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Google Play/Chromebook/Sonos.....


I'm well aware of THIS THREAD that's been collecting comments for 2 years but there MUST be a way to Google Play, Chromebook and Sonos to play nice and work together!!??! How can there be an Android app but no Chromebook app?

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Hello djeddieo,

Sonos supports Google Play Music Service and you can 'cast' your music to the Sonos system natively through your supported Android device. 

As for as the inclusion of a controller for the Chrombook devices, there has been no changes or updates to this feature request that have been officially announced. 
Sonos advertises "...control Sonos from any device". Chromebook is a device. I love Sonos. I do not like misleading advertising. Sonos is misleading customers.
I would have to agree with Dolan.  I see a big opportunity for Sonos to continue their recent increase in popularity.  Why put a dent in your momentum, just listen to the customers and make sure your advertising jives with all nodes.
No doubt, we need a controller for Chromebook. Maybe I should have verified that a SONOS controller was available before acquiring my Chromebook and retiring my old Windows PC. Now I am stuck using my 4 inch Android device screen for controlling my four SONOS devices. It is ...unpleasant 
I too just bought a Chromebook primarily for the purpose of using it with my Sonos system.  Who would have guessed that it wasn't supported?   Wow what a disappointment.  
Shouldn't you research things before you buy them? I know what Sonos says (the "any device" thing) but a simple search on this subject (especially given you said you bought the chromebook specifically to control your Sonos -- really?!) seems like a pretty reasonable thing to do before purchasing any technology. Or maybe that's just me.
The "any device" statement that Sonos makes is misleading. Sonos should simply amend their advertising to say that Sonos works with "most devices" and then list the devices that they do not support. Honesty is the best policy. 
Any device is misleading but you have to take some personal responsibility to not allow yourself to be mislead.  Does anybody really think any device means all devices?  Blackberry's?  TV Remote Controllers?  Garage Door Openers?  DOS PC's?  Linux PC's?  These are all devices that we would be amazed if they were supported.  Chromebooks, cool as they are, still have a fraction of the apps that Android and iOS do.

That said, I'm curious why they say "any device".  Maybe they mean you can control the system with any of the supported devices you own, and don't have to tie the Sonos to a single device?

Finally, I'm curious if there are technical obstacles that would prevent a Chrome app from working.

Here's my vote to encourage Sonos to release a Chrome app!
Hey Guys there are ways around this. But despite what any marketing says, do your research! http://www.pcworld.com/article/2686712/run-any-android-app-on-your-chromebook-with-this-hack.html
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Hey Guys there are ways around this. But despite what any marketing says, do your research! http://www.pcworld.com/article/2686712/run-any-android-app-on-your-chromebook-with-this-hack.html
Will, the approach described by that article is not for the faint of heart (or linux-virgin.) The subreddit it references for the primary tool maintains a list of android apps known to have been successfully side loaded as described, but the Sonos app is not one of them. Have you actually made this work? 
Hey Guys there are ways around this. But despite what any marketing says, do your research! http://www.pcworld.com/article/2686712/run-any-android-app-on-your-chromebook-with-this-hack.html
Until Sonos becomes compatible with Chromebook,  Sonos should amend its advertising to read "It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from most devices".   Honesty is the best policy.
Hey Guys there are ways around this. But despite what any marketing says, do your research! http://www.pcworld.com/article/2686712/run-any-android-app-on-your-chromebook-with-this-hack.html
Chrome book owner here, & would like to play my music without having to get out another device. "Play with any device" creates the idea that you would be able to control Sonos with any modern connected device. Given enough time, a developer will make one, now is your chance Sonos, to provide your intended experience on all platforms including Chrome.
Hello djeddieo,

Sonos supports Google Play Music Service and you can 'cast' your music to the Sonos system natively through your supported Android device. 

As for as the inclusion of a controller for the Chrombook devices, there has been no changes or updates to this feature request that have been officially announced. 

Google have App Runtime for Chrome[1] to allow Android developers to deploy select Android apps to Chrome OS.

Theoretically this should be a simple job of packaging and getting onto the app store.  There should be no need to rewrite or port code etc.
 
Have Sonos looked at this?  It looks like it would be a quick win.  

Chrome OS is becoming an increasingly growing market.  Sales figures predict 5.2 million sold for 2014 (35-40% of all laptop sales) rising to 14m over the next year or so (just behind Apple)[2].  That seems like a huge market to ignore (especially as some analysts believe people are dumping their tablets in preference for Chromebooks).

[1] https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6088175?hl=en-GB
[2] http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/chromebook-sales-surge/d/d-id/1297921
Hello djeddieo,

Sonos supports Google Play Music Service and you can 'cast' your music to the Sonos system natively through your supported Android device. 

As for as the inclusion of a controller for the Chrombook devices, there has been no changes or updates to this feature request that have been officially announced. 

Using the ARC Welder App (https://developer.chrome.com/apps/getstarted_arc) I was able to launch the Sonos 5.3.1 Android controller and go through the setup procedure. But When I start the app afterwards, I cannot connect to my Sonos players.

Close, but not there yet.. :-(

-Kent

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