Sonos 7 out with two huge improvements

by Volker Weber

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I have had no communication* from Sonos on this release, but Sonos 7 is now live in the App Store. And that comes with two huge improvements, one of which is unknown so far.

  1. You can now play on Sonos from Spotify. That means, right within the Spotify app you can select the Sonos players you want to play on. Nothing goes away. You can still do it from the Sonos app. For controlling your Sonos speakers from the Spotify app you need to set up a connection between your Sonos ID and your Spotify ID. If that process does not trigger, just remove your Spotify account from Sonos and re-add it.
  2. Trueplay now works with PLAYBAR. It's a two step process, if you have back channels attached. It will first balance the volume on all speakers so that you get to sit in the center of the soundstage. And then it will do the usual wave and measure routine that worked so well with PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5.

Trueplay Tuning has made a huge difference in my living room. That room has eight meters of floor to ceiling windows, which is a nightmare for audio. Year after year it boggles my mind how Sonos improves the products that you already paid for. It's a yardstick for all other consumer electronics companies.

*) I am always extra careful not to spill any secrets. When you go from release to release or beta to release, I already went from beta to the next alpha.

Comments

Just tuned my living room (Playbar, Sub, 2 Play:1s). Very noticeable improvement, and it was already good.

Christopher Linfoot, 2016-12-06

This by far has been my fav electronics investment - each year just keeps getting better from Sonos.

Leo Wiggins III, 2016-12-06

I'm looking forward to that as well!

Markus Dierker, 2016-12-06

Absolutely top. Even w/o Spotify or Play Bar :)
Since a few days 2x 2 Play1 & 2x Play 3 are playing, bathroom included. Here Trueplay proved best what it can do (lots of glass, tiles etc.)

Stephan Perthes, 2016-12-06

Sadly, no iPhone 7 support yet.

Robert Glaser, 2016-12-06

yeah, the lack of iPhone 7 support for TruePlay is pretty glaring

John Head, 2016-12-06

The Spotify thing is not quite free of wrinkles yet it seems (somehow I managed to lose a room) but I'm sure it'll get sorted.

Frank Quednau, 2016-12-06

Truplay tuning not supported for iPhone 7 Plus. How embarrassing and inconvenient that I shall have to do it with an old iPhone 5, much to her amusement.

Andy Mell, 2016-12-07

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