Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sonos Adds Voice Control To Speakers Using Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri To Follow | hypebot

sonosSonos has added voice control to its wireless speaker system using Amazon's Alexa system and related devices. Apple's Siri and Airplay 2 voice control will be added next year, with other voice services to follow.

A software update available today will connect Amazon Alexa-driven voice controlled devices to Sonos to control Spotify and other music services on the wireless speakers platform. The beta update will initially launch in the US, UK and Germany.

Sonos will also be adding voice control using Apple's Airplay 2 and Siri early next year. Other voice protocols will be added in the coming months. 

A new Sonos One speaker adds voice control directly within the device.

More Control, More Services 

Earlier this year Sonos added direct control from the Spotify app. More music services, as well as, smart home apps and devices will be added in the coming months via an approved developer program. Speaker control direct from Pandora and Tidal apps will be available before the end of the year, with iHeart Radio and Audible to follow.

Sonos currently works with 80 music services work and dozens of  connected home companies and apps.

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