A linux controller is needed.

  • Idea
  • Updated 2 weeks ago
  • Not Planned
A linux controller for the Sonos system is really needed. A basic controller shouldn't be that hard to create, so even if the userbase is smaller then for Windows there shouldn't be a cost-reason to not do this.

The strength of Sonos is ease-of use, and a user that -for instance- prefers Ubuntu will be left to use his/her phone.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Official Response
At this time, Sonos does not intend to develop and maintain a version of our Desktop Controller which will run natively on Linux and so we’ve marked this thread as Not Planned.

We understand the desire for the ease of use a native controller would provide; we love Linux and use it ourselves.  Linux is part of our own development process and Sonos players themselves run Linux. However, since Linux is not widely used in most homes it simply doesn’t make sense for us to develop and maintain a native application right now.  

Thanks for sharing your support for this idea, and please make sure to check out some of the discussions around this topic taking place on our forums, if you haven’t already.