Sonos Inc. has added Desktop Controller for Mac software in the latest release of the software that drives their Sonos Digital Music System. The software enables Mac users to control their Sonos Digital Music Systems using their Mac. The update also adds support for iTunes 4.9, enabling Sonos users to use podcasts and other iTunes 4.9-managed content. It’s a free update for Sonos users.
Sonos Digital Music System is a multi-room digital music system that lets you control playback using a full-color LCD screen-based controller. The system comprises two main components: The ZonePlayer which features a built-in amplifier and stereo speaker hookup, and the Controller, which lets you interact with your music library. Prices start at $1,199.
The Sonos Desktop Controller software is compatible with Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4. Also new in this release is support for Windows Media Audio (WMA)-encoded Internet radio stations. The software comes pre-loaded with more than 100 Internet radio stations. “Power Scroll” lets you scroll faster through large music libraries. Capacity has been increased from 30,000 to 40,000 tracks. Volume normalization settings for iTunes are now supported, tracks can be viewed within playlists, support for additional sample rates has been added, new user preferences have been added, and support has also been added for bitmapped album art.