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.

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