Sonos is not planning to release a Windows 10 app

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Sonos may support Microsoft’s Groove, but the company is not planning to bring a new Windows 10 app. In a post on its community website, the company recently confirmed that it has no plans to bring a Windows 10 app, or build a new Windows Phone 8 app. The company says it’s a big fan of what Microsoft does, but it is currently focusing on Voice and Paid Streaming Services — therefore, a new Windows 10 app from Sonos may not come anytime soon. The company stated:

Some of you have been asking about a native Windows Phone controller app for Sonos, and we’ve been slow to provide a clear answer. We’re sorry about that. The truth of the matter is that up until now we’ve been unclear internally on this very question. In fact, it’s been the source of many passionate debates because we recognize that some Sonos owners are also Windows Phone users.

In the end, however, we’ve made a decision that Sonos is not going to build a Windows Phone 8 app nor are we planning to build a Windows 10 “universal” app. We’ll of course continue to support the Windows desktop controller. We’re big fans of the work Microsoft is doing across many areas, including mobile, voice control, AI, VR and of course the Groove music service, available on Sonos.

We know this is super frustrating for Windows Phone owners anxious for more native apps on the platform, but like other companies we’ve had to place our bets. Our focus right now is on Voice and Paid Streaming Services, and we’re exploring quite a few innovative ways to experience and control your music – on your device and off.

We’ll be sure to keep this group informed of our progress.

Of course, Sonos may still release a Windows 10 app in the future – but, for now, if you are looking for alternative, you may want to try Phonos — which just launched:

Phonos Universal Preview
Phonos Universal Preview
Developer: ControlAV
Price: Free

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