Santa Barbara, CA — Sonos, developer of wireless multi-room music systems, has released Sonos System Software 2.7, which gives free-of-charge, computer-free access to Last.fm and Pandora personalized radio services, plus more than 15,000 radio stations and shows via Sonos Radio. The free one-button software update is available to all Sonos customers and is available now for download.
Sonos now offers a suite of both subscription-based services (Napster, Rhapsody, and SIRIUS) and free music services (Last.fm, Pandora and Sonos Radio) right out of the box. All of these services stream music directly from the Internet to the house so they work even when the computer is turned off — no need to download songs or have a server running.
“Sonos now brings music from every corner of the world to every corner of the house with control from the palm of the hand,” said Phil Abram, President & COO, Sonos. “By offering our customers a suite of free content with this update, we continue to provide even more ways to listen to the music they love, all over their home.”
Sonos’ new Radio guide, powered by RadioTime, lets you tune in to more than 15,000 free Internet radio stations, radio shows and more. You can browse easily for both local and international stations or use Search to find a specific station, show or host. When you find what you want, simply add it to Favorites for your future listening.
The company has also unveiled the Sonos Controller for iPhone as a free download on the iPhone App Store. Music lovers with an iPhone 3G, iPhone or iPod tou c h can now control the Sonos Multi-Room Music System from the portable device. A video demonstration of the free Sonos Controller for iPhone is available at www.sonos.com/iphone.
The Sonos Controller for iPhone provides multi-room music control for the entire house and direct access to a world of music including Last.fm, Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS Internet Radio, 15,000-plus radio stations, shows, and more. Plus, the Sonos Controller for iPhone gives music lovers control over their entire music collection (with the exception of AAC files with iTunes Fairplay Digital Rights Management) located on any compu ter on their home network, a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive, and even an Apple Time Capsule; your computer or server does not need to be on for the system to work.
“The Sonos Controller for iPhone is another example of Sonos offering features and applications that make the system better, at no cost to our current or fut ure customers,” said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos. “Today’s announcement enables all of our customers to use a great personal product from Apple to control the world’s best multi-room music system.”
The Sonos Controller for iPhone utilizes your existing home WiFi network to communicate to the Sonos Multi-Room Music System. iPhone, iPod touch, and Sonos ZonePlayers are sold separately. The Sonos Controller for iPhone is currently available in English only. Additional requirements include Sonos 2.7 System Software and iPhone 2.0 Software. The Sonos Controller for iPhone is compatible with all generations of Sonos hardware.