Sonos Controller

Sonos, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 8.5.1 Oct 28, 2008 Apr 12, 2018 108 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
New in version 8.5.1

Every update delivers upgrades and improvements to your Sonos system. Update to the latest version to make sure you get the best possible experience.


Sonos is the wireless Home Sound System that fills as many rooms as you want with beautiful, immersive sound. Stream via WiFi. Play any song, podcast, audiobook or radio station, and enhance your TV and movie experience.

Move music around your whole home.
Choose what plays in any room or everywhere, and easily move music around your whole home. Everything stays in sync.

Stream everything with one app.
Access over 30 music services. Play on-demand Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. Search all of them at once, and save your favorites to My Sonos.

Find what you want. Fast.
Simple navigation lets you quickly find and play what you want. Easily set up speakers and customize settings.

Better over time.
Get the best listening experience with software updates and tips for making the most of your Home Sound System.

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Get your act together
CJM SR on 4/21/2018
I have enjoyed my sonos system and have been using it with Pandora for years. Suddenly the two apps, instead of working together are now fighting for control of my iphone. Get together and get along or you're going to find yourself FIRED.
Disconnects and changes song
ChiTownCommish on 4/20/2018
Disconnects and changes song
It’s great......when it works
ERNurs on 4/20/2018
This system is great when it’s all working but that’s only about 60% of the time. Just about the time I get everything back up and running, here comes a mandatory update and poof, half the system disappears and I spend the next month troubleshooting trying to get the forgotten speakers paired back up. This has been the cycle for the past year. When I first got all of them there were rarely updates and this was never an issue. I can’t say I’d recommend it with the cost being high along with frustration.
Great speakers... fristrating app
Results Gym on 4/20/2018
Says it al
BobbyJ007 on 4/19/2018
One would think if you have spent close to $200 for each speaker, Sonos One and a Play, you could create a stereo sync.
Hate to be picky
Jahh2015 on 4/19/2018
I absolutely love my Sonos , but of course there’s a few things I’d change . I’d prefer Bluetooth connection for the Play One but I can understand why the preference for WiFi connectivity . So that’s not exactly a complaint but really I’d like support for YouTube . I stream Apple Music frequently I have a playlist with over 3,000 songs but there’s some tracks only available through YouTube . So please bring support for YouTube soon !
KenMacIsBack on 4/19/2018
Everything was playing great until recent update. Now nothing is working!!! I don’t have time for this!
A bit frustrating.
wrclark on 4/19/2018
Apple Music inside the app is nowhere as good as it is outside the app. Please make it possible to cast to Sonos from Apple Music as you do with Pandora. Also, get with Audible.
Podcasts keep stopping and going back to beginning
U212582 on 4/18/2018
Please fix the dropping from playing podcasts where it stops playing and goes back to very beginning making it annoying to find where it stopped playing.
Version 8.5 has broken nearly everything
sagemintblue on 4/18/2018
I can no longer see all rooms and cannot initiate playback on any of the remaining rooms. Saved songs and albums somehow broke requiring manual edits to Sonos library. What a huge steaming mess of an update. Update: After restarting my phone, WiFi network, and Sonos speakers the system is working again, though my Sonos library (many links to Spotify material) did not recover. I’m manually fixing a few entries but will avoid using it in the future and instead rely directly on the Spotify app and library.
‘Night’ Mode?
Kube42 on 4/18/2018
Version 8 replaced the black background with white. That’s harsh when changing a track or setting the sleep timer in bed. Still a huge problem where depending on the screen can go black to white and back.
Draining battery
srimoyee_c on 4/17/2018
Not sure if it is the latest update, but the app is draining my iPhone battery (today 54% was sonos with only 4 mins of screen time).
Takes too long to load a song
Chiklito on 4/17/2018
You need to fix the amount of time it takes for a song to load and play. It would also be great if you added more music services such as Musi and possibly YouTube
I had a stolen nickname twice on 4/17/2018
I am 10 so I don’t know what a review is but Sonos gets five stars.💐🔮💐🐾🥇🥈🥉❤️🐵🙉🙈🙉🐵😇 and yes I am obsessed with emojis.
I. Love. It. So. Much
Ryan. Gitto on 4/17/2018
I. Love. It. So. Much
I don’t know
Have fun with the “error 1002”
garbage 1002 on 4/16/2018
Apparently the error 1002 has been an issue for a long time, beyond frustrating. Glad this was a gift and I didn’t waste my own money on it. Time for a Bluetooth speaker
Forced update
El Dude45654321 on 4/15/2018
Forced to update before I can use it...right in the middle of watching a movie when I want to control the volume.
Great speakers, horrible app
Robert1618 on 4/15/2018
Speakers are awesome, the app note so much. Nothing intuitive about the app. You have to ask yourself, who designed it, certainly not someone after doing usability study or knows how to build user friendly solutions. It’s a shame such a crappy app overshadows, these speakers. I actually would have made a different buying decision if I knew before hand how bad this app is.
Great way to stay with the music
Shapoker on 4/15/2018
We enjoy our music even more with Sonos! must have
The App is the Only Bad Thing
Tbot9614 on 4/15/2018
Sonos is fantastic but so often I can’t use the app. Sometimes it says I’m not connected to WiFi, sometimes it can’t connect to my music services. I LOVE the quality of the speakers but it’s unbelievably frustrating when you can’t use them because the app is so buggy. I’ve had a playbar and a pair of Play:3s for 2 years and I can’t tell you how great the speakers are. I just want to be able to use them more than 60% of the time.
New update totally screws up system.
Johnnycda on 4/15/2018
Stay away from latest update April 13th. Terrible. Plays 30-45 secs of a song skips to next song. Won’t play songs. Come on Sonos get this !$!$ right!
Wha happened?
joe gunner on 4/15/2018
Bought a system a month ago after years of hype. Everything worked perfectly until the update a few days ago and now the app shuts down constantly. Hope this gets fixed soon or I’m going to feel seriously ripped off.
Recently played music
JT7023 on 4/15/2018
Recently played music not stored. If I want to pick up listening to music I played two days ago, I need to re-search for it. Amazon stores recently played music so you just have to scroll through and listen to the album or station you want again. It’s very easy, intuitive and convenient.
Updates failing
SssurriGoober on 4/14/2018
Get your S;:/ together sonos
blali1962 on 4/14/2018
Worth every penny!! I love my Sonos!!
Connection issue mania
NothappyApple on 4/14/2018
Soooo many connection issues with the new update. Please fix it! It’s really bad.
Endless cycle of updates is infuriating
Dan.Pietroske on 4/14/2018
It tells me to update so I do. Then open the 8.5.1 and it tells me I must update to 8.5. Can’t access any other function. This is terrible testing and development
Lost rooms after latest updates... wt*?
Updog! on 4/14/2018
Cannot see any of my rooms after the back to back recent updates, c’mon guys, don’t make me re find all my speakers!
Seemingly endless problems.
Fun to use... on 4/14/2018
Constantly having to reboot system... adding and removing speakers... music stalls. Big headache. Note: I have spent LITERALLY hours on the phone with tech support. I have like three open cases with them. I finally just gave up. (I should mention the wait time to speak for a person can exceed an hour at times. I call as I am leaving the office and get someone as my commute is ending. That’s why I stopped reaching out.)
Good all-around music app
Jjbco on 4/14/2018
I started using Sonos when its only job was to play music residing on a local computer drive. When it began to evolve to include music services like Pandora and podcasts, there were some growing pains: most notably slow performance and occasional crashes. Those bugs have been largely resolved, and this app has become as near to a complete music experience as one could expect. My rating six months ago wavered between two and three for the two reasons noted above; the most recent updates have elevated my rating to a solid four, closing in on five if the stability continues and Sonos manages to put a pleasantly surprising cherry on top.
This new update couldn’t be worse
NnnIIiiCCKKk on 4/13/2018
Extremely slow to play, constantly stops playing 4 min later then changes songs. Takes many minutes to stop certain speakers from playing. While i love these speakers and how it was before. It has become unusable how it is now. My go to now is using the Apple TV on only the main set of speakers.
Cal Bears 23 on 4/13/2018
Perfect sound system. I'm very picky and I love this machine.
Worst Support
Amp Guy on 4/13/2018
Dealing with Sonos results in a terrible customer service experience. I have wished many times that I could get a full refund and purchase a Bose system.
Stop looking
Fjygjffdv on 4/13/2018
I’m a music and sound nut. Nothing beats this system. A paid Spotify account helps. I can play thousands of radio stations , app music, and my hard drive music from my phone. Stop researching other options and spend the bucks.
Audible support is here!
Unirower on 4/13/2018
The app still has some odd navigation paradigms but it’s great that they now have audible support. The next feature should be richer audible controls to do things like increase the speed of playback.
Good if you only listen to iTunes.
chethed on 4/13/2018
The app won’t let you listen to Spotify unless you have Spotify premium- which is ridiculous. Doesn’t require a subscription for Pandora or iTunes Radio but requires one for Spotify.
More updates?
AHG13219 on 4/13/2018
Seems like updates every other day. Get your act together. Seriously thinking about going back to Bluetooth.
rgilkes on 4/13/2018
App has become increasingly unstable in latest versions. Constantly asking to be updated when latest version has already been installed, jumping back up when trying to scroll making it impossible to scroll through search results. Disappointing considering how much I have loved the Sonos ecosystem through the years.
Not bad, but not awesome
Draw4201 on 4/13/2018
My sono suddenly stops playing often, I had to push the play button on the unit and it starts a new song. It also often doesn't play any music, when I checked on the app, it said 'no music' and I had to pick the music again.
Background issue
Nukejin on 4/13/2018
Went to sleep and application keeps running in background. Drained 40% of my battery while I was asleep
Every day a new update
jbstang2000 on 4/13/2018
Everyday it’s a new update if the app updates. I have several devices that I have to add everyday and is crap
Read the most recent reviews...
SynthGP on 4/13/2018
This new UI is awful. It used to be so much easier to use the system. I have invested heavily in Sonos and my family really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately the new UI has resulted in significantly Lee’s music being streamed in our home..the UI is just frustrating at this point...
Update 8.5.1
cardiacplumber on 4/13/2018
The update for iOS is a loop, it sends you from Sonos update to the App store, which sends you back to the Sonos controller. No way to actually update.
Decent, but needs updates
MacUser43 on 4/12/2018
App is decent. I think the repeat song button should be on the same page as the play pause button. I don’t want to click three times to repeat. Also, when you turn off certain speakers the app keeps displaying the speaker that is off rather than showing me the one that is still playing.
Used to be usable
MS_madness on 4/12/2018
This app places the most needed functionality - namely, ease of control over your TV, receiver, or gaming system - and the ability to set and clear alarms second to some other priority that I can’t quite figure out. It used to be simple to work with alarms and setting the volume on my setup. The absolute worst is that it now adds to my frustration by asking me to upgrade and sending me into an infinite loop with the App Store. The app is never upgraded to a point where it won’t prompt me for this.
The new UI is great! Love it!
Duckey NG on 4/12/2018
The new UI it's easier to find everything you want. The "My Sonos" also got a huge improvement.
Hate it! AGAIN - every update gets worse.!
WilburPost on 4/12/2018
They should've left the apps the way they were when they were separate apps for iPhone and iPad. The new crap is clunky and hard to use. Switching between rooms is a major task.
What the hell
4pageLTR on 4/12/2018
Why is this thing recording while I’m away then randomly playing it back while I’m sitting in the house? 😩😒
Bella.Vi on 4/12/2018
Awesome system speakers and technology amazing almost as good as Bose but should be able to stream more music apps other then being limited to sonos choices. Unhappy that I cannot use my Spotify or djlobo app through sonos or lmpradio app. For so much money I shouldn't be so limited. Keeps disconnecting constantly
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