The Hype Machine, one of the premier online destinations for music blogging, has been integrated directly into Sonos Labs. For those not yet in the know, Sonos Labs is a means for developers to create and submit functionality to Sonos for devices.

The Hype Machine lets you follow the latest music and play it directly through its website and now, through Sonos devices, provided you have created a login. The good news is that a Hype Machine account is free, bringing even more functionality to Sonos kit, without any extra cost.

All you need to do is open up the Sonos Controller app, hit music, then more music and finally tick the Hype Machine box within Sonos Labs. One sign in and you should be away.

The service is still in beta and could be a touch buggy, but Sonos is welcoming feedback in order to help make it better. Sonos itself is a clever wireless music system that integrates with the likes of iTunes. Built into speakers and now a subwoofer, Sonos is all about streaming music without needing to connect anything physically to it. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.