Add iPhone control, Last.fm, and an expanded Internet radio roster to Sonos' bag of tricks.
Starting Tuesday, a free application available at the iTunes App Store will allow iPhone and iPod Touch owners to control their Sonos digital audio system via their home's Wi-Fi network. The Sonos Controller for iPhone provides the Apple handheld with most of the same functions as the
The Sonos system can already be controlled via its companion Windows and Mac software, but the iPhone Controller provides a much more convenient and accessible interface to the multiroom music system.
In addition to providing a secondary control option for existing Sonos owners, the Controller App also lowers the effective entry-level price for the Sonos. The company's two-room bundle, the $1,000
But the availability of the iPhone application means consumers can grab a ZP90 and an
Sonos is also updating the product's firmware to version 2.7. The free upgrade (it's a one-touch automatic free download for all Sonos systems, available now) adds the following:
Looks like we're going to have to update our iPeng remote software in the future as well.) In the meantime, what do you think: Does the firmware upgrade and the iPhone application make the Sonos a more attractive home audio streaming option for you? Share your thoughts below.. (And don't be surprised if Logitech rolls out its own version of the iPhone-friendly