So, I heard a demo of the Sonos One SL (These things are awesome speakers, no microphones - some of us old folks love the fact that there aren’t microphones!) and the sound was excellent. I fell in love. We are looking for a good sound solution in multiple rooms streamed from my Android device. I saw the Android on the side of the box, and bought two units home from the store that day.
After a neve-racking 3 hours, I couldn't do anything besides play Pandora / Spotify / YouTube Music from INSIDE the Sonos app. Each Sonos sub-app was a castrated version of the real thing you might get from Google Play.
Watching a You Tube video in the You Tube App? No sound thru these speakers. Using Disney Plus? Nope, can’t do it. Using ANY Android app not in available Sonos’ library. Sorry, no sound for you.
Apparently, you can send local audio directly from an Apple Device to these speakers using AirPlay. Good for you guys. Congratulations. I bet that feels great. But please, Sonos, take the Android sticker off the box - it is a lie. Or, find a way to stream an Android device’s local audio stream thru your app to speakers selected - what a great feature that might be. Or, support Chrome Cast audio streaming.
Until then, these truly wonderful speakers with most excellent hardware are nearly useless to the 50% market share of Android users. Those android users that stay will be using the Sonos app, and crummy versions of their audio apps, with much pain and irritation.
I am taking mine back to the store as soon as I can.