”... a must for virtually every owner of a Sonos audio system” (iTopnews)
Sonobit is the most feature-packed remote widget for Sonos on the market. Sonobit has been rewritten to take full advantage of the latest features in iOS 11 and watchOS 4. You don’t even have to unlock your iPhone/iPad to access advanced features like group control and ”Pause All”. Just swipe to the right on the Home screen or the Lock screen of your iPhone/iPad to access the widget.
Sonobit also runs on your Apple Watch! It gives you the full set of media buttons and shows the currently playing song and album art.
List of features:
- Either run Sonobit as a collapsed, minimalistic widget or an expanded, full-featured widget
- Control groups of speakers
- Pause all your Sonos speakers with just one tap
- Toggle repeat and shuffle
- Play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume and mute
- View the currently playing song and album art
- Hold your finger on volume down to mute and on volume up to unmute in collapsed state
- Launch the official Sonos app by tapping the album art
- Available in English, German and Swedish
No setup is required! Sonobit automatically detects all your Sonos devices instantly. That also means that if you’re on a friend’s Wi-Fi, Sonobit will automatically reconfigure itself and connect to your friend’s Sonos system!
Don’t know how to add a widget like Sonobit? - It’s a piece of cake:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and then right.
2. Scroll down and tap Edit.
3. Tap the plus sign next to the Sonobit widget.
4. Pull it to the top of the list for easy access.
Caschys Blog: 5 STARS (http://stadt-bremerhaven.de/sonobit-sonos-per-widget-unter-ios-steuern/)
iTopnews: 8.3/10 - ”… a must for virtually every owner of a Sonos audio system” (http://www.itopnews.de/2016/01/sonobit-remote-app-fuer-sonos-mit-grossem-update/)
Multiroomlautsprecher.de: "... sie ist jeden Cent wert [it's worth every penny]!" (http://www.multiroomlautsprecher.de/sonos-mit-gesperrtem-iphone-bedienen/)
appgefahren.de: "Wer ein Sonos-Lautsprecher-System sein Eigen nennt, sollte sich diese praktische Möglichkeit, die Musik zu steuern, durchaus einmal genauer ansehen." (http://www.appgefahren.de/sonobit-multiroom-lautsprecher-auch-mit-gesperrtem-iphone-per-widget-oder-watch-steuern-159308.html)
In rare cases, Sonobit is unable to automatically discover Sonos devices. This may be because UPnP is not enabled on your router. If Sonobit says "No Sonos system available", you can manually add your Sonos devices. Start the Settings app on your iPhone/iPad and tap Sonobit. Follow the instructions there for adding your devices and finish by launching the Sonobit iPhone/iPad app once for the settings to take effect.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance or have any questions or comments. We always enjoy hearing from you!
Not affiliated with Sonos, Inc. To learn more about Sonos and download the official Sonos app, please visit www.sonos.com/support.
- Improved performance
- Updated instructions
Ratings and Reviews
When it works, pretty good but...
Like this app and use it quite a bit although it's quite limited in what it can do. When it works, however, it's a true convenience to have on the watch - very handy. My biggest gripe is that too often it stops working and the only fix I've found is to delete it entirely and then re-install it. Also, I see there's been no update for a year?? Question for developer: Why no update in so long and are you going to be upgrading the app soon w/more features or are you about to do away with it altogether - hence why no updates? Thanks and again, folks on the fence about this app, it's very worth having for the times it works for you in spite of it only offering the most basic of Sonos features. Hope the answer to my developer's question above is that the app will be upgraded soon and that it has a long life ahead! :-))
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review! Sorry to hear that you sometimes have issues with the app. Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have a look at it. We are still very much engaged in Sonobit. :) And we are looking into developing an updated version.
Why doesn’t everyone have this?
I can’t believe I just heard about this app after Googling “how to get Apple Watch to work with Sonos”. I was skeptical to purchase based on the reviews, but people leaving anything less than a 4 are nuts. I have an Apple Watch Gen3 with a iPhone X, for the sole purpose to control my Sonos setup with my watch. It blows my mind that Sonos didn’t include this capability, but someone created it and capitalized on it, and it does just what I need: volume control, pause, skip forward and back, while showing you the song info.
A nice future capability would be a volume slider control vs. tapping the volume up and down in increments. Some people want to be able to group and ungroup speakers, which is a nice to have, but how often are you doing that on a daily basis? I’m sitting on my couch, listening to my station, on the speakers I want, and have the watch control to make the adjustments listed above without reaching for my phone.
Another more important capability would be for the app to always be displayed on the watch as it does when you connect to a Bluetooth speaker, as opposed to having to hit the app button and reopen the app.
Overall this app is a hit and a must have if you have the Apple Watch, and I’m telling all of my friends.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for the kind words! Reading feedback from users like you really warms our hearts.
Great App - just a few recommended tweaks
Extremely easy set up. Was impressed that it was not necessary to provide Sonos login credentials. Just install the app, add the widget, and your are done. The app provides very basic controls (pause, play, previous track, next track). You can also switch between speakers including speaker groups. The watch app also works well with the same functionality.
To make this a 5 star app I would really like to see volume controlled by the watch crown, a watch complication that would quickly take you to the Apple Watch app, and the ability to initiate and/or switch Sonos favorites (playlists, stations, etc.). It appears the only way to change what is playing is to open the native Sonos app.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much for the nice review! And thanks for the feedback and suggestions. We will put these on our list of ideas. :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.