Sonos Launches DTS Digital Surround, ‘Battery Saver’ on Portable Speakers and More

Sonos has announced an update to its S2 software rolling out to app stores today, debuting support for DTS Digital Surround. You can update your Sonos S2 app by going to Settings > System > System Updates > Check for Updates within the app.

Here’s what’s new from Sonos:

  • DTS Digital Surround: supported on Arc, Beam (Gen 2), Beam (Gen 1), Playbar, Playbase, and Amp on S2. A new badge will show on the ‘Now Playing’ screen in the Sonos app to show DTS Digital Surround is playing.
  • Battery Saver on Roam and Move: When toggled on, this will automatically turn off speakers after 30 minutes of inactivity. Move will retain battery life for up to 30 days and Roam will retain battery life for up to 70 days with Battery Saver enabled. You will need to manually turn on these speakers when the setting is enabled.
  • EQ Settings on the Now Playing Screen: iOS customers can now adjust EQ settings, including Treble, Bass, and Loudness, via the Now Playing screen in the Sonos app. Just tap the volume slider bar, then press the ‘equalizer’ button on the right hand side. Android support will be available in “coming months”.

Sonos previously announced DTS Digital Surround would be coming when it unveiled its Sonos Beam with Dolby Atmos back in September.

A Sonos spokesperson told iPhone in Canada support for Amazon Music Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music will be coming soon.

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