Amazon and Google's plays for user data have pushed the battle of the virtual assistants into the living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms via the smart speaker. Sonos, which makes a number of audio products compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant, feels it has been squeezed by both companies of its intellectual property in the middle of this war. However, The New York Times reports the company has decided to target only Google in two federal lawsuits and has sought sales injunctions for its speakers, smartphones, and laptops. Read More
Two years after hitting Google Home, Spotify Free joins a list of over 100 streaming services already available through Sonos. Sonos and Spotify have rolled out an update today that enables you to access Spotify Free through your Sonos devices, so you can spice up your office holiday party straight from your desk at no extra cost.
You can stream Spotify's entire catalog on shuffle by launching the streaming service through the Sonos app or directly from Spotify. Read More
Sonos has just announced a trio of new products: The Sonos Move, Sonos One SL, and Sonos Port. The star of the bunch is the Move, which is the first portable, IP-rated, battery-powered Sonos speaker, bringing you the company's stellar audio quality in a backyard-friendly package, together with Wi-Fi for at-home use and Bluetooth for on the go. It also has a new "Automatic Trueplay" feature that dynamically adjusts the speaker to fit any environment, wherever you take it. Read More
Sonos is basically synonymous with multi-room wireless audio and was around long before Google Home and Amazon Echo. The company doesn't rest on its laurels though and provides a constant stream of new devices and updated, enhanced software – it only recently added Google Assistant support to its One speakers. Over the weekend, another product emerged in a new leak courtesy of Winfuture. It's the portable Sonos Move equipped with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as a stationary charging dock. Read More
Anyone familiar with Sonos products will know how rarely discounted they are, so any reduction in price is a welcome sight. Amazon is currently offering the first-generation Sonos One speaker for $149.99, $19 less than Sonos' current price of $169 and $49 less than the old MSRP before the new model debuted. Read More
IKEA's embraced the smart home market with a growing range of different products, such as smart blinds, bulbs, and outlets, so when a partnership with Sonos was announced back in 2017, it didn't really come as a surprise. After teasing us with some first looks this January, today the two companies revealed the first fruits of their collaboration and introduced the SYMFONISK table lamp and bookshelf, both equipped with Sonos-compatible Wi-Fi speakers. Read More
In the long-forgotten year 2017, Ikea announced that it was collaborating with Sonos for future products, and a year later it named the coming fruit of such a union: The Symfonisk line of speakers. Initially pegged for a nebulous "2019" launch, a video released by Ikea two days ago states that the new products will be landing this August. Read More
Last year's Consumer Electronics Show brought some of the first third-party devices with Google Assistant — Google's virtual helper had only been released a few months prior. This year, we saw a wide variety of devices running Assisant. Beyond the usual mix of smart lights and speakers, there are mirrors, electric car chargers, water systems, and even Insant Pots with Assistant.
For your reading enjoyment, this is every product announced at CES 2019 with Google Assistant (or Google Assistant integration), in no particular order. Read More
I think it's fair to say that we've seen some questionably useful Google Assistant integrations this CES, and will no doubt see a great many more in the near future. That's why it's a special occasion when a heavily-demanded, long-due integration is announced, as is the case with Google Assistant for the Sonos One and Sonos Beam. Read More