I’ve had a lot of frustration trying to use SmartThings to control my Sonos speaker.
My goal has been to use my minimote - allowing me to program individual buttons on the minimote to select stations/playlists on the Sonos.
SmartThings support for minmote is deficient - the basic view of the minimote is that it is one device with one button. There is a smart app that allows you to control lights with the minimote, but what you really need is to be able to invoke other smartapps from a minimote button press, and that feature does not exist.
Louis Parks wrote an app that more or less did what I wanted. I modded it for my own purposes, but after one other another updates of the Hub software it quit working. My skill with Groovy and the SmartThings API in general is weak, and I haven’t been able to get it working.
While all this is going on, Sonos will soon release an update of their software in order to support Apple Music. I’m not sure if this beta in progress is making the device incompatible with the existing Sonos app, but for starters, Mood Music seems to be broken.
Has anyone else tried to set up smart apps to play specific Sonos music? When I do this now, I get the option to play one thing and one thing only - a Pandora station that isn’t even in my Sonos favorites.
I also swear that the Sonos support has changed - there used to be a smart app to select Sonos stations, but that seems to be gone - maybe replaced with Mood Music?
So in any case, my first question is whether Mood Music is working for other people - if you try to add a new instance of this, where does the list of options come for “Play This Track” come from? And are you seeing the list you expect? (If it turns out to be a problem with beta software, that’s fine, but it means everyone will be broken pretty soon.)
Second is, will there ever be decent support for launching SmartApps from minimote buttons? This is a really nice feature, and I don’t understand why there seems to be no demand for it.