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Software Release Notes

Current Software Version
5.2

Sonos keeps getting better. In the latest free software update (version 5.0), Sonos controllers have been enhanced with the following features:

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Features

ALL THE MUSIC YOU LOVE EASIER THAN EVER (iOS AND ANDROID)

The Sonos Controller Apps for iOS and Android have been re-designed to make it easier than ever to play the music you love today and discover the music you will love tomorrow.

  • Sleek New Design: Effortlessly control your world of music with an app designed by and for music lovers.
    • Touch the SONOS icon at the top to display the SONOS music menu.
    • Touch the room name at the top right to display the ROOMS screen.
    • Easily access Shuffle and Repeat from the queue pane.
    • Access Crossfade and Sleep Timer from the Info & Options pane.
    • Using your iPhone, swipe to toggle between the Now Playing screen and the last place you browsed; using your iPad, drag and drop tracks or albums directly into the queue or the Now Playing pane.
  • Explore Music Services: From popular favorites to specialized music services, Sonos makes it easy to browse our wide selection and discover new ways to explore the world of music.
    • The More Music menu option has been renamed Add Music Services.
    • The music service detail pages include descriptions of available services in your country.
  • Universal Search: With this update you can now search across all of your music services at once to find and enjoy the music you love.
    • For example, if you have three different music services installed, a search for the artist Beck now returns relevant matches for all three.
    • You can quickly jump across categories with the tap of a finger.

SONOS APP FOR IOS DEVICES

  • The following settings have been added to the Manage Music Library menu (these options are already present on the other Sonos Controller apps):
    • Schedule Music Index Updates
    • Sort Folders By
    • Compilation Albums
  • The following settings have been added to the Advanced Settings menu (these options are already present on the other Sonos Controller apps):
    • Wireless Channel
    • Audio Compression
    • Auto Check for Updates
  • VoiceOver is supported on iOS7.

SURROUND MODE (ALL CONTROLLERS)

If you have surround speakers connected to your PLAYBAR, you can now change the surround setting for music playback (this setting does not apply to TV audio). Choose from Ambient (default, subtle, ambient sound) or Full (new setting that enables louder, full range sound).

Using a handheld Sonos controller:
1. From the Settings menu, touch Room Settings.
2. Choose the room that has surround speakers connected, and then choose Advanced Audio -> Surround Settings.
3. Select either Ambient or Full.

Using the Sonos Controller App for Mac or PC:
1. From the Manage menu (PC) or Sonos menu (Mac), select Settings -> Room Settings.
2. Choose the room that has surround speakers connected, and then choose the Surrounds tab.
3. Select either Ambient or Full from the drop-down list.

Note for Sonos Controller App for iPad users only:
If you have previously installed the Sonos Controller for iPad, it is recommended that you uninstall the existing Sonos app before installing Sonos software version 5.0. For other devices, there is no need to uninstall before updating.

System Requirements

iOS SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

    Sonos update 5.0 is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 6 and higher (certain features require higher versions of iOS)
  • iPhone 3GS or later
  • iPod touch 4th generation or later
  • iPad 2 or later

ANDROID SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

Requires Android: 2.1 and higher. Certain features may require higher versions of Android.

MAC Software Requirements

  • Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or greater.
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended).

PC Software Requirements

  • PC running Windows® XP SP3 or higher, Windows Vista™, Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • 500 MHz Pentium class processor or better.
  • Latest Windows service packs recommended.
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended).

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During November and December 2014, request a return or exchange by January 31 2015 and a free return label will be e-mailed to you.

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