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Sonos Playback Control & Search

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I was hoping to find a playback controller for the Sonos desktop app but only found Jeff Johns's "Sonos Sound Controls" workflow, which unfortunately only offered volume control hotkeys.

 

I tend to do a lot of playback control using keywords, so I set some up for Alfred. I'm an AppleScript noob, and Sonos doesn't really support AppleScript, so this was kind of a pain, and pretty hacky. There were some useful posts from 2008, but otherwise, I was kind of stabbing in the dark.

 

Download here.

 

There's support for the following commands using the 'sonos' keyword: searchplay/pause, next track, previous track, volume up/down, and mute.

 

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Feedback and suggestions welcomed.

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Hi Chris,

 

Thank you so much for this workflow.  Obviously love Alfred and just got my SONOS system installed and in the process of developing a complex HA system with as much automation and having ease of use is critical during iterations.

 

Seems to be working so far and will gladly provide feedback as I go.  

 

Thank you very much and all my very best,

Tudor

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This is great, thank you!

 

On the latest version of the Sonos desktop app for Mac (version 7.1) I had to update the play/pause to be "click button 3 of window 1" instead of button 2. Otherwise all other functions seem to work as is.

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