If you are using a Sonos smart speaker, keeping it updated will enhance your experience with the sound system. Not only will you receive fixes for bugs and issues on your speaker, but some upgrades will also have added features for improvement on your listening experience.
Sonos releases constant firmware updates to its line of smart speaker devices such as Move, One, One SL, Arc, Beam, Five, Sub, Port, and Amp. Its latest software upgrade was released last December 2020. The 12.2.2 version allows you to add up to two Subs to your Sonos speaker. Both the Sub (Gen 1) and Sub (Gen 2) are compatible with the S2 Sonos app and S1 controller app. The Sub (Gen 3) will need the S2 Sonos app.
In most cases, Sonos automatically prompts you when there is a new device software update available. You will see the banner System Update Available on the app. All you have to do is to click the notification. But, if there are no update alerts or your system fails to automatically notify you, you can always manually check for available updates yourself on the app using this guide.
How to Check and Install Sonos Speaker Firmware Updates Manually
If you are aware of new upgrades for your Sonos speaker firmware but no alerts on your device, you can manually check it yourself.
- Launch the Sonos Controller app.
- On Android or iOS phone, tap the More button located at the bottom.
- Scroll down and select Settings.
- Or from the Sonos menu (Mac), or Manage menu (PC).
- Choose System Updates.
- Tap Check for Updates.
- Wait for the scan to finish. If there are available updates, tap install.
This works on iOS or Android mobile app and on Windows 10 PC and Mac computers.
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How to Enable Automatic Software Updates on Sonos Speakers
You may not have enabled the automatic updates for your Sonos speaker device that’s why the updates are not showing up. To enable it, follow the steps below.
- On your Sonos Controller app, tap the More button at the bottom.
- Go to the Settings menu.
- Select System Updates.
- Look for the Automatic Updates option. Toggle it to Enable.
How to Schedule Sonos Smart Speaker Firmware Updates
You have the option to schedule the automatic firmware updates on your Sonos speaker. That means your device will automatically install available upgrades during the time you scheduled.
- Navigate to the Settings menu and tap System Updates.
- Look for the Scheduled option and tap to open the menu.
- Now, select the time you want to schedule the updates.
- Morning – between 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM
- Afternoon – between 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
- Evening – between 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Overnight – between 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM
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