Sonos to fully phase out old products by ending their software updates

Sonos are finally leaving their oldest devices in the dust as they end software updates for their first products ever.

Sonos have revealed that they won’t be sending out software updates for their legacy products anymore. This is part of a phasing out of their older and, to be fair, outdated products which they’ve added to a trade-up program.

They will no longer update the software for Sonos Zone Players, The Connect and Connect:Amp, 1st generation Play:5s, CR200 controllers, and the Bridge. These are all available to trade in for a discount on newer Sonos products so customers can upgrade to up-to-date models and get rid of their old ones.

The Connect and Connect:Amp will only retired from updates if they were made before 2015. Newer models will continue to receive software updates, at least for now.

In their blog announcement, Sonos said: “Since launching our first products, technology has advanced at an exponential rate; from streaming services and voice assistants to wireless networking and Bluetooth capabilities.

“Through all of this transformation , we have continued delivering new features via software updates. We’re extremely proud of the fact that we build products that last a long time, and that listeners continue to enjoy them. In fact, 92% of the products we’ve ever shipped are still in use today.

“However, we’ve now come to a point where some of the oldest products have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.”

The products can be traded in for 30% credit on a newer Sonos speaker or device. Find out more here.

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