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Add a powerful subwoofer to your Sonos setup for just $549 ($150 off)

Add a powerful subwoofer to your Sonos setup for just $549 ($150 off)

Ever feel the need to have a bone-rattling experience in sound to go with your favorite album or movie? Achieve that dream with the Sonos Sub — a wireless Subwoofer with deep bass — for only $549 today, a full $150 off the standard price.

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Sonos releases new Radio service with news, music, sports, and original stations

Sonos releases new Radio service with news, music, sports, and original stations

Sonos has made a few misfires lately, like creating confusion around the discontinuation of older speakers and briefly having a "recycling" program that bricked speakers. Thankfully, the company's latest announcement sounds like a step in the right direction — a free radio service for all Sonos owners.

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Sonos backtracks on controversial speaker-bricking trade-in program

Sonos backtracks on controversial speaker-bricking trade-in program

Sonos is backtracking on its contentious new trade-in program, which effectively bricked devices that were flipped into a "recycle mode" for a trade-in discount. Instead of ensuring all its old speakers end up in the garbage, the company is switching to a serial number-based validation system to snag a discount, and you can even hang onto your old, outdated speaker.

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You can now set your Sonos speaker as Google Assistant's default

You can now set your Sonos speaker as Google Assistant's default

Just last month, Sonos sued Google for allegedly infringing upon its patents. The two companies had previously worked together to bring Assistant features to select Sonos speakers. Surprisingly, it seems that this partnership is continuing, at least for now, despite the ongoing litigation. First spotted a few months ago by users on the r/Sonos subreddit, the ability to set Sonos speakers as an Assistant-powered product's default device for music playback now appears to be widely available.

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Sonos kills support for legacy devices, potentially nerfing updates for your whole Sonos system (Update: CEO apology)

Sonos kills support for legacy devices, potentially nerfing updates for your whole Sonos system (Update: CEO apology)

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.

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

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

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

(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

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 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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