Switch between New Search and Classic Search in the Sonos app

  • Mobile device required
  • Sonos S2 required

You can switch between our New Search and Classic Search functions depending on which version works best for you.

In the Sonos app, navigate to the Search tab. Under the search bar, you’ll see a button that either reads Try the New Search or Switch to Classic Search. Press this button to choose which search experience you’d like to use. You can toggle between these two search functions at any time.

Note that this button will disappear when you start typing something into the search bar. To bring it back, simply erase the contents of the search bar.

Don't see the New Search button?

The New Search feature is being rolled out to all users over the coming weeks. If you don’t currently see the New Search or Classic Search option, it’ll be available in your Sonos app soon.

If you regularly use Sonos to listen to music from your local Music Library, we recommend using Classic Search. The New Search function will not show search results from your Music Library.

Unsupported music services

Some music services are not currently supported by our app’s New Search. If you regularly search one of the services below using the Sonos app, we recommend using Classic Search.

  • Activaire
  • Audible
  • Classical Archives
  • FamilyStream
  • My Cloud Home
  • Planet Radio
  • Podplay
  • RadioPlay
  • Rova
  • Stingray Music
  • Tunify for Business

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.