Sonos S1 vs S2

Sonos S1 vs S2 - What app to use and is my product compatible?

To be able to control your Sonos products and get the best out of them, you will need the Sonos app - When Sonos released its first products back in 2005 All products were using the original S1 app, allowing you to add mutiroom audio to your home and control it via your phone. As technology advanced and higher definition of music became available and other music services progressed, so did Sonos and in doing so changed their app from S1 app to a new improved S2 app.

Sonos S2 was a major Sonos system software update that was made available in August 2020 for the vast majority of Sonos speakers and devices. It added new features, such as support for Dolby Atmos (for the Sonos Arc soundbar), plus other higher resolution audio formats and room groups.

While some products are suitable for both S1 and S2 apps, all made after June 2020 will only work on S2.

Below is a handy guide to show you what products will work on what app.

Product

Release Date

Discontinued

Replaces

App Compatiblility

Buy Online

ZP100 January 2005 2008 S1 Only
ZP80 January 2006 2008 S1 Only
Connect (Gen 1) October 2008 March 2015 S1 Only
Connect:Amp (Gen 1) October 2008 March 2015 S1 Only
Play:5 November 2009 November 2015 S1 Only
Play:3 July 2011 July 2018 S1 and S2
Sub (Gen 1) June 2012 2016 S1 and S2
Playbar February 2013 June 2018 S1 and S2
Play:1 October 2013 October 2017 S1 and S2
Connect (Gen 2) March 2015 September 2019 S1 and S2
Connect:Amp (Gen 2) March 2015 February 2019 S1 and S2
Sub (Gen 2) 2016 June 2020 S1 and S2
Playbase April 2017 August 2020 S1 and S2
One (Gen 1) October 2017 March 2019 S1 and S2
Beam July 2018 October 2021 S1 and S2
One (Gen 2) March 2019 One (Gen 1) S1 and S2 Buy Online Here
AMP February 2019 Connect:Amp S1 and S2 Buy Online Here
One SL September 2019 S2 Only Buy Online Here
Port September 2019 Connect S1 and S2 Buy Online Here
Move September 2019 S1 and S2 Buy Online Here
ARC June 2020 Playbar S2 Only Buy Online Here
Sub (Gen 3) June 2020 Sub (Gen 2) S2 Only Buy Online Here
FIVE June 2020 Play:5 S2 Only Buy Online Here
Roam March 2021 S2 Only Buy Online Here
Beam (Gen 2) October 2021 Beam (Gen 1) S2 Only Buy Online Here
Roam SL March 2022 S2 Only Buy Online Here
Ray June 2022 S2 Only Buy Online Here