S2: Start radio from song (GPM, Amazon)

  • 20 June 2020
  • 2 replies


after upgrading my system to S2 everything is working fine, but I am missing the most important feature (at least for me) within the app: In S1 it was possible to select a song from Google Play Music or Amazon Music and hit the “start radio”-Button. This feature is also available in the GPM and Amazon Music Apps - and it was in sonos. Now I always have to open these apps and use the cast function and switch back to sonos for grouping speakers etc.

That’s really annoying! Is the feature just moved somewhere and I am unable to find it?

Thanks in advance!

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Tracked it down a bit: at least the function is not removed, it’s just “complicated”:


When using my Huawei Tablet I can do the following:

Search for artist, open details, select album, see song list: click on the dots beside, a menu pops up, select “more ...”, select Google Play Music => Start radio station

When using my Nokia 8 Sirocco (with the same software version, but a smaller screen naturally), there is NO MORE BUTTON in the menu. To be frank: what the hell? On the smaller screen, the “more”-Button is missing from the menu, but it is there on a bigger screen, where it would be enough space to display a lot more!?

The more button is also available on a Oppo A91 (with a bigger screen obviously).

But, I can still reach this function on my “smaller” Nokia: Start the whole album, go to the playlist, select the dots menu from my selected song: there it is, we have to MORE option again. And there, we have Google Play Music → Start radio station.

So what kind of awful UX decision is this? Please fix it!

Version 12.0
Sonos OS: S2
Build: 58177280
Android: 10 (Model: TA-1005)


P.S.: If it is possible, moving this topic to “software” would be correct now...

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Hello @drohhyn,

Welcome to the Sonos Community and thank you for your feedback on our new S2 Sonos app. 

I am glad that you were able to locate the control feature you were looking for and I can pass your experience along to our development team for consideration.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or thoughts about using your Sonos system.