If I were Oprah, Sonos would be on my favorite things’ list because it’s a simple way to get high-quality music throughout your house without having to worry about cables running everywhere. That’s why I’m pleased to hear that it is bringing its Sonos controller app to Android tablets to go along with apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones.
For those of you who don’t know, Sonos is a set of WiFi-enabled speakers which allow you to play digital music throughout your house from you home collection or through services like Pandora, Stitcher, Spotify and now, Slacker Radio. The Android controller app will now work with any tablet running 2.2 or higher and this includes devices like the Kindle Fire, HTC Flyer and many more of your favorite Android tablets.
Along with the Sonos controller app on Android tablets, the company is releasing its Sonos 3.6 software and this includes better Spotify integration, more local language support and AAC+ codec. There’s also a Sonos Labs area to test out new music services and I’ll be interested in checking that out.
It can still be a bit pricey to outfit your entire house with Sonos speakers but the Play: 3 speaker is pretty affordable and a traditional speaker setup would probably be just as expensive, have a ton of wires running around and may not have access to cool digital music services like Slacker Radio.
You can download the Sonos controller for Android here and you can watch the video below for an idea of what to expect.