This week has been a good one for lazy, couch-bound iPad owners. Two remote control apps have already been released and now a third, from Sonos, is available as a free download from the App Store.
Sonos makes one of the best remote control apps for the iPhone, and the iPad version takes advantage of the bigger screen. The app works only with Sonos’ multi-room music streaming boxes, just as Sony’s remote works only with Sony gear (and the lights in your room) and Apple’s Remote works only with iTunes, iOS devices and the Airport Express.
The big difference with the Sonos app is that it replaces the company’s own hardware solution, a remote that costs $350. The iPad app lets you search and queue your music, and add songs to playlists via drag-and-drop (try that in the Apple app). It lets you choose which speakers you stream to, and to control the volume. In short, it has everything the iPhone app has, only it puts a lot more on screen at once.
If you have a Sonos setup, and an iPad, you likely already skipped to the link below to grab the app. If not, go ahead now. I shan’t hold you up any longer.
Sonos Controller for iPad [Sonos]
Sonos controller app page [iTunes]
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