Lyd - Watch Remote for Sonos 4+

Control Sonos from your wrist

Alexander Heinrich

    • $1.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Your Sonos system on your wrist

Lyd is a full Sonos remote on your Apple Watch. You can control your playing music, change the playlist or radio station and even send audio messages from your wrist to any speaker in your household.

Lyd is fully compatible with the Sonos S2 update and backwards compatible with Sonos S1.

List of features:
• Play/Pause and Skip for current music
• Change the volume of Sonos groups (rooms)
• Add or remove speakers from a group
• Start playlists and radio stations
• Automatic detection of your Sonos speakers
• VoiceOver support
• Control the volume of every speaker in a group
• The main menu shows which rooms are playing
• Siri Watch Face integration
• Complications for all Apple Watch faces, which show the current playing room
• Multiple Sonos households are supported
• Seek ± 30s when playing a podcast / audiobook
• Play voice messages on a speaker
• Changing play modes: Shuffle, crossfade, repeat
• Home theater settings: Night Mode, Speech enhancements
• Sign in is possible without an iPhone App

Lyd [ly:d] is Norwegian and translates to "sound" in English

Warning: Lyd only works if you have an Apple Watch (watchOS 5.2 or newer). A Sonos system is mandatory.
You cannot control other wireless speakers than Sonos.

Legal information
Terms of use:
Privacy Policy:

Sonos is a Trademark of Sonos Inc.
This is not an official Sonos App.

What’s New

Version 2.4.4

• Added new static complications that do not show the playing room
• Fixing an issue that would unmute speakers
• Shuffle toggle for voice-over users
• Bugfixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
232 Ratings

232 Ratings

dld1949 ,

Does not even install on iphone (Updated)

I have spent 5 hours trying to install this app. I have restarted both my phone and iwatch numerous times. The app icon shows up but when I open the iwatch app, the app is not there to install on my watch. The app also does not connect to my Sonos app. I’ll try again a few times more, but it is looking like refund time.

Well.. I discovered what my problem was. I was trying to install the app using my iPhone 6Plus and a third generation iWatch. Doesn’t work! Ahhhhhh!! So, I got a new iPhone 12 and a new iWatch 6. Expensive way to solve an app problem. The app works now. My only criticism is that I can’t really adjust the volume using the watch app. As soon as I touch the volume control, it mutes the sound. I would like a volume control in the that I can use to control the volume, not just mute the sound. Other than that one concern, I love being able to control my system on my watch.
(I recommend that you make the system requirements for not the phone and the watch now clear so that you don’t wind up with grumpy customers like I was earlier.)

Developer Response ,


If an app does not install properly this is a bug in iOS and watchOS.
You can install the app by opening the App Store on the watch and download it from there. This requires that you have at least watchOS 6 installed.

Kind regards
Alexander Heinrich

Shimmy74 ,

A must-buy for a Sonos user

There are a lot of apps that don’t seem natural on an Apple Watch. Lyd is NOT one of them. This app has become my go-to tool for managing the Sonos speakers in the house particularly when I’m doing construction or cleaning. The best feature is just being able to turn down the volume quickly when someone arrives that I need to talk to.

Like any app that depends on other apps or systems to work, it can sometimes be slow to initially figure out what is playing where and give me the options to stop/start/change volume. I have 3 rooms setup and would really like it to check play status in the background, so when I open it, it’s got all of the current room data ready.

Overall it’s always getting better, continues to be one of my favorite apps, and would benefit from knowing room play status immediately upon being opened.


Thank You

I was so frustrated with other Apple Watch apps that supposedly control my extensive and expensive Sonos system on my Apple Watch 7 series. I was starting to dislike my Sonos system. Lyd just made me love my system again! Music is a huge part of my life. I listen to it all the time. I walk around my house’s three levels and two yards doing different things all day long while listening. I wanted control of my music on my wrist because I often want to pause, forward, rewind, change volume levels, start and stop music in different rooms. Trying to do this on my phone is just impractical, especially when my hands are full or I’m carrying something. Lyd made all that and then some possible. Best two bucks I’ve ever spent!

App Privacy

The developer, Alexander Heinrich, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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