Sonos S2 app update brings battery saving mode for Roam and more


(Pocket-lint) – Sonos has announced an update to its S2 app that will bring a number of features, including support for DTS Digital Surround decoding and a battery saving mode for Roam and Move.

The ability to decode DTS Digital Surround – which should provide users with a more immersive experience when listening to Blu-Ray discs and game consoles – will be supported by Sonos Arc, Beam (Gen 2), Beam ( Gen 1), Playbar, Playbase, and amp. Users will see a badge appear on the Now Playing screen when DTS Digital Surround content is playing.

The update also brings a battery saving mode to the Sonos Move and Sonos Roam portable speakers. Activated through the Sonos S2 app, battery saver mode will see both speakers turn off automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity. However, you will need to turn the speakers back on via their power buttons when battery saving mode is on.

Finally, the Sonos S2 update will see EQ settings on the Now Playing screen for iOS users, allowing you to easily adjust treble, bass, and volume much more easily than before. To access the EQ settings from the Now Playing screen, you will need to press the volume scroll bar and tap the settings button on the right side. Support for Android is announced soon.

Sonos has also said that support for Amazon Music Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music will also be available soon.

To verify that your Sonos S2 app is up to date or to download the latest version: Open the Sonos S2 app> Settings> System> System updates> Check for updates. You can also read our Sonos tips and tricks for more features already available.

Written by Britta O’Boyle. Originally published on .

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