By Sonos, Inc.
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Sonos is a system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components designed for every space in your home. It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device.
ENGAGE YOUR SENSES WITH IMMERSIVE SOUND
Feel the music come to life when you immerse yourself in Sonos sound. Hear every song as it was meant to be heard and every instrument as if you were in the studio or the front row.
CONTROL EVERY ROOM, FROM ANY DEVICE
Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to stream different songs in each room, group rooms together, or hear the same beat everywhere.
STREAM ALL THE MUSIC ON EARTH
Listen to all the music you love, no matter where it lives. Imagine your music library, music services and more than 100,000 free radio stations, podcasts and shows blasting off the walls of every room.
SIMPLE TO SET UP, CONTROL, AND EXPAND
No rewiring. No complex programming. Place your Sonos speaker anywhere in the house and connect to your home WiFi network with an intuitive mobile app. Build a house of sound, one room at time, and control your entire home audio system from your phone or tablet.
What's New in Version 6.1.1
Be among the first to enjoy Apple Music on Sonos. This update introduces support for the beta of Apple Music on Sonos. To set up Apple Music, join the Sonos beta program from the Sonos app Settings menu and check for updates before adding the service.
In addition to Apple Music support, this update includes performance enhancements for various music services. This update also fixes an issue seen during the setup of some Sonos systems.
I did a bunch of research, read reviews and asked a lot of questions before I got two Sonos 1s. I had a Bosc speaker that once Apple updated software and changed their plug connections when the five came out, never worked again. All that money wasted. Same thing with the setup I had put in my car! I decided that wireless was definitely the solution. I found with my research that wi fi gave much better sound quality than Bluetooth, sadly since it's a lot more expensive. Wish I felt I could afford better sound quality than the Sonos one, but it's so much better than what I had, I can't really complain. Sometimes it sounds like someone is in my house playing the piano. Setup was amazingly easy. The downsides are: occasionally I get some annoying bass rumble, I can't play any of my ITunes music since most is on my big pc, which is only on for a while. If I leave it on, it goes to sleep and the Sonos shuts down. So I usually use Pandora on shuffle. For some reason, it does not shuffle through all my stations (getting a bit tired of Louis Armstrong). Can't figure out how to broaden it. I've tried all kinds of stuff. Would I buy it again? Absolutely! Listening to way more music than I used to! I love Sonos but couldn't give it five stars because of those difficulties.
Although the UI still needs a little tweaking for user friendliness (I still keep forgetting how to find the alarm/sleep timer functions) overall this system has unleashed music in our household. My wife has mastered controlling it from her iPhone and we have several iPods and old re-purposed iPhones laying around to control all our music, anywhere, anytime. The system has worked reliably once we moved a few problem nodes to less electrically noisy locations. We replaced three stereo systems with this, we have a Play1 in the kitchen that automatically switches to the TV when the TV is on so we can make snack runs, and I have an Apple Airport connected to a Play5 that automatically switches to the paired stereo Play1s in my office when I send my iPhone or iPad to it via AirPlay. An alarm at 9PM on the Play3 in the bedroom plays the local radio station for a few minutes every night so later that night or the next morning we can just press the button to get our local news and music, just like we used to do with the clock radio. Now if they can just get the streaming protocol to Audible fixed again it will be nearly perfect.
I held out for a long time with my homebrew AirPlay system, but I managed to convince my wife to upgrade to Sonos when we moved to our new house.
Not only is it more reliable and less dependent on the hideous Apple Music ecosystem, it is usable by mere mortals. Merging multiple streaming and local music sources addresses all our needs for on demand or background music.
I was hesitant to switch out my home theatre sound, but the soundbar with sub and play:1s provides amazing cinema sound while seamlessly switching to straight audio (even for non-techies).
The app is the context for this review and that is where Sonos really shines. They managed to successfully pivot from a proprietary hardware vendor to an effective integrator of the best streaming services available. Thus avoiding unnecessary competition with the big boys and remaining fanboy neutral. You don't have to choose between any platform or brand to benefit from this system. You just need to pay a premium. You definitely get what you pay for. Great sound (there are always cheaper or more "pure" options with speakers), awesome variety, and a truly plug and play experience.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Dec 17, 2015
- Version: 6.1.1
- Size: 80.9 MB
- Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Sonos, Inc.
- © 2009-2015 Sonos, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.