both however could be managed by them when in a bunch with a Sonos speaker that does. So as to add Alexa or Google Assistant (relying on the speaker you may have), faucet on the settings cog within the high proper nook. 

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From right here, you will notice ‘Add a voice assistant’ on the high. Faucet on the cardboard, select the voice assistant you wish to add – Alexa, Google Assistant or Sonos Voice Management – and observe the directions.

The way to alter EQ settings within the new Sonos app 

Just like the tip above, the EQ settings for every Sonos speaker are situated within the particular person speaker settings. You possibly can alter bass, treble and steadiness, in addition to flip ‘Loudness’ on or off. 

Head to the settings cog within the high proper nook and faucet on the speaker you wish to alter the EQ of. Scroll down till you see EQ after which alter to your preferences.

The way to change your most popular service within the new Sonos app 

Sonos helps greater than 100 music streaming providers from Apple Music and Spotify, to Tidal and Deezer, amongst different lesser identified choices. Signing into all of the of the music providers you may have an account with is a good suggestion as you get a greater expertise, however there’s most likely one which you’ll want to use as your default, or most popular service. 

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To set a service as your most popular service within the new Sonos app, faucet on ‘Handle’ to the fitting of the ‘Your Companies’ part and faucet on ‘Your Most popular Service’ on the high. Choose your most popular service by ticking it after which swipe all the way down to return to the house display.

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The way to alter settings of particular person audio system within the new Sonos app 

You may wish to entry the settings of particular person audio system to be able to arrange surrounds, carry out Trueplay turning, set a quantity restrict, alter standing lights or flip off contact controls, for instance. 

Head to the settings cog within the high proper nook of the brand new Sonos app and choose the Sonos speaker you wish to alter settings for from the listing beneath. You’ll then see a listing of every part you are able to do regarding that particular speaker.

The way to save a track/playlist/album to Sonos Favourites

Sonos Favourites has it’s personal part inside the new house web page so when you have a favorite album, playlist, artist or track that you simply love, it’s a fantastic thought so as to add it to Sonos Favourites so you may have easy accessibility to them. 

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Open the playlist, track, album, artist or radio station you wish to add as a ‘Sonos Favorite’ and faucet on the three dots underneath the album artwork. From there, hit the guts and it’ll seem within the Sonos Favourites part. 

The way to flip spatial audio on or off within the new Sonos app

A number of the Sonos audio system assist Dolby Atmos and spatial audio – the Period 300, Arc and Beam (Gen 2). You won’t need it on on a regular basis although. If you wish to flip it on or off, head to the settings cog within the high proper of the Sonos app and faucet on the suitable speaker you wish to flip it off for. 

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You’ll see ‘Spatial Music’ underneath the ‘Sound’ part with a toggle you’ll be able to activate or off relying in your choice.

Create a preset group of audio system 

In all probability one among our favorite tips this one so nearly saving the perfect until final. Making a preset group of audio system makes every part somewhat extra easy when you have sure favorite teams of audio system. Maybe you like a backyard get together for instance and each time you may have one, you need your out of doors Sonos audio system to hyperlink up along with your eating room and kitchen ones. 

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To set a preset group of Sonos audio system, head to the settings cog within the high proper of the Sonos app and faucet on ‘Handle’ to the fitting of the place it says ‘Your System’, adopted by ‘Teams’. You’ll then wish to faucet on ‘Create Group’. You possibly can then title the group and choose the audio system you wish to be included. Bear in mind to hit ‘Save’. 

The way to alter parental controls on the brand new Sonos app

Received youngsters in the home and want to ensure all of the swear phrases in your favorite music is filtered out? Head to the settings cog within the high proper nook and faucet on ‘Handle’ to the fitting of the place it says ‘Your System’, adopted by ‘Parental Controls’.

You’ll then wish to toggle on ‘Filter Specific Content material’ to ensure no f-words come blaring out of your Sonos Period 300.

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