Hello. I’ve owned and loved Sonos for just over a year and would love to share a few ideas for future updates.
- Airplay groups: when you create a stereo pair between two speakers, it shows up in Airplay as a single speaker. What if we could use the same concept and create Airplay groups within the app that we can then connect to in the Airplay interface with one tap. For example, say I want to connect to all my downstairs speakers in one tap: I create the Airplay group in the app, select my downstairs speakers, name it “downstairs,” and now whenever I open the Airplay interface on my iPhone I can select “downstairs” and it connects me to all the speakers in that Airplay group, in one tap.
- In-app restart button: almost all devices can benefit from a restart once in a blue moon, even Sonos. For those who have multiple speakers, maybe some in hard to reach places, tapping a button in the app settings to restart the entire system (or a single speaker) would be a wonderful quality-of-life feature to save us the headache of moving furniture to reach outlets and running around the house unplugging speakers and plugging them back in.
- Smoother group adjustments: say I started Airplaying music to my kitchen speaker, and then add more to the group. And now I want to go somewhere else and stop the music in the kitchen. If I try removing the kitchen from the group, it stops the music everywhere. I guess because the kitchen is the “host” speaker for the music session. I would love if the system knew to keep the stream going when I remove the first speaker from the group. Maybe this wouldn’t ne an issue if I used the app to begin music, but I use a niche 3rd party music app so I cannot do this. So I’ll usually get the music going, connect to one speaker via Airplay, then head to the S2 app and group the rest of my speakers. This way is faster than connecting to them all over Airplay.
Thank you for reading!