Alphabetical Sorting of Songs in Sonos Playlists


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Sonos does not currently have, as a regular operating feature, the ability to sort songs in a Playlist alphabetically and then return to the original sort order. In my opinion, this would be extremely valuable for the following reason: if one likes a particular type of music, e.g., 50's Doo Wop, and creates a playlist with multiple albums that are collections of Doo Wop songs, there is a problem - numerous duplication of songs. If one could sort the collected songs alphabetically, it would be a simple matter to go through and weed out all the duplicate songs. The same problem of duplication exists if one is creating a Playlist for a particular artist which includes both studio albums (which are ordinarily not duplicative) and collections for that artist drawn from various studio albums or live performance albums. With alphabetical sorting one could easily eliminate the duplication of songs.

I have contacted Sonos requesting that this feature be made available. If you agree that this would be worthwhile, please contact Sonos' Technical Support department and let them know that you would also support having such a feature available as a regular part of the Sonos operating system.

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It is hard to believe a sorting feature for playlists would NOT be at the top of the priority list for Sonos. At the very least a csv export for playlists so users could sort in excel and find out how many duplicates they have.
I have to agree with those who would find queue sorting useful. This is particularly true when editing larger playlists.
Playlist sorting would be a valuable feature, especially to eliminate duplicates
YES! Basic sort options on playlists. Songs, albums, artists. Alphabetical. PLEASE!
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i find it interesting that this has been asked multiple times from support, including one by myself, yet i can find no other mentions of it. i have playlists that have been added to the queue and then saved again accidently. trying to find the duplicates is nearly impossible with out a sort by title feature. i love my sonos, but have been disappointed that something so simple continues to be ignored by development
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It is hard to believe a sorting feature for playlists would NOT be at the top of the priority list for Sonos. At the very least a csv export for playlists so users could sort in excel and find out how many duplicates they have.

Exactly. This needs to happen.
Basic sorting options please.
I’m so disappointed that Sonos has ignored this feature for years. I’m about to give up on my Sonos. If they refuse to do even this simple thing people have been asking for for YEARS then what else can I expect from them?
Add another vote for being able to sort the queue. Like others, when I ad-hoc build a playlist from Amazon Prime, for example, I oftentimes get asked by my wife why Sonos keeps playing the same song. I look in the queue and find I accidentally imported a song several times or that multiple playlists included the same song. Being able to sort by title/artist would be a huge help to cull duplicates not to mention it would make my wife happy. 🙂
Also looking for that feature. Being able to swap from sorting the list by song or band would add value to an already amazing interface.
Sorting within any of the listings should be a default option.
I agree that it is useful for removing duplicates from playlists.
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+1 for Sorting
seems pretty simple to be able to sort our play list alphabetically. why does sonos not see this????? especially after so many have asked for it and that it makes the most common sense??? helps us sort out dup's, find songs we want or don't want. ODD!
Yup. Sorting please. Pretty basic.
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Surprised this isn't part of the app AND hasn't been added yet...

+1 for basic sorting
Please add sorting. This feature has been requested for 4 years. This is embarrassing. Does anyone from Sonos read these?
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I don't know about sorting - but searching within a playlist would be nice.
Why is this not a default option, please add the ability to sort playlist's
Really poor that there is no sorting feature in such an otherwise great app.
Such a basic feature for music management should be standard.
Sonos does not currently have, as a regular operating feature, the ability to sort songs in a Playlist alphabetically and then return to the original sort order. In my opinion, this would be extremely valuable for the following reason: if one likes a particular type of music, e.g., 50's Doo Wop, and creates a playlist with multiple albums that are collections of Doo Wop songs, there is a problem - numerous duplication of songs. If one could sort the collected songs alphabetically, it would be a simple matter to go through and weed out all the duplicate songs. The same problem of duplication exists if one is creating a Playlist for a particular artist which includes both studio albums (which are ordinarily not duplicative) and collections for that artist drawn from various studio albums or live performance albums. With alphabetical sorting one could easily eliminate the duplication of songs.

I have contacted Sonos requesting that this feature be made available. If you agree that this would be worthwhile, please contact Sonos' Technical Support department and let them know that you would also support having such a feature available as a regular part of the Sonos operating system.
Alphabetical order in the Playlists has to happen...this is a no-brainer! Sonos, this is extremely annoying. Please resolve ASAP. Alphabetical Playlists would be soo simple and yet provide a ton of value!
The lack of sorting the queue drove us nuts during Christmas. Wife kept asking "why does the "darn" sound system keep repeating songs?" Why is this still an issue? I combine playlists from Amazon Prime to play throughout the day, usually 100-200 songs, and always fight the duplicate entry issue. Sorting by name, at least, would be a huge help. Writing a sorting routine isn't difficult. Please make this a priority.
PLEASE ADD ALPHA-SORTING PLAYLISTS capability!!

An unsorted playlist that is more than a few entries long is very difficult to work with. Id also want to see the alpha index on the right side so you can jump to a specific letter.

This feature/behavior is present on all the other views - "Songs", "Artists", "Albums", etc., under both "Music Library" and "On This iPhone".

Both sources suffer from the same shortcoming with respect to PLAYLISTS only.

Please apply the behavior of "Songs", "Artists" etc. to the "Playlist" category as well.
Sorting of tracks in a playlist is an absolute essential feature and is included in every other music player I've used. I can't understand why Sonos is ignoring such a simple feature to implement. Hope someone from Sonos is taking note and actioning this.
Referring to to all playlist types. But, specifically, as I am a Deezer subscriber, I'd like Sonos functionality to be able to sort my Deezer Favourites and playlists by Artist and by Album and by Title in the same way as I can do in the Deezer app.

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