Plex for Sonos

release-announcements
sonos

#1

We’ve just released our biggest update to Plex for Sonos ever. We made significant changes to our backend service resulting in noticeable performance improvements and a much more reliable playback experience.

New

  • Additional info available for artists: popular tracks, bio, tour dates

Fixes

  • Faster browsing, searching, everything.
  • Playback is more reliable.
  • Supports direct playing FLAC, AAC
  • Browsing other servers / libraries is simpler
  • Numerous user interface enhancements to all pages

Known Issues

  • If you’ve previously used the public beta, you’ll be asked to reauthorize with Plex again the next time you use the service
  • When authenticating you get a scary warning about being in Virginia
  • If you are still seeing the old version in your Sonos app you can force the update by doing the following:
    • Desktop: Check for updates (there won’t be any), then restart the app
    • Mobile: More, Settings, Online Updates, then restart the app

Please post any feedback or questions in the Plex for Sonos forum.


#2

v2.0.2

Fixes:

  • Display track artist instead of album artist on compilations. (#98)
  • Having large playlists will no longer timeout the request. (#103)
  • Generic “Unable to browse music” error message shown instead of more descriptive errors. (#106)
  • Actively test PMS connections. (#107)

#3

v2.0.3

NEW:
 - Allow ALAC tracks to direct play. (#100)

FIXES:
 - Paginate large libraries to prevent timeouts. (#108)
 - No longer show the security alert during authentication. (#93)

#4

v2.0.4

NEW:
 - Distinguish shared servers with owner username. (#125)

FIXES:
 - Use plex.direct connections when available. (#122)

#5

v2.0.5

NEW:
 - Use local connection for playback when possible. (#2)

FIXES:
 - Properly report platform metadata. (#5)

#6

v2.0.6

FIXES:
  - Unable to connect via LAN when secure connections are required. (#11)

#7

v2.0.8

FIXES:
  - Paging recently added in a large library could timeout or cause the PMS to crash.
  - Paging a large playlist could timeout or cause the PMS to crash. 

Plex media server crash with Sonos
#8

NEW:

  • Added support for podcasts!
  • Search results now return results from all servers you have access to

#9

FIXED:

  • Users without music libraries couldn’t see podcasts