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How to Update a Sonos Speaker

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Introduction

Keeping your Sonos system up to date ensures you'll always have access to any new features, music services, and player updates that Sonos releases. Normally, when a new software update is available for your Sonos system, you will be prompted to update with an “System Update Available” banner.
This guide will demonstrate additional ways to ensure your system is always up to date. While you may have different speakers all connected to your system, they all update the same way and usually at the same time.
Before You Begin:
You must have Sonos Controller App installed
The Sonos Banner

1 Update Automatically or Manually

While your Sonos devices will prompt you via the Sonos app when there is an update available for any of your devices, you also have the ability to have your devices automatically update themselves, or manually check for updates if you wish.

To Enable Automatic Updates

When automatic updates are enabled, your Sonos System will attempt to apply updates during the window of time you've selected. However, if your device is being used, if there is an alarm scheduled during this time, or if your device loses internet connectivity, the update will be postponed until the next available update window.

  1. Open the Sonos Controller App.
    Sonos app
  2. Tap More to open the options menu.
    Selecting the more tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Selecting settings
  4. Select System Updates.
    System Updates
  5. Ensure the toggle for Automatic Updates is in the ON position.
    Automatic Updates
  6. Select Scheduled to set when you want your speakers to be updated.
    Scheduled updates
  7. Select the schedule when you would like to have your updates take place.
    Selecting your schedule
    Update schedules have the following approximate times:
    • Morning: 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    • Afternoon: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Evening: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Overnight: 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM

To Check for Updates Manually

  1. Open the Sonos Controller App.
    sonos app
  2. Tap More to open the options menu.
    Selecting the more tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Selecting settings
  4. Select System Updates.
    System Updates
  5. Select Check for Updates.
    Checking for updates
  6. The app will check for updates. If there are any updates available for your device, they will prompt you for installation.

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Keeping your Sonos system up to date ensures you'll always have access to any new features, music services, and player updates that Sonos releases. Normally, when a new software update is available for your Sonos system, you will be prompted to update with an “System Update Available” banner.
This guide will demonstrate additional ways to ensure your system is always up to date. While you may have different speakers all connected to your system, they all update the same way and usually at the same time.
Before You Begin:
You must have Sonos Controller App installed
The Sonos Banner

While your Sonos devices will prompt you via the Sonos app when there is an update available for any of your devices, you also have the ability to have your devices automatically update themselves, or manually check for updates if you wish.

To Enable Automatic Updates

When automatic updates are enabled, your Sonos System will attempt to apply updates during the window of time you've selected. However, if your device is being used, if there is an alarm scheduled during this time, or if your device loses internet connectivity, the update will be postponed until the next available update window.

  1. Open the Sonos Controller App.
    Sonos app
  2. Tap More to open the options menu.
    Selecting the more tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Selecting settings
  4. Select System Updates.
    System Updates
  5. Ensure the toggle for Automatic Updates is in the ON position.
    Automatic Updates
  6. Select Scheduled to set when you want your speakers to be updated.
    Scheduled updates
  7. Select the schedule when you would like to have your updates take place.
    Selecting your schedule
    Update schedules have the following approximate times:
    • Morning: 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM
    • Afternoon: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Evening: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Overnight: 2:00 AM - 4:00 AM

To Check for Updates Manually

  1. Open the Sonos Controller App.
    sonos app
  2. Tap More to open the options menu.
    Selecting the more tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Selecting settings
  4. Select System Updates.
    System Updates
  5. Select Check for Updates.
    Checking for updates
  6. The app will check for updates. If there are any updates available for your device, they will prompt you for installation.