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Sonos kills support for legacy devices, potentially nerfing updates for your whole Sonos system

Sonos recently came under fire when news broke that it's permanently bricking perfectly fine devices as part of its trade-up program. This electronic waste issue might be amplified over the next months as Sonos has announced that it's deprecating software support for some of its older products starting in May. The catch is that if your home includes both legacy and modern devices, none will get updates anymore because Sonos products have to share the same software across a network. This forces you to purchase new speakers or amps if you wish to stay up to date with new features.

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Sonos sues Google for patent infringement, asks for sales ban on almost all Google devices

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.

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Sonos Black Friday deals are live: 20% off the Beam, Playbar, and more

Thanksgiving is great, but I'm more excited that it's Black Friday eve. Like with most companies, Sonos's celebration of Black Friday is bleeding into the day before, letting you grab a few discounts early. The price reductions are mostly the same across all retailers, but Amazon has a few products for even cheaper, which we've indicated below.

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(Update: Now on Alexa and Bose devices) Sonos speakers now support Spotify Free accounts

 

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.

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Check out Costco's Black Friday offerings: Samsung, Sonos, Ring, and more

Black Friday is still weeks away, but retailers are already raring to tell us about their deals. Costco's holiday offerings aren't as jam-packed as, say, Best Buy's; there are no Pixel or Chromebook deals here. Still, there's plenty to chew on, especially if you're thinking about a new Samsung phone.

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Sonos reveals new Move portable speaker, plus mic-free One SL and Port for home theaters

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.

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Sonos Move leak shows off company’s first portable speaker with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

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.

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[Update: Assistant hits more countries] Sonos will roll out Google Assistant to the One and Beam next week, 19 months after it first teased it

In October of 2017, Sonos introduced the One speaker with Alexa built in, but it promised Assistant would be coming the next year. Most of 2018 came and went and it wasn't until November that users were able to sign up for a private and demanding beta to test the feature. Then at CES this year, Google teased Sonos compatibility again, but we still had no official date. Thanks to Sonos's second quarter financial report, we now have an official confirmation: Assistant will come to Sonos next week.

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Monday deals: Save on Sonos One, plus bargain wireless chargers and cheap smart lights

Summer is officially underway, and we've got some hot deals for you (sorry). This week, you'll find a really great price on the first-generation Sonos One speaker, plus solid discounts on wireless chargers, a cheap smart light, and a connected bathroom scale for less than you'd probably pay for a regular old dumb bathroom scale.

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First-gen Sonos One smart speaker falls to $150 ($19 off) on Amazon

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.

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