Sonos System Software 3.6 Update

Sonos has launched the 3.6 system software update. If you are on iOS or Android, you are able to get it now at the respective marketplaces. You should automatically be prompted to install the update via the desktop software. 3.6 consist of the following updates:

* The Sonos controller for Android can now support tablets (even though it worked fine before, it is now optimized for Android tablets) including Galaxy Tabs, Moto Xoom, Kindle Fire, and many more.
* Slacker Radio is now accessible and free of charge (Sonos now supports 11 paid and free music services: Wolfgang’s Vault, Stitcher SmartRadio, Spotify, Slacker, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, Rdio, Pandora, MOG, iheartradio and AUPEO!).
* The introduction of Sonos Labs whereby new music services can be tested within the beta before the official launch.
* AAC+ codec support.

Fortunately this update now uses the bigger real estate managed by tablets, mainly in the form of album art, which appears generally satisfying. The text is a bit smaller on some screens, and takes up about 10-15% of the screen in the top left.

The new Slacker Radio service is now incorporated free as a part of the 3.6 update, and has its own pre-defined radio stations. Select ‘Slacker Stations’ and you are able to find plenty of music, under numerous categories, including Jazz, Seasonal, Rock, Hits, Classical, and Blues. Additionally there is sports radio (ESPN) as well as other interesting offerings, including Artist Showcase and Slacker Spotlight.

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