Tag Archive: Sonos


Sonos speakers may finally get Google Assistant this holiday season

There’s still no specific date, but this is better than nothing — right?

As much as we love Sonos speakers, there’s one big feature that’s been noticeably absent for quite some time — the Google Assistant. The company’s first Alexa-powered speaker (the Sonos One) has proven to be a truly excellent gadget, and while Alexa works great, Assistant users have been left out in the cold for nearly a year.

Sonos has continued to promise that it’s  [Read More…]

Sonos Beam vs. Sonos Playbar: Which should you buy?

Alexa vs. Goliath.

In the world of soundbars, to say there’s variety in what’s offered, and how much you can pay, is an understatement. Searching “soundbar” on Amazon sees companies like Vizio offering a basic $ 75 option that’s no-frills and pretty well-received, while big names like Yamaha offer hardware twice the size with an included subwoofer — and a $ 300 price point.

But neither options do, or even claim to do, what Sonos soundbars offer.  [Read More…]

Sonos files to go public, expected to make $1 billion in revenue in 2018

The company plans on raising as much as $ 100 million for its IPO.

On Friday morning, July 6, Sonos officially filed to become a publically traded company.

Sonos will be traded on Nasdaq as SONO and plans on raising as much as $ 100 million leading up to its IPO (initial public offering). However, as noted by MarketWatch, “that amount was estimated as a placeholder amount.”

As for Sonos’s performance, things are looking good for the  [Read More…]

Sonos Beam is a smart TV soundbar launching July 17 for $399

Pre-orders are available now!

During an event in San Francisco on June 6, Sonos announced a new product called the Sonos Beam. Sonos Beam doubles as both a smart speaker and soundbar for your TV, and it’s packing a lot of features for its $ 399 asking price.

First off, the Beam takes up much less space than Sonos’ last soundbar, measuring in at 60% smaller and 28% shorter than the Playbase.

Sonos Beam connects to your  [Read More…]

Plex gets improvements for Sonos, adds visuals for Echo Show/Spot, and more

Plexamp is also coming to Alexa and Roku devices.

Although Plex is most widely-used for storing movie and TV content, the platform is also great for housing your music library. Today, Plex announced a bundle of music-centric features that are now available for users.

Plex has existed on Sonos speakers for some time, but today, it’s leaving its beta stage and launching as a properly completed app. With this official release, Plex for Sonos can now search  [Read More…]

Sonos One will be available in red, yellow, and green this September

The new colors will come with a $ 30 price increase over the regular models.

The Sonos One is already a good-looking speaker, but it’ll soon get a welcome jolt of color thanks to a new partnership with Danish design brand HAY.

This coming September, Sonos will launch the HAY Sonos One Limited Edition Collection with new red, yellow, and green models. The colors were taken directly from HAY’s 2018 design palette, and although they won’t be  [Read More…]

Audible is now available on Sonos speakers

Ready to use right now.

Smart speakers from Amazon, Google, and Apple are incredibly popular right now, but even so, Sonos has managed to stay plenty relevant. Today, the company is adding something to its speakers that fans have been wanting for years — support for Audible.

Starting today, you can now listen to your Audible audiobooks natively on Sonos speakers.

Per Sonos’ official blog:

It’s rare to block out your unending to-do list and take a  [Read More…]

Alexa voice controls now available for Sonos One in Canada

Canada finally joins the Sonos and Alexa fun.

Sonos has quickly risen up as one of the leaders in the smart speaker market, and today, its customers in Canada are getting a nice treat.

After launching in the U.S., UK, and Germany, the Sonos One in Canada is getting a free software update for built-in Alexa voice controls.

Like we’ve seen in the above countries, Alexa takes the already great Sonos One and makes it even better.  [Read More…]

New bundle drops the Sonos One back to its lowest price

Why buy one speaker for $ 350 when you can get two?

We’ve only seen one discount on the Sonos One, and it didn’t last long. If you are in the market for a pair of them you won’t want to miss this offer. The Sonos One is the latest speaker from the company, and it has Amazon’s Alexa abilities built right in. This discount brings the price of each speaker down to $ 175, which is  [Read More…]

Google Home Max vs. Sonos

While Google Home Max takes a poke at Sonos’ top-shelf speakers, it’s merely a product. Sonos is a system.

You can’t help but look at Google Home Max — the large, $ 400 version of Google Home — and come to the conclusion that Google is sticking its nose where Sonos has been for years.

That’s not to say that Google hasn’t done well in the realm of wireless music. Its Chromecast protocol made it ridiculously easy to “cast”  [Read More…]