large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Sonos is building Android Wear app for speaker control

Sonos is the latest firm throwing in its lot with Android Wear, with a wrist-borne app reportedly in the works.

An image has turned up on the speaker firm’s forums showing off what looks to be smartwatch-friendly software that controls Sonos sound systems.

The forum-goers seem to have confirmed that the Sonos support is only in beta-testing for now, so you’ll need to snag approval from the firm before you can make use of the tech.

The software pictured was running on the Moto 360, but it should work across any Android Wear devices – we’re talking most current smartwatch fare i.e. the likes of the LG G Watch R or the Sony Smartwatch 3.

Sonos doesn’t officially mention anything to do with Android Wear support on its beta program web-page, only stating: “Our Beta Program will allow you – our Sonos fans – the chance to be the first to try early versions of our software and products.

This means that if you sign up, and are subsequently approved, you should get access to Android Wear support alongside a host of other fresh-faced software and hardware not yet available to the general public.

The firm points out that not everyone will be so lucky however, writing: “Not everyone will be accepted into the program, and acceptance is based on the qualifications of available beta testers.”

Whether you’re accepted or not, beta testing is a good sign that this tech will make it to the general public. To make it to this stage, it will have already passed through internal alpha tests.

The app appears to offer up pause, forward, and back control, but it seems there’s no volume control functionality just yet.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S6 release date

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.