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Sonos now supports Spotify voice control via Alexa

Google Assistant coming in 2018

by Mark Hodgkinson Nov 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM

  • The Sonos One wireless, voice assistant enabled speaker launched toward the end of October 2017 with Alexa support.
    At launch, music fans in the US, UK, and Germany could ask Amazon Alexa to control Sonos One out of the box, with full voice support for Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TuneIn. Sonos has now (21 November 2017) added Alexa voice control for Spotify on the Sonos One, a feature many were annoyed was missing at launch

    In addition to support for music, the Sonos One will allow owners to enjoy all the other features of Alexa – you can hear the weather, set timers, listen to news and traffic reports, and hear the latest sports scores. Owners of other Sonos products can also get in on the act, provided it’s enabled in settings.

    Coming in 2018, Google Assistant will join Alexa which will make the Sonos One the first and only smart speaker to support multiple major voice services.

    We live in a golden age of streaming entertainment,” said Sonos CEO Patrick Spence. “But so much of this great content is being pushed through smart speakers that aren’t designed with sound quality in mind. With our open approach to collaboration, agnostic approach to voice services, the strength of our many innovative partners, and a sound platform designed for the whole home, we’re helping people listen more and listen better.”

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