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Software Release Notes

Current Software Version
5.1
Until now, delivering on our promise of rock solid wireless has always required that a BRIDGE or Sonos player be connected to your router. In the latest free software update (version 5.1), we’re finally able to deliver what we’ve been working so hard to achieve - incredible wireless performance that is uniquely Sonos, all without plugging anything into your router.
any device
Features

SONOS SETUP OPTIONS

Standard wireless setup. With software update 5.1, Sonos can now operate on your home WiFi network. This setup is ideal for:

· Any home with good WiFi coverage (wireless setup is dependent on your router’s WiFi broadcast power)

Alternate setup. During the setup process, you may be prompted to temporarily connect one of your players to your router with an Ethernet cable if your device does not support standard wireless setup (see the Compatible Operating Systems table below). At the end of the setup process, you can disconnect the Ethernet cable and move your Sonos player to a different location.

BRIDGE (SonosNet ) setup . Connecting a BRIDGE or Sonos player to your router permanently with an Ethernet cable creates a dedicated wireless network exclusively for your Sonos system so you get reliable wireless performance no matter how large your home or how many WiFi devices you use. (This setup is required for some household configurations; see System Requirements below.)

If you already have a BRIDGE, we recommend you leave it connected - you are already experiencing the benefits of having a separate wireless network exclusively for your Sonos system.

BRIDGE setup is ideal for:

· Larger homes where the WiFi performance isn’t reliable or doesn’t reach all of the rooms where you want music.

· Homes where the WiFi network is already in high demand with streaming video and web surfing and you want to create a dedicated wireless network exclusively for your Sonos speakers.

· Sonos 3.1 or 5.1 home theater system setup (BRIDGE setup is required if you want to pair a SUB and/or a pair of rear surround speakers with your PLAYBAR).

Note : SonosNet is a secure, AES-encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • Standard wireless setup is supported on:

· 2.4 GHz home networks supporting 802.11b/802.11g wireless technology

· Home network routers configured to use open (no security) or WEP/WPA/WPA2

  • BRIDGE setup is required for:
  • Routers that support only 802.11n (standard wireless setup requires 802.11b / 802.11g)
  • Routers that support only 5GHz (not switchable to 2.4 GHz)

· Access points configured to require certificates or some other form of enterprise authentication (aka "802.1X", "RADIUS", or "WPA/WPA2 Enterprise")

  • Networks with wireless range extenders

· Guest networks/hotspots that use a portal page to login

· Setting up a Sonos 3.1 or 5.1 home theater system with PLAYBAR

COMPATIBLE OPERATING SYSTEMS

STANDARD
(WIRELESS)
SETUP

ALTERNATE
(TEMPORARILY WIRED) SETUP

BRIDGE
(SONOSNET)
SETUP

iOS devices running iOS 6 and higher, including:

· iPhone 3GS or later

· iPod touch 4th generation or later

· iPad 2 or later (iPad 1 is no longer supported)

X

X

X

Macintosh® OS X 10.7 and higher

X

X

X

Macintosh® OS X 10.6.8

X

X

Windows® 7 and higher

X

X

X

Windows® XP

X

X

Windows® Vista

X

X

Android devices running 2.3 or 4.0 and higher

X

X

X

Android devices running 2.1, 2.2, 3.x

X

X

SONOS CONTROL

X

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS

· If you don’t have a music library set up, you will no longer see the Music Library option in the SONOS music menu. For help creating or managing your music library, go to http://faq.sonos.com/manage.

· Your Sonos controller will now auto-connect to Sonos if there is only one Sonos system on the network.

· If you want to try out pre-release software to test new features, it’s easy to join our beta program. (You can opt in or out of the beta program from the Settings menu.)

o From the SONOS music menu on your iOS or Android device, select Settings -> Advanced Settings. Touch Beta Program, and then follow the on-screen prompts.

  • Manage Service has been removed from the Add Music Services menu option. Replacing, removing or reauthorizing a music service, as well as changing a music service password now appears under Settings -> My Services on your iOS or Android device.

· Version 5.1 also includes several security and networking enhancements.

DEVICES RUNNING iOS 4 & 5

Beginning with Sonos software version 5.1, only iOS devices running iOS 6 and higher are supported. When this update is initiated in your household, iOS4 and 5 devices, including the 1st generation iPad, iPhone 3G, and 2nd and 3rd generation iPod touch, will no longer function as Sonos controllers. This update is irreversible.


SONOS CONTROL (CR200) OWNERS

Starting with release 5.1, you can no longer use the SONOS CONTROL to tweet what you are listening to. Instead tweet straight from the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet.

SONOS PLAY:3 OWNERS

Release 5.1 includes a slight SONOS PLAY:3 WiFi transmission power reduction. In the unlikely event you experience a wireless issue with your PLAY:3, you can go to www.sonos.com/support for more information.