• Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices

    Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices

    If there’s been one feature missing on the Sonos whole-home music system: Airplay. There were workarounds and hacks, but nothing quite let you stream your iOS music to devices in the home. Now, praise be the Gods of CE, Sonos has added onboard music and podcast streaming to their controller app. Read More

  • Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    One pet peeve I had with the Sonos system was the quality of the UI on high-res screens. While it is, after all, just a remote control, the app was Sonos’ outward-facing experience and needed to be flawless. Now it is. The company just updated its iPad app to support Retina screens (no similar update for Retina MacBooks, sadly) and you can also change the Sonos volume by clicking the… Read More

  • Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    The Sonos Sub, not to be confused with the Five-Dollar Footlong, is a subwoofer that works wirelessly with the Sonos family of devices and adds considerable bass to any Sonos CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, or PLAY:3 device. It is a substantial device with two force-canceling speakers that outputs down to 25 Hz. At $699 this isn’t your run-of-the-mill audio purchase. However, the difference in… Read More

  • Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Previous investors Redpoint Ventures and Elevation Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the company’s total funding to just under $200 million. As part of the round, KKR’s David Kerko, Elevation Managing Director… Read More

  • Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos has just gotten really deep (get it?) with their new Sonos Sub, a wireless subwoofer that connects to any Sonos system and adds just a bit more oomph to the musical proceedings. The sub costs $699 and offers (according to the press release) “thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel the weight of every chord, kick, splash and roll.” Read More

  • Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos has just announced an update to their Sonos Controller software, specifically for Mac and PC. The app, which runs on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android, now comes in 12 different languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. And that’s only the beginning. The Mac and PC… Read More

  • Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos this morning sent out an email to users advising them to immediately update their wireless music system software with a security “enhancement” in order to plug a hole that “in rare cases” could have been exploited by malicious people to gain access to sensitive, personal customer data. In the message, which was also posted on its forum, Sonos says it is not aware… Read More

  • Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    An update to the Sonos firmware and controller now allows Android users to manage their devices on a Honeycomb tablet in a native slate format, eschewing the original portrait-only Android phone app. The new version supports the Kindle Fire as well. Users can also now Tweet the titles of music they’re listening to right from the app. Read More

  • Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Robbie Bach, 22 year veteran of Microsoft and most recently the company’s Xbox division, has moved to Sonos. Sonos head John MacFarlane pulled Bach out of semi-retirement in order to help with their retail presence. Sonos makes audio sharing devices for the home, creating seamless soundscapes in multiple rooms using hardware that, for the most part, surpasses a standard set of… Read More

  • Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    If you’re looking for a high-class all-in-one streaming music system, Sonos has you covered. The company today announced the Play:3, a Sonos music player that gives the user access to Sonos’ complete library of streaming music services. Users can control the Play:3 through their Sonos Controller app, available for Android, iPhone and iPad, and the whole thing just costs $299. Read More

  • Spotify Now On Sonos

    Spotify Now On Sonos

    Not to flog a spotted horse, Spotify is now available on your Sonos devices. To add the service to your devices follow these instructions. Read More

  • Video: Check Out BlaBlabLabs' 3D Body Scanner/Printer At TC Disrupt

    BlablabLab and 3D Systems (along with some help from Sonos) set up an amazing exhibit at Techcrunch Disrupt. Essentially, it’s a 3D scanner/printer that grabs a 3D copy of your body and then prints it out into a 3-inch high figurine. It is, in short, magical. Read More

  • Like A Double Rainbow, MOG Comes To Sonos

    If you’re a Sonos fan you’ll be happy to know that MOG, the music streaming service that competes with sites like Spotify, Rdio, and Pandora, has just hit the list of Sonos sources. It is, in short, a double rainbow of music goodness. They’re offering all Sonos users 14-day free trial and new users can get 20% off Sonos bundles with MOG access. You can check it out… Read More

  • Sonos For Android Is Here, Devices Now Support Airplay

    You’ve been waiting and now it’s here: Sonos has just announced the availability of the free Controller on the Android platform. It is compatible with almost all Android phones and tablets and supports the standard Sonos feature set (music assignment, browsing, search) as well as a few interesting additions. The app takes advantage of Android’s native speech recognition to… Read More

  • Sonos Pushes Android Controller App Launch 'Til April

    Got some bad news bears this morning for the dozen or so Sonos owners looking forward to the Android app. (I kid, I kid) The company is not going to make their original “end of March” launch date. Apparently the app isn’t ready yet as the testing took a bit longer than expected. The free app’s launch date is now next month. The company just sent over a short statement… Read More

  • Sorry Mike, No Sonos Controller For Android Until Next Month

    Finally! Sonos To Release Android Controller App In March, exclaimed an understandably excited Michael Arrington back in February. Alas, bad news has just come in for my boss and many other Android handset owning Sonos users. According to the company, testing of the Sonos Controller for Android is taking a bit longer than they’d anticipated, which means they will not make that March… Read More

  • Sonos To Add MOG To List Of Available Music Streaming Services This Spring

    Are you a MOG user in proud possession of a Sonos Multi-Room Music System? Let me make you a happy man or woman: US-based MOG users will have access to the company’s on-demand music service through Sonos later this spring, the companies jointly announced this morning. With the addition of MOG, and recently Rdio and Spotify, the list of available music services is beginning to look like… Read More

  • Thanks To New Feed, Sonos Music System Now Works With The XM Half Of Sirius XM

    The following probably speaks to Sirius XM silliness more than anything else, but what are you gonna do? Sonos’ Multi-Room Music System is now fully compatible with the “new and improved” Sirius XM stream. The system had worked on the Sirius side of things just fine, but now it works on the XM side of things, too. Read More

  • Sonos Launches Sonos Controller For Android

    Everyone’s favorite home music streamer, Sonos, just announced the availability of the Sonos Controller for Android, a free program for managing your Sonos receiver from the comfort of your cellphone. The controller is long overdue as iOS users have had a version of the Sonos system for well over a year. The app will be available in the Android Market in March and will be officially… Read More

  • Finally! Sonos To Release Android Controller App In March

    Ah, Sonos. Once you’ve tried it you never go back. The trouble was that it used to cost thousands of dollars to get your home set up to stream music from any wifi connected hard drive to the Sonos speakers. Here’s my Sonos review from way back in 2006. Then things started to happen. Most notably they released the Sonos ZonePlayer S5, a lower cost Sonos device that could be… Read More