Your Home Network

To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

Home network requirements

Note:      Your network must have a high-speed Internet connection, as the Sonos system is designed to provide you with online software updates. Your Sonos system must be registered to receive these updates, so be sure to register during the setup process. We do not share your e-mail address with other companies.

      High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based mu­sic services. (If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuating download rates.)

      If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online up­dates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you do not have a router, purchase and install one before proceeding.

  If you are going to use a Sonos application on an Android™ smartphone, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad® or other tablet, you may need a wireless router in your home network. For more information, please visit our Web site at

      Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add all other Sonos components wirelessly.

      For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.

System requirements

      Windows® XP SP3 and higher

      Macintosh® OS  X 10.6 and higher

      Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iPhone and iPod touch require iOS 4.0 or later. iPad requires iOS 5.0 or later.

      Android: 2.1 and higher, certain features may require higher versions of Android

Note:      For the latest system requirements, including supported operating system versions, please visit our Web site at


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