What you need to know
- Sonos launches its new Sonos S2 app for iOS and Android.
- The S2 app will work with all modern Sonos devices released, and it'll be the only way to control speakers released from May 22.
- Older Sonos speakers will still be controlled by the Sonos S1 app.
Earlier this year Sonos announced that it would stop support for older devices as it worked to modernize its ecosystem. Today, Sonos has finally brought its new Sonos S2 app for Android and iOS to their respective app stores. The S2 app is the new app and OS for modern Sonos systems which the company says "will power the next generation of Sonos products and experiences." It'll power all modern Sonos devices, as well as any forthcoming ones, supporting higher-resolution audio. and enhanced usability features.
The Verge reported on the launch in March:
As for older Sonos speakers, they would now be controlled by the (renamed) Sonos S1 controller app. They'll still work and be serviced via security updates, but the company will not push any feature updates going forward. It's not going to be a comfortable transition for all users, but sometimes we need to let the past die to move forward.
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