A vote for a Chromebook player

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The new Chromebook at $249 is going to be huge I think (who really knows!). I am close to buying them for my young teens but am hesitating because then they couldn't use them to control the Play:5 I just bought for the living room. Bummer.
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Robert Kahn

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Peder

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This could be made into a generic HTML5 / JavaScript / web interface player for the Sonos system - this would also make it possible for me to use Sonos from my Linux system...
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To face the hardware and software evolution, I'm agree with a web version of the controller (HTML5, JavaScript, Flash) that work with a web browser.
I have no Windows and no Mac at home, and I force to use Wine with an old version of the Windows Controler to be able to controller my Sonos system with a good ergonomic on Linux Ubuntu.
So a real web controller could be a good alternative (with an HTTP server that can run on a Sonos Bridge).
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Gregor Shapiro

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Not Flash, Flash is dying.
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andyscuff

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Hello, which version of Sonos Controller are you using on Wine and where did you download it from?  I have a chromebook and also running Ubuntu on it and would like to try using the Sonos Controller with Wine.  Thanks.
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SONOS should support Chromebook. Pretty soon no-one will have a laptop at home it will be all phones, ipads and chromebooks
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User27609

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I agree with above....better get a chromebook or net book app going soon! That's going to be the market.
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defcon

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Totally agree, and you can release it in the chrome app store
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josephohohone

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I too request a controller option for chromebook. We have sonos systems installed in 4 rooms of our home; have been using 2 phones and a laptop to control them, The laptop is dying and we bought a cb as a replacement. Generally very satisfied with cb, but lack of sonos makes it limiting. I would imagine its a marketing issue for sonos.
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unable to install on my chromebook

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
can I install sonos software on my chromebook?.
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Job

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I want a chrombook/online Sonos controller...please sonos make one ill paypal you €200 for it
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stoffepojken

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I too request a html5 controller. I have a Chromebook and a Gentoo laptop that I want to use with Sonos.
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Kenton Ward

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I love the fact that if this could be without password (i.e. if you can access my wireless network you can use it) then my guests can also choose to put on/ control music should I invite them to do so, without having to give them access to my ipad/ mac. I have recently bought a chromebook and think they are going to be huge now that they have got the pricing sorted out. Come on Sonos - this is an easy win.
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Brian Shea

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I'm finding myself using the chromebook more and more, and it seems everyone I show the chromebook to start seeing the convenience of this light browser.
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Brian Shea

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For those with a Chromebook now, one workaround I've used is Chrome's Remote Desktop app. I'm using that to work with Windows programs on my PC, while I'm wanting to use the CB.

I suspect, in the future, we may all have one PC/MAC as a 'personal central processor' with programs needing full computers, and the rest of our devices may just remotely connect as needed.
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Pol

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The Chrome extension would be really awesome.

Another idea comes up in my mind, in the perfect worl, we would have:

  1. Login on sonos.com

  2. Go to "Manage my device"

  3. See all the devices you own and select the one you want to manage

  4. Make changes and enjoy remotely :-)


This is just an idea, it's not real (unfortunately, yet!)
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Kenton Ward

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@pol is this an idea rather than in the system, I can't seem to see it when i log in at sonos.com?
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Pol

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@kenton: yes this is just an idea, it's not real unfortunately :-)
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Kenton Ward

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@pol doh!
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A new client, using standard HTML5/CSS techniques would be great, run it everywhere, no matter the device.
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Daniel

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I have quite a few customers who would love to have this support!
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The Android app only works when connected to the same network as the Sonos system (WiFi), and not on a mobile network. I'm not sure why, but whatever the reason, it might make it complicated to make a web-based app, since that will require a connection over the web, and not in a LAN.

Just a thought.
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+1 ! i now have 3 chromebooks so would really love an HTML5 client!
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josephohohone

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The title of the website is ask.sonos.com

Is anyone from Sonos monitoring any of this? Could you please comment.

Thanks
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Robin

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They are.  I dropped them a tweet asking them if they were planning a Chrome app and then said "Not just yet" but pointed me at this debate.  Told me to add to it.  Clearly they are monitoring it.  The more people who get out there and ask, then the more likely they'll pull their thumb out.
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I am trying my new sonos, If I can not use my Linux os computers at home I am going to return the system. My whole is based on different Linux distros. I know we are a small group of users, but still we want to buy and use Sonos. 
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+1!
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Are other alternative solution explored by SONOS ?
Like the one I describe here : a Web Service.
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User648284

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Hello Sonos, are you going to Answer any queries above. Is anything in the pipeline for Chromebook?.Acknowledge your customers!!!
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Ken

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Why should Chromebook users be punished. It should be a simple item to create
Ken