Sonos has rolled out a new version of its Sonos controller for Android and iOS users bringing with it a slew of new features as well as a new design.
The new design, which Android users have been able to experience through Sonos’s beta program since the March 18th, is now available to all users of the service. iOS device owners can download the Sonos app here; Android device owners can download the app here.
The new Sonos controller works with devices running iOS 6 or higher and Android 2.1 or higher.
(The Sonos system is a wireless speaker kit that lets you stream music from your phone, tablet, or laptop to multiple speakers throughout your house via your WiFi network. The Sonos has won acclaim for its sound fidelity, though it is more expensive than its Bluetooth rivals.)
The big new change, aside from the design overhaul, is the introduction of universal search, which allows you to search across all your music services at once with ease. So, rather than searching within an individual app, universal search lets you search Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Songza: whatever.
The company has previously said it will be updating its desktop version of the controller, however nothing further has been announced quite yet.
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