Coming soon: New Controller apps for Mac and PC
You asked, we listened. Our team has been working ‘round the clock to bring you two brand spanking new Sonos Controller apps for Mac and PC. The new Controllers will make it easier than ever to find, control and play music in any room—right from your favorite desktop or laptop.
What can you look forward to? For starters, faster access to music. The improved Search feature will let you quickly find artists, albums, songs, and stations from your music library, Internet radio and music services using a single search box. And you can use the better-than-ever, drag-and-drop interface to add one or multiple songs, albums, or playlists to your queue, room, or group of rooms for instant music gratification.
The new controllers also offer instant volume control, with a one-touch Party Mode that lets you set the volume in your grouped rooms simultaneously. Plus, we’ve brought some of the hidden perks of Sonos front and center, with the Sleep Timer and Alarms now accessible from the main window. And speaking of looks, the new Controller apps will give your eyes something to smile about.
But the feature we might be the most excited about is the new Mini Controller, a slick, pop-out of album art that lets you control your music while you’re working in other apps, so now it’s even easier to control any music you want—any way you want.
The update will be available next week, but you can get a sneak peek at the new controllers in action right now—just check out the video below. Also, if you haven’t updated your OS in a while, now’s the time! Sonos 3.7 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or higher and Windows XP Service Pack 3 or higher, including Vista and Windows 7. If you’re using an older OS, be sure to upgrade before you update your Sonos Controller.
And there’s more! We’re also giving away a house full of Sonos, so you can enter for a chance to win a bunch of free gear to go with our new free Controller apps. Click the pic below for all the details. (Note: Sweepstakes is open only to residents of the United States, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom or New Zealand.)