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Sonos Review: The Play:5 is the Perfect Centerpiece for a Whole House Audio System

Friday August 12, 2016 10:03 am PDT by
Sonos is a well-regarded brand known for creating some of the best multi-room home speaker setups, and in late 2015, the company debuted its latest product, a second-generation Play:5. The original Play:5 (once called the S5) came out in 2009, so the new Play:5 marks a long overdue update that brings a new design and better sound. As someone new to the Sonos ecosystem, the Play:5 (paired with...

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Sonos 'Sub Mini' Design Leaked Ahead of Official Announcement

Tuesday May 17, 2022 3:40 am PDT by
Sonos is set to release a smaller, more affordable subwoofer that will be able to wirelessly pair with the Sonos Ray and the rest of its existing soundbar lineup, a new report has confirmed. According to The Verge, Sonos is working on a smaller version of its $749 Sub, called the Sub Mini, which will be capable of pairing with the company's second-generation Beam, the Arc, and the Ray, which ...
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Sonos Announces Lower-Priced Soundbar With AirPlay 2 Support, 'Hey Sonos' Voice Control for Apple Music

Wednesday May 11, 2022 6:16 pm PDT by
Sonos today unveiled its lowest-priced soundbar, the Sonos Ray. Priced at $279 in the U.S., the compact soundbar is said to utilize "advanced processing" to create a "surprisingly wide soundstage," and AirPlay 2 support allows for audio to be wirelessly streamed to the soundbar from Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The soundbar will be available starting June 7 in the U.S.,...
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Sonos is Working on Its Own Version of Siri

Wednesday May 4, 2022 12:12 pm PDT by
Popular smart speaker manufacturer Sonos is planning to introduce a voice assistant service that will compete with Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and other voice-based personal assistants, reports The Verge. Sonos Voice will allow Sonos users to play and control playback on Sonos speakers. Sonos speakers already support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and Sonos Voice will be able to be...
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Sonos Complains About Apple's Restrictions on Third-Party Siri Access in Antitrust Hearing

Tuesday June 15, 2021 1:50 pm PDT by
Sonos is today participating in an antitrust hearing on the smart home, where Sonos legal chief Eddie Lazarus had some commentary to share on the smart home market and the dominance of companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple. Headed up by Amy Klobuchar, the Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights is today hosting a hearing on "Protecting Competition and Innovation ...
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Hands-On With the New Sonos Roam Speaker

Tuesday April 6, 2021 6:02 am PDT by
Sonos in March introduced a new portable smart speaker called the Sonos Roam, which is priced at $169, making it the most affordable Sonos speaker to date. We were able to check out the Sonos Roam to see if it's worth the asking price and how it compares to other portable speakers on the market. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. At just under a pound, the Sonos Roam...
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Sonos Unveils Portable $169 Roam Speaker With AirPlay 2, Sound Swap, and More

Tuesday March 9, 2021 12:00 pm PST by
Sonos today introduced a new "ultra-portable" smart speaker called the Sonos Roam, designed for use at home and on the go. It's designed to be even more portable than the Sonos Move, competing with the likes of the Ultimate Ears Boom. Priced at $169 in the United States, the Sonos Roam is now the most affordable Sonos speaker available, and it is also the lightest at just under one pound....
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Menu Bar Controller App for Sonos Speakers Updated for macOS 11

Friday November 13, 2020 1:23 am PST by
German developer Alexander Heinrich today updated his popular Menu Bar Controller app for Sonos speakers connected to Mac, with a new design that mimics Apple's Control Center aesthetic in macOS 11 Big Sur. The updated app retains all the features of the previous versions within the new layout, which shows the current playing song, its album cover, and larger buttons to interact with the...
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Sonos Launches New Arc Soundbar With Dolby Atmos Support

Wednesday May 6, 2020 1:34 pm PDT by
Sonos today announced the Arc, a new $799 premium soundbar option that features Dolby Atmos support and AirPlay 2 compatibility. The Arc replaces the Playbar, with Sonos also discontinuing the Playbase. Available in black or white, the Arc features a curved grille, with its longer 45-inch design aimed at users who have large TVs. Sonos says the Arc can be mounted discreetly or placed on top...
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Sonos Eliminates Unpopular 'Recycle Mode' That Bricked Older Hardware

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:32 pm PST by
Sonos is eliminating its controversial "Recycle Mode" that was part of the company's trade-up program that provides a discount of 30 percent on new devices, reports The Verge. Customers who wanted to take advantage of Sonos' recycling program to get a 30 percent discount on a new speaker were required to download software that rendered existing speakers inoperable within 21 days....
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Apple Adds Colorful Tech 21 Cases, Golf Sensor and Sonos Port to Online Store

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:46 pm PST by
Apple today updated the accessory section of its online store to add a new golf sensor, Sonos Port, and series of colorful new cases designed by Tech21. The Arccos Caddie Smart Sensors, priced at $180, offer a shot detection algorithm that increases accuracy. The system features 14 ultralight sensors that attach to golf clubs and grips, with the sensors connecting to the iPhone to analyze...
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AirPlay 2 Speakers Compared: Sonos Move vs. Bose Portable Home Speaker

Friday October 11, 2019 1:26 pm PDT by
Bose and Sonos, both well-known speaker manufacturers, recently came out with new AirPlay 2-enabled speakers that are designed to work with Apple's latest ‌AirPlay‌ protocol and offer an alternative to products like the HomePod. In our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with the Bose Portable Home Speaker and the Sonos Move to see what the speakers have to offer and how they compare to one ...
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Sonos Unveils Its First Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Supports AirPlay 2

Thursday September 5, 2019 7:22 am PDT by
Sonos today introduced its first portable Bluetooth speaker, the Sonos Move. The battery-powered Sonos Move features both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for listening at home or on the go, AirPlay 2 support, built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and up to ten hours of continuous music playback per charge. The speaker features an oval-shaped design with IP56-rated water and dust resistance. ‌Air...
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Leaked Images Reveal Upcoming 'Sonos Move' Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Monday August 19, 2019 2:16 am PDT by
More details have emerged about the unreleased portable Bluetooth speaker from Sonos, thanks to new images shared by WinFuture (via The Verge). The German site has published several marketing images of what's apparently going to be called the Sonos Move, the first speaker of its kind by the audio electronics company. As the pictures reveal, the speaker comes with a stationary base...
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Unreleased Sonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker Revealed in FCC Filing

Monday August 12, 2019 4:04 am PDT by
Sonos appears to have a portable Bluetooth speaker in the works. After a filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) revealed the existence of the company's first Bluetooth speaker, Zatz Not Funny shared a photo of the device in question (below), which has a more rounded design than the Sonos One. In the filing for the unreleased product, Sonos calls it "a high-performance...
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Alexa Now Supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Echo, Sonos, and Fire TV Devices

Wednesday May 15, 2019 8:29 am PDT by
Alexa now supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV devices, and compatible Sonos speakers, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document. This means ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers who own one of those devices in those countries can now ask Alexa to play songs, artists, playlists, and more from ‌Apple Music‌. This functionality first launched...
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Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos Speakers

Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:19 am PDT by
Amazon Echo devices have been able to use Alexa-based voice commands to control Apple Music since December, but the feature has been limited to Amazon's own devices until today. Sonos One and Sonos Beam owners in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland are now also able to use Alexa to control ‌Apple Music‌ after adding the ‌Apple Music‌ skill to the Alexa app. In the US, UK, and ...
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IKEA's Symfonisk Line Will Include a Table Lamp With Sonos Speaker, Support AirPlay 2

Monday April 8, 2019 9:22 am PDT by
Ikea today revealed more information about its upcoming line of Sonos smart speakers, which the Swedish furniture company has dubbed "Symfonisk" (via The Verge). There will be two products in the line: The Symfonisk Table Lamp with Wi-Fi Speaker ($179) and Symfonisk Bookshelf with Wi-Fi Speaker ($99). Image from Ikea/Sonos via The Verge Each device will be controlled through the Sonos app,...
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IKEA to Unveil Sonos Line of 'Symfonisk' Speakers in April

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:16 am PDT by
IKEA today confirmed its plans to announce the Symfonisk line of speakers during the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes place next month. The Symfonisk speakers come out of a long-term partnership between IKEA and Sonos, resulting in unique products like a speaker that doubles as a bookshelf. Neither company has released information about what the final version of the speakers will look like, ...
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New 'Sonos One' Speaker Launches With Upgraded Internals and No Design Changes

Thursday March 7, 2019 6:13 am PST by
Sonos this week announced a new version of the Sonos One speaker with upgraded internals. These improvements include Bluetooth Low Energy, a faster processor, and more memory than the original Sonos One, all without any changes to the external design of the speaker (via The Verge). The new Sonos One doesn't have any exclusive features, and sound performance is said to be the same. Sonos is...
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Sonos Debuts New In-Wall, In-Ceiling, and Outdoor Speakers With AirPlay 2 Support

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:43 am PST by
Audio company Sonos today announced a new range of speakers called "Sonos Architectural by Sonance," which are a collection of passive speakers that are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. There are three new speakers total: the Sonos In-Ceiling, Sonos In-Wall, and Sonos Outdoor Speaker. Sonos In-Wall As their names imply, the first two speakers are designed to be placed within the...