Sonos have added lock-screen controls to iOS… at last!

No more swiping, searching, and app opening just to skip a track on your Sonos, now you can do it straight from the lock-screen.

It was one of the Sonos’, most begrudged features, that when streaming to it from iOS devices you had to open your device up and go to the Sonos app each time you wanted to control the wireless music streaming speakers. Now iOS users can join Android users in streaming simplicity by accessing Sonos controls from the lockscreen of their iOS device.

The feature has been added in an update to their Sonos Controller app for iPhone and iPads. Android have been able to use this feature on Sonos’ app for a while now but as can often be the case, thanks to their different frameworks, iOS users have had to wait until now.

The update also brings some 3D touch functions for compatible iOS devices. You can also now access the Sonos Controller app in Split View and Slide Over views so that you can control Sonos whilst using other compatible apps.

If you don’t have a Sonos speaker you can get one here. If you have a Sonos speaker but don’t have the new iOS app you can get it here. If you have a Sonos speaker, don’t have the app and instead use Android you can get the app here. If you don’t have a… oh nope, that’s everything.

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