Worth It #spendITifYOUgotIT 5/5
Definitely worth the money. Used as a workout speaker for the garage. Neighbor comes by to get it in when here the music
1/19/18 - update from this random guy 1/5
Whatever is going on with this app needs to stop. Recent updates have made this ridiculously hard to use/navigate. Below is a review I posted from who knows when but it was back when the app was rad. @Sonos #UnfuckYourShit.
One of my previous reviews:
Love Sonos. It's fairly easy to use the app and to setup. I wish I had the ability to have Sonos babies.
Device Volume Option While Using? 4/5
I totally enjoy Sonos as I have speakers in each room of my home where I want them. More in the future, I’m sure. Not sure if there’s a way to also activate the device speaker, but being able to do so would be a convenient option. Thanks!
Last update a mess 1/5
I was able prior to this update to readily access Pandora which would intuitively pick music based on the tastes of music on my iPad! Not now— very clumsy and not really usable! Ready to go back to last Sonos edition.
Bad updates 2/5
The last two updates have almost ruined Sonos for me. We have 5 different speaker locations . Choosing music for rooms has become almost impossible. When I click on a room that I want to play music in, then choose the song it always disregards my choice. In other words I can’t change the songs or the room they are playing in. The app always instantly reverts back to my previous room and song choice. It takes many attempts and a few minutes of repeating the same action. Very frustrating. I usually give up. This did not happen before the recent updates.
Great speaker- terrible software 2/5
Needs to support AirPlay 2 and google play. Supposedly it’s coming, but I won’t hold my breath. Also needs a player that will allow it to skip ahead or back for a specified period of time. At present it only skips to next song which does not work well for podcasts.
Great, except... 4/5
Well thought out app, with very easy setup.
It just needs to be tweaked in a few ways:
1. No ability to room tube for iPhone X yet
2. Mid eq control desperately needed. Treble and bass is just not enough.
3. The settings controls need to be consolidated.
All in all, a great app that I look forward to using.
The best 5/5
It's amazing that CDs are now ancient and that the Internet is the way to go. Ya there are the retro turntable types but going back would be kinda cool. Anyway I love Sonos because it's super convenient since I can control the system from a mobile device. The Sonos app takes some learning but now I am comfortable and even have playlists set up on it. My girl has a Sonos 1 speaker in a small townhouse and it sounds fantastic even if it is a little bass heavy for my taste. All in all, Sonos comes highly recommended
By Gotham NYC user
I especially liked the directions to set it up. Plug it in, turned it on. That’s how simple it was. I did walk around my room waving my phone in giant circles like a goon ball. But that was fun too. The sound is extraordinary. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase.
Keeps disconnecting 1/5
The sound is good, but the app is so so. It keeps disconnecting and that gets really annoying after while.
Terrible user interface 1/5
By unhappy sonos customer
I’ve been unhappy with Sonos from day 1. The interface is clumsy, the product doesn’t work well with Apple, I have thousands of songs that can’t be played because it doesn’t recognize the format. It cuts out from time to time for no reason (not a WiFi issue). I would never recommend this product to anyone I fact I’ve advised friends against it.
This app used to be so intuitive and easy to use and have loved it for years. The last update has made it nearly impossible to navigate, to switch rooms, browse for music, etc. PLEASE bring back the older more sensible version or at least make major improvements to the current one ASAP. Very unhappy with this app.
Unhappy customer 1/5
By Dan981 1974
The sound isn't that great, it can't handle even moderate amounts of bass, and the installation was ridiculous. It wouldn't find my wifi connection even though it was right next to my wifi router. I almost returned it because of how difficult it was to connect it. Another lame thing is that I can't take the speaker to places without wifi. I bought this to bring to my work and to go camping, but it can't do any of those things. It's now stuck in the family room where it never gets used. Wish I never purchased this thing. :(
So convenient 5/5
So easy to use. Much more convenient than the Bose dock it replaced.
Speakers are great! App is absolute trash 1/5
As I said I above the speakers are amazing and I love them. The app however is just garbage. It is impossible to get it to do anything. Sometimes it just refuses to find my speakers at all forcing me to reinstall the app entirely, and the amount of times I’ve had to do this is frankly unacceptable. Whatever the problem is for this app it need to be fixed especially when taking into account how much the speakers cost. I’m expecting way more and so should all people who purchase their products
Some issues 4/5
Interface seems overly complex. Volume slider often results in whole page sliding up.
Will get 5 star when add a YouTube to the system
Last udpdate 1/5
Not changing rooms.
Please fix this. Not only not changing rooms but does not recognize when the system changes from music to alarm. I’d rather have less features and it work than be frustrated when changing rooms
My library disappeared 2/5
Up until my library disappeared just now, sonos was working great. Not much use if I cant play my songs.
Latest Version of App is Horrible 1/5
By Ruined It!
I am a custom A/V integrator and use and install this product and products like it very day. The new update completely ruined the smooth and intuitive user experience that Sonos was known for. I sincerely hope that Sonos fires the dev team that came up with the latest app version. Enough said.
Nice app easy to use excellent.. I’m happy with my sonos.
Work in progress 3/5
Inelegant. Lots of dead ends. Not what it should be or can be as a national brand.
Player 5 5/5
I love my Sonos player, I’ve had it for years! I think everyone should have one! There’s so many thing to listen too, the choices are really endless, for all age groups.
New UI hard to use 2/5
The new interface is non-intuitive.
Everyone in my family struggles with it. We are all IT people and still have a hard time with it.
Not sure what the thought process was behind the usability changes but it takes more clicks effectively to do what you want. That is always a bad thing.
Hopefully they will make some improvements.
I’m so happy to be a Sonos customer. Love the app and product too!
Satisfied customer 5/5
Sonos is intuitive, very easy to install, navigate, use and update. I have had it for 6 years and have found nothing comparable. The sound is awesome, the speakers are solid quality and the system is simply dynamic. I recommend SONOS to anyone!
Yes, I enjoy Sonos. I play far more of my music than I did with out it. Yes, I would recommend it. I am playing it over the main floor of the house through Sonos speakers, Sonos connect to a Marshall speaker and sonos connect though my home stereo. The sound is great. The connectivity is strong. I like being able to control it through my desk top (apple) and iPhone and iPad.
I don’t like having to restart Sonos each morning to get it to play. I don’t like that it doesn’t always load the album images. I don’t like the way the controls appear on the iPad and iPhone. I don’t like the problems I occasionally have getting Sonos to recognize an album that is clearly displayed in iTunes. Still I will continue using it and continue to expect improvements in the product.
Love It. 5/5
Great system. Answered all our musical needs and we listen to a lot of music. Wonderful flexibility and the Play 5 speakers sound excellent.
Worst update ever for iPhone 1/5
Only issue i see is the ease of changing rooms easily!
Good, but definitely has its flaws working with Apple Music.
Love Sonos. Hate the app. 1/5
By Nanoo Susan
I have all the same problems that the other poor reviews have listed. My greatest frustration is the music cutting in and out. I turn a speaker off and right back on and then it works again. That doesn’t always work for me from the app.
Sonos speakers 5/5
We have a 3 speakers. I love the sound when I enter the room!
Amazon/Sonos player 5/5
By Billy Rose Today
The sonos system is excellent. For such a small unit the sound is great. Visually you wouldn’t know it was in the room. The setup instructions for both the sonos and amazon music could be better. The instructions are not very helpful and are sometimes confusing. The amazon music app and the Alexa app are not very useful. I wanted to upgrade my music level and neither app could help me. I finally figured out to ask Alexa and easily upgraded my music level. Amazon doesn’t provide any information in writing on to reach them either by writing or by phone. Something that useful should not be omitted by Amazon.
I like our Sonos system a lot. Three stars reflect the inconsistency in streaming our favorite stations.
What happened? BAD UPDATE! 2/5
I loved my Sonos until the latest update. It’s so frustrating to use that I end up turning it off; rooms just quit playing music, some rooms WONT quit playing music.... it just shuts off whenever it wants. WE NEED A FIX or this 4,000 system is useless!
So frustrated since they updated the app 1/5
Sonos used to be our favorite user friendly app in our home - now it is a pain in the a**!!! Please either change it make or make the user experience less daunting! There are so many more steps to get to the music you want to hear!
Best system 5/5
I’ve had a few speaker systems in the past (Bose,Sony, etc.). Sonos is by far the best sounding system! We started with the play bar and have been adding new speakers since. It’s wonderful!
Updated software is lacking 3/5
Poor work on the new software, connectivity issues galore, why such a poor product?
App gets worse 1/5
And worse and worse. Why do I need 30 touches to find an album on Spotify / deezer / tidal and group 3 rooms? I wish my CR200 still worked
I am finding the new format to be very confusing. I cannot find my playlists or even Pandora lists as easily as with the previous set up.
Until the latest update... 2/5
... this was a great app. Recent update appears to have changed how the app interacts with Pandora. Net result is more advertising and “skipping”, where a song plays for 15 to 30 secs then the app jumps to the next song. That never happened previously in approx 3 years of use.
Horrible to navigate your "update"!! boo on you!
New app not great 4/5
I love my Sonos system. However the new app’s user interface kludgy. I am stuck with it tho’. I hope they change it soon.
Speakers are great, need app improvements 3/5
I have been using Sonos app for last 2 weeks and while I loved the speaker sound quality, but app needs improvements such as:
- When you have app on 2 iPhones on same network, music playing stops sometime or songs keep changing without finishing the song
- It may not be Sonos, but it would be great to allow Spotify and Ganna free subscription as well.
- When phone is locked, phone Volume control side buttons do not work, and we need to do it from app itself
- Uplift the look and feel of app to more modern app
- add a Apple Watch app to control music from watch
I love his system but the new update stinks!!! It’s so hard to navigate and EVERY SONG I PLAY SKIPS TO A DIFFERENT SONG!!!!!! Keep it up and I’ll sell my Sonos speakers
Love the Sonos system and it’s flexibility. Wondering if there are plans to integrate with Alexa system?
Completely unreliable 1/5
Bought a Playbar for my TV and to play music from the Sonos app. Had some issues with maintaining signal integrity, so on advice of tech support invested in a Boost.
Since then, every few days the app tells me I have no devices set up on my system to play music on. Spent an hour with tech support reinstalling system, but a few days later same problem recurred. App will not connect with Playbar unless I do a full re-install each time.
This system is a waste of time and a lot of money!
Ugly interface update 1/5
Please change the app back the new interface is deplorable
What is Sonos constantly stopping!?!?! 1/5
Music starts... then I start it again. Then it stops again. And again. And again... sonos is becoming unusable!!!!