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July 20, 2017

Pocket Casts Sonos Support – Beta

by shiftyjelly

Today we’re excited to announce that Pocket Casts support for Sonos has gone into Beta! Judging by the amount of tweets and emails we’ve had over the years this is one of your most requested features and we’re excited to finally share it with you.

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Before we continue, we should set some quick expectations. This is currently in beta, so you may experience the odd issue here and there as we scale up the service and make sure everything is running smoothly. That said if you’re excited to get started here’s what you need to know:

  • You’ll find Pocket Casts listed as a beta in the Music Services section of Sonos. On the desktop app it’s under the ‘Sonos labs’ section.
  • For the linking part to work on iOS and Android you need to make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of our app (v6.8 on iOS, v6.3 on Android).
  • Use of this service requires a Pocket Casts account. They are free to create inside our apps and we can’t do things like show your podcasts or sync your progress without one, which is why it’s needed.

So what can you do on day 1? Through the Sonos app you’ll have access to New Releases, In Progress and Starred episodes. So if like me you listen on your phone on the way in to work (or home), you can now jump into the Sonos app and go straight to what you were last listening to and continue from where you left off. As you play things on your Sonos speakers your progress will automatically be saved back to your Pocket Casts account so you can continue listening on your other devices as well. It’s the complete experience you’ve come to expect from using Pocket Casts on your phone, tablet and computer, now available on your speakers as well.

We’ll be adding more features to this integration over time, and we look forward to hearing your feedback as you try out this feature. We also have more exciting things to share with you later this year, this is just the first step of bringing your podcasts to more places.

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