First of all, I need to admit that your quality sound is amazing, but the interface....well... it's horrible, a mistake....and I suppose everyone knows that. So, what exactly are you trying to solve about this?
I can imagine with: 1. Spotify App? 2. Amazon Alexa? I have named these because you're developing in these apps.
When i use Spotify on my Smartphone, I'm able to use the equalizer, music quality, etc. When I use Spotify to control my Sonos, i can't use the equalizer on Spotify, so? Must I use the Sonos App? and....I don't understand, are you developing a new way to control your Sonos, but with limitations? And worst?
I just bought my Playbar and Sub, I just wanted an excellent Sonos App like the Sonos Audio.
2. Amazon Alexa
I don't understand when you say on August 2016: Beginning in 2017, anyone with an Alexa-enabled device — right now that's the Echo, Echo Tap, or Echo Dot — will be able to control Sonos speakers with voice commands.
This is real? 6 months? Maybe Google is going to release today Google Home (Alexa Copy), and I can be able to turn off or turn on my TV with the Chromecast, or my stereo with my Chrome audio, just saying, hey google, play music on my tv, or...play music on my Sonos?
Finally, I don't have enough money to spend on Spotify and Alexa, I just bought my Playbar and Sub, I just wanted an excellent Sonos App like the Sonos Audio.
Where are we going?
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Best answer by Ryan S
Testers in our private beta program are all asked to keep any feedback and details confidential. Lots of features in testing aren't ready for primetime and we don't wan't to share things that aren't ready to go.
The two things you brought up have been announced publicly, but often times our private testers are working with stuff that can't be made public. That's why we have all our testers sign a non-disclosure agreement.
You'll want to direct feedback right to our beta team. This is done through the beta community or by taking a screenshot of the beta Sonos app which will launch the feedback form. Make sure you read all of the details in any email you receive regarding beta testing. There's a lot of important information in there and it'll answer many of your questions.