Sonos
Sonos
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Sonos free download for Mac

Sonos for Mac

12 March 2021

Control software for the Sonos Music System.

What is Sonos for Mac

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 13.0:
  • Added software support for Sonos Roam.
  • The process of updating Sonos Wi-Fi information in the Sonos app has been overhauled and improved. It’s now easier to reconnect your Sonos system to your network if you’ve changed your router or updated your Wi-Fi password.
  • When playing TV audio, the Sonos app now shows the current audio format on the Now Playing screen.
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rondamico22
rondamico22
Nov 30 2020
12.2
1.0
Nov 30 2020
1.0
Version: 12.2
I've been using Sonos for more than a year; it is a frustrating system with many glitches and limitations--for example, sometimes I can get my Pandora music to play, but othertimes is simply won't. Guidance always seems to be to reboot (router, speakers, etc.), which sometimes works but not always. Further, there have been periodic system updates, both to Sonos and Apple operating systems, such that things that used to work (playing music residing on my iPhone, launching from my Mac desktop) are no longer operational. Tech support is meager. I've never been notified about the reasons for any of these changes. Very frustrating system and not nearly worth the price and aggravation.
patrickcuba8
patrickcuba8
Aug 23 2020
12.0.3
1.0
Aug 23 2020
1.0
Version: 12.0.3
This must be the worst and most expensive app and device combo on the market. Not only have they taken away the capability to play your iTunes music downloaded to your phone the desktop app inexplicably loses the local file path on my laptop when nothing has changed. The latter is not uncommon either, I see thousands of threads of complaints about Sonos. The device is not cheap and the software is a joke
brian163
brian163
Jun 10 2020
11.2
5.0
Jun 10 2020
5.0
Version: 11.2
This is technically the Sonos S1 Controller app now. The Sonos 2 app (sans "Controller" reference for whatever marketing folks do such things) is for folks that have upgraded their systems to the S2 platform. https://support.sonos.com/s/downloads?language=en_US
tooloud
tooloud
Jun 9 2020
11.2
1.0
Jun 9 2020
1.0
Version: 11.2
My pair of Sonos speakers are now worthless. They aren't connected to my own music. They aren't connected to any other wireless gear like my Apple TV. All they are is an ordinary sounding radio. I'd sell them but who'd want them. The recent software update made them obsolete.
felix018
felix018
Apr 18 2020
11.0
0.0
Apr 18 2020
0.0
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.
olieuchner
olieuchner
Mar 28 2020
11.0
0.0
Mar 28 2020
0.0
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.
petebarlow
petebarlow
Feb 7 2020
10.6
1.0
Feb 7 2020
1.0
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?
zizi-5334
zizi-5334
Dec 18 2019
10.6
5.0
Dec 18 2019
5.0
Version: 10.6
Good but difficult openning
wblume
wblume
Dec 4 2018
9.3
0.5
Dec 4 2018
0.5
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.
JD-1
JD-1
Dec 4 2018
9.3
1.0
Dec 4 2018
1.0
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!
Hermie
Hermie
Oct 10 2018
9.1
0.5
Oct 10 2018
0.5
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.
bqyr
bqyr
Feb 5 2018
8.3
0.5
Feb 5 2018
0.5
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
Dauph-V
Dauph-V
Jan 22 2018
8.2.2
1.0
Jan 22 2018
1.0
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.
Johnnyr
Johnnyr
Dec 23 2017
8.2
1.0
Dec 23 2017
1.0
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.
tooloud
tooloud
Nov 18 2017
8.2
1.0
Nov 18 2017
1.0
Version: 8.2
I don't know what previous reviews found lacking, but this is a flawless hub for my Sonos system.
James
James
Aug 25 2017
7.4
0.0
Aug 25 2017
0.0
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.
Edeerly
Edeerly
May 17 2016
6.2.2
3.5
May 17 2016
3.5
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.
Wannes
Wannes
Sep 4 2015
5.4
3.0
Sep 4 2015
3.0
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.
Bob-Brooke
Bob-Brooke
Feb 17 2013
4.0
5.0
Feb 17 2013
5.0
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.
Manupapi
Manupapi
Jan 9 2013
3.8.3
5.0
Jan 9 2013
5.0
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates
  • Sonos Multi-Room Music System
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