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This last version update rendered my controllers (original iPhones) useless.

Congrats on your shares, but they've said "to hell" with other base customers. Why can't both be made happy?


And exactly what does this have to do with the topic?
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And exactly what does this have to do with the topic?

nothing but he seems to be spamming as many topics as he can with this.
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TELL ME ABOUT IT! The PC software won't run on my 386 AT ALL!!! Gaah!

Apples and oranges. Any software you had on your 386 would still be running. I'm talking about force updates of an application which would kill an installed application. Equate it to Excel 1.0 for Windows suddenly dying because Microsoft entered your PC to kill it. Get it yet?

nothing but he seems to be spamming as many topics as he can with this.subjected to moderation in other thread, 3 posts total. not exactly spamming. i'll cease and desist but it would be nice to not be suppressed in the first place.
it would be nice to not be suppressed in the first place.
Owing to your low post count your post was caught by the auto-moderator. Since we've had our fair share of spam attacks the net nanny unfortunately has to have a low tolerance threshold. I've released the post.
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Owing to your low post count your post was caught by the auto-moderator. Since we've had our fair share of spam attacks the net nanny unfortunately has to have a low tolerance threshold. I've released the post.Thank you. I intend no abuse.
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Apples and oranges. Any software you had on your 386 would still be running. I'm talking about force updates of an application which would kill an installed application. Equate it to Excel 1.0 for Windows suddenly dying because Microsoft entered your PC to kill it. Get it yet?

It was a joke, you didn't get?

subjected to moderation in other thread, 3 posts total. not exactly spamming. i'll cease and desist but it would be nice to not be suppressed in the first place.


Spraying the same whinge over a number of different threads, particularly ones that aren't even relevant to your complaint is as irritating as spamming. As has been said elsewhere you aren't doing yourself any favours with that attitude.
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Since buying my first Sonos component, I've watched with some interest the various discussions about feature requests.

I can't say I envy Sonos too much in this regard. We are a long way from the old days of hi-fi where what you bought was what you get. We are obviously past the days when post-purchase product improvements were greeted with surprise and delight.

This said, I think part of the ongoing challenge with this is the way the discussion about feature set is structured. In some volunteer work I do, we use a product from a company called Team Unify and they have a much more structured approach for feature requests.

Essentially, registered users have a fixed number of votes per time period to 'vote' for feature requests with limited opportunity to offer long winded commentary or debate. The number of votes speaks for itself.

The other thing I think is legitimately valuable about this system is there is a means for the company in turn to indicate whether the idea is under consideration, it has been rejected or it is in development. Why bother asking for feedback if you're not going to even register that it has been heard or considered.

I'm not sure what system they use, but you sure don't see the heated debate that you do on this forum - and they crank out new features rapidly.
Since buying my first Sonos component, I've watched with some interest the various discussions about feature requests.

I can't say I envy Sonos too much in this regard. We are a long way from the old days of hi-fi where what you bought was what you get. We are obviously past the days when post-purchase product improvements were greeted with surprise and delight.

This said, I think part of the ongoing challenge with this is the way the discussion about feature set is structured. In some volunteer work I do, we use a product from a company called Team Unify and they have a much more structured approach for feature requests.

Essentially, registered users have a fixed number of votes per time period to 'vote' for feature requests with limited opportunity to offer long winded commentary or debate. The number of votes speaks for itself.

The other thing I think is legitimately valuable about this system is there is a means for the company in turn to indicate whether the idea is under consideration, it has been rejected or it is in development. Why bother asking for feedback if you're not going to even register that it has been heard or considered.

I'm not sure what system they use, but you sure don't see the heated debate that you do on this forum - and they crank out new features rapidly.


Are you aware of the new feature request and support site? It includes the exact type of feedback and user input you are looking for.

https://ask.sonos.com/sonos
You are obviously very knowledgeable on everything Sonos. As a new Sonos owner, I appreciate that. However, I have the impression from reading this thread that according to you, Sonos can do no wrong. Not looking to pick a fight.
You are obviously very knowledgeable on everything Sonos. As a new Sonos owner, I appreciate that. However, I have the impression from reading this thread that according to you, Sonos can do no wrong. Not looking to pick a fight.

Nope. Sonos' implementation of radio favorites is useless. It takes more clicks to get to favorites than it does to actually find a station. They could also decrease click times for other things like Sirius, Pandora, etc.

Their video advertising is misleading, in that they strongly imply you can play music from your smartphone, when you can't.

Their 'i' button functionality for your local library is laughable, it could be so much more even without linking to an online database. If it was linked to a music database, it would be awesome.

It is increasingly clear that family usage will require multiple accounts for each music service. Sonos does not do this at this time, and it has been requested for years. Ditto for permissions/user assigned zones and virtual zones.

The Desktop Controller still loads too slow, even though it has been improved.

The CR200 is a bit of a bust. Too expensive and prone to failure for too many owners.

In short, one should hesitate before posting definitive statements such as "I have the impression from reading this thread that according to you, Sonos can do no wrong." Just because I defend Sonos against absurd statements like "Sonos never listens to its users" or "There is no point in posting here, nothing ever comes of it" does not make me a sycophantic fanboy. In fact, I find myself more unbiased that those who post absurdities, simply because I see both sides of the debate.
rbiowa,

As you have no doubt have noticed, I also will defend SONOS from drive by detractors. And, while I think that SONOS is the best available system, as jgatie states, there are areas that I wish would improve.

Typically, each of us has a burning feature request and we impatiently cannot accept any reason (excuse) that keeps this feature request off the top of the development list.

In some cases satisfying the request would require violating a law of physics or hardware features that do not and likely will not ever exist. Sometimes, pointed exchanges follow after we point this out. Since SONOS offers free upgrades, marketing considerations may preempt. A feature addition that could result in doubling of sales, would have higher priority than a feature that could add 5%. Of course we can always debate why MY feature is the sales doubling feature and your feature is the 5%.

What is your "must have" feature request?
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As a relatively new SONOS user (but not new to music, hifi, computers or tech) I'm split down the middle. I consider myself an expert computer and software user, but I had problems initially getting my house setup. Thankfully, I'm savvy enough these forums helped and I'm up and running. Not without my critiques and wishlist of features though.

Here's the main problem that we will continue to experience: SONOS is primarily a hardware company with a side of software to tie it all together. Their software development will always take a back seat to hardware development. The only way SONOS will ever be able to make great software (some could argue our primary SONOS experience) is if they start charging for it. There's just not enough money to build great hardware and great software on the profits of great hardware. There also could be fundamental personnel issues in terms of software development. Frankly the user experience of their software is quite poor. But I don't see them investing a ton of money in the software side of the business.

So what to do? Head on over to ask.sonos.com where most likely the loudest most upvoted feature requests will be looked at and possibly addressed.

Love my SONOS and can't wait to get my Connect:AMP - but any long time user knows it ain't all roses! 🙂
Frankly the user experience of their software is quite poor.

Good and bad user interfaces are very personal. In your opinion, what is an example of a good user interface?
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Good and bad user interfaces are very personal. In your opinion, what is an example of a good user interface?

And just for my interest is not so good with the Sonos UI? I'm not wondering about the PC UI more iThing.

Because the UI is what all my neighbours get so impressed by.

agron
And just for my interest is not so good with the Sonos UI? I'm not wondering about the PC UI more iThing.

Because the UI is what all my neighbours get so impressed by.

agron


The UI is impressive from the POV that a computer is helping you locate and play an album or track from your chair, which is heaps better than having to physically hunt out and play the CD.

The UI is disappointing because it makes such little use of the computer for music browsing purposes, or the information that I have tagged into my music tracks. Examples:
* show me the albums for Bob Dylan in date released sequence
* show me the albums which I have purchased in the last six months, or last year
* show me albums which I haven't played for a year
* when searching for Bob Dylan tracks, allow me to also see his tracks from Various Artists compilations or Soundtracks
* show me the composer of the track current playing, or the Conductor etc
* allow me to drill down into my library from composer into genre; ie. Beethoven's Chamber Music, vs his Symphonies etc
* allow me to see the lyrics for those tracks which have them imbedded
* when browsing a Various Artists album in my library, allow me to see the artists for each individual track
* allow me to index the multiple artists tagged against a track or albums
* allow me to index the multiple genres tagged against a track or album; eg. Jazz and Dining for this track, vs Jazz and Party for a different track or album
* allow me to design my own indices to sort or filter my music; eg. Albums played less than three times, and not for a year

There are also disappointing limitations or deficits:
* allow me to lock specific zones so that they can only be controlled by specific controllers.
* allow me to limit the maximum volume for specific zones
* allow me to save zone grouping, volume and equalisation presets
* allow us to use any of the household Last.fm accounts with our Sonos; ditto all the other music services.
* provide me with some alternate UI skins to chose from if I have trouble reading the default one
* allow me to build and edit playlists in way fit for use
* allow me to backup and restore playlists
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I can understand some of your examples and even agre partly on them but my conclusion is that different people can have totally different approaches in how they chose which music to play.

The only thing I have missed in the index is the year of the recording.
Sometimes I like to hear music from a year like 1985. Soloution was to make a playlist of all songs for those years.


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[QUOTE=jgatie;164645]Dozens:

User submitted suggestions that have come to fruition:

Clock - LED - Bedroom

Which feature is this???
The Sonos-branded handheld Controllers (CR100, CR200) can be set to display a full screen clock.

It's not an LED, of course, as those controllers are LCD; and it works everywhere, not just the bedroom. The name quoted was from the Sound Idea thread that inspired the feature (well, we like to think it inspired it anyway 🙂 ).
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OK, got it!

But since the native controllers are now being discontinued, i would like to ask that you bring the rich alarm capabilities to the other controllers also, especially iPad and iPod (and WP8 soon).

I would in perticular like to see the clock, and the snooze features included in other controllers. Is there a technical reason why they are not there?

I would in perticular like to see the clock, and the snooze features included in other controllers. Is there a technical reason why they are not there?


+1 Would like this as well.
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They cant even add Pandora in Australia which has been advertised and available for the past 7 months.

This is not just a request, its false advertising.
They cant even add Pandora in Australia which has been advertised and available for the past 7 months.

This is not just a request, its false advertising.


Pandora does not seem to be advertised as available on Sonos's Australian pages.

Unless they explicitly claim Pandora is available in Australia on Sonos, then clearly it's not false advertising.

Cheers,

Keith
Pandora does not seem to be advertised as available on Sonos's Australian pages.
Keith


I am in Australia. My location is set as Australia too. I see the pandora icon On the sonos.com.au/music page.
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I am in Australia. My location is set as Australia too. I see the pandora icon On the sonos.com.au/music page.

I wonder if this counts as explicit advertising. 😃
I am in Australia. My location is set as Australia too. I see the pandora icon On the sonos.com.au/music page.

That's different from them claiming it works in the region though.

I'm not sure what the advertising laws are in Australia, but if you (or moondy) really believe it is false advertising then you to take it to whatever advertising authority there is in Australia.

I can tell you that if you approached the ASA in the UK they wouldn't consider this as false advertising.

I will also point out that there are also civil laws that protect companies and individuals against false accusations being made against them in public. As such I suggest that people, in general, need to be more careful about what they accuse companies and others of in public. Unless they can prove those accusations to be true, they risk being sued by the company they are accusing.

I doubt that Sonos would take such a hard line, but making false accusations against companies is a dangerous pastime as some of them can overreact.

Cheers,

Keith