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Sonos update brings nice improvements to the Play:1 speaker

Sonos update brings nice improvements to the Play:1 speaker

July 13, 2015

Popular whole-home speaker company Sonos has just released version 5.4 of its official companion app for the iPhone and iPad. And it offers a number of improvements for music fans.

Turn up the bass

Most importantly, Play:1 users can now take advantage of improved speaker clarity. Also, bass performance has been optimized when paired with the company’s SUB subwoofer.

For home theater surround sound setups, a wired connection to your router is now optional, which is a nice touch.

Thanks to a request from users, the shuffle feature has also been improved. When shuffling, tracks are now shown in their new, revised playing order.

TuneIn Radio is also sporting a new look with improved icons and high definition album art.


The Sonos Controller app is universal and desgined for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.

Sonos Play:1 speaker.

The Sonos Play:1 speaker retails for $199.99.

You can order a Play:1 from for $199.99. It’s available in black or white.

I’ve consistently been a big fan of Sonos devices, and can easily recommend the Play:1 to anyone looking for a high-quality music listening experience free of the limited range of similarly priced Bluetooth options.

Just to note, if you want to use Apple Music with a Sonos speaker, you will need to be a little patient. Apple said Sonos support will arrive to the new streaming service sometime before the end of 2015.

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Mentioned apps

Sonos Controller
Sonos Controller
Sonos, Inc.

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