Sonos version 7.0 is now entering Public Beta for Android, Mac and Windows PCs


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Sonos version 7.0 is now entering Public Beta for Android, Mac and Windows PCs.

If you’re using an iOS device, it will still be able to control your system but the device will have limited functionality. More details about what that means can be found here.

This version is a big step for Sonos and is adding a long-time community request, Spotify Direct Control. With this update, you’ll be able to tell Sonos what to play right from within your Spotify app (with Spotify Premium accounts). Direct control will let you pick what’s playing, change the music, and have some basic play controls, but you’ll still need the Sonos app for grouping rooms and some other Sonos functions.

To try out the beta for Sonos version 7.0 you can login to your account page on the website here.

With Sonos version 7.0 you’ll also be able to securely register your Sonos players to your own email address. This is a necessary step for using Spotify Direct Control on Sonos, and it adds a layer of security to your players too.

After you update, if you have Spotify as a service on Sonos, you’ll see a screen asking to confirm the email address that your account is registered to, using the password it’s set-up with on Sonos.com. If you don’t have access to that email anymore, or it looks wrong, you’ll be able to adjust it as well. If you encounter any trouble with this, please feel free to give us a call and a technician can assist.

Once you're all up to date on version 7.0 on Sonos and you've got your Spotify configured, using the direct control feature is as easy as opening the Spotify app and selecting the green text at the bottom that says "Devices Available." Your Sonos players should show up there if everything's working right. If you have players grouped together, just select the room in charge of the group and it'll play to them all.

Let us know how it goes, and thanks for helping test out the latest from Sonos. Please note that if you have any issues playing Spotify directly or any other issues that seem beta specific, you should direct that feedback to the beta team using the form here.

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Folks, participation in the beta requires you go about the proper channels of submitting beta feedback. There are two ways of doing this:

1) Take a screen shot of the problem(s), submit a diagnostic, and follow the directions in the app for submitting beta feedback.

2) Fill out and submit the form here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/beta

Simply posting it here does not guarantee the engineers will see your problem, and it also robs them of access to valuable diagnostic and bug management tools.
I am also seeing the same issue...

Updated sonos via MAC OS Sierra.

Unable to connect via android phone or MAC post update although it does try......

Have submitted feedback via the appropriate channels
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Folks, participation in the beta requires you go about the proper channels of submitting beta feedback. There are two ways of doing this:

1) Take a screen shot of the problem(s), submit a diagnostic, and follow the directions in the app for submitting beta feedback.

2) Fill out and submit the form here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/beta

Simply posting it here does not guarantee the engineers will see your problem, and it also robs them of access to valuable diagnostic and bug management tools.


Totally agree with the sentiment (and have dutifully logged an issue) - but are you sure you want 10+ issues logged all saying the same thing?


Totally agree with the sentiment (and have dutifully logged an issue) - but are you sure you want 10+ issues logged all saying the same thing?


It's not me who wants it, I'm not with Sonos. However, they surely want to know stats on the frequency of the issue, if only to distinguish it from a one-off that may or may not be due to a local problem vs. a systemic issue.
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Totally agree with the sentiment (and have dutifully logged an issue) - but are you sure you want 10+ issues logged all saying the same thing?


It's not me who wants it, I'm not with Sonos. However, they surely want to know stats on the frequency of the issue, if only to distinguish it from a one-off that may or may not be due to a local problem vs. a systemic issue.


Since most people earlier in the thread were using it successfully my guess is a dev just had a bit of a barney on the latest update!
I can confirm it isn't a Spotify connect issue either as Amazon Echo is working fine and this uses the same Connect API. It's Sonos based.
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It's pretty obvious there is something going on here (not resolved by a quick reboot) and am surprised there's been no Sonos comment so far.
It's not as though they're all busy fighting spam...
Doesn't work for me. Play 1 plus Spotify. It tries to connect, so I see the play 1, but no connection at all
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Hi everyone, the recommendation from jgatie is right on this one. If you're having trouble with the Spotify beta such as sitting at "connecting" or not seeing all your players please send in feedback through the beta feedback form or by taking a screenshot of the app on mobile.

The team will want to get some details from your system, such as what router you're using and will want you to submit a diagnostic from your Sonos system and include the number in your message.

Thanks all for reporting what you're seeing!
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OK, am I missing something here. Updated my Play:3 to Beta 7. Updated my Sonos app on my Galaxy to 7. Signed into my Sonos account.

Started up Spotify.

It cant see my Sonos in the connect to devices.

Is that where it is setup?
I'm also having the "connecting" issue. Submitted feedback as requested. I guess theres some kinks in the initial release for this. glad it's coming along though makes the product more useable for when friends come round etc.
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Found a setting buried under advanced settings in Sonos on my phone about allowing control from other devices.

Ticked that and Spotify can now see the Play:3

But when I click on Spotify Connect it doesn't switch over.

Stu
Having given up for now and settled down to watch the football, my play 5 suddenly starting playing. I checked my phone and for a few seconds it showed spotty connected to it.... Then it stopped again and now won't connect 🙂
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I noticed that my phone was not saying "Connecting" when trying to connect.

It never does though.
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I did submit a feedback. Also tried to go to page 2 of this thread to copy some text but it goes to page 1. Forum gremlins again.
Having given up for now and settled down to watch the football, my play 5 suddenly starting playing. I checked my phone and for a few seconds it showed spotty connected to it.... Then it stopped again and now won't connect :)

Had exactly the same 20 minutes ago, werid huh!
Having given up for now and settled down to watch the football, my play 5 suddenly starting playing. I checked my phone and for a few seconds it showed spotty connected to it.... Then it stopped again and now won't connect :)

Had exactly the same 20 minutes ago, werid huh!


it works now 🙂
Working for me too, after the same issues as above.
Hilarious. Bedroom one just started blaring out. Had to run up and turn it off quick before it woke the kids. Then kitchen started again. It's almost like it's playing catch up. Does seem to be getting more responsive but is hanging between play/ pause
Hilarious. Bedroom one just started blaring out. Had to run up and turn it off quick before it woke the kids. Then kitchen started again. It's almost like it's playing catch up. Does seem to be getting more responsive but is hanging between play/ pause

I think Sonos is working on it at the moment 🙂
OK - mysteriously, it now connects... after having done nothing, not even the tried & tested "Turn it off and back on again"...

Weird
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Working now.

Might give it a day or two to settle down.
It keeps playing every now and then, even when all apps on all devices are closed 🙂
Yep it works now. And now is funny use spotify on sonos remotely via internet. Just turn off wifi.
So cool ! Thank you so much !