There are few things in this world as satisfying as a record collection. It’s arranged exactly the way you want—alphabetically or chronologically, by color or by genre. It’s simple and makes enjoying your music the focus.
Music in the digital age provides a very different kind of satisfaction. Streaming means you have access to almost every song ever recorded, and you can listen pretty much wherever you are. But having all that music, not to mention podcasts and radio, at your fingertips makes it harder to find exactly what you want to play.
We want to improve the listening experience on Sonos. So when we began redesigning the Sonos app, we thought about how we could combine all the choice and variety you get from streaming with the ease and simplicity of combing through your perfectly arranged personal record collection.
Simpler navigation for the entire app
We know the frustration of fumbling to find that one song you were just talking up to your friends. We realized our hidden side menu wasn’t doing you any favors there, so we got rid of it.
The new Navigation bar sits in plain sight at the bottom of the app screen and holds all your essentials—My Sonos, Rooms, Browse, Search and More. From here you can easily switch from searching Kraftwerk to changing your dinnertime playlist in the kitchen, or go from adding Spotify’s RapCaviar to My Sonos to setting it as your 7 AM wake-up call.