I am both an avid Sonos (hardware) fan and also a Control4 user who loves to program in Composer.
I'm wondering how / where I can submit feature requests to re-enable a VERY important feature in the Sonos API. And that is... the ability to replace the queue when we are calling different playlists in programming.
If Playlist A is currently in the queue, and I don't manually go into the sonos app and clear the queue first, when I call Playlist B in programming (from a custom button, voice control, etc) it will MERGE Playlist B randomly into the queue alongside Playlist A's songs.
I understand that this topic has been hotly debated for some time on what the DEFAULT handling of the situation should be. And, although I still disagree that the majority of people would ever want to merge playlists into a queue by default... I do respect the decision by the devs to be diligent in keeping the default behavior consistent. However, i do not understand why you would REMOVE the ability to clear the queue through a command in the API for those users who want to implement that behavior? I have circled this request internally with several different 3rd parties thinking that it was a feature they just weren't tapping into. But, alas, each of them came back with the same reply saying that the API used to allow it, but now explicitly prohibits it???? Again, aside from the debate on what should be the default action... why would you remove functionality from the API? And, is there any way to get it added back? I can think of no reason why I would ever want to merge playlists in a custom control system specifically designed to give me TOTAL control of everything.
Thanks to the community managers for any info you can provide on this? I greatly appreciate it.
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi g8rfn2, I don't have a timeline right now, but you can always contact the team at https://developer.sonos.com/
in case you want to give them a direct request. They may not have time to get right back to you though.