include native sonos support.
Any plans to add native songs support? Playing through podcast addict allows for a much better experience and the ability to take advantage of all its great features!
Unfortunately, it looks like in order to be able to connect and stream to a Sonos device, the content would need to be hosted on Podcast Addict Servers. Because of this restriction, this feature won’t be available in Podcast Addict…
I was going to add this as a separate thread but maybe more appropriate here. Sonos has native support for casting, Google Play Music has support and Sonos shows up as a device in the Cast to list. IMHO adding this type of support for Sonos would be much better than the file discovery method for a number of reasons. Thanks!
Hi, great news that this great podcast app is now compatible with Sonos.
I'm looking into buying some Sonos gear. Can anyone confirm whether it is possible to set the Sonos alarm in order to wake up to a podcast in the Podcast Addict playlist?
Edit: it looks like the fix is working.
This will be delivered in the upcoming v3.9
I may have found a way to make downloaded episodes visible in the Sonos app.
Because I don't have any SONOS device, can you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you a new APK for you to test ?
Luke M commented
Why does Podcast Addict have to create a "podcast" subfolder? This seems like an arbitrary and unnecessary limitation.
You can store in the device podcast library folder, BUT Podcast Addict will then create a subfolder and store the content within this subfolder.
Knut Urbye commented
Is there a restriction for storing files directly in the podcasts folder?
Unfortunately until the Sonos app supports multiple level of subfolders, there won't be update/fix for this issue.
Knut Urbye commented
Any update on this? As mentioned below, the issue is the subfolder. I see an option for indexing on Android for sonos, but this does not have any effect
The sonos app seems to be using Android's media database for local files and the media scanner apparently doesn't look into subdirectories. But even if you move the files manually to the podcast directory or the Music directory, they will be recognized as music. So you have find the podcast you just downloaded in the music database again, which can quite tedious.
Meanwhile I'm using LocalCast (which can cast to Sonos) as an external player. It essentially passes the URL of the podcast to the speaker. Maybe AllCast, BubbleUPNP and others also work, because the Sonos speakers show up as DLNA media renderers. So if Podcast Addict would support DLNA, it would be able to support Sonos speakers and other devices, at least in a basic way (within the limits of what DLNA can do).
Please can we see the automatic creation of the 'podcast' directory removed so sonos can see the podcasts? This is surely a very simple change, but would make a huge difference!
Chris Rowley commented
Xavier, good to hear you're keen to follow up on this (there are people over at the Sonos community who have been switching podcast apps to get Sonos support). Jamie has identified the solution to this. When the user manually selects the download folder for Podcast Addict, the app creates a subfolder in that location titled 'podcast'. If there was an option to not create that subfolder and just store podcasts directly in the folder selected by the user then this would be resolved.
The ideal implementation would be a tick box that a user could select that would automatically change the download folder (and copy across existing downloads) to (/storage/emulated/0/Podcasts).
I suggest if you implement this, you could approach Sonos to recognise Podcast Addict as a supported app (see https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2198/~/playing-podcasts-wirelessly-from-your-android-device), instead of the current status of "Podcasts Apps That Don't Work".
Otherwise, I'm finding Podcast Addict is a great app :)
Jamie Fougerousse commented
Xavier- I have Sonos and spent some time trying to make this work. What I discovered is that the problem lies in the directory structure. Sonos on android only looks for the podcast episodes in the Podcasts folder in the device memory. When I set that location as the download location for Podcast Addict, Podcast Addict creates a subfolder called "podcast" and puts the individual episodes in there. Sonos does not look in any subfolders in the Podcasts directory. If I manually go move an episode up into the parent Podcasts folder, I can go to Sonos, tell it to play from "This Device," choose podcasts, and that episode I moved will be there.
Would it be possible to redo the Podcast Addict directory structure to eliminate the podcasts subfolder and put the episodes directly in the chosen directory? I think that would fix the Sonos problem.
Keep up the great work. You have an excellent app.
I'm in contact with Sonos to try to understand why Sonos app cannont play files from the Podcast Addict download folder.
But I don't have any Sonos hardware and they need to get some information from the hardware to understand the issue...
So if someone is interested to chat with Sonos support please let me know ;)