Sonos is the brand to get if you want high-quality sound from a connected speaker, but until recently this meant giving up on your favourite voice assistant.
Now Sonos has introduced the Sonos One, a Sonos speaker that supports both Alexa and Google Assitant, and that comes in at a very affordable (for a Sonos speaker) $199.
In addition to support for music, Sonos One will allow owners to enjoy all the other great things people love about Alexa – they can hear the weather, set timers, listen to news and traffic reports, and even hear the latest sports scores.
Google Assistant is only coming in 2018 to the Sonos One, making it the first and only smart speaker to support multiple major voice services.
You can use Sonos One as a standalone speaker, wirelessly pair two of them for stereo sound, or use them with PLAYBASE or PLAYBAR to create home theatre surround sound.
The speaker features:
Unfortunately, Sonos buyers outside US, UK, and Germany will only enjoy the basic services of the Sonos speaker, including multi-room listening, and access to multiple music services, but will be upgraded when Alexa and Google Assitant rolls out more locally.
See Sonos’s demo of the product below:
The Sonos One can be pre-ordered from Sonos’s website here.