Review from Team Panda
Stomme app. Slecht design. Slechte zoek functie voor muziek. Wifi doet het nooit
The updates are a huge step backward in quick easy usability. All icons are way too big and arranged to take up easy too much space- requires too much swiping to find menu options that used to be visible all on the same screen. Fit example, I used to be able to see all my favorites in one vertical list on a single screen. Now I have to swipe, and swipe, and swipe to find a stain in my favorites. Same goes for multiple rooms. I don't want room icons to be huge, I just want them all visible on the same screen. Please change the layout back to previous usability, soon.
The new controller is NOT intuitive or user friendly. So many taps to just change a station. Super counter intuitive. I'm surprised this was even released. I think the less interaction with the app better... Meaning less commands or taps to listen to what I want the better. This is just a very poor app for Sonos.... Why the heck did they even release this?! Surely it can't be to steer people to using voice commands, right?!
Review update: one less star. New room selection is buggy and not an improvement. I uncheck a room, check a new one, press "done" but the app actually groups the old unchecked room with the new one. Have to clear and repeat. Really annoying. Love the system but app could be better. I preferred the black background theme. Why change? White is too bright. Some functions were easier and more intuitive before. Now there's two ways to switch music to rooms , one with check boxes and one with groups like before and accessed in different ways. There's an "everywhere" switch but it would be nice to be able to just stay with the grouping method and be able to save room groupings as needed.
What are Sonos doing with this update? Big step backwards, the previous version was so much easier to use. Yes it now has support for Amazon's Alexa but surely this could have been integrated without ruining everything that was good before. Bring back the old one Sonos!
This is just bizarre. A masterclass in how to take a perfectly usable and functional application and 'improve' it. Please put it back how it was, it is awful. There was a small update today which has not helped matters. I am afraid Sonos that you will have to swallow your pride and roll it back to the previous version. As it is I am considering other systems now as I am not sure I like the direction Sonos is going.
This update is not good. Sonos needs to go back to the interface it had before. It was attractive and concise. It worked well and was easy to use. The new white screens are horrible and userability has taken a step backwards. Not good for such a great system. Please please please get rid if the white screens. Give us some theme options atleast. This makes me want to use this app less often.
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