Phonos app bumped up to version 4.2, Slacker support in the mix

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If you didn’t already know, Sonos, the multi room entertainment center, have yet to release an official app for Windows Phone. That is where Phonos comes in. Phonos gives you the ability to easily control all of the players and music services throughout your home, right on your phone.

In the last update, a network scan bug on Windows Phone 8 was fixed. An update to the app, bringing it up to version 4.2, has hit the Store today. The improvements consist of adding support for Slacker and Songza music services, and now most music services won’t require manual setup. It may take up to 24 hours for this update to show up for every region.

The full list of features:

  • Play/Pause/Next/Previous
  • Choose music from your collection (by Artist, Album, Playlist, Track etc.)
  • Choose music from Slacker, Songza, Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iheartradio, Rdio, Last.fm, MOG, WiMP, Internet Radio, Line In, Music Shares, Sonos Playlists etc.
  • Search for music from your collection, radio, or many music services
  • See album artwork
  • Control Volume/Mute
  • Pin favorite pages to the Start screen for quick access
  • Select Groups
  • Easily add and remove rooms from a Group
  • Room equalizer, including individual volume controls
  • Set a Sleep timer
  • Control Shuffle & Repeat modes
  • Add and Remove tracks from the queue
  • Share the music you are playing via Facebook/Twitter/Email/Text message

You can find the update here in the store. If you’re new and own a Sonos kit, the app costs $4.99 with a trial version available as well. You can grab Phonos here in the Windows Phone Store.  You can also find Phono’s official website here.

Thanks, Tommyman99, for the tip!

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Reader comments

Phonos app bumped up to version 4.2, Slacker support in the mix


Everything works except, you can't edit groups of players, ie if two speakers are playing the same music you can't remove one or add another to the group.
Also when you press play or stop or change something major you have to put in a code that is at the top of the screen.
Its well worth the money tho, after you have checked that it works with your setup via the trial.

This is a great app, but highlights the issues with Windows Phone and developer support. Sonos aren't interested in making an app for Windows Phone, they do IOS and Android and that is it.

I have the Sonos controller, and the FREE official Sonos apps for my iDevices. Not sure if I want to pony up the $5 in chump change for the ability to control everything from WP. Besides when I get the Surface Pro I'll just get the Sonos app for that. The updates on Phonos look good tho'.