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How to Install SONOS Controller App ‘Noson’ in Ubuntu

SONOS device is easy to use a wireless home sound system which can stream music from more than 50 audio services including Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify etc. You can easily control all your music playback through various SONOS controller app. If you are running Ubuntu Linux system then I have a beautifully designed SONOS Controller App for You and that’s Noson.

SONOS Controller App ‘Noson’
SONOS Controller App ‘Noson’

It’s written on QML/C++ programming language. Noson is a blazing fast and smart controller for SONOS devices which ultimately let you control your loved songs from anywhere, any room. With the help of this SONOS controller, you can browse, filter and playback any songs, tracks or radios on any zones. You can create the playlist, manage grouping zone, queue and ultimately control the whole playback.

Install SONOS Controller App ‘Noson’ in Ubuntu

There are many ways to install SONOS controller Noson in Ubuntu or Ubuntu derivatives. You can search and install from Ubuntu software center or use command line tool for Snap package or Ubuntu PPA. Here I will show all the way to install this SONOS controller app Noson in Ubuntu Linux.

1. Install SONOS Controller App ‘Noson’ via Snap Package

Noson officially provides Snap package repositories on Ubuntu software center. You just need to search the Noson snap package and hit the install button. If you wonder how to install Snap package in Ubuntu Linux. Follow my A to Z tutorial on How to install software in Ubuntu – complete guide.

Install Noson app from Ubuntu software center
Install Noson app from Ubuntu software center

If you don’t get comfortable with Ubuntu software center, run the below command into the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

snap install noson

2. Install Noson via Ubuntu PPA

Noson provides official Ubuntu PPA which contains the latest software version for all the current Ubuntu Linux. Install it by running following command into the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jlbarriere68/noson-app
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install noson-app

How to Remove Noson if installed via Ubuntu PPA

You can use synaptic package manager or use the following command to remove Noson from the system:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove noson-app

For removing PPA, follow “Software & Updates >> Other Software Tab >> Select and Remove Specific PPA”.

Remove the PPA from Software and Update Utility
Remove the PPA from Software and Update Utility

3. Install Noson via Package Flatpak

Flathub offers an official Flatpak package of Noson app which can be installed on any Linux distros. Make sure to follow the setup guide before installing.

Search Noson on Flathub Repository and hit install.

Install Noson app from Flathub Repository
Install Noson app from Flathub Repository

Or else you can use the following command to install:

flatpak install flathub io.github.janbar.noson


flatpak run io.github.janbar.noson

Final Thought

I have tried to include all the possible ways to install this SONOS controller app Noson in Ubuntu Linux and other Ubuntu derivatives. Moreover, if you have other Linux distros then follow Flatpak package for universal installation.

Is this tutorial helpful? Did I miss any other installation method? Let me know your suggestion and experience in the comment below.


  1. I have installed the app rather swiftly on linux-lite 3.8. However when I run the noson controller it tells me “No Sonos zone found – make sure that your device is connected to the correct wireless network”
    As a matter of fact, I am not connected via wifi but through an Ethernet cable as the wifi signal is quite weak where my computer is seating. It should not be a problem though. Any clues to solve this ?

  2. This is a really welcome app however when accessing the tunedin radio part through favourites the sound keeps on cutting out for 15 to 20 seconds every 2 minutes or so , rendering it useless. I guess there may be some settings that I need to change.


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