Sonos makes wireless speakers work without Bridge via home network

Sep

3

2014

Sonos has made it possible to operate without the application of the up to now Bridge requirement is needed. His wireless speakers directly to the home network of users In addition, the manufacturer comes in October with a successor to the Bridge, the Boost.

For wireless operation Sonos speakers need to now the special SonosNet network connect through the Bridge available separately, which must be. Connected by a cable to the router Sonos has however now rolled out a firmware update for a station mode, where the speakers to the wireless network users can create. Connect directly

Sonos Station Direct Mode setup

When using Sonos speakers and Playbar for a surround sound system, however, Station mode is not possible and the speakers via the home network does not act as a repeater, as is the case with SonosNet. Sonos sees thus still opportunities for The Bridge and comes in October, even with a variant of this accessory: the Boost.

The Boost is converted about 75 euro fee and must provide a 50 percent better range than the Bridge. The option to connect via the Bridge of Boost is according Sonos especially suitable for people with unreliable wireless network.

Sonos Boost

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