Sonos S1 Controller 4+

Control for older products

Sonos, Inc.

    • Free



This app controls systems that include the earliest Sonos products: Zone Players, Play:5 (Gen 1), Bridge, Connect (Gen 1) and Connect:Amp (Gen 1)

Easily control your system.
Adjust volume levels, group rooms, save favourites, set alarms, and more.

Stream from popular services.
Connect your streaming services and browse all your music, podcasts, radio, and audiobooks in a single app.

Listen to Sonos Radio.
Enjoy thousands of stations free on your system, including live radio from round the world, genre stations, artist-curated stations, and original programming from Sonos.

What’s New

Version 11.11

Renamed the Sonos S1 Controller, this app supports systems that include the oldest Sonos products. Systems supported by this app will continue to receive bug fixes and security patches but will not receive new software features found in the new Sonos S2 app and will not be compatible with Sonos products released after May 2020. For more information, please visit

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
229.8K Ratings

229.8K Ratings

Tazbrwn ,

Extremely disappointing love the speakers hate the software

We fell in love with Sonos and have invested heavily in the system. We loved the sense of innovation that Sonos bought. The fact you didn’t have to get a wired system, it made it easy to add too and group speakers, the sound quality is REALLY good and the supporting software made it all so easy to control. And, up until now, you can control them from your hand held device and stream music. I was so excited to find out they are developing garden speakers and been watching eagerly for their launch.

I cannot over state my disappointment in in learning they are taking away, in my opinion, a fundamental function from the system. Rendering it virtually unusable. The speakers will still work if you can afford or have invested in a streaming service. If not you have to have a hard drive constantly connected to your Sonos so you can get access to you music. This is not the innovation that first attracted us to the system. Where is the forward thinking? The dynamic company that we invested in?

I feel utterly let down by Sonos and very disappointed in a company who got it so right not so long ago. Needless to say we won’t be buying any more Sonos products unless this issue gets sorted.

Muskrat_63 ,

Excellent so far.

I'm new to this and generally resistant to new technology. The Sonos sounded like a great idea and a friend of mine has recently installed it ( well actually his son in law did because he couldn't get it to work). We went for the sound bar and 2 Ones on stands for a surround sound effect.
It took a while to set up but everything did work first time and we love it. For some reason my Mac now tells me that the software needs updating ( even though it also tells me that there are no upgrades!) and I found it very hard to sync with my iTunes library. For some reason it wants to reload the entire library even though I only want to upload 1 new album. These are glitches that I've worked around and put down to my lack of tech experience.
Anyway, we've now bought a Two for the kitchen and that set up almost instantly. As soon as it was plugged in the software found it and off it went.
My next thing is to establish if the One speakers which are configured for surround sound can be swooped between that and an audio setting. They work for music and TV but I get the feeling that in music mode the balance with the sound bar would be different.
So, in summary, far from perfect but they're up and running and I can live with the glitches (which I have now decided are not my fault).

jimmycushty ,

Music and atmosphere in an instant!

I love Sonos! I had a separates setup before with some wired speakers but I had to chase the wires into the wall and plaster over them to hide all the cables to try and make it look clean and tidy. No need to do that with Sonos, just one cable...for power! And they are so compact that they basically fit anywhere in any room!
I only have 2 play 1’s. One in my bedroom and one in the sitting room but this is still enough to fill my home with lush sound and music. The sound quality is amazing for the size of the units. I can only imagine how good the other (more expensive) Sonos speakers sound! The only reason I haven’t gave Sonos 5 stars is because I had to buy a separate Bluetooth speaker to listen to my vinyl records. I wish I could have played them through my Sonos play 1’s as the quality would be far better but it was going to cost 100’s of pounds and would have required buying a 3rd Sonos unit just to link up my Bluetooth turntable.

Come on Sonos why have you not included Bluetooth? I’m pretty sure Bose, Philips and the others have Bluetooth as standard??

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