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Installing and living with the new Sonos Boost

I've been a long-time fan of the Sonos whole house music system. When it was first introduced about a decade ago, it provided high quality music to several rooms in my house, and later updates allowed me to have complete control of the system from my Mac, iPhone or iPad. The only issue I ever...

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Sonos Play:3 and Play:5 wireless speakers review for Mac and iOS

A little while ago I reviewed the Sonos Play:1 speaker. I was thrilled with how the speaker packed a real punch in sound, performance and design. Over the last few weeks I've had the addition of the the Sonos Play:3 (US$299) and Play:5 (US$399) to add to the Play:1, creating a truly wireless sound...

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Sonos Play:1 is a well-priced, super-sounding wireless speaker

Sonos is a manufacturer of high-fidelity, wireless audio speakers that bring your digital music into every room of your home, all controlled from the Sonos app on your Mac or iOS device, through your home's WiFi network using the Sonos Bridge. There are currently 5 speakers in the range; the Play...

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DTS expanding whole home audio choices with new partners and iOS links

DTS, the company which gives us such great audio in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray discs, is continuing a push to make a mark with distributed wireless audio in the home, taking on Sonos, Apple's AirPlay, and others with a push for Play-Fi technology. Today, the company added new high end partners...

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Sonos 5.0 software hits the app store with many new features

After a lengthy beta, Sonos has updated the iPad and iPhone controllers for its popular whole-house music system. Version 5.0, now available from the iTunes App Store, features a new design along with some solid updates. A major addition is universal search, which means that searches for artists ...

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Hands on with the new Sonos iOS app

I've spent a few weeks using a beta of the new Sonos app which is to be released this spring. Sonos was one of the first companies to embrace the Mac when the company launched its whole-house wireless music solution back in 2002. When Apple allowed apps in iOS, Sonos was front and center with an app...

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Sonos announces new controller apps for Mac and iOS

Sonos, the company that develops the popular self-named wireless music system, says it is giving the apps that control it from Macs and iOS devices a complete overhaul. According to the company, the apps have been: "rebuilt from the ground up, this new UI not only looks great but gives our custo...

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Sonos introduces Playbar, an iOS-controlled, nine-speaker TV sound solution

Sonos, the popular wireless whole-house music system, is moving into video in a big way, with a new product called the Playbar. The Playbar is designed for all those TVs that are using the low-fi built-in internal speakers. Sonos' solution, which integrates with the Sonos music systems, provides ...

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Sonos update lets you stream from iOS devices

Sonos has updated its iPhone app and iPad app (both free) to enable direct streaming from your iOS devices. With version 3.8.3, your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can be Sonos sources, much like your music library and web services like Pandora. The feature is a welcome one and works very well. It...

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Sonos, 1Password apps receive Retina updates

A couple of well-known apps have received updates today providing all of the Retina display love that you've been waiting for. 1Password for Mac and the Sonos Controller apps for iPhone and iPad now have bazillions of more pixels for your viewing pleasure. Over at AgileBits, ex-TUAWer David C...

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Sonos Sub a welcome addition to wireless speaker system

Sonos has released the Sub, a smart subwoofer that works with the Sonos family of wireless speakers. The team took a unique approach to research and design and the results sound great. I got to spend about an hour discussing and listening to the Sub at Sonos offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wh...

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Sonos 3.8 update adds Mountain Lion support

Sonos, which was a bit tardy when it came to adding Lion support after having to rework some of its software, is ready for Mountain Lion. The home music system software has been updated to version 3.8, and along with it comes Mountain Lion support. There are a few enhancements to the Sonos Contr...

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Sonos drops dedicated controllers in favor of iOS and Android apps

It was probably inevitable. Sonos, maker of wireless, whole-house music systems, will halt production of the handheld Sonos Control after May 31. The company has offered iPhone and iPad controller apps for years, which are free and offer a complete set of features. I doubt the company sold many...

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Sonos updates software for iOS 5, Lion

It has taken a long time but the Sonos software is now Lion friendly. When Lion came out in July, Apple substantially changed the way shares work, and the popular Sonos home music system depended on the SMB protocol to share with your iTunes library. In Lion, Apple moved to a proprietary method...

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Review: Sonos Play:3 speaker system

Sonos was nice enough to loan me the new Play:3 wireless speaker system that I mentioned earlier this week, and now I've had a chance to listen. It's good. Very good. If you're unfamiliar with Sonos, here's a bit of background. The company began in 2003 with an idea of providing whole house wir...

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