Economy

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo smart devices in India

Amazon launches Alexa, Echo smart devices in India”

Overall, the Sonos One is really positioned as a building block, since it allows you to use Alexa to control the rest of the Sonos family.

With well over a decade of experience delivering music to our homes, Sonos is well-positioned to simply add voice as a new control option to their platform-agnostic system whereas other vendors are still working to play catch-up in the music streaming department.

Sonos One will retail for $199 Dollars. For example, if you have people in the house who use different digital assistants Sonos can bring up whichever is called upon, once they're all implemented simply setup the Assistant of your choice in the app and you'll be able to call it up. If you are interested it can be pre-ordered from today at the Sonos website.

This year, Sonos speakers will gain increase integration for Pandora, Tidal, iHeart Radio and Audible, as the apps for those services will be gain controls for Sonos speakers, similar to its Direct Control tool for the Spotify app.

"We live in a golden age of streaming entertainment", pitched Sonos CEO Patrick Spence at the Sonos One's launch in NY overnight.

If you have an Amazon Echo device, whether it's one of the new ones like the second generation models or the previous ones like the Echo Dot or Echo Show, you now have another function for it: calling landline devices in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Sonos Inc. will launch its new "voice-controlled speaker" in Canada without any promise for support from Amazon Alexa, according to the connected speaker maker.

After months of rumours, Sonos has announced its first smart speaker, the Sonos One. Owners will also be able to ask any Siri-enabled device to control music on Sonos speakers. Sonos has rolled out an update today that enables this feature to work. Sonos One is on display in New York City at the company's flagship retail store starting today. "You can imagine more sophisticated things like, Alexa, 'play The Beatles here, ' if you think of the tech that has to go into figuring out what here means".

AirPlay 2 hasn't hit the market in any speaker yet, however, and Sonos only says support is coming next year. That price would make it more expensive than the new series of Amazon speakers including the $149.99 Amazon Echo Plus, though cheaper than the upcoming $349 Apple HomePod, due in December.

Voice capture technology with echo cancelation allows the speaker to still hear you over the music.



Like this

Latest


05 October 2017
Game over: SONOS One will support Alexa, Google Home and…
Amazon said that in India, Alexa through Echo speakers will tell users news, play their music as well as answer their queries. Sonos are designing the speaker for lovers of great sound and promise to deliver a rich sound for any entertainment device .

05 October 2017
Xerox Corporation (XRX) Now Covered by Analysts at UBS AG
On July 24, 2017 the stock rating was set at "Equal-Weight" in a report from Barclays up from the previous "Underweight" rating. Burney reported 9,256 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. 46,861 were accumulated by Hanson Doremus Inv Mngmt.

05 October 2017
Xerox Corporation (XRX) Receives $35.63 Consensus Price Target from Brokerages
Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) shares were trading lower by -0.73 percent ($-0.24) at $32.86 a piece in Wednesday's session. It dived, as 71 investors sold MS shares while 297 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes.

05 October 2017
$199 Sonos One Supports Alexa, Google Assistant
Sonos in recent years has opened itself up to third party apps and developers, and integrating voice assistants is the next step. The Sonos Play:1 speaker now retails for $199, but we're assuming that price will drop when the Sonos One speaker is released.

05 October 2017
United States private sector adds fewer jobs in September but beats views
For small businesses, the competition for talent is squeezing the smaller of small businesses, those with fewer than 20 employees. ADP said private sector employment rose by 135,000 jobs in September after surging up by a revised 228,000 jobs in August.

05 October 2017
Sonos unveils smart speaker with support for multiple voice services
This simple set-up works with a variety of ZigBee products from leading brands such as Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more. If the person you're calling has Alexa-to-Alexa calling, it will default to the Echo device or Alexa-enabled device .

05 October 2017
Zambia arrives Nigeria in batches
Victory for Nigeria on Saturday in Uyo will book the country their ticket to next year's World Cup in Russian Federation .

05 October 2017
Kyle Hendricks excited about Game 1 start? Excited? OK, just trust him
Hendricks has been dominant after the all-star break, finishing with a 2.19 ERA in 78 innings pitched, according to ESPN. Since his return in early July, Arrieta has gone 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA while striking out 23 batters in 32 innings.

05 October 2017
ECB Lowers Emergency Funding Ceiling For Greek Banks
According to a recent Reuters report, the ECB plans to ask banks to keep more cash provisions against future bad loans.

05 October 2017
President Trump visits Las Vegas in wake of shooting
Trump said he's been getting regular updates on the shooting, which left at least 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured. The president also praised the heroism of paramedics, ordinary citizens and some of the shooting victims themselves.



Recommended