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You can now control Sonos playback from your iPhone's lock screen

Sonos has updated its controller app for iPhone and iPad, bringing some enhanced functionality to Apple's mobile devices. You can now use the built-in iOS playback controls on the lock screen and in Control Center to play, pause, and skip music playing through your Sonos speakers, for instance.

Here's what's arrived with Sonos Controller 6.3:

Quick lock screen control, Peek & Pop shortcuts and richer, more detailed audio streams on Rhapsody and Napster.

Note that Sonos has also released a system update for its speakers, so you may need to install that before you can take advantage of some of these new features.

Don't own a Sonos? Check out our getting started guide or head to Amazon to start your Sonos addiction! (opens in new tab)

Sonos Controller 6.3 is available on the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

2 Comments
  • 2016
  • I bought a Sonos and within the hour of purchasing it returned for the lack of this functionality. Boggles my mind that they didn't do this from the beginning. A nobrainer if you ask me.