Sonos Beam Gen 2

Sonos Now Has Support for DTS Digital Surround

With its latest S2 software update, Sonos is now offering support for decoding DTS Digital Surround. The update is available in the Sonos app under settings. Select System, System Updates, Check for Updates, and voila!

The DTS Digital Surround support will allow customers to enjoy a more immersive experience with Blu-ray discs, gaming consoles, and other content sources from the comfort of their homes. According to a recent Sonos survey, the majority (60%) of U.S. respondents said they would rather watch a new movie at home than in a theatre.

Sonos supports decoding DTS Digital Surround on Arc, Beam (Gen 2), Beam (Gen 1), Playbar, Playbase, and Amp on S2. Customers will see a badge on the Now Playing screen of the Sonos app when they are streaming DTS Digital Surround content.

When this setting is enabled via the Sonos app, the portable speakers will automatically turn off completely after 30 minutes of inactivity. When powered off, Move will retain battery life for up to 30 days and Roam will retain battery life for up to 70 days. When Battery Saver is enabled, listeners will need to turn Roam and Move on using the physical power button before starting music playback.

iOS customers streaming music will now be able to adjust their EQ settings, including Treble, Bass, and Loudness, via the Now Playing screen in the Sonos app. To access the EQ settings from the Now Playing screen, tap the volume slider bar and press the equalizer button on the right-hand side. Android support will be available in the coming months.

Sonos also confirms that support for Amazon Music Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos Music will be coming soon.