Since then, Sonos has offered a better explanation and streamlined its upgrade process. Back in January, Sonos announced some important changes to its product line and software capabilities. The only other change I know of is that Gen 2 has more memory. The new Sonos Gen 2 is an upgrade from Sonos 1 and comes with several improved features to make your music experience more unique.
If anything, you can point your finger at Sonos not to clearly indicate when that point was reached in the past for their devices.
Sonos Connect still working?
When 92% of the products Sonos has ever shipped are still in use, it sets a trend towards longevity. Originally in January, Sonos stated that support for these products would be completely discontinued in May, potentially making this end-of-life journey much shorter. And the connected receivers and amplifiers have made Sonos a solution for people who already have a part of the system, like a vintage receiver or passive speakers, which most people are and don’t want to start from scratch. Sonos announced today that it will end ongoing support for some of its older products this coming May.
After some outcry from users and media, Sonos announced that it would continue to offer limited support for legacy, and promised they would continue to work after May.
What is the difference between Sonos generation 1 and 2?
Users also have the option to pair One with other Sonos speakers (like Soundbar, Playbar, or Arc) for immersive home theater surround sound. BLE is only used as an option to set up the speaker, and there is no Bluetooth audio streaming on this new model that the company calls the Sonos One Gen 2. However, be aware that Sonos One smart speakers aren’t really waterproof, so be sure to keep them away from actual water. There are no changes to the external design and the revised model doesn’t get any new, exclusive features. If you’re not sure if your internet supports it, you can also take a look at Sonos Boost, which acts as a sort of WiFi extender for your Sonos smart speakers.
When did Sonos Connect Gen 2 come out?
The Connect was Sonos original amplifier that turns your receiver into a wireless amplifier that you can also use to stream music. The Symfonisk table lamp, just like the Symfonisk bookcase speaker, is a joint collaboration between Sonos and Ikea. New wireless protocols such as DTS Play-Fi, Google’s Chromecast, Bluesound, and Apple AirPlay have been introduced that mimic what Sonos does. The sub connects wirelessly to any Sonos speaker or Sonos amp and can be part of a multi-room or home theater system. Just like other Sonos speakers, the sub cannot be paired with non-Sonos speakers unless you have one of Sonos’ own amplifiers (see below).
Buying a discontinued Sonos product can be a good choice if you’re looking for a deal and understand that it may no longer be supported sooner than a newer product.