Sonos S2 Widget for iOS14.

  • 17 September 2020
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Are there plans to get a widget for controlling the most used speakers in your home? I would love to be able to turn up and down the volume on my playbar from the home screen.


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Hi @Wil_1, Thank you for reaching out and welcome to the community. About your concern on having a widget for the Sonos App, that is a great suggestion and feedback for a Sonos widget to be available so that you can control your Sonos products without going to the Sonos App. We'll make sure that we'll pass this on to our engineering and App development team as a feature request. Rest assured that we'll try our best to improve your experience with the Sonos App and our Sonos products.

If there is anything else you need, please, let me know.

The Sonos community is always open to suggestions and feedback.

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+500 on this. You should really listen to your consumers. 

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Yes pls, I second that. Painful having to unlock phone, locate the Sonos App, select the correct room and change volume. Having a iOS widget with volume up and down for the active room would be fantastic. This would make up for the slow and clunkyness of the S2 app. 

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Hi @PjSting and @bkharman, Thank you for reaching out and welcome to the community. Thanks for the suggestion and recommendations. This feature request is fully noted. and will be forwarded to our App development team for them to check on it. 

We're here to answer any further questions you have.

The Sonos community is always here to help.

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+another 500

 

small, medium and large Sonos widgets would be a game changer

 

What’s the update on the widget for Sonos? Spotify has one and surely this is pretty straight forward and is a top priority for Sonos given the level of integration with the Apple eco system. 
 

We’re all anxiously awaiting this. 

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Yeah I get that, but still find the updates slow coming. S2 was too similar to S1 no real major upgrades to it. When you pay a big price for these systems I expect constant new features added and things added promptly… But hey that’s just me.

I have to agree. Being that Sonos is an entirely app-controlled ecosystem, you’d think that the company would put the user experience at the top of the list. I love all of my Sonos products, but the app is definitely the weak link. 

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Come here to give my vote for this feature. The app should be smooth as silk and the UI should have every accessibility feature possible.

As much as I love my Sonos system, actually controlling it is certainly its weakest point. The app is a disappointment for such a high dollar system. 

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One more +500 here!

Yes, another +500 here! 
 

Really hard to believe it's still not there, after all these years 😔

+1000 to this. I love my Sonos but I really wonder sometimes why the app (which should be a top priority) often lacks key features. Prioritize making the best iOS experience as humanly possible. 

Yes please… this is rapidly becoming a standard, and Sonos is going to get left behind… 

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It would be great if it also allowed for adding/removing speakers (check and uncheck) from currently playing audio.

Add another +500. Let’s make it happen team Sonos!! Need a Sonos Widget option on iOS 14+

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Yes, please.

Exactly what I was searching on this forum!

Upvote for this idea !

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Yeah I get that, but still find the updates slow coming. S2 was too similar to S1 no real major upgrades to it. When you pay a big price for these systems I expect constant new features added and things added promptly… But hey that’s just me.

No sign of it in 12.2 update👎

Given the engineers were given the idea only a month ago I don’t expect widget support for at least a year. Probably longer in the case as Sonos as they seem to have unusually long dev cycles for new features. 

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Are there plans to get a widget for controlling the most used speakers in your home? I would love to be able to turn up and down the volume on my playbar from the home screen.

I fixed this. Not a widget, but a lock screen - and Control Center - fix.

https://en.community.sonos.com/controllers-software-228995/ios-14-2-notification-s2-controller-gone-after-s2-12-2-1-update-6850743?postid=16489553#post16489553

no thanks to Sonos support, who was useless (spewing inaccurate boilerplate). Even the forum “link to URL” is broken. Geez.

Just throwing my vote on the pile. Brand new Sonos user and navigating to the app is a little clunky. Would love to have the ability to access from my Home Screen via a widget!!

Sonos widget: Yes please!

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I’d also love this!

However, for folk requesting interactive controls for things like volume, iOS 14 doesn’t currently allow for this, widgets can only display information, and link to particular points of the app (opening a specific task in a task manager, for example, not completing it within the widget).

Hopefully Apple will open up this level of functionality at some stage, but I would’ve get your hopes up until iOS 15 or after...

Interestingly, ‘Today View’ widgets prior to iOS 14 do have these interactive features. Shame...This would make for a hell of an addition to the Sonos app. 

Having the possibility to switch between different EQ profiles (for example changing speakers volume balance - now it takes unlocking th device and 4 more clicks to getting there - frustrating) from the widget perspective would be very nice. I am quite shocked it’s not already implemented in the app - especially considering Sonos is not a tiny unknown company with limited engineering budget.

An iOS 14 widget would be highly appreciated! And while they’re at it, maybe they can also combine this with Apple Watch integration. Enabling to control the Sonos speakers using your Apple Watch, like the Spotify app does.

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