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Apple's HomePod iOS 13.2 software update is rolling out again after a blip
Apple's HomePod iOS 13.2 software update is rolling out again after a blip By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's HomePod speaker has just got a whole lot smarter following a new software update that arrived with the release of iOS 13.2.... Read more

Sonos Trade Up program gives you 30 per cent off a new speaker
Sonos Trade Up program gives you 30 per cent off a new speaker By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has launched a Trade Up program that will allow owners of some of the older Sonos speakers a discount when they upgrade to newer devices within the... Read more

Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: Top portable speakers to buy today
Best Bluetooth speakers 2019: Top portable speakers to buy today By Dan Grabham

Updated Our guide to the best Bluetooth wireless speakers available to buy today, including B&O, Denon, JBL, Marshall, Sonos and Ultimate Ears Read more

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa on a touchscreen
Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa on a touchscreen By Maggie Tillman

Amazon's Echo Show series have touchscreens - it's a whole new way to use Alexa.... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Sound Bar 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Sound Bar 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Soundbar 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work?
What is Sony 360 Reality Audio and how does it work? By David Phelan

Sony has just announced its latest audio innovation.It's called Sony 360 Reality Audio. A bit of a mouthful, right? Read on to find out everything you... Read more

Amazon: the constraints to lossless music streaming have gone
Amazon: the constraints to lossless music streaming have gone By Dan Grabham

“All the constraints that led us to have music in [a compressed] format are gone”. That’s according to Paul Firth, head of Amazon Music Europe.Firth... Read more

Sony 360-degree audio format launches this autumn with 1,000 tunes
Sony 360-degree audio format launches this autumn with 1,000 tunes By Maggie Tillman

Sony's new 360 Reality Audio technology will launch this autumn with a starter pack of songs and support for at least one Echo device.... Read more

Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio
Linn Series 3 speaker embraces streaming services and HD audio By Stuart Miles

Linn, the Scottish-based speaker firm, has launched its latest speaker, with the hope of appealing to those who want streaming music and high-quality sound,... Read more

Orbitsound One P70W V2 £399 soundbar uses tech from £12K sibling
Orbitsound One P70W V2 £399 soundbar uses tech from £12K sibling By Rik Henderson

The Orbitsound One P70W V2 offers some of the same proprietary technology found in the company's high-end system but for a much more affordable price.... Read more

This speaker is designed to last forever - it can be upgraded
This speaker is designed to last forever - it can be upgraded By Dan Grabham

This speaker from Stockholm-based Transparent Sound is, says the brand, "designed to last forever". The Bluetooth-enabled (there's no Wi-Fi) Small Transparent... Read more

Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and how to vote
Here are the EE Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and how to vote By Britta O'Boyle

Here are the Pocket-lint Awards nominees for Best Speaker 2019 and details on how to vote for your favourite.... Read more

What is Sonos Flex, what do the subscriptions offer and how much do they cost?
What is Sonos Flex, what do the subscriptions offer and how much do they cost? By Britta O'Boyle

Everything you need to know about Sonos Flex, including where the service is available, what subscription packages there are and how much they cost.... Read more

How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set up Alexa on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Alexa support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system
How to set up Google Assistant on your Sonos system By Britta O'Boyle

This feature guides you through how to add Google Assistant support to your Sonos devices.... Read more

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 By Britta O'Boyle

Read our tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5, Playbar, Playbase or Beam.... Read more

How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality
How to tune your Sonos speakers with Trueplay for better sound quality By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows users to tune their Sonos speakers to the room they are in, quickly and easily. Here's how to do it.... Read more

What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work?
What is Sonos Trueplay and how does it work? By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos Trueplay is a software feature that allows anyone who owns a Sonos speaker to tune it specifically to the room it is in. Here is how it works.... Read more

Ultimate Ears adds an intimate touch with myBoom personalisation
Ultimate Ears adds an intimate touch with myBoom personalisation By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears makes some fabulous speakers, many of which are portable, deliver plenty of bass and some are even waterproof so they will float if you drop... Read more

Bower & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker offers 24-Bit audio streaming
Bower & Wilkins Formation Flex wireless speaker offers 24-Bit audio streaming By Rik Henderson

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled a new member of the Formation connected speaker family, the Formation Flex.... Read more

Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini
Microsoft will launch a portable speaker that looks like a Google Home Mini By Dan Grabham

It looks very much like Microsoft will debut a portable speaker of some description at next month's Surface launch in New York on 2 October.The speaker... Read more

Braun Audio is back with a new range of classic-looking but modern LE speakers
Braun Audio is back with a new range of classic-looking but modern LE speakers By Dan Grabham

Braun Audio is a well-known name in European audio, but the moniker hasn't been used for audio gear for some time. Now the company (or a version of it,... Read more

Sonos Port is the new Sonos Connect but with a refreshed design, upgraded internals and better connectivity
Sonos Port is the new Sonos Connect but with a refreshed design, upgraded internals and better connectivity By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced the successor to its Connect in a new device called Sonos Port. As with Connect, Sonos Port enables traditional home audio equipment... Read more

Sonos One SL speaker is the Sonos One without microphones
Sonos One SL speaker is the Sonos One without microphones By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has announced an updated Play:1 speaker - called the Sonos One SL - which offers the same design as the Sonos One but without the voice control smarts.The... Read more

Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker has great sound, water resistance and voice control
Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker has great sound, water resistance and voice control By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos has finally introduced a portable speaker to its portfolio called the Sonos Move. The Sonos Move joins the company's existing Wi-Fi speakers, but... Read more

JBL Bar 5.1 Surround promises an immersive soundscape with AirPlay 2 convenience
JBL Bar 5.1 Surround promises an immersive soundscape with AirPlay 2 convenience By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung-owned Harman Kardon has announced three new sound bars at consumer electronics show IFA including a compact mode, all-in-one solution and a surround-sound... Read more

JBL Pulse 4 portable Bluetooth speaker has both 360-degree lights and sound for the ultimate party
JBL Pulse 4 portable Bluetooth speaker has both 360-degree lights and sound for the ultimate party By Britta O'Boyle

JBL has announced the Pulse 4 Bluetooth portable speaker that combines sound and light at consumer electronics show IFA.The Pulse 4 succeeds the Pulse... Read more

JBL Link gets Google Assistant in new Portable and Music speakers
JBL Link gets Google Assistant in new Portable and Music speakers By Britta O'Boyle

Harman Kardon-owned JBL has announced two new Link speakers at consumer electronics show IFA in the form of the Link Music and Link Portable.Both speakers... Read more

Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming
Roku introduces its own Smart Soundbar and Subwoofer with video and audio streaming By Stuart Miles

Roku has introduced its own soundbar and accompanying subwoofer in the US.... Read more

Definitive Technologies' Studio Slim soundbar has super looks and Chromecast, too
Definitive Technologies' Studio Slim soundbar has super looks and Chromecast, too By Dan Grabham

Definitive Technologies has revealed this stunning-looking Studio Slim soundbar, a 3.1 channel option for those who want to go beyond a one-box solution.... Read more

Denon's new streamer has AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and more
Denon's new streamer has AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect and more By Dan Grabham

Denon's new PMA-150H streaming amp is a fine example of an all-comers network player. The 70W per channel amp features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay 2... Read more

Bang & Olufsen reveals its first ever soundbar - and it boasts Dolby Atmos
Bang & Olufsen reveals its first ever soundbar - and it boasts Dolby Atmos By Dan Grabham

Ahead of IFA 2019 this week, Bang & Olufsen has been showing off its first-ever soundbar - Beosound Stage - which will cost from £1,250.It's quite hard... Read more

Denon's latest soundbars offer Wi-Fi streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music and more plus AirPlay 2
Denon's latest soundbars offer Wi-Fi streaming from Spotify, Amazon Music and more plus AirPlay 2 By Dan Grabham

Denon's latest soundbars integrate the company's HEOS streaming tech, so you can easily access music from various streaming services including Spotify,... Read more

Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker: Release date, features, rumours and news
Sonos Move portable Bluetooth speaker: Release date, features, rumours and news By Britta O'Boyle

Here's everything we know so far about the Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker.... Read more

Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker press image leak shows design in full
Sonos Move Bluetooth portable speaker press image leak shows design in full By Britta O'Boyle

We've already heard several rumours that Sonos was finally working on a portable Bluetooth speaker to add to its portfolio, but now the device - apparently... Read more

Details of a Sonos portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked
Details of a Sonos portable Bluetooth speaker have leaked By Britta O'Boyle

Sonos is holding an event in New York City at the end of August and in Berlin at the beginning of September, presumably to show off some new products and... Read more

Sonos sends out invite to August event: New hardware in store?
Sonos sends out invite to August event: New hardware in store? By Maggie Tillman

Although Sonos hasn't revealed what it will be showcasing at the event, we can presume new hardware is in store.... Read more

Naim regenerates the epic Mu-so Qb Wi-Fi speaker
Naim regenerates the epic Mu-so Qb Wi-Fi speaker By Dan Grabham

Naim has revealed a new version of the Mu-so Qb first released over three years ago.... Read more

Amazon Music's Song ID feature launches in UK, allowing Alexa to tell you what song is about to play
Amazon Music's Song ID feature launches in UK, allowing Alexa to tell you what song is about to play By Britta O'Boyle

Amazon has announced its Song ID feature - an opt-in service that sees Alexa announce the title and artist before a song plays through Amazon Music - is... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's streaming tech explained By Dan Grabham

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what can it do?... Read more

Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too
Hey Google, Sonos now supports your Assistant in the UK too By Britta O'Boyle

Google Assistant is now available on Sonos in the UK too.... Read more

How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos
How Sky and Dolby put together a live 4K festival broadcast with Dolby Atmos By Dan Grabham

Dolby Atmos has been used extensively in cinema - it’s part of the Dolby Cinema spec, of course - but it’s been rising up in the home thanks to support... Read more

Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1
Audible's annual US membership is $30 off and comes with an Echo Dot for $1 By Maggie Tillman

Amazon regularly runs deals on its own devices, but this latest markdown is hard to ignore.... Read more

Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar
Vizio launches in the UK with a more affordable Dolby Atmos soundbar By Chris Hall

Vizio's aim is to offer good quality technology and good value for money. The company launched in 2002 and has taken a big slice of the US market now wanting... Read more

Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker
Amazon's newest Echo Dot Kids Edition has rainbow stripes, louder speaker By Maggie Tillman

Amazon is launching a new model of its Echo Dot Kids Edition speaker. The main differences are that it's now louder and more colourful.... Read more

What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible?
What is Works with Sonos and which devices are compatible? By Britta O'Boyle

Here is everything you need to know about the Works with Sonos platform, along with what devices are compatible and which companies are certified.... Read more

This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price
This Q Acoustics M3 soundbar deal is nearly half price By Dan Grabham

Q Acoustics has announced some excellent deals on its M3 soundbar and M2 soundbase. The M3 is an excellent soundbar that was previously on sale for £299.... Read more

Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support
Ikea x Sonos Symfonisk speaker range to include a sound remote and Tradfri app support By Rik Henderson

Ikea's smart speakers will be joined by a Symfonisk Sound Remote when they launch in August. Tradfri app support too.... Read more

Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode
Updated Wonderboom 2 adds stereo pairing and outdoor listening mode By Chris Hall

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is one of our favourite speakers; it's compact, has performance that belies its size and it's simple - and now there's an... Read more

Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive
Vizio enters UK market with a boom, SB362An 2.1 soundbar first to arrive By Rik Henderson

US AV company Vizio is finally entering the UK market, with its first product to come to these shores being a sub-£150 soundbar.... Read more

LG 2019 soundbars: A closer look at the Meridian-tuned Atmos speakers - SL10, SL9, SL8
LG 2019 soundbars: A closer look at the Meridian-tuned Atmos speakers - SL10, SL9, SL8 By Chris Hall

Dolby Atmos is firmly on the agenda as the immersive sound technology becomes more readily available through services like Netflix and Apple TV, and... Read more

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