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Sonos unveils smart speaker with support for multiple voice services

Sonos unveils smart speaker with support for multiple voice services”

"There are many speakers out there that you can control with your voice, but a lot of them are just devices that make sounds, not systems designed for delivering great sound easily in any room of your home", Sonos sound experience leader Giles Martin said. However, the offer is only valid for a limited period of time. For example, some devices are only accessible with Apple HomeKit, which means if you use an Amazon Echo, you'd have to switch to Siri for a task like turning off the lights. For those who are not aware, Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are voice-controlled speakers. The Echo customers will get this service at no additional cost. Like the Google Home, it will automatically drop the volume so owners don't need to shout over their music to be heard when giving voice commands.

The hardware inside the Sonos One includes two Class-D digital amplifiers, one tweeter, and one mid-woofer, along with a six-microphone array that is supposed to understand voice commands from the right person, even if music is playing.

"We're excited to work with Sonos to bring the power of Alexa and far-field voice control to help customers find and enjoy incredible sounding music". It uses on-device software to detect the wake word, "Alexa".

If the person you're calling has Alexa-to-Alexa calling, it will default to the Echo device or Alexa-enabled device. However, Amazon claims that Alexa voice assistant has been customized for the Indian audience, which supports local pronunciations.

Amazon Echo is available in three color options: Charcoal, Sandstone, and Heather Gray. Smart speakers are a recently growing phenomenon all around the world. It can also control smart home devices as well.

This simple set-up works with a variety of ZigBee products from leading brands such as Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and more.

Echo Plus carries a price tag of Rs.14,999. Build games that allow customers to buzz in, follow a sequence or pattern, or trigger other forms of engagement with Alexa skills. will enable developers to build products and experiences that turn a compatible Echo device into a hub for interactive play.

When it comes to pricing, the Amazon Echo Dot (the smallest device) will come at Rs 4,499.

Sonos is getting into the voice-activated home assistant market with a new smart speaker announced overnight. However for now neither Google Home speakers nor the HomePod are available in India.



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