Back in September, Sonos unveiled an impressive new feature for its wireless speakers called Trueplay. Using the built-in microphones on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, this Sonos feature lets you fine tune your speaker to the room it’s in while optimizing the sound regardless of placement. Starting today, Sonos users can use try out Trueplay using the latest version of the controller app for iOS. expand full story
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Sonos Controller app updated w/ quick Rooms access, new iPad UI, improved search, more
Sonos is today rolling out version 5.3 of its Sonos Controller app for iOS to introduce a few new features and a tweaked user interface.
The feature being highlighted above others in the update is easier access to controlling the app’s Rooms feature: Effortlessly move your music around your home with a more accessible ROOMS menu available by tapping the top of any screen in the Sonos app. Group and ungroup rooms from the ROOMS menu to play music in perfect synchrony throughout your home.
Also new in the update is an updated user experience for iPad users that offers new, separate views for currently playing music and discovery features:
- More engaging browse experience for tablets. Version 5.3 provides separate views for music discovery and what’s currently playing.
- Last browsed on a phone or tablet. Quickly return to the last place you browsed.
- Touch to view the last place you browsed. On your phone, you can also go back to the last place you browsed by swiping down on the Now Playing screen.
- Touch the collapsed Now Playing screen at the bottom of the screen to return to full-screen view.
Sonos highlighted a few other new features including more readily available search and a new playback progress slider.
The updated app, version 5.3, is available on the App Store now.
What’s New in Version 5.3
SIMPLER ROOM CONTROL AND FASTER ACCESS TO ALL YOUR MUSIC.
Effortlessly move your music around your home with a more accessible Rooms menu available by tapping the top of any screen in the Sonos app.
A more engaging browse experience for tablets with dedicated screens for what’s playing and music discovery.
Simplified track progression bar, just below the album art in the Now playing screen. Drag it to whatever point in the song you want to play. This is only applicable for music sources that allow this.
Switch between screens by swiping down from the Now Playing screen to go back to browsing your music. Then swipe from far left to right to show all your music sources.
Search is now more readily available so you can quickly find and play music.
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Sonos Controller app updated for iOS 8 & iPhone 6/Plus, Sonos Boost support
Sonos today updated its Controller app for iPhone and iPad bringing full support for iOS 8 and optimizations for the new larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The app, which offers control of wi-fi connected Sonos audio hardware, also now supports the company’s new Sonos Boost enterprise-grade wi-fi extender accessory:
This update includes support for SONOS BOOST, an accessory that provides enterprise-grade wireless performance for your Sonos system so you get unparalleled reliability – even in homes that are known to have wireless connectivity problems.
Announced earlier this year, the Sonos Boost accessory is available starting today from the Sonos website and other retailers. The Boost will sell for $99 USD, slightly higher than the similar but less powerful $49 Sonos Bridge the company previously offered. “Similar to the BRIDGE ($49 USD), BOOST connects directly to your router to create a dedicated network, allowing all your Sonos speakers and components to talk to each other, with up to 50% greater wireless range.”
Version 5.1.1 of the Sonos Controller app for iOS is available on the App Store now.
What’s New in Version 5.1.1
SUPPORT FOR SONOS BOOST This update includes support for SONOS BOOST, an accessory that provides enterprise-grade wireless performance for your Sonos system so you get unparalleled reliability – even in homes that are known to have wireless connectivity problems.
SUPPORT FOR NEW APPLE DEVICES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS This update includes support for iOS 8, including support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.