Sonos Software Update 5.2 Is Public Beta Awesomeness

I love when companies add value for consumers long after product purchases have been made. That is exactly what Sonos has, and continues, to do. The latest public beta of the Sonos software brings enhancements to the musical system that will be welcome by pretty much anyone who loves Sonos. Yes, it’s a Beta but it is still worth checking out.

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The first enhancement is specifically targeted toward those who, like me, own and use a Sonos PLAYBAR.The audio device already sounded great but the update brings enhanced sound so it’s even better.


As SONOS explains:

Enjoy a HiFi soundbar experience for your music with PLAYBAR sound enhancements. The new software update includes a release for PLAYBAR that takes an already great music experience and makes it even better. With improvements to the soundstage (using stereo imaging), along with updates to the EQ and volume balance, even the slightest nuances in the music are positioned more clearly, so that you can experience a more immersive, natural sound.

The second enhancement the Sonos Software brings the ability to log into multiple accounts when adding access to streaming services. That means if you and your significant other have different musical tastes and each have a Spotify account you’ll be able to have both your and their music available through the system. I’m not entirely sure why any household would have more than one account since it would mean he multiple times but it is great to see Sonos is thinking this way.

The new Sonos software also provides instant control and faster time to your music and, if you use an Android device, you can now play, pause, and skip tracks from the lock screen.


I’m really impressed with the way in which Sonos has been moving their system forward. In fact, just as I was writing this post a good friend emailed me

What do you think of Sonos? I need something for my house….old components that are busted. Thoughts?

My answer? “Love it!”

You will too and you can learn more about the new Sonos Software here.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.