When Sonos first notified me, a couple of years ago, that they would be bricking the Sonos Dock in a future update, I immediately took my entire Sonos system offline, and re-connected it to a spare router that does not have internet access. This has allowed me to continue using the following:
- Sonos Connect Amp
- Sonos Play 5 (2 stereo paired)
- Sonos Play 3 (2 stereo paired)
- Sonos Play 1 (2 stereo paired)
- Sonos Dock (I attached my internet connected Sonos app free iPhone - to access online streaming accounts )
All of my other lossless music collection is accessible via the USB port of my spare router.
I’m still using a Sonos 4.1 controller, and as long as I’ve remained isolated from a live internet connection (via the non-connected router), I’ve had no forced update issues.
Does anyone who might be using a similar workaround know whether or not the S1 Sonos Controller for Windows still supports the Sonos dock? Or was the ‘bricking’ update already built into that version of the controller?
Best answer by KumarView original