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Sonos Converts iPhone into Remote Control With Free App

The list of Apple iPhone Apps seems to increase by the minute and the latest to join in is Multi Zone digital music system specialist, Sonos who has just released a free app to add remote control functionality to the iPhone.

The application which is available on iTunes will allow iPhone and Sonos users to control their Sonos digital audio system straight from their Apple device, essentially replacing the remote control.

Releasing the free application makes sense for Sonos as it would provide existing iPhone (and iPod touch) users with an added incentive to purchase Sonos devices which are known for being rather expensive (and exclusive).

The free iPhone app lowers the entry level price by removing the need to buy a USD399 remote control while making it more easier to transition to the user interface.

In addition, Sonos will also be releasing an automatic firmware which will introduce Last.fm compatibility, RadioTime support (which brings more than 15,000 free internet radio stations worldwide) and enhance support for both Rhapsody and Pandora.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.