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Game over: SONOS One will support Alexa, Google Home and…

Game over: SONOS One will support Alexa, Google Home and…”

Gadget Actions API allows you to control your Alexa Gadget to move motors, flash lights, or trigger other actions based on a customer interaction with Alexa.

Spence said that Sonos has enough cash on hand to finance its retail expansion, but he reiterated that an IPO would be one of the options for the company going forward.

In addition to the new speaker, starting today, all existing Sonos speakers can be controlled via an Alexa-powered device like the Echo or Dot, thanks to a software update and a Sonos Alexa skill.

The Sonos One will work with all of the company's other speakers, and support for Google Assistant and Siri is on the way.

For the past few months, Sonos had been teasing us with its much anticipated smart speaker. Sonos One thus fits seamlessly into your home Sonos system and is created to unlock voice control for the entire Sonos home sound system.

"Play mom's playlist." We suspected it was coming, and today Sonos confirmed that they are bringing Alexa into their eco-system. Sonos is also adding more in-app integrations with other music services like Pandora and Tidal, much like they launched for the Spotify mobile app a year ago.

The Sonos One is priced at $199.99 and is expected to begin shipping on October 24.

The Sonos One will work with different voice assistants, but at launch it will be powered by Alexa, the same digital assistant that's on Amazon's Echo speakers. Amazon said that the service will be available for Echo customers for free, initially. Billed as "the smart speaker for music lovers", Sonos executives frequently touted the company's decision to wait to release the Sonos One until they had "developed a seamless experience". Amazon said that in India, Alexa through Echo speakers will tell users news, play their music as well as answer their queries. According to a report on Gadgets360, if you are already a Prime member, Amazon may extend your membership by one year, or provide a cashback.

Voice capture technology with echo cancelation allows the speaker to still hear you over the music. In the meantime, users can still play Spotify songs and playlist using the Sonos app or the Spotify app on their smartphones.

Sonos are designing the speaker for lovers of great sound and promise to deliver a rich sound for any entertainment device.



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