This is my first post and I’ve read and did a lot of searching about this. I have a suggestion for Sonos for implementation. I see the need for “native” connectors to be very big. And this can be done easily.
First of my setup is :
- 6 Sonos speakers of different kinds.
- I also have a Windows Desktop PC with the Sonos Desktop Controller on it.
- Several Philips Hue lights which are bridged with entertainment rooms
Am I happy with all this, yes. But to make the home more smart I don’t understand why Sonos can not help make it really smart.
My suggestions as my setup is (and which anyone could achieve) even without some of the peripherals I will mention from another manufacturer of computer peripherals.
If the Sonos Desktop controller app could also play the music to your local pc then my idea would be like this:
Desktop controller app launches music to speakers and local output device (this local output device is the key). Why is it key? With the Razer Synapse application on your computer you can set lighting to your Philips Hue and linkk it to your Sonos Desktop app. The Razer Synapse on itself does all the work and picks up the sound from the source on the local peripheral. This way you can integrate Sonos with the Philips Hue and have nice lighting effects. In my opinion then people with other lighting applications or ideas can do a bit more already.
This is as well a commercial + as well as a real + to making home smarter with a simple adaptation to the Sonos Desktop app.
I hope the devs will look into this cause I think this will not only benefit myself but many people and continue to enjoy and expand their setup. All I ask is an extra option in the sonos desktop app settings to also be able to select “also local output”. This is not an extravagant change and might even incentive other people to have the sonos app w/o sonos products to actually buy sonos products for the ease of it.
I hope my “idea” is clear and I thank you for readin my suggestion.