Sonos app for Windows Phone in private beta as promised, no ETA for release though

Back in December, we reported that Sonos (, who makes wireless home stereo equipment that connects up to third party media services, was in development of a Windows Phone app.

Now, the link for that app has been found. Interestingly, if you browse the Store listing on the web, the date for the last update is back in October. However, navigating to the link on your phone and it will tell you that the last update came at the end of January, including adding support for Windows Phone 8.1.

Unfortunately, nothing else can be discerned from the app as it is private (invite only). Yes, that means you cannot download it to your device.

The good news here is the app still looks to be in active development as suggested by Sonos tech support. The bad news is we have no idea when it will release. However, we cannot imagine it will be too much longer.

Currently, Sonos is encouraging Windows Phone users to utilize third-party app Phonos until their official app hits the Store.

Sonos is growing its presence significantly, especially in the US where the somewhat pricey hardware is more likely to sell. The service works through hubs, including one that can connect to your Hi-Fi stereo system, and then placing wireless speakers anywhere in your home. Users can then select services like Pandora or Spotify to stream music to specific speakers, giving a very custom music listening experience. Recently, they have begun to air commercials on TV (we just saw one last night).

You can check out the Store listing for 'Phish Alpha', which is the codename for the app. However, you will be unable to download it.

Via: Microsoft Place; Thanks, Gabriel D., for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.