Sonos V3.3 software update coming this month

UK-based Spotify announced this week that its streaming music service will be soon be available to Sonos customers in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Although Spotify won’t be available to North American audiences, the announcement was noteworthy to Sonos users on this side of the Atlantic because the company said the service would be introduced along with Sonos Software Version 3.3.

“Spotify on Sonos has been the number one request from our European customers and we’re thrilled to deliver it,” said John MacFarlane, Founder and CEO Sonos, Inc.

No word yet on when the Spotify service may be available to users in Canada and the United States and no word yet on what other features Sonos users may find in the Version 3.3 update.

To use the service, Sonos users overseas will be required to sign up for a Spotify Premium subscription which will 9.99 pounds Sterling per month, about $16 a month Canadian.

Discuss the Sonos streaming music system in Digital Home’s HTPC and Media Extender forum.


2 Responses to “Sonos V3.3 software update coming this month”
  1. Jason Bonham says:

    I fail to see how this is a better or more cost effective solution than iTunes running on a PC, several Airport Express stations and an iPod Touch as a controller.

    However, I’m open to any logical answer…..

    • Geoff says:

      It’s not more cost effective, but it is better.

      You can group different “zones” together and synchronize your music. Also, you do not need to leave your PC on for Sonos to work. Also, Sonos zoneplayers have a line-in which you can use to broadcast analog audio sources to all your other zones.