There was a brief period of time—think 2011 to 2015—when the pedestal-like soundbar was convenient for TV owners. TVs had gotten skinnier and sound had gotten crummier as a consequence. Functioning as both speaker and stand, the pedestal was an appealing soundbar-style ideal for TV owners who had no plans to mount a…
Sonos is getting ready to expand its home theater lineup, according to multiple leaks that surfaced in the past few days. Photos of a new Sonos product called the “PlayBase” speaker have been featured in a B&H Listing, several tweets, and FCC listing. Base speakers of this kind—which sit directly under a TV—have…
A few months ago, connected speaker maven Sonos said it was working on bringing voice control to its speakers. Today, Sonos is announcing a long-term relationship with Amazon whereby you’ll be able to control your Sonos speakers from your Amazon Echo. This is just awesome news.
We’ve spent hundreds of hours over several months using six multiroom wireless speaker systems in every possible room and even outside to find the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Though new competition is better than ever, Sonos is still the best for most people. If you want something cheaper, Google…
Beta software lets you test out the newest features while app developers work out the final bugs in the software. Now, more app developers are offering beta programs than ever before. All you need to do is sign up to be part of the beta program. Plus, switching back to the stable version is usually easy. (Please note:…
Sonos has announced that it’s making some big changes, laying off staff and shifting the focus of its hardware—to concentrate on streaming music and embrace voice control.
Sonos is billed as being the ultimate in-home music system, promising seamless streaming throughout your entire house. So it must’ve sucked to spend thousands of dollars and not be able to use Apple Music with it, which was the case until today.
As promised, Sonos has finally joined the list of apps that play nice with Apple Music—provided you’re willing to risk the beta version, that is.
In two weeks, you’ll be able to listen to Apple Music on Sonos’s great wireless music system. Both companies have teamed up for a public beta starting December 15th. The full rollout will happen in early 2016.
Sonos conquered wireless music years ago, before wireless music was even a thing to be conquered. With the new Play:5, the company revisits its flagship speaker with a stunning new design and powerful sound customization. The refreshed Play:5 might be the coolest speaker Sonos has ever made.
Sonos is the king of wifi multiroom audio, but if anybody can give it a run it’s Bose, the storied manufacturer of sometimes very good sound gear that people can’t get enough of. This new $200 entry to its SoundTouch wireless line could be the key to winning over your home.
For years, Sonos speakers and software have been our de facto choice for a wireless multiroom music system. In the face of increasing competition from the likes of Denon, Polk, Samsung, Yamaha, and others, the company’s releasing an overhauled flagship Play:5 speaker and some smart software that makes your Sonos…
Scroll the page. Go on, scroll it. And marvel at the way the new, perfectly static Sonos logo pulses—like sound is emanating from its centre, producing a pounding bass line.
The number of smartwatches on the market is growing by leaps and bounds, but we're still waiting to see just how many clever integrations our wrist-borne companions will net. It seems we can add Sonos to the list, for one.
Sonos' pop-up Studio in New York reminds me of summer camp, where you were never sent home without something to show your parents. Except instead of a popsicle-stick sculpture, Sonos sent me home with a speaker I built myself.
Deezer's streaming music service has been around overseas for years, and it's finally coming to the United States this month in the form of Deezer Elite, which delivers CD-quality audio through the interwebs. Finally, high-resolution audio that makes sense.
Completely wireless music in your house is the future, and Sonos did it right first. We've been fond of the company for years because the system is painless to setup, easy to use, and reliable (not to mention the sound). Today, Sonos gets even simpler by killing the final wire between you and your music.
Sonos' wonderful wireless music system is getting a long-overdue app refresh, beginning with a new Android controller which should pop up in Google Play today. New features include a cleaner UI and universal search that lets you look through all your connected services for the tune you desire. The iOS, Mac, and…