Classic Amiga owners can now use Sonos Loudspeakers as well with the 1.1 version update of the SonosController application for AmigaOS. So now it works with AmigaOS 4, MorphOS, WarpOS and Classic AmigaOS. You can get both basic and FPU version. Including SonosController application you also need an Ethernet stack such as Roadshow for Classic Amiga that I fully recommend to get.
Here are all of the new improvements in SonosController 1.1
- NEW: first release for AmigaOS 3.x besides 4.1 and MorphOS - NEW: lots of performance improvements to make it usable on a 68060 cpu, resulting in being blazingly fast on PPC-Amigas. - NEW: MUI 3.8 compatibility (instead of 5.0) - NEW: zones (= rooms) are now saved in the config file so when starting the app the next time no network scan is necessary, resulting in a much quicker startup. - NEW: to save on network traffic and CPU load, loading of the current queue can now be deactivated in the Preferences. - NEW: network scan can now be cancelled and it's no longer possible to start a second scan while one is already running (this led to speakers being listed multiple times in v1.0). - NEW: queue lists are now cached in memory and are only reloaded if a change has been reported by the according UPNP event. - NEW: various zone values are now cached in memory and are no longer reloaded when switching between zones. - NEW: loading of album art for radio stations - NEW: timeout for UPNP subscription has been increased from 10 minutes to 1 hour (same as with the original Sonos app). - NEW: added progress in percent while loading a list in the music source - NEW: added the possibility to cancel loading a list in the music source - NEW: "Settings" menu to accomodate the menuitems "Preferences..." and "MUI..." - NEW: "About MUI..." menuitem to follow the MUI styleguide - CHANGED: shortcuts for "Next" / "Previous" from Ctrl-LEFT/RIGHT to Alt- LEFT/RIGHT because on an Amiga keyboard the Ctrl key is quite far away from the cursor keys. - REMOVED: browsing the music library by song: it was useless and took ages, it's much better to use the search instead. - FIXED: renewal of UPNP subscription as well as unsubscription - FIXED: TV input is now handled correctly. - FIXED: improved handling when clicking like mad into the track position slider. - FIXED: disable play button if action "Play" is not available - FIXED: lots of minor bugfixes
Amiga can access your Sonos loudspeakers in 2021. Who would thought that this would be possible? Amiga community amazes me all the time and its a pleasure to share these type of news with you.
This makes me want to get Sonos loudspeakers to test! Be prepared for a review.