Sonos upgrades firmware; releases Android App

Sonos, makers of wireless music systems for the home, announced this week the release of Sonos System Software 3.4 along with a new Sonos Controller for Android application and an updated iOS app.

In addition to support for the new Android app, the new firmware adds several new features for iOS users including support for iOS multitasking support and support for Apple Airplay when the Sonos system is connected to an Apple Airport Express.

Sonos Android App

Originally announced last fall, the Sonos Controller for Android app is available free of charge from the Android Market. The app supports most Android V2.1 smartphones or higher with an HVGA 320 x 480, WVGA 480 x 800 or WVGA 480 x 854 resolution screen.

Features of the Android app include: access to all standard Sonos controls; the ability to browse through your music library by Artist, Album, Genre, Track Name, Composer, or Playlist; ability to perform voice or keyboard searches; and the ability to use the handsets hard keys as volume controls.

For Apple Airplay fans, Sonos owners can now connect an Apple Airport Express to the line-in of any Sonos ZonePlayer and the Sonos system will automatically sense when a incoming signal is present. Sonos users can then select the Apple Airport Express as an input to their Sonos music system.

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