Sonos, maker of some fine home wifi music gear has made an app for BB10....AWESOME!!!
Thank You Sonos!!
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- 01-26-13, 11:00 AM #3
That's a third party app, actually, but good... the Android version of the official Sonos app is kind of ... "Android-y" (i.e. text heavy, inconsistent UI and just kind-of ugly). The screenshots on this app look much nicer than the official one! Probably won't be free though...I was tapering off. I'm all tapered out now.
- CrackBerry Newbie
01-26-13, 04:37 PM #6
- 1 Posts
Thanks guys for the interest in my new app. RoomTunes is a brand new sonos controller designed specifically for the new BB10 phones. It is a native bb10 app and has been written from scratch. Currently it only supports Spotify and Rdio music services but more are coming soon, including Pandora support. There are a few minor bugs that i'm working on solving right now but these will be fixed very soon.
By the way RoomTunes not affiliated with Sonos in any way - it's an independent development. Any feedback or feature requests are welcome - please visit the support pages at roomtunesapp.com - thanks!
- CrackBerry Addict
02-07-13, 01:42 PM #8
- 605 Posts
If your having a BlackBerry 10 Phone you dont need any sonos controller app. With the native music app you Can connect to you sonos system and play Your music. Turn on wifi connection. Hold tap on a song and press: play on. Your phone find the sonos system.
Play your music trough the sonos system.
#BB10Believe from Amsterdam
- CrackBerry User
02-07-13, 11:05 PM #12
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I'm sorry mate but I have to agree. $10 CDN is too expensive just based on principle. I know you want to make oodles of cash but thats a little pricey and considering BB10 music player will connect your own music what is the huge advantage of your app. Now if you had a songza plugin and were priced a little less I might consider.
- 02-19-13, 01:41 PM #14
Hi, I downloaded Room Tunes yesterday. It seems like a nice app, but I have not gotten it to connect to my sonos yet. I tried the following so far. reset my router and updated my sonos components, but I still have not had success connecting. I will try to reset my router and all sonos components next to see if that works.
I am looking forward to getting it connected.
- 04-27-13, 06:57 AM #16Keith. I BLACKBERRY! My devices: Passport, Playbook16GB & 32GB,
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- 04-27-13, 07:50 AM #17
I had the same philosophical issue about paying for a 'free app' but I realized that using the $100 prepaid android I bought exclusively for the Sonos app when I was on the 9900 and knew there was no hope for a (good) Sonos app was a hassle and decided to take the plunge. I'm very glad I did. Now I control my system way more and I feel good supporting a dev that is really responsive. I asked about the Songza plug in and he got me on the new version early (its out now I think) and the Songza plug in works like a charm. Due to his responsiveness I bought the app for my wife's z10 as well. We are both very happy with it and none the worse for the $20. I like supporting devs that bring the missing puzzle pieces to this platform. Especially when they are as responsive as this dev. Take the plunge and enjoy.
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- 04-27-13, 10:32 AM #19“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- 04-27-13, 10:38 AM #20
We all want that to change, and I'm sure it will, but in the meantime why not support an independent developer if he's taken the time to produce a decent controller app?
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- CrackBerry Abuser
04-27-13, 12:49 PM #21
- 359 Posts
Guess that is your call but people have to get paid for what they do.... or do you work for free? You see you can just not buy the app but by posting that it is too expensive, you take the next step up and are trying to place your own commercial value on something. Would be great if one could come into your work place and do the same. Sorry, not willing to pay you that much mate or how about you do it again, my way?? How long would you work at a place that was like that. Its called the free market, doesn' mean things are "free". Best smiley face I can muster!!!!
- Dragon Slayer
04-27-13, 04:27 PM #22
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Look at it this way: Sonos own failure to produce a Blackberry 10 app created a gap (and an opportunity) for other developers to fill that gap.
Any developer who chooses to do so could potentially make a little money at it, but they also take a risk: if the time comes that Sonos develops their own app for BB10 and distributes it for free, it could kill off the market for the 3rd party apps.
Lastly - if Sonos doesn't like the fact that someone is charging $10 for such an app, or they don't like the way it works or reflects on their product, then they might be more motivated to create their own (potentially free) alternative.
So to me you have a win/win situation:
Data expands to fill all available space. Traffic increases to use all available bandwidth.
- You now have a Sonos remote app for BB10 that Sonos didn't care enough to build themselves
- The likelihood is higher that Sonos may release their own app for BB10 in the future
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