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Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

Best speakers 2017: Best wireless and Bluetooth speakers for your tunes

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Speakers come in all different shapes and sizes, from larger options that have the power to fill your whole living room and then some, to smaller, portable ones that are great for taking to picnics or moving from room-to-room.Finding the right speaker for... >>

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Wireless Speaker

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It's nearly November, which means the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are weeks away. The Awards are turning 14 this year and there will be 18 categories ranging from best smartphone and best tablet to best speaker and best smart home device.Each category... >>

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system

Sonos tips and tricks: Get the most out of your multi-room speaker system

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Sonos has one of the strongest multi-room offerings out there. Its speaker line-up is not only plentiful, with several combinations possible, but the platform that controls everything is one of the best out there, if not the best.If you've opted for Sonos... >>

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Sonos One vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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If you've considered buying a smart speaker in the last two years, you'll undoubtedly be aware of Amazon's Echo and its Alexa assistant and if you've ever considered multiroom audio, you're almost certain to have come across Sonos. Until very recently,... >>

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

Get an Amazon Echo Dot for just £24.99 if you are a Sonos user

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Sonos is offering an amazing deal to all its registered users in the UK, US and Germany. All customers can snag themselves an Amazon Echo Dot Alexa device for just £24.99 - less than half-price.The offer is to celebrate Sonos adding Alexa support to... >>

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, PlayBar or PlayBase

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Multi-room speaker options are plentiful to say the least, with Denon, Samsung, LG and Bluesound all offering their own solutions. If you are reading this feature however, chances are you have opted for Sonos.Unlike some of the newer additions to the... >>

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?

Sonos One vs Sonos Play:1: What's the difference?

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Sonos has a new speaker in its portfolio called the Sonos One. The smart speaker brings integrated voice control with Amazon's Alexa, but Google Assistant will be following in 2018.With voice control functionality added to existing Sonos speakers via Echo... >>

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

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As part of its Sonos One launch event in New York, Sonos also revealed that Alexa voice control is now available for all Sonos devices.If you are part of its public beta program, you can add Alexa support to your Sonos speaker or entire system through... >>

Sonos One is the Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker set to take over the world

Sonos One is the Alexa and Google Assistant smart speaker set to take over the world

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Sonos has announced a smart version of its Play:1 speaker at an event in New York on 4 October, featuring integrated Alexa voice control but with other assistants, like Google and Cortana, also in the pipeline to join at a later date. It will also support... >>

Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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Sonos has long been teasing voice control for its speakers. It all began in March 2016 when former CEO John MacFarlane said it was within the company's long term strategy but that it would take its time to bring it to market in a "wonderful way".A year-and-a... >>

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

Sonos to support Apple AirPlay 2 in 2018

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Sonos has used its 4 October event in New York to announce that all of its current speakers, along with the newly announced Sonos One, will be able to download a software update in 2018 that will grant them AirPlay 2 compatibility. Apple Airplay 2: What... >>

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers

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Sonos has introduced Amazon Alexa voice control to all its existing speakers. You can now speak to your existing Sonos system through Amazon's Echo devices thanks to a public beta launched today, Tuesday 4 October.You will be prompted to download... >>

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

Amazing Sonos leak discovers smart speaker name, you'll never guess it

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Sonos will hold an event in New York later today to formerly announce its latest speaker, much rumoured to be a smart, voice controlled device much like Amazon Echo and Google Home. However, we might have learned a major aspect of it ahead of the announcement:... >>

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October

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Sonos has been rumoured to be introducing an Amazon Echo-style smart speaker to its line-up for a while, but now we know the date it is likely to be unveiled.The company has sent out invites to a launch event in New York on 4 October. It features a mouth... >>

Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon

Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon

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Sonos has previously confirmed that it would be integrating Amazon Alexa into its wireless multi-room speakers by way of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. Now though, it seems the Boston-based speaker company plans to built voice control directly into the... >>

Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime
4.5 stars

Sonos PlayBase review: Super-slim soundbase makes TV sound sublime

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Sonos doesn't launch a new product every month, or even every year, but when it does it's well worth the wait for top notch sound. The company's latest speaker, the PlayBase - which is designed to slide underneath your TV rather than mount onto the... >>

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

Sonos PlayBase vs PlayBar: What's the difference?

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Sonos has announced a new speaker to its home theatre portfolio in the form of the PlayBase. The new speaker is designed for TVs that aren't wall-mounted, sliding beneath them, while the PlayBar is primarily for wall-mounted TVs.What are the other differences... >>

Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound

Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound

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Sonos has added to its home theatre portfolio with the launch of the PlayBase, a new super-slim speaker designed to slide underneath your TV rather than wall-mount like the PlayBar.The PlayBase measures 720 x 380mm, with a height of just 58mm, making... >>

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers today!

Massive Sonos Brexit price hike coming: Buy your Playbar, Sub and speakers today!

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Sonos is putting up the prices of all its speakers and accessories, by as much as £100 - and today is the last day to buy your Sonos kit before the price rise.Sonos blames the enormous price hike on Brexit, claiming that the dramatic fall in value of... >>

Sonos Playbase listing leaks online, expected in March for $699

Sonos Playbase listing leaks online, expected in March for $699

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A listing for a Sonos Playbase has appeared on American retail site B&H Photo, saying it's coming soon and will cost $699. Twitter user Jon Maddox has also shared some alleged images of the new Sonos product. New Sonos Playbase pic.twitter.com/udu18n03lx... >>

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

Sonos is planning a new speaker with built-in Alexa voice control

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Sonos plans to one day launch a speaker you can control with your voice via Amazon Alexa (and maybe even Google Assistant).It seems like every company is making an Amazon Echo-like speaker, but Sonos isn't your average company. It makes premium speakers... >>

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?

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Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that will allow anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. In a similar way to how someone might tune a professional hi-fi system, Sonos essentially brought this technology to the... >>

How to control Sonos through Spotify

How to control Sonos through Spotify

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Sonos has released the over-the-air software update that allows users to play music directly from the Spotify app, rather than just through the Sonos app.Until now, Sonos users were required to sign into their Spotify Premium account via the Sonos app... >>

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

Now all Sonos users can now control their systems from Spotify

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Sonos and Spotify have long been associated with each other, but the relationship has become even closer as you now control your connected music system from the Spotify app.Initially available on select devices and as part of the Sonos Public Beta 7.0,... >>

Grab a Sonos Play:1 for £139 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Grab a Sonos Play:1 for £139 from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

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The Sonos Play:1 is the entry point to Sonos' range of multi-room wireless speakers. It may be small in size but the sound it can deliver will likely take you by surprise upon first listen. Buy a Sonos Play:1 for £139 It's a versatile speaker too and... >>

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

You can now pick up Sonos speakers from an Apple Store

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When you think music you more often than not think of the iPod and Apple, and when you think of multi-room you think Sonos. They’re two brands that dominate their market. And now they’ve formed a tight bond, as Sonos has announced its speakers are... >>

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

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Sonos, the wireless multi-room speaker system, has confirmed that it will soon allow users to have full control of their system via the desktop and mobile Spotify app. It also announced it would be adding voice support via Amazon's Alexa powered products,... >>

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

Sonos public beta 6.4 update adds new features: Here's what they are and how to get them

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Sonos is rolling out a new public beta software update today, which adds plenty of new features to the apps.Music playback has been simplified, via your queue or from individual tracks and albums. There are also some new playlist functions.So here's what's... >>

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

Plex now lets you play music on any Sonos device from the Sonos app

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Media streaming server Plex on Wednesday announced support for Sonos.This integration basically allows Sonos customers to access their Plex libraries from the Sonos app in order to stream media to their Sonos speaker setups. And anyone with a Plex Pass... >>

How to make your family room smart

How to make your family room smart

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Here you are: the family room. Kick back and relax. This is where you can watch TV, listen to music and more. Maybe it's not the home cinema system you've yearned for, with projection room and seating in rows, but you can make it a brilliant den with... >>

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly

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After several months of offering the service as part of a beta test period, Sonos now officially plays Amazon Prime Music content.If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, the updated, full release application now gives you access to the entire collection... >>

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo

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Sonos is looking to introduce voice control as a main part of its next-generation music streaming hardware.Citing Amazon's Alexa and Echo speakers, Sonos CEO John MacFarlane applauds products that have already brought voice control to music systems in... >>

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last

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Apple Music has finally arrived on Sonos in full.From today, the full Apple Music streaming service will be available to all Sonos speaker owners and will provide access to all of the features subscribers expect.That includes the For You, New, Radio (including... >>

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?

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Over the last couple of years, Sonos has really upped its game. Since the company began over a decade ago, it has developed a much more public profile.You might not be aware of what Sonos provides and how it works, but chances are if you are reading this... >>

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

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Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it.The simple... >>

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

Best place to put a speaker: Sonos head of design gives us tips and tricks of the trade

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Sonos has a mission to fill every home with music, as well as to give you the ultimate home music experience.To do this, you not only need to have great speakers, but you also have to have the best possible set-up for them with the best possible objects... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015.Smart heating and lighting... >>

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

The Great Christmas Giveaway Day 1: Win Sonos Play:1 Bundle Starter Set

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Welcome to The Great Christmas Giveaway 2015, giving you the chance to win some great prizes in the run up to Christmas right here on Pocket-lint.We'll be giving away a great piece of kit every single day, with something for everyone, from smartphones... >>

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December

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If you subscribe to Apple Music, you'll soon be able to stream songs from it to Sonos' wireless speaker system.Sonos offers access to a number of music services that it has partnered with, including Spotify, Deezer, Napster, Last.fm, 7Digital, Amazon... >>

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

How to tune your existing Sonos speaker or Playbar with Trueplay to make it sound better

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Sonos offers a software feature called Trueplay that will make your existing speakers sound better. The software is designed to allow users to place their Sonos speakers wherever they like, even a cupboard, and still achieve good sound quality.Trueplay... >>

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb
5.0 stars

Sonos Play 5 review: Smart, sophisticated, superb

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Sonos is far from a new player in the multi-room speaker sector. It's been playing the game and playing it well for the last decade. However, multi-room is a very different market now to when Sonos first appeared - competition has increased significantly... >>

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

Future of Sonos: New Play:5 speaker and Trueplay software announced, but what's next?

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Sonos has announced a completely redesigned and refreshed Play:5 multi-room speaker, along with a new software feature called Trueplay that will allow you to custom-tune your existing Sonos speakers.  The new Play:5 presents a new direction for the company... >>

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music

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Get ready to fire up your Sonos speakers, because the company behind them has just announced a new partnership that adds yet another way for you to stream tunes, custom radio stations, and playlists.Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the Xbox Music... >>

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

Sonos Play:1 Tone: Minimalist and refined, but will you notice the difference?

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Sonos has created a limited edition Play:1 speaker for those that want an even more refined experience.Although the physical design doesn’t change, the Play:1 Tone, as is it to be known, features a soft touch coating that makes you want to keep stroking... >>

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

Apple Music will be available on Sonos, just not at launch

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One of the major questions we had about Apple Music on its launch at WWDC last month is will it be available through Sonos speakers like major rivals Spotify, Deezer and Tidal?The answer is yes, it seems. Apple has confirmed that it is working closely... >>

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

Angle your Sonos Play:1 speaker for better sound with the Flexson Desk Stand

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Flexson, the company that specialise in Sonos accessories, has announced a Play:1 stand that angles the speaker to fire audio slightly upwards and therefore at a better height for your ears. That means you can place it at any level, even low down.The... >>

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

Sonos makes it easier and cheaper to get connected music in your home with a 2 Room Starter Set

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Although it faces competition from numerous rivals, including Samsung and LG, the Sonos wireless music system is perhaps the best known in the field. That's undoubtedly because it was one of the first systems on the market, that uses your home network... >>