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Sonos to discontinue sales of its Control remote

Sonos CR200

With a certain inevitability, Sonos has today announced that it is to discontinue sales of its dedicated Control (CR200) remote for its range of music streamers such as the Play:3 and Play:5.

Ever since it developed a bespoke app for PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, the Sonos Control has effectively become redundant.

"This move simply acknowledges that consumers now want to use the device they already own and love to control their system," says Sonos.

"With free Sonos Control apps now available on the most popular platforms, including the newly redesigned Sonos app for Mac and PC, the need for a dedicated hardware remote controller no longer exists."

Sales of the Sonos Control will officially end on May 31st, 2012.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.