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Sonos11.1

22 April 2020

Control software for the Sonos Music System.

Overview

Sonos (formerly Sonos Desktop Controller) allows you to control software for the Sonos Music System.

Music in your house.

When it comes to playing music, we believe all rooms should be created equal. That's why you can put ZonePlayers in absolutely any room where you want music - either connected directly to speakers or to your home theater and stereo system. With Sonos, no room is off-limits and you can add music to practically any number of rooms: the bedroom, the backyard, even the bathroom.

Music in your hands.

Sonos puts the control of all your music and all your rooms right where it should be -- in your hands. With the touch of a finger you can find and play a world of music, whether it's streaming direct from the Internet or stored on your computer. Tune in to your favorite radio station or browse through your entire music library. You can play the same song in every room or choose different songs for different rooms. It's up to you. And so is which Controller you use - the dedicated Sonos Controller, Sonos Controller for iPhone, Sonos Controller for Mac or PC, or a combination of all four.

What's new in Sonos

Version 11.1:
  • Sonos Radio is now available on all Sonos systems that have updated to version 11.1. Check our Sonos Radio article to learn more about the new service.
  • Listen to a selection of genre stations with music expertly curated by Sonos.
  • Stream from 60,000 radio stations from around the world.

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16 Reviews of Sonos

felix018
18 April 2020
Version: 11.0

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The Sonos system is a joke. I cant even feed music from itunes on my macbook pro directly to the speakers?!? I dont want to be forced to yet an other control interface for playing my music. Who needs that? The clunky Sonos app doesn't even provide access to all my tunes or playlists, doesn't reflect the order that I set up for those.... Why would I want to trade in my time proven Itunes set up for a A clunky, limited system. I am shocked at the incompetence and will return the Play:5 immediately. What a waste of time. What were these software programmers thinking. Why dont you stick to providing speakers and a technically stable system to sync them across rooms instead of also trying to best a perfectly working itunes.
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felix018
18 April 2020
Version: 11.0
The Sonos system is a joke. I cant even feed music from itunes on my macbook pro directly to the speakers?!? I dont want to be forced to yet an other control interface for playing my music. Who needs that? The clunky Sonos app doesn't even provide access to all my tunes or playlists, doesn't reflect the order that I set up for those.... Why would I want to trade in my time proven Itunes set up for a A clunky, limited system. I am shocked at the incompetence and will return the Play:5 immediately. What a waste of time. What were these software programmers thinking. Why dont you stick to providing speakers and a technically stable system to sync them across rooms instead of also trying to best a perfectly working itunes.
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olieuchner
28 March 2020
Version: 11.0
The Sonos system is a joke. I cant even feed music from itunes on my macbook pro directly to the speakers?!? I dont want to be forced to yet an other control interface for playing my music. Who needs that? The clunky Sonos app doesn't even provide access to all my tunes or playlists, doesn't reflect the order that I set up for those.... Why would I want to trade in my time proven Itunes set up for a A clunky, limited system. I am shocked at the incompetence and will return the Play:5 immediately. What a waste of time. What were these software programmers thinking. Why dont you stick to providing speakers and a technically stable system to sync them across rooms instead of also trying to best a perfectly working itunes.
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1
petebarlow
07 February 2020
Version: 10.6
Between Apple and Sonos they are wrecking my life. After a Mac Update refuses to let Sonos access music library - help goes round in circles - try another system?
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5
zizi-5334
18 December 2019
Version: 10.6
Good but difficult openning
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0.5
wblume
04 December 2018
Version: 9.3
The forced 9.2 update broke our whole 4-room system. Not surprisingly, the only room I was able to get to work was the newest Sonos device, Play 1's. All of our older Sonos hardware has been down for over a week. 9.3 was no improvement.
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JD-1
04 December 2018
Version: 9.3
I've had a Sonos for 3 years and must say that the hardware is of very good quality, not nearly as good as Apple's current HomePod, but it is a very good speaker. However...

The software & seemingly non stop updates make the experience of using their speaker progressively more & more a pain in the ass! As well, there have been many times when using their app on my iPhone, I get a can't connect to my iTunes library message when it had just finished playing something from it. I then have to go to my Mac and restart iTunes so the app can again recognize my library, which defeats the whole purpose of "remotely" controlling your speaker!

The Sonos Mac app is also a pain and both of their apps make the experience of using them worse with each new iteration.. I'm done with them and will be sticking with the vastly superior sounding AND friendlier U.I. that is the HomePod!
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0.5
Hermie
10 October 2018
Version: 9.1
Watch out! Updating to 9.2 Desktop means you'll lose all kinds of settings like wireless channel, white light on/off, speaker controls on/off (cat settings), stereo pairing and you can't even connect a new speaker anymore. To keep doing that normal stuff one now needs a tablet or smart mobile phone. Sonos calls this progress. In short, if you only have a desktop Mac or a laptop it's byebye, you're not welcome anymore. Besides that, the new and "improved" player looks butt-ugly.
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0.5
bqyr
05 February 2018
Version: 8.3
If you enjoy an american cooperation collection large chunks of data about you, Sonos is for you: http://www.zdnet.com/article/sonos-accept-new-privacy-policy-speakers-cease-to-function
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Dauph-V
22 January 2018
Version: 8.2.2
I purchased Sonos Play:1's not too long ago however today was the first time I unboxed them and set them up. I was shocked that you must create an on-line account before you're able to configure them, then your information is uploaded to Sonos and shared across other devices using that same login. Once configured on iOS and macOS I discovered that this is more of a joke. You can only really play music and certain radio stations. You can't even watch a movie on your Mac and connect the audio to the Sonos speakers. iOS works better than macOS for sure.

If I would have known I was spending this much money on two speakers with such limitations I would have purchased something else. The Sonos Play:1 speakers sound decent however what's the point if you can't really use them as speakers with everything, only a few things in their own limited capacity. Version 8.2.2. installed on High Sierra without an issue so 1 star is all I feel this product is worth. What a scam...

It would be great if you could use Sonos software or another 3rd party software but they seem to restrict this in many ways. I'd prefer to use Audirvana Plus 3.2.4 to play music since Sonos interface is not as sophisticated nor has the audio quality that Audirvana Plus has.
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Johnnyr
23 December 2017
Version: 8.2
Having bought over 7 different Sonos speakers over the years and enjoying the system, it's very clear now to me that Sonos seems to have a huge problem with the software development. I'm experiencing dropouts all the time and thought buying the Booster would take care of it, but that didn't help much. For every update both on iOS and Mac it's only been downhill for Sonos. The Mac app is slow as h..ll and gets even worse if I have a playlist with more than 50 songs, and this is on a reasonably new MacBook Pro 2016 top specs. I'm selling my speakers now and wishing Sonos all the luck, cause they are going to need it seeing all the competition they have from others lately. A tip to Sonos: Go hire the best app developers and give them a worthy salary or prepare for bankruptcy.
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5
tooloud
18 November 2017
Version: 8.2
I don't know what previous reviews found lacking, but this is a flawless hub for my Sonos system.
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Jimw
25 August 2017
Version: 7.4
I recently read that Sonos has a policy of collecting personal and trackable information as a required condition for doing software/firmware upgrades to their equipment. Additionally without such upgrades the hardware could become disabled. Given this information, Sonos is no longer a product I will ever consider purchasing. If this information is not factual I would appreciate receiving confirmable knowledge of it so I can revise my opinion.
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3.5
Edeerly
17 May 2016
Version: 6.2.2
This Mac version works pretty well, but it looks and feels nothing like most current native Mac apps. Despite the embarrassing interface, this app plays well with others and does a good job controlling the wonderful Sonos system.
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3
Wannes
04 September 2015
Version: 5.4
Don't like the outdated interface, still in 5.4. Also slow and very confusing compared to the iOS versions. I suppose they're already busy with changing that, but I prefer to use the iOS interface for so long.
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5
Bob-Brooke
17 February 2013
Version: 4.0
I have been a Sonos devotee for some time now but this new release does give me anything extra except that it, somehow, seems to have cured the frequent problem of the library (on a Mac) not being found.
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5
Manupapi
09 January 2013
Version: 3.8.3
As heavy Ex Squeezebox User i have to say: It fantastic! Its simple to use, stable, fast. The Synchronization works superb. The only missing: Support of Ratings.
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