I heard that owning a legacy product prevents you from receiving updates for your newer products, however there will be a way to “separate” them so you can still get the updates. Will this feature prevent you from grouping newer and old products together? Will you lose the ability to stream music to all your Sonos products in sync if you own older ones?
Having to choose between losing grouping between all products or not receiving updates for newer products sounds like an absolute deal breaker for me.
I read the “Clarifications” post but they do not answer the grouping ability.
Best answer by Ryan S
Hi Danos, it’d been answered a few times in that thread, but there are a lot of posts which can sometimes make it hard to get the right information.
As we move forward, we will provide ways to separate your legacy and modern products so that the modern products can still receive updates, and legacy products can still be used. We'll have more details in May. Separating the legacy and modern devices will essentially have two Sonos systems in your home, they won’t be able to group or play together, but they’ll both be controllable separately.
Modern devices will of course keep on updating and get new features.
Another option you’ll have in May is to set your whole system as Legacy. The modern devices will stay as part of the legacy software and won’t receive future updates, but you’ll be able to group everything together as you currently do.