In 10.6, we have made a number of changes. We have made additional performance enhancements and improved reliability for Sonos systems.
Another important thing to note is that soon, there will be some changes in the way Spotify connects to your Sonos system.
You can find our most recent release notes in our article:
Release Notes for Sonos Software.
Spotify Changes: How Spotify connects to Sonos.
Starting soon, your Sonos players will need to be running software version 10.4 or higher in order to be controlled by Spotify apps running on your devices. If you have been keeping your system up to date, you will not notice any changes once this goes into effect.
If you’re using older software and haven’t updated yet, you can continue to use the Sonos app to play Spotify on Sonos, but the Spotify app will be unable to control what’s playing. We always recommend keeping your Sonos system up to date with the latest software.
Also please note: This is the last update for iOS 10 and Android 5 and 6. Devices running those operating systems will be able to connect to Sonos systems and control basic functions, but be unable to access most settings.
To get your system up to date, follow these steps:
Go to Settings > System > System Updates, or click the “Update Now” button, if it appears on your controller. If you have automatic updates enabled, your system will update automatically, though you may need to update your Sonos app manually depending on your App settings. You can enable automatic software updates if you haven’t done so under System > System Updates so that they update without your intervention, that way your system is up to date anytime you go to use it.
It’s usually a good idea to enable automatic software updates under System > System Updates, so that your system is always up to date anytime you go to use it.
If you have any other issues relating to updating your system, please check this article:
Error message when attempting to update Sonos system.