Sonos Adds Support for Microsoft Windows Media Player 11 and Windows Vista

One-Button Sonos Software Upgrade Allows Customers to Enjoy Music From

Napster(TM), MTV Networks' URGE, Yahoo! Music(TM) Unlimited, Zune

Marketplace, and More - in Every Room

Jan 08, 2007, 00:00 ET from Sonos, Inc.

    LAS VEGAS and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonos,
 Inc., the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the
 digital home, today released Sonos System Software 2.1, a software update
 to its award-winning digital music system. The one-button software upgrade
 allows Sonos customers to play Windows Media Digital Rights
 Management-protected songs -- anywhere in the home -- using Windows Media
 Player 11 on Windows XP or Windows Vista. As a direct result of close
 technical collaboration with the Microsoft Windows team, Sonos 2.1 enables
 music lovers worldwide to enjoy music from a broad range of music download
 services, including AOL(R) Music Now, MTV Networks' URGE, Napster(TM),
 Wal-Mart(R), Yahoo! Music(TM) Unlimited, and the Zune Marketplace.
     Sonos gives music lovers an unsurpassed home audio experience and
 provides access to more music services than any other whole-home digital
 music system on the market. With today's announcement, Sonos customers can
 now enjoy music direct from the Rhapsody(R) Online Music Service, plus
 downloads from AOL Music Now,, eMusic(R), Napster, MTV
 Networks' URGE, Wal-Mart, Yahoo! Music Unlimited, the Zune Marketplace, and
 hundreds of Internet radio stations. Via Windows Media Sharing, Sonos
 customers can now access their Windows Media Player 11 library of music,
 enjoy that music all over the house and control it all from the palm of
 their hand.
     "We know from our customer surveys that Sonos users in more than 60
 countries are listening to more music than ever," said John MacFarlane, CEO
 of Sonos. "We are determined to make the entire universe of music available
 to our customers and today's software release is a very big step towards
 this goal."
     "We're excited about the tremendous support and enthusiasm Sonos is
 providing for Windows Vista at this year's Consumer Electronics Show," said
 Brad Goldberg, general manager for Windows Client at Microsoft Corp. "By
 working closely together we are helping to provide technologies that will
 connect, entertain and hopefully surprise people by how easy this next
 generation of computing makes their lives."
     Sonos and Microsoft will be showcasing this new approach to digital
 music at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Sonos (Booth #26422,
 LVCC South Hall 2) and the Microsoft Partner Pavilion (Booth #7144, LVCC
 Central Hall) will both have interactive demonstrations showing how music
 lovers can enjoy music from Windows Media Player 11 throughout the home --
 from the bedroom to the backyard.
     In keeping with Sonos' tradition of continually improving the music
 playback experience, the Sonos 2.1 software release also includes improved
 playlist and volume normalization support for Apple iTunes(R) 7.0. For more
 information about any of these new Sonos features, please visit:
     The Sonos Digital Music System is the first and only wireless
 multi-room music system with a full-color Controller that lets consumers
 enjoy digital music all over the house. To learn more about Sonos, to place
 an order or to locate an authorized Sonos dealer, please visit
     About Sonos, Inc.
     Sonos(R) is the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems
 for the digital home. By partnering with audio services like AOL(R) Music
 Now,, eMusic(R), Napster(TM), Rhapsody(R), MTV Networks'
 URGE, Wal-Mart(R), Yahoo! Music(TM) Unlimited and more, Sonos gives music
 lovers instant plug-and-play access to millions of songs and audiobooks
 that can be enjoyed all over the house. The award-winning Sonos(R) Digital
 Music System is available at more than 550 retailers and custom integrators
 in North America, including Tweeter, Magnolia Home Theater at Best Buy,
 Magnolia Audio Video,, and Crutchfield, or direct from Sonos at Sonos is also sold in more than 30 countries around the
 world. Sonos is a privately-held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara,
 CA with offices in Cambridge, MA and Hilversum, Netherlands. To find out
 more about the company or the Sonos Digital Music System, please visit:

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