Introduced in 2010, the Sonos Dock provided a way to play music directly from Apple devices to Sonos speakers without the need of a wireless connection or the Sonos app. Today, many of the devices the Dock was originally designed to work with are no longer supported by Apple. We support Sonos products for as long as possible, however, supporting the Dock within the modern Sonos system is no longer sustainable.
With our upcoming software update in October, we will discontinue support for the Dock as a Sonos playback device. When you accept the software update, your Dock will no longer connect to Sonos to play music (although it will still charge compatible Apple devices).
To play music contained on your Apple devices on Sonos moving forward, you will need to connect via line-in to compatible Sonos products. Compatible products include Play:5, Connect, and Connect:Amp.
Alternatively, if you have a device that supports the Sonos app, you can play directly from your local music library (i.e. iTunes) to Sonos. Please visit our how-to guide or reach out to our Care team.
While there are actions you can take to avoid future Sonos updates, failing to keep your Sonos software current may impact your ability to enjoy the full benefits of Sonos.
For more information, please see here.