Please add "This Mobile Device" into the Android & iOS Controller Search function.

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As the title says please add a search function for "This Mobile Device" for the Sonos Controller for Android. It would greatly ease browsing when looking for a specific album or artist.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Android - Searching This Mobile Device.

I am using Sonus controller for Android. When playing music from "this mobile device" as a music source, there is no option to use the search facility to find music ie by typing in an artist etc. I have posted this question before and got the following reply which I did not quite understand :
"that is true and by design, the Controller does not allow allow to search your mobile device but browse the library rather"

Are you saying that it is possible to add the contents of "This Mobile Device" to your music library? I can see that you can add locations/folders on a host machine using Sonus Controller for PC, but the controller for Android does not have the same options.

If you cannot do this, then finding tracks without a search facility is quite difficult. Are there any plans to extend a search facility to "this mobile device"

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Sonos App cannot search for artists, tracks or albums that live in your iPhones o....

The problem: the Sonos App for iPhone or iPad do not let you search for songs based on artists, tracks or albums in the actual devices themselves. The Sonos app only let's you conduct searches in: 
a) NAS drive (ie. external network drives such as a TimeCapsule)
b) Radio Stations in Tune-In
c) Perhaps other Music Services (if applicable)

This means that if the only music I owned lived on my iPhone or iPad (say I had 10,000 songs), and I felt like listening to a song by Pink floyd, instead of typing in "Pink Floyd" in the search box, I would have to tap on: 
This iPhone,
Tap "P"
Scroll to "Pink Floyd"
etc. etc. etc.

Really, what is this, 2005!

I spoke with different tech support staff members about this (on various occasions) and first, it was surprising to hear that they didn't know this was the case. I finally, insisted that they get to the bottom of it and after 5 minutes, the tech support staff member came back to me and said that he found out that Search functionality doesn't exist on the iPhone or iPad, but that they could put a suggestion in the suggestion box for their development team.

I'd love to hear that "Search" functionality for music that lives in your iPhone or iPad will be coming to the iPhone and iPad Sonos App...