Customizing Display of Albums, Tracks, and Other Items

You can customize how Sonos Android and iOS controllers display items such as albums, tracks, and playlists by using display types.

Overview of Display Types

Display types determine how Sonos controllers display items such as albums, tracks, and playlists. You can use them to determine how controllers display album art and lines of text for these items. Set up display types in your presentation map by specifying one of the following display modes:

  • Grid
  • List
  • Hero
  • Editorial

These modes are described below.

Overview of display modes

You can use the following display modes when setting up display types.

Grid

The GRID display mode displays items in a grid, with tile-sized album art displayed above a maximum of two lines of text. Controllers will show default album art if you don't provide any.

List

The LIST display mode displays items in a list, with small album art and a maximum of two lines of text displayed to the right. Controllers will show default album art if you don't provide any.

Hero

The HERO display mode shows a container, such as an album or playlist, with a header and a list of child elements within the container. The header includes an image and up to three lines of text. The child elements can contain a thumbnail and up to three lines of text, depending on the child element's display type. On tablets, the header is listed on the left side of the screen, with the text below, and the child elements on the right. On phones, the header is listed at the top, with the text to the right of the image, and the child elements below.

Editorial

The EDITORIAL display mode displays album art and can include up to three lines of text. By default, it displays two lines: title and summary. Controllers show the title and summary to the right of the album art.

Find out how to configure display types.