Control Your Sonos System From Anywhere With Our Latest Update

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One of our most popular integrations is getting a major upgrade! Starting today Sonos owners will be able to enjoy an updated experience in the Yonomi App, complete with added features, snappier response times, and improved reliability.

Most notable of all is the new ability to control your Sonos system from anywhere in the world. Before, Yonomi users needed to be connected to the same WiFi as their Sonos system to properly run their smart home Routines. Now, Yonomi connects with your Sonos devices securely via the cloud for a faster, more reliable response—no matter whether you’re on the couch or touching down on the runway at London Heathrow.

With more than 100 compatible smart home devices, integrations with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri Shortcuts, and an easy-to-use Routine builder, the Yonomi app remains the best smart home experience available today for Sonos.

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The Best Smart Home Experience Available For Sonos

While much of the Sonos experience will feel exactly the same to Yonomi users—including all of your existing devices and Routines—everything under the hood is completely new. We’ve rebuilt the integration from the ground up to run via the cloud using Sonos’ new Control API.

As an official Works With Sonos partner, Yonomi works closely with the Sonos team to pilot new features and ensure the best experience possible for users. The Sonos Control API, released in 2018 as part of the company’s new open developer API, is designed to provide a more seamless connection between Sonos devices and third-party apps than is possible over a WiFi connection.

While Yonomi was one of the first smart home apps to integrate with Sonos way back in 2014, we can confidently say there has never been a more satisfying experience for Sonos owners looking to automate their sound system and sync it with all their other smart home devices.

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What’s New in the Latest Update

While nothing will change with your existing Sonos devices or Routines in the Yonomi App, under the hood are a number of major improvements.

  • Integration with users’ Sonos cloud accounts for a more secure, reliable connection anywhere in the world—no need to be connected to the same WiFi as Sonos speakers to run Routines

  • More reliable device discovery via users’ Sonos cloud account

  • Faster, more reliable execution of Routines over the cloud

  • More accurate speaker grouping through Routine creation

    • Running a Routine on multiple Sonos speakers will create a new group for those speakers

    • Running a second Routine that includes only a portion of speakers in a group will break those speakers out into a new group

  • Support for Sonos Playlists

  • Support for external audio sources

    • Line in support (e.g. turntables, Chromecast Audio, etc.)

    • TV input support (Playbar, Playbase, and Beam only)

  • Backwards compatibility for all existing Routines once Sonos cloud account is connected

Connect Your Sonos Account to Get Started

To access the latest features in today’ update, simply connect to your Sonos cloud account through the Accounts & Hubs page in the Yonomi App.

How to Connect Your Sonos Account With Yonomi

  1. First, refresh your existing devices and accounts by tapping on the Things tab and pulling down until the spinning wheel appears.

  2. Once you’ve refreshed the Things tab, go to the Accounts & Hubs page to see all of your existing cloud accounts.

    • On iOS go to Settings > Accounts & Hubs.

    • On Android tap on the hamburger icon in the top left to find Accounts & Hubs.

  3. Tap the ‘+’ sign to add a new account.

  4. Under the Add Account page, you should see a list of all available services in alphabetical order. Click on Sonos Cloud near the bottom.

  5. On the next screen, click ‘Connect’ and follow the prompts to sign into your existing Sonos cloud account using your Sonos credentials.

    • If you do not have a Sonos cloud account, you will need to create one and add your existing Sonos speakers before integrating with Yonomi.

    • If you forgot your password, follow the instructions or contact Sonos customer support to retrieve it before continuing.

  6. Once you’ve signed in, you will be asked to allow Yonomi to control your Sonos system. Click ‘Okay’.

  7. You’ll be taken back to the Yonomi App to your Sonos Cloud Account screen. All of your Sonos devices should be listed with the names you gave them in the Sonos app.

    • If you do not see your devices, make sure they are plugged in and connected to the internet.

    • Tap ‘Refresh Devices’ on your Sonos Cloud Account screen in the Yonomi App to update the list of available devices.

  8. You’re ready to go! Start by creating a new Wake Up Routine that plays your favorite news radio station after your morning alarm goes off.

Download the Yonomi App to get started