Big changes to the way we listen to music on Sonos are now available with Sonos version 6.4. We know it’s going to help you listen to more music in your home than ever before. There are some big differences, so it may take a little getting used to.
The largest changes are outlined here,
so please take a look and get familiar with how the queue and other fields work. Feel free to ask us questions here, or in a new thread. There's also some great information on our blog
Before now, general control over Sonos and the Queue hadn’t changed in about ten years. But we’ve heard from many people who want a faster, easier experience that keeps music playing effortlessly throughout their homes. We spent months researching, observing how people use Sonos, and trying different options.
We’ve also been watching a growing trend. Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play make it easy to get music playing with a tap and keep it going. Great music curation + streaming means it only takes a few seconds to find a playlist you’ll love and play it on your phone, why not at home? We wanted the Sonos experience to be similar. Fewer taps, more music.
It was important that we didn’t remove anything, so everything you could do before you can still do now. It’s just a little different, and we know that takes time to get used to. This software, was in beta test previously, you can find that thread and the discussion around it here
Please note that with this update iOS 6 will no longer be compatible with Sonos and devices running it will either need to have their iOS updated or they will be unable to control Sonos. As of Sonos version 6.4 the minimum requirements for full Sonos controllers are: Mac OS 10.9, Windows 7, iOS 8, and Android 4.0. To read more about Sonos requirements and which controllers are still partially supported see here