Sonos Spotify update adds features, improves performance

Now live in beta on the Sonos Android app, the update brings features you'll find on Spotify mobile into the Sonos system.

Spotify users will now be able to start radio stations based on any artist or track, choose music based on genres and moods, and get time-of-day recommendations from Spotify - no more thrash metal before bed.

This is part of a change in how Sonos integrates streaming services, which was announced as part of the Sonos 5.4 update last month. Essentially, this makes it easier to bring more features from native apps into the Sonos experience.

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As a not insignificant extra, the Sonos app update also promises to make Spotify on Sonos more stable, following some peak-time performance issues.

The Sonos Controller app update is live now in beta for Android devices, with a further roll-out promised "in the coming weeks".

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).