Sonos desktop controller for Windows receives an update that brings a new look. But that not all is great about the update as the company also considering to dissolve some of the core functionalities. That being said, the devolution of those features might be due to the lower number of user base on Windows. Below is the list of all the features that are being dissolved:
- Setting up or transferring a system
- Adding a player to existing system
- The ability to bond/unbond players (surrounds, stereo pairs, or adding a Sub).
- Registering players
- TV setup for Beam, Playbase, and Playbar
- Enabling parental controls
- Network settings and management
- Line-in settings
- Renaming a Room
- Opting in or out of a beta program
- Resetting your Sonos account password (you can still do so on a computer via sonos.com)
With all the important features going away, the app is not completely useless, it still offers some decent features and can still manage to stay installed on your PC if you are not a power user. For example, you can still control playback, grouping, etc. Below is the list of all that has come with the update.
- Automatic player updates: effortlessly keep your system on the latest software by setting your Sonos players to download and install new versions at times when you’re not listening.
- Set a maximum volume in any room and prevent players from exceeding your desired volume level. Max volume is perfect for limiting volume levels in children’s rooms or shared spaces.
- This version adds software support for the forthcoming Sonos Amp.
- The app will now prompt you to remove your iPhone or iPad’s case when performing Trueplay tuning.
- It is now possible to disable a player’s built-in wireless using the Sonos App. The player must be hard-wired in order to enable the option and disconnecting its hard wire will re-enable the player’s built-in wireless.
Download Sonos desktop controller from here.