USING THE SONOS DESKTOP CONTROLLER
You can start the Desktop Controller by double-clicking on the icon on your desktop.
The next bit is very important – you have to tell the Sonos software where your music is stored!
This is fairly straightforward and you are asked to select the folders – either on the computer you are using or that are already shared on your network from somewhere else. For this review I had all my music stored in a folder called My Music on the computer I had installed the Sonos software (although I later tried it on a shared folder and it worked just as well).
The indexing process took a while – I had quite a lot of music stored there! So be patient.
Then you click Finish and you can start playing the music!
You can then find music you want to listen to and add them to the queue. You can see what is playing, view the queue, make changes to the volume and much more. You can also see what is playing in each zone (in my case in the screenshot below, I only had one zone – Office).
You can also use music services available on the Internet (some may require you to sign up before you can use them).
You can also listen to the radio as well! In fact, Sonos say that is comes loaded with 25,000+ free Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.
You can even make changes to the equalizer so that the music is just right for your listening pleasure.
The preferences section gives you a number of options, including making changes to your library, notifications and more.
If you add new music to your share you may want to scan for changes – just click the button and wait.