Sonos has released an S2 software update to app stores with new features that include support for decoding DTS Digital Surround. Customers can access the latest software within the Sonos app (Settings > System > System Updates > Check for Updates).
The “Hollywood at Home” trend continues to reign supreme — 60 percent of U.S. respondents to a recent Sonos survey indicated they would rather watch new movies at home than in theaters. By adding support for decoding DTS Digital Surround, Sonos offers customers a more immersive way to experience their Blu-Ray discs, gaming consoles, and more.
Here are the full details the latest Sonos S2 update:
- DTS Digital Surround: Sonos now supports decoding DTS Digital Surround on Arc, Beam (Gen 2), Beam (Gen 1), Playbar, Playbase, and Amp on S2. Customers will see a badge on the Now Playing screen of the Sonos app when they are streaming DTS Digital Surround content.
- Battery Saver on Roam and Move: When this setting is enabled via the Sonos app, the portable speakers will automatically turn off completely after 30 minutes of inactivity. When powered off, Move will retain battery life for up to 30 days and Roam will retain battery life for up to 70 days. When Battery Saver is enabled, listeners will need to turn Roam and Move on using the physical power button before starting music playback.
- EQ Settings on the Now Playing Screen: iOS customers streaming music will now be able to adjust their EQ settings, including Treble, Bass, and Loudness, via the Now Playing screen in the Sonos app. To access the EQ settings from the Now Playing screen, tap the volume slider bar and press the equalizer button on the right-hand side. Android support will be available in the coming months.
Sonos also announced that support for Amazon Music Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music will be coming soon.
For more information, visit sonos.com.