The new integration should allow for even easier streaming of your tracks to the hi-fi speaker system. Previously, you had to download the Sonos Controller app to cast the tracks directly to the speakers, so the new move should eliminate one step in your hectic day.
Sonos confirmed Google is the first major service to offer the native support, but there are likely to be more in the future if the feature becomes popular. "As we continue to invest in the way you experience and control your music at home, curating and managing an array of services across multiple rooms, the benefits of playing your music to Sonos directly from these very services is clear. In Google Play Music, we've found a great partner to bring this vision to life for the first time on a global scale. Together, we've created a music experience that shows how media, devices, and sound can seamlessly work together in the home," reads the Sonos blog post.
Google did note that you will still need the Controller app installed, even though you are not using it to control your music. Google Play will give you the option to select which speaker you want to the music to come from, and also which system you want it to play from, if you have a multi-room setup.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 Apr 2014 19:58