Step 3: Install the software

If your operating system is Windows® XP or later, or Macintosh® OS X, simply insert the Sonos System Setup CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the software, configure your music system, and set up access to your music files.

Note:    During the setup process, you will be prompted to register your Sonos system. Your music system must be registered in order to receive future software updates, technical support and access to free music service trials, so please be sure to register during the setup process. We do not share your email address with other companies.

If you have a different operating system, you can set up your music system using a Sonos Controller or an iPhone or iPod touch instead.

Note:    Firewall software such as Norton Internet Security™, McAfee® Personal Firewall, Windows Firewall, or Mac OS X built-in firewall, can block the operation of your Sonos software. During installation, you may see prompts from your firewall software indicating that the Sonos application is attempting to perform certain operations. You should always allow full access to the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC. You may also need to change the settings of your firewall software to ensure that Windows file sharing is not blocked. For detailed instructions, please go to our Web site at

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