Third-party Sonos app Phonos is now available for the Xbox One

The developers behind the Windows 10 UWP app Phonos have quietly launched a version of their Sonos third-party app for the Xbox One as well.


As with the Windows 10 PC and Mobile version, the Xbox One Phonos app is designed to allow users to control the Sonos speaker system from the console. Also like the Windows 10 version, the Phonos Xbox One app is being labeled as a "preview" version, which means that there will likely be some bugs that will show up while using it. Also, you cannot set up your Sonos speaker with Phonos.

In order to find and download the app in the Xbox Store, you should search for "phonos" or "sonos", as it does not yet show up in the store's list. If you download and install the app on your Xbox One, let us know how it works with your Sonos system in the comments!

Thanks to Andy for the tip!

John Callaham
  • Sweet..
  • Yes. Sweet. MS delivered on it's promise... Fruition❗❗❗
    Now, what other platform can do that?
  • I prefer Zonos....
  • I prefer Chronos
  • Result!!!
  • Phonos is awesome!!! One of my most used apps really :) btw, "Thanks for Andy for the tip" : Andy is the great dev of this app :)
  • Suppose I'll have to buy another Sonos for my living room now :)
  • Really hoping that XBOX UWP capabilitiy brings more popular FIRST PARTY music apps for Sonos, Spotify, Soundcloud, Amazon Prime, etc....and hopefully they're made available for more than just XBOX.
  • really, if I see the quality of the Phonos UWP Preview, I couldn't care less if Sonos themselves brought an app because it's really just GREAT... Can't judge for other but as far as I'm concerned, there's no app gap
  • F... SONOS!!!
  • Hey that's great. I've been using Phonos on my windows phone
  • I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this under Ready to Install on my XB1 last night. I now use this on my phone, tablet, laptop, and xbox. The UWP dream is becoming a reality.
  • It wnt install
  • Very nice addition to the UWP ecosystem... it also works in background. Phonos/Sonos easily integrates my Groove account so really like that too. Would love to see option to hide controls and fill screen with album art or other graphics - maybe Zune like? Final piece to the puzzle would be how to play music videos over the sonos system ;-)