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Plex for Sonos updated with a number of neat new features

Plex for Sonos has been updated with support for a number of new features, including a refreshed ‘Artist’ view in the Sonos companion application.

The release has been around for a while in beta form, but today’s news marks the start of its availability on the open market – and the final version has come on leaps and bounds, featuring faster browsing and searching; additional information for the ‘Artist’ view on the Sonos app; and support for AAC and FLAC file formats.

Getting started with Plex for Sonos couldn’t be easier. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Fire up the Sonos application on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Tap More.
  • Hit the Search icon.
  • Type, then select, Plex.
  • Click Add to Sonos.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to link your Plex account.

Those who have used Plex for Sonos in the past shouldn’t need to trigger the update; it will take place in the background.

Plex has also spruced up a number of its other services, adding a visual mode to its client for the Amazon Echo Show and Echo Spot that states the song that’s playing, and expanding support for artist and library radio stations, which debuted in Plexamp, to both Amazon Echo and Roku devices.

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This news comes a little more than a month after Sonos reinstated support for Audible, after pulling support for the client back in 2016 when it emerged that the client wasn’t compatible with some of the firms leading speakers – including the Sonos One and Sonos Play: 5 – and it was unclear whether it would ever return.

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