The companion app of the fantastic Sonos wireless speaker system has just received a notable update with the move to version 5.3.
First up, it’s even easier for users to control what’s playing in a certain room. The Rooms menu is now available by tapping the top of any screen in the app.
A revamped UI for the iPad and iPad mini now offers a dedicated screen for what’s playing and music discovery.
With the simplified and more prominently displayed track progression bar – located below the Now Playing screen – music lovers can drag it to the desired position of the song.
Finally, you can switch between screens by swiping down from the Now Playing screen. A swipe from the far left to right will show all available music sources.
A universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini, Sonos Controller can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
The speaker line starts at $199 for the powerful Sonos:1. A larger Sonos:3 and Sonos:5 retail for $299 and $399, respectively.
If you’re looking for a unique Sonos speaker, a limited-edition Blue Note edition of the Play:1 will be available to purchase on Thursday, March 5 for $250. Along with the special blue color, buyers will receive special access to a jazz-themed Artists Selects channel.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my Play:1 speaker, and I can highly recommend it for anyone needing a high-quality and wireless sound system. Back in late 2014, an update allowed users to directly connect a speaker to their Wi-Fi network instead of having to purchase a hardware bridge.
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