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Control music around the house via smartphone. Sonos adds Android.

Techstination feature for Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Control music throughout the house with your smartphone.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Sonos, a company that has pioneered wireless digital music systems for the home, has added an app for Android phones to go along with the app available for Apple devices.   And the smartphone controls are pretty cool.   Co-founder Tom Cullen…

“It means that you can now tell one of our smart speakers, like our S5, to play any song from any streaming service on the Internet or any of a hundred thousand Internet radio stations, as well as your complete iTunes collection that may be sitting on a computer in your home, and you can pick up an Android phone, pick a room,  press play.  You can group five rooms together or play five different things in five different rooms.”

The apps are free.   The wireless S5 speakers sell for about four hundred dollars.  Sonos has also added support for Apple’s AirPlay.   You can find us at   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Mobile Devices