Sonos Software 6.3 Update

Sonos just released the 6.3 app update and we’re sure you’ll want to take advantage of what they’re now offering. Here’s what’s new . . .

Lock Screen Control on iOS

With this update, you can now control all the music in the world on your iOS while the screen is locked. AIC is pretty excited about this offer because now we don’t have to put in our password, or touch our fingerprint to use the locked app. Oh! And you can use this feature on your iPad too!

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Peek and Pop

If you have the 6s or 6s Plus, you can now use the Sonos Peek and Pop. Just press and hold the app for a second or two and a little screen will pop up. Here you can search for music, play or pause, or look through favorites.

There are some other updates for Rhapsody and Napster, split screen and some bug fixes.

Here is the complete Sonos 6.3 update Features: (this information was gathered from Sonos Website)

Quick Control from iOS Lock Screen

See info about track you’re grooving to. Turn it up. Pause. Skip forward or back. All from your iPhone or iPad lock screen. No ‘unlock’ required. Works with iOS version 8.0 and higher.

Richer Sound for Rhapsody and Napster

Rhapsody and Napster now stream at higher bitrates. That’s geek speak for more bits of audio data coming through. Which translates into more vibrantly detailed sound. We’ve also given the UI a little facelift. Looks cooler, IOO. Hoping you agree.

Peek and Pop Nav

Got an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus? Gently press your Sonos app–Play, Favorites and Search controls appear. Once you’re in the app, swipe up for quick access to additional menus. You can use Peek and Pop to jump to any content in your Sonos app a lot faster than drilling down, screen by screen.

Double Your Fun with Split View and Slide Over

You can now open other apps right alongside Sonos using the iOS features Split View and Slide Over. Use Split View to check music blogs while building a playlist. Or Slide Over to fire up some tunes then get back to your emails. Split View works with iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4. Slide Over works with iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 2 or later.

Trueplay Tuning Simplified

Trueplay is an amazing pro level tool that helps you tune your speaker to sound great, no matter where you put it or how you position it. To make it easier for Sonos owners to take full advantage of Trueplay, we’ve simplified the tuning process. If you’ve already Trueplay tuned your speaker and you haven’t moved it since, you won’t need to retune it after this update. If you haven’t tuned your speaker yet, this update will make it even easier.

“System Not Found” Bug Work.

We’re sorry so many of our owners encountered that nasty “system not found” error in our last update. Should it rear its nasty head, you’ll find it’s much easier now to either fix it yourself, or connect directly with us so we can fix it together.

Help is Just a Tap Away

You can now reach Customer Care directly from the Main Menu of your phone or tablet’s Sonos app. Got a question or a sticky situation? Just tap Help.

System Requirements

Sonos software version 6.3 supports the following OS versions:

  • Android: Android 2.2 and higher (certain features need higher versions of Android)
  • iOS: iOS 7 and higher (certain features need later versions of iOS):
    • iPhone 4 or later
    • iPod touch (5th generation or later)
    • iPad 2 or later
  • Macintosh®: Mac OS X 10.7 and higher
  • Windows®: Windows® XP SP3 and higher

A Final Note of Warning

Running iOS 6 or earlier? Your iPhone or iPad will find Sonos 6.3 too hot to handle. This might be a good time to upgrade your iOS device before attempting to install this update.


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