Press Releases

Unedited news and product information from vendors.

Sonos Controller for iPad Now Available as Free App
Sep 29, 2010 (10:09 AM EDT)


Wirelessly control all your music and rooms from any iPad

The Sonos Controller for iPad allows everyone in the home to play DJ

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonos, Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today announced that the Sonos Controller for iPad is now available as a free app in the iTunes App Store.

Building upon the success of the highly rated and very popular Sonos Controller for iPhone, the Sonos Controller for iPad is a new, dedicated music controller that is optimized for the iPad's large touch screen.  From the comfort of your couch, you and your friends can view your rooms, your music and what songs are playing – all at once—in landscape or portrait mode. Quickly search for your favorite artists by typing on the virtual keyboard and browse through albums by pointing and flicking.  The Sonos Controller for iPad allows everyone in the home to play DJ.  You can browse, search and drag and drop to create the perfect playlist. Get a complete view of what's playing in every zone, complete with full-color album art, elapsed time of a song, and more. Group your zones together or play different songs in different rooms – without interrupting music playback.  

"The iPad, with its large, vibrant touch screen, provides an excellent Controller user experience for music in the home," said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc.  "In keeping with the tradition of getting better over time—and, at no cost to our customers—we're thrilled to provide another free app that makes it  fun and easy to search, find and play music in any and every room of their home."

Sonos gives you instant access to millions of songs and stations, including your iTunes collection. And because Sonos ZonePlayers connect directly to the Internet, you can access a world of music without ever turning on your computer.  All you need is a Sonos ZonePlayer such as the Sonos S5 all-in-one wireless music system and a Sonos Controller such as the free Sonos Controller for iPad.  Now you can play any track you like, anytime you like, in any room you like.  Wirelessly play the same song in every room of the house – perfectly synchronized. Or, mix it up and play different songs in different rooms. And control it all anywhere you like, right from your iPad (or iPhone).  Just pick a room, pick a song and touch play.

In conjunction with the new Sonos Controller for iPad, Sonos released Sonos System Software 3.3, a free one-button software update to the Sonos Multi-Room Music System.  With Sonos 3.3, Sonos now supports AAC radio stations - adding to the more than 100,000 radio stations, shows and podcasts you can stream directly on Sonos.  In addition, all Sonos customers in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK now have instant access to ten million songs and all of their playlists on Spotify.  Sonos Controller for iPhone 3.3 has been submitted to Apple and is pending approval.  For more information about Sonos 3.3, please visit http://www.sonos.com/support/software_update.aspx.

To learn more about the Sonos Controller for iPad, please visit www.sonos.com/iPad.  To place an order or to locate an authorized Sonos dealer, please visit www.sonos.com or call 877.80.SONOS.

Additional Resources

Sonos press kit and images: http://pr.sonos.com

View and embed Sonos demo videos www.youtube.com/sonos

Sonos on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Sonos

Sonos on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Sonos

About Sonos, Inc.

Sonos® is the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home. The Sonos Multi-Room Music System is the first, wireless multi-room music system that lets you play all the music you want all over your house – and control it all from the palm of your hand.  Sonos liberates the music stored on a computer so it can be enjoyed all over the house.  In addition, by partnering with audio services like Audible.com®, iheartradio, Last.fm, Napster®, Pandora®, RadioTime, Rhapsody®, SIRIUS® Internet Radio, Spotify, Wolfgang's Vault, and more, Sonos gives music lovers instant, computer-free access to millions of songs, thousands of radio stations, audiobooks, and more.  The award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System is available at more than 6200 retailers in over 65 countries worldwide; or direct from Sonos at www.sonos.com.  Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with offices in Cambridge, MA, Hilversum, Netherlands and Penang, Malaysia.  To find out more about the company or the Sonos Multi-Room Music System, please visit: pr.sonos.com.

© 2004-2010 by Sonos Inc. All rights reserved. Sonos is a Registered trademark of Sonos, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries with pending trademark registrations worldwide. SonosNet, ZonePlayer, ZoneBridge and all Sonos logos are trademarks of Sonos, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other products and services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. iPad, iPhone and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., with registrations in the U.S. and other countries.

SOURCE Sonos