Release notes for Sonos S2

This article contains the release notes for recent Sonos S2 software releases. You can find the release notes for Sonos S1 on this page.


Current software version


14.19

Release date: 11/15/2022


In this update:

  • Improved support for playback of Spotify podcasts to Sonos using the Spotify app.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 14 or later
  • iPadOS 14 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



Previous software versions


14.18

Release date: 10/18/2022


In this update:

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements, including a fix for an audio quality issue that reduced Sub output for Arc, Beam, or Ray when paired with a Sub or Sub Mini while Trueplay was enabled.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 14 or later
  • iPadOS 14 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.16

Release date: 9/20/2022


In this update:

  • When connected to WiFi, Roam and Roam SL stereo pairs can now play stereo audio from Bluetooth sources. These stereo pairs will no longer separate when switching to Bluetooth mode.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 14 or later
  • iPadOS 14 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.14

Release date: 8/23/2022


In this update:

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.



Added after release:

  • Added software support for Sonos Sub Mini.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 14 or later
  • iPadOS 14 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.12

Release date: 7/19/2022


In this update:

  • Added a new WiFi Power Save setting for Roam and Roam SL to help extend battery life when connected to wireless networks.


  • Added a setting for Multi-product Setup in the Sonos app, allowing you to set up multiple Sonos products in a row before applying any necessary software updates.


  • Made improvements to the clarity of Arc’s audio while playing dialogue.


  • You can now use the S2 app to downgrade some Sonos products to S1 in order to add them to an S1 system. Learn more.



System requirements changes:



System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 14 or later
  • iPadOS 14 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.10

Release date: 6/21/2022


In this update:

  • Improvements around delayed audio with home theater surrounds and Subs, as well as audio dropouts due to delayed audio.
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.




System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.8

Release date: 5/24/2022


In this update:

  • Added software support for upcoming Sonos features


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.



Added after release:

  • 6/1: Sonos Voice Control is now available. You can add Sonos Voice Control to any voice-enabled Sonos product.



System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.6

Release date: 4/19/2022


In this update:

  • We’ve adjusted Roam’s setup procedure to improve the overall setup experience.



  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.





System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.4

Release date: 3/22/2022


In this update:

  • Two Roams in a stereo pair will now automatically rebond to each other if one of them unexpectedly disconnects from the network and then reconnects.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.





System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.2

Release date: 2/23/2022


In this update:

  • EQ settings are now accessible on the Now Playing screen in the Sonos app for Android.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.





System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



14.0

Release date: 1/25/2022


In this update:

  • You can now initiate the account deletion process from the Sonos S2 app for iOS.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.





System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.4.1

Release date: 12/07/2021


In this update:

  • Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can now play Amazon Music Ultra HD audio and Dolby Atmos Music through supported Sonos products.


  • Sonos products can now connect to local music library shares using SMBv2 and SMBv3.


  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.





System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.4

Release date: 11/16/2021


In this update:

  • Sonos home theater products now support decoding DTS Digital Surround.



  • EQ settings are now accessible by pressing the icon on the Now Playing screen in the Sonos app for iOS.


  • A badge now shows on the Now Playing screen while Sonos is playing higher quality audio from certain music services.




System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.3.2

Release date: 10/26/2021


In this update:

  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements.



Added after release:

  • 10/27: Dark mode is now available in the Sonos app for iOS and Android.


  • 11/8: You can now subscribe to Sonos Radio HD through an in-app purchase in the Sonos app for iOS.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.3

Release date: 9/21/2021


In this update:

  • We’ve improved Roam’s power management to help extend Roam’s battery life when it’s not actively being used.
  • The Sonos app will now alert you when your Roam is connected to a charger that isn’t providing enough power to charge the battery.
  • When your Roam is in sleep mode, you can now wake it up using the top playback buttons (in addition to the power button on the back).




System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.2

Release date: 7/27/2021


In this update:

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.



System requirements changes:

The Sonos app for Windows 7 will no longer receive software updates but can still be used to control commonly-used features.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 8 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.1

Release date: 5/11/2021


In this update:

  • Added a setting for Arc that allows you to adjust the level of the Height audio channels.
  • Amp, Arc, and Beam now support WPA3 security and can connect to 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi networks.
  • Port now supports Dual Mono audio output.



System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



13.0

Release date: 3/9/2021


In this update:

  • Added software support for Sonos Roam.
  • The process of updating Sonos Wi-Fi information in the Sonos app has been overhauled and improved. It’s now easier to reconnect your Sonos system to your network if you’ve changed your router or updated your Wi-Fi password.
  • When playing TV audio, the Sonos app now shows the current audio format on the Now Playing screen.
  • Added WPA3 security support for Move, Roam, One (Gen2), One SL, Five, Port, and Sub (Gen3).
  • When playing from Spotify, the Sonos app can now favorite and unfavorite tracks from the Now Playing screen.


System requirements changes

The Sonos app on iOS 11 and Android 7.0 will no longer receive software updates but can still be used to control commonly-used features.


System requirements

  • Android 8.0 or later
  • iOS 12 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 7 and higher



12.2.2

Release date: 12/8/2020


In this update:

  • You can now add up to two Subs to your Sonos home theater setup. Learn how.


System requirements

  • Android 7.0 or later
  • iOS 11 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 6.2 and higher



12.2

Release date: 11/10/2020


In this update:


  • Sonos Arc now supports multi-channel LPCM surround sound through an eARC connection.


  • Arc’s EQ has been adjusted for vocal clarity and has been improved in a variety of scenarios, including while wall-mounted.


  • The Sonos app now has additional language support for Turkish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong & Taiwan).


*For Sonos-owned and operated stations only. Excludes global broadcast stations.


System requirements

  • Android 7.0 or later
  • iOS 11 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 6.2 and higher



12.1

Release date: 9/29/2020


In this update:

  • The process for setting up a new Sonos system and adding new Sonos products has been completely redesigned.



    • The Sonos app will now detect new nearby products and provide an automatic prompt to get you started.
    • The Settings menu now shows Setup Tiles to help you enable features on your Sonos products.
    • The process for creating a stereo pair or adding surround speakers has been updated and improved.
  • The app will now display a banner alert if one of your added music services is experiencing an outage.


  • One (Gen 2), One SL, Five, and Sub (Gen 3) can now connect to 5GHz and 802.11a/n WiFi networks.


  • Voice-enabled Sonos products using Amazon Alexa now support the use of Alexa Routines.


Alerts

  • With the release of iOS 14, Sonos requires the “Local Network Access” permission to be enabled in your device’s settings. For more information, see our article on Sonos app permissions.



System requirements

  • Android 7.0 or later
  • iOS 11 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 6.2 and higher



12.0

Release date: 6/8/2020


In this update:

  • The new Sonos S2 app is now available with a new look, new icon, and new features.



    • The current Sonos app has been renamed to the Sonos S1 Controller with a new icon.
    • Your Sonos system can now update to S2 if all of your Sonos products are compatible. Tap the banner at the top of your Sonos app to get started.
    • Learn more about the different apps and which products are compatible on our S2 Overview page and in our S2 compatibility article.
  • Added software support for the Sonos Arc, Sonos Five, and Sonos Sub (Gen 3).


  • You can now save a group of rooms that you frequently group together and create a shortcut in the Groups menu.


  • When setting up a voice assistant, the response chime will now be turned off by default. You can still choose to enable the chime during setup or in your app’s Settings menu.




System requirements

  • Android 7.0 or later
  • iOS 11 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • macOS 10.11 or later
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Fire OS 6.2 and higher


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