Sonos finally launched its first smart speaker with built-in support for voice commands, today. The company revealed the Sonos One, a smart speaker which supports multiple voice services and capable of playing music, audiobooks, podcasts, and other Sonos speakers from more than 80 streaming services. The speaker has programmed especially for music lovers.
The Sonos One produces rich sound and it is priced at $199 USD. Pre-orders are starting today and it will be available globally from Oct. 24.
CEO of Sonos, Patrick Spence said that the device will also work with Google Assistant in 2018. It will truly support the Amazon Music, Pandora, Tuneln, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM.
The Sonos One will come with some changes such as a ring of microphone holes; an LED light, the standard play/pause button and you can hear about what’s next on the to-do list, all are located on the top panel. Users can use their voice to control entire Sonos sound systems located in their home.
Owners can control the Sonos One through three separate input methods, Voice commands, the Sonos app, and physical controls.
Along with music support, Sonos One allows users to hear the weather and the latest sports scores, set timers, and listen to news and traffic reports. Both Sonos One and Amazon Alexa are together getting smarter over cloud updates.
Sonos is now available in more than 60 countries; dozens of streaming music providers delivers the device via thousands of retailers to millions of homes. Sonos is planning to change the way of people of listening to music.