Tap to Play or Keeping the Queue? SonoPad lets you choose!

I have to admit, that personally I’m a huge fan of “tap to play”. Maybe I’m just simple minded – just playing a single album is all a need 🙂

Anyway – with their latest update (6.4) Sonos made “Tap To Play” a default in all their Controllers as well, but unfortunately also fed up a lot of people with this change, because larger playlists/queues are always in danger to …

iOS5 and Sonos6.4 compatibility? YES !

Recently I got some questions via support, whether SonoPad still runs under iOS5 and whether it will still work with the latest Sonos 5.1 6.4 update.

First of all: thanks a lot for asking before upgrading! One never knows if there are new incompatibilities introduced and we have to remember that Sonos doesn’t share any information with me. So all I can do is to run their Betas regularly and adopt …

Improved Home Automation Integration (Part II)

SonoPad 1.6.0 just got released by Apple and comes with new possibilities for integration with other home automation Apps.

I extended the options for starting my App (see instructions here: which allows you now to start with a specific menu.

This is very useful if you always want to start e.g. with the favorites menu. If you are only using one service, you might also want to start with the …

Style your Sonos boxes with Luxusschall

I recently stumbled across the site, a reseller of Sonos gear that is able to style your Sonos boxes. As I’m from Berlin I couldn’t resist to order a box with a Berlin skyline and here is the result.

Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Shortly after I met with Pascal Hölscher (one of the founders) in …

Improved Home Automation Integration (Part I)

SonoPad 1.4.0 comes with Improved Home Automation Integration.

Those of you doing home automation, typically use a different App as their main remote control App. Typical examples are CommandFusion , iRule for simple tasks or more advanced Apps like KNX ProServ.

These tools often allow you to start a different App with a short …