Sonos has after all made its long-rumored Alexa-powered speaker professional.
We are reside lately from Chelsea in New York Town, the place Sonos has simply unveiled the extremely expected Sonos One — its first speaker that integrates Amazon's Alexa assistant. The speaker can be to be had on October 24 for $199. Pre-orders get started lately.
Sonos One appears to be like and so much like (and could be very a lot primarily based off of) the Play:1, which has been Sonos' entry-level — however nonetheless very good — speaker. The massive distinction this is the inclusion of a six-microphone array — and the inclusion of Alexa, in fact.
Sonos One may also be capable to regulate all of Sonos' different audio system. However in reality Sonos sees it as the only speaker to rule all of them. In 2018 it's going to be an absolutely open platform, permitting any track provider to paintings with Sonos. And any current software will be capable to tie in to Sonos, just like Google Play Song does already. Sonos additionally will improve Apple's AirPlay 2, so anything else you'll play on an iOS software may also be performed over your Sonos machine. Beef up for Google Assistant may also arrive in 2018.