A player for the SONOS sound system based on the Star Trek LCARS design. Built in Angular2 and with RaspberryPi and Windows 10 IoT in mind.
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This is a player for the SONOS sound system based on the Star Trek LCARS design (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARS). It is intended to run as a Windows 10 UWP application on a RaspberryPi 2 on Windows 10 Iot, but it is totally possible to just use it standalone as a normal Angular2 application in your browser. It is based on the following things:


Angular 2 application

You can use it without a RaspberryPi or Windows 10. To do this you just have to run "npm install" and then "npm start".

Setup node-sonos-http-api

In order to communicate with your local SONOS system, it uses node-sonos-http-api (https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api). You have to download it first and do the following steps:

Setup a RaspberryPi 2 & Windows 10 Iot

  • Download & Install latest version of Windows 10 IoT on Raspberry Pi
  • Download ARM node.js (https://github.com/nodejs/node-chakracore) and extract
  • Use Windows Explorer and go to "\minwinpc$c"
  • Create folder on root "Nodejs" and copy both ARM node.js files to this folder
  • Download latest version of node-sonos-http-api (https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api)
  • Call "npm install --production" in root folder of node-sonos-http-api
  • Create folder on Raspberry Pi (e.g. "Projects\nodesonos") and copy the entire content of node-sonos-http-api folder to this folder
  • Start Windows PowerShell (as administrator)
  • Start the WinRM service on your desktop to enable remote connections: "net start WinRM"
  • Type "Set-Item WSMan:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -Value "
  • Now start a session with your Windows IoT Core device: "Enter-PSSession -ComputerName -Credential \Administrator"
  • (Optional: Allow Node.exe to communicate through the firewall with the following command: "netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Node.js" dir=in action=allow program="C:\Nodejs\node.exe" enable=yes")
  • Create task: "schtasks /create /tn "NodeJS" /tr "c:\Nodejs\node.exe c:\Projects\nodesonos\server.js" /sc onstart /ru SYSTEM"

Setup SONOS push server

You have two options for the data communication: push or poll (define your preferred option in config.ts). In order to get the push events working, you need to setup another node server which communicates with the running node-sonos-http-api server and communicates with the client via socket.io (http://socket.io/). I've created a server for this: https://github.com/TimoKorinth/sonos-push-server. Download it and do the following steps:

  • run "npm install" in root folder
  • Create another folder on your Raspberry Pi and copy the content (optional)
  • Create a "settings.json" in the root folder of node-sonos-http-api (e.g. "Projects\nodesonos") and put in this code block: { "webhook": "http://localhost:5007/" }
  • Start server "node server.js" or create another Task for this (on your RaspberryPi): "schtasks /create /tn "SonosPush" /tr "c:\Nodejs\node.exe c:\Projects\sonospush\server.js" /sc onstart /ru SYSTEM"

Enable CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing)

  • Change "sonos-http-api.js" in nodesonos/lib folder. Add the following lines to requestHandler function (just above "res.write(new Buffer(jsonResponse));"):
    • res.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*");
    • res.setHeader("Access-Control-Request-Method", "POST, GET, OPTIONS");
    • res.setHeader("Access-Control-Allow-Headers", "Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept, cache-control, pragma, expires");
  • Change "req.method === 'GET'" in nodesonos/server.js to "req.method === 'GET' || req.method === 'OPTIONS'" (~line 66)


  • In order to get the volume controls working on a RaspberryPi (at least for me), you have to add the line "console.log(replaceTable);" to "nodesonos/node_modules/sonos-discovery/lib/sonos.js" in the function "String.prototype.format" (~line 64). I know: This does not make any sense, but it worked for me ;-)