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Sonos to stop updating old speakers - your rights - MSE News

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Consumer Rights
Electronics company Sonos is to stop sending software updates to older speakers and other devices from May, meaning they will lose "some functionality" over time. It's sparked anger among many Sonos owners - if you're affected, here's what's happening and what you can do about it...
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    edited 26 January at 12:25PM
    When I purchased my Sonos system (over 10 years ago) there was no app for mobile phones just a PC program if you wanted it. It was all controlled by an expensive Sonos CR200 controller (that now won't work) and you didn't even have to be online to set up the system. My music was from my own devices - a NAS or line in. They have moved the goal posts....
  • YodaboyYodaboy Forumite
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    I can't help but feel that this is a move by SONOS to increase their sales! I am sure they make a tidy profit even with a claimed 30% discount to upgrade components. They are just speakers driven by an interface after all. There is no reason why updated interfaces can't talk to legacy equipment as well as new equipment. What is changing that means old equipment can't cope? Is the streaming bitrate increasing or anything that directly affects the quality of the sound from the speakers? If the answer is no, then I can't understand why old and new can't work together, delivering the same quality sound, whatever the interface changes.
  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    DoaM wrote: »

    Still, he's only 4 days late to the party.

    The News Blog could do with a bit of updating:)
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