Add an LCD display to your Sonos PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE.

If you own a Sonos PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE, you know it sounds great, but it's not always easy to confirm that your input sources are sending Dolby Digital 5.1. This app takes the guesswork out of the equation.

And once surround sound is confirmed, it's great to be able to glance over to see if the speech enhancement or night mode is on.

This app is compatible with iOS 8 or greater - so that you can put an older iPad or iPod to good use. Just set it somewhere convenient, and never guess again.

Current volume level and mute are also displayed.

Note that this app is particularly useful when configuring a new device to send 5.1 sound to the PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE.

Supports multiple PLAYBARs/PLAYBASEs (if you are fortunate enough to own more than one).

IMPORTANT NOTE: This app is a display-only app, it is NOT a replacement controller. It works only with the Sonos PLAYBAR or PLAYBASE. This is a third-party app, and is NOT an official Sonos app.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

Properly recognizes "Dolby Digital 1.0" mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

GDL11606 ,

Does only one thing, and does it well.

If you need to know what your playbar is outputting this is the right app for you.

bake3388 ,

Doesn’t Work

Unusable when you have more than one playbar.


Mindcad LLC
2.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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