Pandora Straight to Sonos, My Sonos Changes, Snooze and Alarm Notifications
With 8.2, we’re bringing the ultimate personalized listening experience to your home with the new Pandora for Sonos. It’s now even easier to discover new music with stations tuned to your taste with three ways to play Pandora on Sonos: Play directly from the Pandora app on Android or iOS to Sonos, through the Sonos app, or with your voice by asking Alexa.
Music started from the Pandora app on Sonos can even be changed using Alexa or your Sonos app. If you change the station that’s on using Alexa, it’ll take over from the Pandora app, so you’d then be using Sonos and Alexa to control what’s on, until you restart the connection using the Pandora app.
You can use the Pandora app to play straight to Sonos with all levels of Pandora subscriptions, including Free. Upgrade to Pandora Premium and get on-demand access to all your music, now available on Sonos.
Using Pandora Premium you can listen to whole albums, create your own playlists and go straight to the songs you love. Alexa can start Pandora stations and control basic playback, (skip, pause, volume, etc) but isn’t able to start tracks, albums, or playlists from Pandora Premium.
Pandora on Sonos is getting improvements and changes as well. For more details, take a look here.
Still have any questions about Pandora? Feel free to ask in this thread.
My Sonos and App Changes
We’ve been working to improve the Sonos app based on your feedback. Some of the first changes to the app are now in. The My Sonos screen now displays your favorites differently, in a better-managed space. There’s a list view for your Sonos, showing them in chunks you can slide between. Playlists have been merged together within My Sonos so your Sonos playlists and favorited service playlists are all put in the same place now. My Sonos now has a limit of 70 items, up from 40.
Also, we’ve added some animation to the Now Playing page to make it a bit easier to see there’s more below it. That includes adding a bar at the top you can press to pull the page down.
We’re continuing to work on the Sonos app and would love your suggestions if you’d like to share. Please post your suggestions in this board, we’ll move comments over that are made here to keep this thread clear.
Alarm Notification and Snooze
The long requested feature, Alarm Snooze, has now been added to your Sonos system. To set up a Snooze notification, create or edit one of your Alarms under More > Alarms. At the bottom of the menu, you can pick Settings > Snooze Notification.
With this enabled, the Sonos app on the device you’re using will display a notification when your alarm goes off. The display will allow you to dismiss the alarm or snooze it for a certain amount of time. Read more about using the new Alarm features here.
Having trouble after the update?
Any trouble with missing players or audio cutting out after an update could be caused by a number of things, but a great place to start is with rebooting your router followed by your Sonos players. If you’re still having trouble, we’re happy to help. Feel free to give us a call on our support line. You can also make a new post or join a conversation here on the community. We’ll be moving troubleshooting comments made on this post to new threads to keep things clean.