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Sonos update brings new features, better sound quality

The Sonos app update is available on Android and iOS, though Apple users will get some extra benefits.

Whichever version you use, you'll get a better audio experience if you use the Napster or Rhapsody music services, both of which now stream at higher bitrates on Sonos.

Sonos also claims to have simplified the set-up process for Sonos Trueplay, the company's room EQ system which tunes your Sonos speakers to your room.

MORE: What is Sonos Trueplay?

If you use an iOS device as a remote then there are a few other new features. The iOS lock screen now shows track information and allows you to pause, skip and adjust the volume, and you can also use the Split View and Slide Over iOS features to run apps alongside the Sonos app.

Lastly, if you have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus you can now use Apple's Force Touch to move around the Sonos app a little quicker.

The latest version of the Sonos Controller app is now available to download on Android and iOS.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.