Amazon Music HD has labored hand in hand with Sonos audio system for some time now.
Basically, when you’ve got an Amazon Music Limitless plan, and also you stream to Sonos utilizing Bezos’ music platform, you would be profiting from the HD tier; i.e. ‘CD-quality’.
CD-quality, in the case of music streaming, is the patron pleasant means of describing 16-bit tracks. There is a bit extra to it than that, however that is the essential line.
The excellent news is that, final 12 months, Amazon stopped charging for HD streaming with its Limitless Plans and so, for those who’ve been utilizing Sonos and Amazon Music, you would be tapping into the HD streams the place obtainable – and there is numerous them to select from; over 75 million on the final depend.
Important information: Understanding Amazon Music UnlimitedUltra HD alternatively, which whacks the bit charge as much as 24 and courses itself as “higher than CD high quality”, has beforehand been lacking from a Sonos setup.
Till now, that’s – the multi-room speaker large has simply gone dwell with assist for Amazon Music Extremely HD audio, in addition to Dolby Atmos Music.
This is what you want and how to get began…
Sonos audio system and Amazon Music Extremely HD / Dolby Atmos Music
The very first thing to do is to make it possible for your Sonos S2 system is up to date to the newest software program.
That is tremendous easy, simply go to Settings > System > System Updates > Test for Updates in your Sonos S2 app.
After that, it is merely a case of discovering a tune on Amazon Music that’s obtainable on Extremely HD or is a Dolby Atmos Music observe.
Amazon has truly created a few useful playlists to get you began.
The Extremely HD one options 27 songs from the likes of Radiohead, Beck and Little Simz; and the Dolby Atmos playlist has 17 tracks from artists together with Dua Lipa, The Beatles and Taylor Swift.
You may know you are streaming in Extremely HD or Dolby Atmos because the app will present a bit badge on the playback display, like so:
What Sonos audio system work with Extremely HD / Dolby Atmos Music
The massive caveat right here, after all, is that not all Sonos audio system are invited to the Extremely HD get together.
Sonos at present helps streaming hi-res audio from Amazon Music Limitless (which streams as much as 24-bit, 48 kHz for Sonos), via the S2 app solely, on the next audio system:
Streaming Dolby Atmos Music is much more restricted, that is obtainable on simply the 2nd-gen Sonos Beam and the Sonos Arc.
In fact, you possibly can nonetheless group non supported audio system to those Extremely HD pleasant audio system and playback music, however they are going to be restricted to the common HD (16-bit) streams.
In the event you’re not considering Amazon Music then you definately’ll be happy to know that Sonos has mentioned that “we look ahead to introducing extra high-resolution experiences sooner or later.”