Sonos Hardware Controller Killed by Smartphones

Sonos just brought an end to the dedicated hardware controller for its wireless music systems. Starting June 1st, Sonos will no longer sell the Control, aka CR200 remote control. Sonos customers will instead have to rely upon the bevy of free software controllers the company makes available for PCs and Macs, and Android and iOS phones and tablets. Here’s how Sonos founder and CEO, John MacFarlane calls it:

“We knew from the early days of the iPhone explosion that controlling our system from the device that people were carrying around in their pockets

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