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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 Juli Clover
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 Eliminates Unpopular 'Recycle Mode' That Bricked Older Hardware

Thursday March 5, 2020 2:32 pm PST by Juli Clover
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....

Apple Adds Colorful Tech 21 Cases, Golf Sensor and Sonos Port to Online Store

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:46 pm PST by Juli Clover
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...

AirPlay 2 Speakers Compared: Sonos Move vs. Bose Portable Home Speaker

Friday October 11, 2019 1:26 pm PDT by Juli Clover
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 ...

Sonos Unveils Its First Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Supports AirPlay 2

Thursday September 5, 2019 7:22 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
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...

Leaked Images Reveal Upcoming 'Sonos Move' Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Monday August 19, 2019 2:16 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
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...

Unreleased Sonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker Revealed in FCC Filing

Monday August 12, 2019 4:04 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
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...

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 Joe Rossignol
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...

Alexa Support for Apple Music Expands to Sonos Speakers

Wednesday April 17, 2019 10:19 am PDT by Juli Clover
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 ...

IKEA's Symfonisk Line Will Include a Table Lamp With Sonos Speaker, Support AirPlay 2

Monday April 8, 2019 9:22 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
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,...

IKEA to Unveil Sonos Line of 'Symfonisk' Speakers in April

Thursday March 14, 2019 10:16 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
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, ...

New 'Sonos One' Speaker Launches With Upgraded Internals and No Design Changes

Thursday March 7, 2019 6:13 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
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...

Sonos Debuts New In-Wall, In-Ceiling, and Outdoor Speakers With AirPlay 2 Support

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:43 am PST by Mitchel Broussard
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...

Black Friday 2018: Best Deals on AirPods, Beats, Bluetooth and Smart Speakers

Friday November 23, 2018 7:07 am PST by Joe Rossignol
AirPods, Beats, and other headphones, as well as smart speakers like the Sonos One, make for great holiday gifts at reasonable prices. Black Friday presents an opportunity for additional savings on a variety of these products. AirPods and Other HeadphonesMicro Center is offering $10 off AirPods through Sunday, bringing their price down to $149.99 compared to Apple's regular price of $159. In-...

Sonos Launches New Sonos Amp and Partners With Sonance for New Architectural Speakers

Wednesday August 29, 2018 9:35 am PDT by Juli Clover
Sonos today announced the launch of the Sonos Amp, a new audio hub that's designed to replace the existing Connect:Amp. The Sonos Amp is able to connect to traditional home audio speakers and integrate them into a Sonos home sound system. According to Sonos, its new Sonos Amp is twice as powerful as the Connect:Amp with the ability to power four speakers with 125 watts per channel, up from...

Sonos Beam Now Available for Purchase From Sonos Website and in Retail Stores

Tuesday July 17, 2018 2:50 am PDT by Juli Clover
The latest Sonos product, the Sonos Beam, is today available for purchase from the Sonos website and from various retailers around the world. First announced in June, the Sonos Beam has been available for pre-order, but today is its official launch date. The Sonos Beam is a $399 smart, compact sound bar that's designed for use with TV sets. Sonos says the Beam offers five Class-D digital...

Sonos Adds AirPlay 2 Support to Latest Speakers, Enabling Siri Control and Multi-Room Audio

Wednesday July 11, 2018 7:54 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Sonos today announced that its One, Beam, Playbase, and second-generation Play:5 speakers now support AirPlay 2, as promised. This marks the first time Sonos speakers have supported AirPlay in general, enabling users to easily stream audio from iTunes on Mac, and virtually any app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, including Apple Music, YouTube, Spotify, Hulu, Pandora, and Netflix, to...

Sonos and IKEA Reveal Prototypes for 'Symfonisk' Speakers, Including One That Doubles as a Shelf

Thursday June 7, 2018 5:41 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Following yesterday's announcement from Sonos that AirPlay 2 will be coming to its speakers this July, more details about the company's partnership with IKEA have now emerged, after first being revealed in December. In a press release shared by the Swedish furniture maker, the two companies detail a "long-term partnership" that's beginning with a new range of speakers called "Symfonisk" (via The...

AirPlay 2 Coming to Sonos Speakers in July

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:18 am PDT by Juli Clover
Sonos is planning to implement AirPlay 2 support for its speakers starting this July, the company announced today at an event unveiling new technology. Sonos has previously said that AirPlay 2 will be available on the Sonos One, the second-generation Play:5, the Playbase, and future products. Older Sonos speakers will not support AirPlay 2 on their own due to processor limitations, but...

Sonos Launches New Lineup of Discounted Speaker Bundles

Monday May 21, 2018 1:45 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Sonos today introduced several new speaker bundles, which are designed to allow customers to purchase more than one Sonos speaker at a discounted price. The new bundles range in price from $379 to $1,899 depending on the products included, with discounts up to $157 on the highest priced bundles. A two room set that includes two Sonos One speakers is priced at $379, for example, down from...

Sonos One, Playbase, and Play:5 Will Support AirPlay 2 Functionality

Wednesday April 25, 2018 4:21 pm PDT by Juli Clover
When Sonos introduced the new Sonos One back in October, the company confirmed it would add AirPlay 2 support to Sonos speakers later in 2018. At the time, Sonos did not specify which of its devices would support the new protocol, but Sonos has offered some clarification in the form of a new blog post that includes AirPlay 2 details. According to Sonos, native AirPlay 2 support will be...