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New application allows iPhone and iPod Touch to drive a complete multiroom wireless system

Sonos has extended the appeal of its wireless music system with a free piece of software able to turn the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch into a remote controller for any Sonos set-up.

The Sonos Controller for iPhone download, available now from Apple's App Store, turns the players and phones into a virtual facsimile of the Sonos ZoneController.

Users can "quickly link and unlink rooms without interrupting music playback, select Play, Pause, and Skip in any room, search for favourite artists and songs by typing on the touchscreen, and browse a  collection by pointing and flicking."

You can see a demonstration of the Controller in action here.

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Also available as a free download is Sonos 2.7 System Software, which is required to work with the iPhone controller.

Additional features of the 2.7 release include "support for a suite of music content including Last.fm streaming and scrobbling and free access to more than 15,000 radio stations and shows from around the world."