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Sonos Controller for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.4
  • 2.2
  • (49)
  • Security Status

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Take control of your music

Sonos Controller or Sonos Desktop Controller is a free audio management software that allows you to seamlessly control your listening experience. Developed by Sonos for its audio devices, this is a multimedia remote controller application available on both PC and mobile that functions as your central platform for configuring your supported devices. It also lets you load audio files and have them play remotely on various devices.

What is the Sonos Controller?

Sonos is an American developer and manufacturer of audio products—best known for its multi-room audio devices. From small wireless speakers to a full-on sound system, it offers a model for any type of user. You require an app to control them, however. For this, Sonos offers the cross-platform Sonos Controller application. It’s able to do basic functions like playing and pausing music, as well as advanced ones such as group various speakers to play in sync.

Other features include the ability to search for songs and browse them from your app library, a personalization option for your music preferences, the ability to set alarms, and the option to stream live broadcasts such as radio and podcasts. However, take note that not all Sonos products are compatible with this software. Sonos Controller has two versions: Sonos S1 Controller and Sonos S2. The S1 Controller is the legacy software that no longer gets any major updates.

Sonos S2, on the other hand, is the new version of the application that features enhanced functionality and supports most of the brand’s modern speakers. Unfortunately, it has some limited backward compatibility with some models. These can be controlled by S1 Controller instead, which is also still available on mobile. You don’t have to upgrade your S1 version to S2 if your device isn’t supported since the legacy app will still receive bug fixes. 

Two choices for all

All in all, Sonos Controller is the go-to program for this particular brand of wireless audio devices. Not only does it have two versions that are both active and can even be run together on the same platform, but it also allows you to fully customize your listening experience without having to physically fiddle around with your audio device. However, both versions aren’t compatible with some models.

PROS

  • Can control compatible Sonos products wirelessly
  • Can play audio and customize speaker settings
  • Has two versions depending on your supported device
  • S1 Controller still gets security patches and bug fixes

CONS

  • Limited backward compatibility for Sonos S2

Also available in other platforms

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Sonos Controller for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 3.4
  • 2.2
  • (49)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Sonos Controller

  • gogo49

    by gogo49

    Does not find my Sonos system. But it exists and plays music, based on old CR100s wich I wanted to keep so I do not want to update to S2 (which I use at another house with a newer system).


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