Once the test has been done and your phone or tablet has analysed the sound profile where your speaker is sitting, they information to calibrate the setup is sent to the Sonos speaker, which in turn changes its acoustics to better match your room.

The result is a Sonos speaker that sounds better when Trueplay is switched on, with a listening experience capable of making the slightly hollow sounds of a Play:1 found in the echo-chamber of a bathroom more like the experience you get when you’re in a living room or somewhere that bounces sound far less.

Of course, you don’t have to use Trueplay, and even when it is setup, you can choose whether to have it switched on or off; it’s your call and your choice, but Sonos believes its focus on a software fix for its speakers will make customers happier in the end, providing an upgraded sound experience that doesn’t require you to hand over extra money.

Trueplay’s release isn’t going to be totally immediate, that said, and after reading this article, you won’t be able to login to the Sonos app and just expect the patch to be there.

Rather, Sonos tells GadgetGuy that this will be rolled out in the coming months, appearing later in the year for the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 speakers, making sure the Sonos products released in the past few years made for music are all taken care of before moving on to other areas where Sonos can have its Trueplay technology make a dent on.


Even this old Sonos gets the update. w00t!