We’re excited to bring new features and improvements to Sonos with version 7.3. Here are the main highlights:
Help and Tips: There’s a new and improved help and tips section that’s been added to the main menu on the Sonos app. You can find suggestions and useful tricks in here about managing music services and libraries, grouping rooms, and other features of using the Sonos app.
Explicit Label: Now while using Spotify or Apple Music on Sonos you will see a small “E” icon next to any content that contains explicit language. The icon will display next to a track’s name in the search results, next to the track’s name on the “Now Playing” screen, next to the title of an album right under the cover art, and when viewing tracks in the queue.
Please note, while explicit tracks are labeled within Sonos, it's not possible to filter explicit tracks.
Android app and Widget: Some new customization features are now available for Android devices to control Sonos. You can use shortcuts from the Sonos app icon and the widget for the home screen is now adjustable.
Official JAWS (Job Access with Speech) integration: You can now use the utility JAWS to navigate setup screens and settings with the Windows desktop.
There were also some other minor tweaks to help improve how things run in the background, including better handling of the iOS Wi-Fi Assist feature.
Finally, the system requirements for Sonos Apps are changing with 7.3.
7.3 System Requirements:
Android: 4.0 or higher
Mac OS X: 10.9
Windows: 7 and higher
The following operating systems will be incompatible with version 7.3:
- Android: 2.2, 2.3, and 3.x
- iOS: 7.0
- macOS: 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
- Windows: XP and Vista
Any device that is running one of these versions will be unable to control Sonos and will receive the error message that you need to update the operating system when you open the app.
Please note that the original iPhone 4 (not the iPhone 4s) and the 2011 Kindle Fire are unable to update to a compatible software version.