Sonos has given its desktop controller app a makeover, bringing it more in line with its iOS and Android apps. The update, version 9.2, includes a bunch of new features designed to make it easier and more intuitive to use, including automatic player updates — so you can set your Sonos players to download and install new versions when you’re not listening — and support for the forthcoming Sonos Amp
The update also includes a useful volume limiting feature, giving you the option to set a maximum volume for specific Sonos devices and the rooms where they’re located — handy for limiting volume levels in kids’ rooms or shared spaces.
As part of these changes, though, you’ll lose some features — but this is unlikely to have any significant impact on the way you use your kit. You won’t be able to set up a Sonos device or switch rooms using the desktop app, nor will you be able to add players, create pairs, set up a TV, enable parental controls, manage network settings or change account passwords. This kind of admin will have to be done via the mobile app, going forward.