Sonos upgrades its iPhone controller and adds Deezer Radio service
The Sonos multiroom music system now has an improved controller for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and access to the Deezer Radio streaming music service.
The iPhone upgrade adds multilingual support, alarm and sleep functions, playback of DRM-protected WMA files and computer-free set-up – and like the Deezer Radio add-on it's completely free.
The new Sonos Controller for iPhone interface, v2.8.1, is available from today as a free download from the iTunes App Store. As well as English, it has support for Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish, and allows multiple alarms to be set up on the Sonos system, as well as sleep timers.
It also allows the playback of DRM protected Microsoft WMA files (including purchased Microsoft Windows Media downloads from stores such as the Zune Marketplace), and computer-free set-up of, and search for, network music folders.
Sonos also now provides full support for music bought from the iTunes Music Store after April 7th.
Additionally, the new Sonos software allows access to Deezer Radio, which streams music direct from the internet to Sonos players without the need for a computer. Users can sign up for the service at www.deezer.com.
Finally, Sonos has announced some new bundle deals to tempt new users, saving £79 when you buy any ZonePlayer with a Sonos Controller CR100. The ZP90, designed to be used with an existing audio system, is £449 with the Controller, while the ZP120, which has built-in amplification, is now £549 with the Controller.
The offer runs until the end of May.