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Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount
Roku TV wireless speakers launch with a $50 Black Friday discount By Maggie Tillman

Roku is finally releasing its wireless speakers - just in time for Black Friday. These are designed to work exclusively with Roku TVs.... Read more

10 great Sci-Fi Fantasy books to download on Audible
10 great Sci-Fi Fantasy books to download on Audible By Pocket-lint Promotion

You know what they say: the pictures are better on radio. That's true of audio books, too. So, checking out a sci-fi or science fantasy classic on Audible... Read more

Best Bluetooth speakers 2018: Top portable speakers to buy today
Best Bluetooth speakers 2018: Top portable speakers to buy today By Dan Grabham

Our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers available to buy today. Read more

Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained
Apple AirPlay 2: Apple's latest streaming tech explained By Max Langridge

AirPlay is Apple's Wi-Fi audio streaming tech, and the second-generation is now available. But what exactly is AirPlay 2, what can it do?... Read more

Get Google Assistant on Sonos One if you agree to some extraordinary rules
Get Google Assistant on Sonos One if you agree to some extraordinary rules By Rik Henderson

Sonos has delayed the rollout of Google Assistant to Sonos One speakers, but you can sign up to the private beta.... Read more

Sonos, smart assistants and stepping stones: Sonos CEO talks Google Assistant, Alexa
Sonos, smart assistants and stepping stones: Sonos CEO talks Google Assistant, Alexa By Britta O'Boyle

With the integration of Alexa and a move towards Google Assistant, how does Sonos sit with smart assistants and these rival platforms?... Read more

Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 now looks as good as it sounds
Beastie Boys Sonos Play:5 now looks as good as it sounds By Maggie Tillman

You can buy the Sonos Play:5 Beastie Boys Edition in December for $499 on Sonos.com and select retailers worldwide.... Read more

Devialet's new speaker is the Phantom Reactor, a £990 mini version of the original Phantom
Devialet's new speaker is the Phantom Reactor, a £990 mini version of the original Phantom By Dan Grabham

Devialet has taken the wraps off the Phantom Reactor, a £999 compact version of its original Phantom speaker that it has been working on for several years.... Read more

B&O unveils Brown Bear-themed Beoplay P2 with Line chat app
B&O unveils Brown Bear-themed Beoplay P2 with Line chat app By Maggie Tillman

Bang & Olufsen is launching an official Brown Bear version of the Beoplay P2 speaker. It's called Beoplay P2 Brown Limited Edition.... Read more

Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music
Amazon Echo Sub is a plug-and-play subwoofer to boost your Echo music By Chris Hall

Amazon is adding a subwoofer to its Echo family, bringing the bassline to its Alexa-powered speakers.... Read more

What is Alexa Cast and how does it work?
What is Alexa Cast and how does it work? By Chris Hall

Amazon Alexa Cast makes it easier to control and play Amazon Music through your Echo. Here are all the details you need to get it working.... Read more

Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod
Best Apple HomePod tips and tricks: Plus how to update HomePod By Stuart Miles

So, you've got a new HomePod. Great! But aside from saying "Hey Siri, play me some music" there is plenty more the smart speaker can do.Here we've detailed... Read more

Marshall intros two Alexa-powered smart speakers
Marshall intros two Alexa-powered smart speakers By Dan Grabham

Marshall has announced Amazon Alexa-powered versions of its Stanmore and Acton speakers are UK-bound. Known as the Stanmore II Voice and Acton II Voice,... Read more

Should you choose passive speakers instead of Bluetooth ones?
Should you choose passive speakers instead of Bluetooth ones? By Dan Grabham

If you’re considering a Bluetooth speaker but actually fancy getting into the world of hi-fi then this £199 pair of bookshelf speakers could be the... Read more

Alexa removed from UE Boom and Megaboom, turns them into dumb speakers again
Alexa removed from UE Boom and Megaboom, turns them into dumb speakers again By Rik Henderson

The UE Boom and Megaboom speakers no longer offer the "tap-to-talk" functionality after an update to the dedicated app for Android.... Read more

Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers
Harman Kardon's Citation series is a full set of Sonos-rivalling smart speakers By Chris Hall

Five of the Citation speakers come with built-in Google Assistant and support Chromecast, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.... Read more

Marshall Kilburn II is the portable Bluetooth speaker to rock out with
Marshall Kilburn II is the portable Bluetooth speaker to rock out with By Rik Henderson

Marshall has been carving a niche for itself with cool, classically designed headphones and speakers for a while - combining new technologies with old... Read more

Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar
Harman Kardon Enchant wants to lure you away from the Sonos Playbar By Andrew Williams

Harman Kardon announced a new series of home cinema soundbars at IFA, the Enchant range.There are two models, the Enchant 800 and 1300.... Read more

Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party
Sony’s SRS-XB501G is a wireless speaker just begging to party By Andrew Williams

The Sony SRS-XB501G is a portable speaker for those who need much more oomph than a UE Boom 2 can provide.It looks like a miniature PA speaker. And it’s... Read more

DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better
DTS Play-Fi gets Alexa Cast, to make posh streamer speakers better By Andrew Williams

The DTS Play-Fi platform has incorporated Alexa Cast support, a handy addition for streamers like the Pioneer F4, Arcam rPlay and McIntosh MB50.Alexa Cast... Read more

UE Megaboom 3 and Boom 3 speakers redesigned, refined and more affordable than ever
UE Megaboom 3 and Boom 3 speakers redesigned, refined and more affordable than ever By Britta O'Boyle

Ultimate Ears has introduced two new speakers at IFA 2018 in the form of the UE Megaboom 3 and the smaller UE Boom 3. The two speakers come with the same... Read more

All-new Sonos Amp will add multi-room audio to your existing speakers
All-new Sonos Amp will add multi-room audio to your existing speakers By Rik Henderson

Sonos has updated its age-old Sonos Connect:Amp, which turns your existing speaker set-up into a Sonos compatible multi-room system.Now just called Sonos... Read more

Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is a speaker unlike any other, roll it to change volume
Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is a speaker unlike any other, roll it to change volume By Rik Henderson

Bang & Olufsen is known for its incredible design aesthetics and, often, different approach to everyday technology, but the new B&O Beosound Edge wireless... Read more

Libratone Zipp 2 brings Amazon Alexa voice control, boosted sound and battery
Libratone Zipp 2 brings Amazon Alexa voice control, boosted sound and battery By Chris Hall

Libratone has announced an update to its Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers, with a new version called, you guessed it, the Zipp 2 and Zipp Mini 2.... Read more

Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100
Pure’s Elan IR radios offer Spotify Connect for under £100 By Andrew Williams

The Pure Elan IR3 and I5 are Spotify Connect speakers and internet radios that’ll supply tunes on holiday as well as at your bedside.... Read more

How Flexson makes invisible products stand out
How Flexson makes invisible products stand out By Pocket-lint Promotion

Behcet Sevdali is Flexson's brand manager, creating products which enhance Sonos speakers so they look great, sit safely on the wall or desk and fit with... Read more

You can now 'OK Google' with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 and Beosound 2
You can now 'OK Google' with the Bang & Olufsen Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 By Dan Grabham

The high-end Beosound 1 and Beosound 2 are the first B&O speakers to incorporate Google Assistant support.... 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

Sonos has one of the strongest multi-room offerings out there. Read our tips and tricks on how to get the most out of these multi-room speakers.... Read more

BBC brings Edinburgh Fringe to smart speakers with late night laughs
BBC brings Edinburgh Fringe to smart speakers with late night laughs By Chris Hall

The BBC will be piping some of the Edinburgh Fringe into a smart speaker near you, thanks to BBC Late Night Laugh. From 6pm on 3 August, you'll be able... Read more

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system By David Nield

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... 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

Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe)
Apple HomePods will soon be able to call you (maybe) By Dan Grabham

It looks like Apple's HomePod will soon be able to make and answer phone calls as well as enable you to retrieve your voicemails. The enhancement has... Read more

Polk's Audio Assist smart speaker is now available, powered by Google Assistant
Polk's Audio Assist smart speaker is now available, powered by Google Assistant By Max Langridge

Polk Audio's Google Home rival is now available in the UK.... Read more

Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy
Sonos Beam soundbar with built-in Alexa is now available to buy By Maggie Tillman

Sonos Beam has been available for pre-orders on Sonos.com since June. Now, the device is going on sale. It’s available in the US for $399.... Read more

Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room
Buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar? Here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

If you are thinking of buying the new Sonos Beam soundbar here’s how to get the most out of it in your living room... Read more

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

Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to use Alexa.In Pocket-lint's review of the Echo Show we noted that... Read more

AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update
AirPlay 2 now available on Sonos speakers via software update By Chris Hall

AirPlay 2 has now landed on Sonos. Find out what it brings and which speakers are supported.... Read more

Your Sonos One or Beam could lose Alexa support with "limited notice"
Your Sonos One or Beam could lose Alexa support with "limited notice" By Rik Henderson

As part of its IPO filing, Sonos has revealed that its deal with Amazon allows the retailer to withdraw Alexa support at limited notice.... Read more

Google Home or Chromecast not working? Here's how to fix them
Google Home or Chromecast not working? Here's how to fix them By Dan Grabham

Google Home and Chromecast users have been experiencing problems with their devices over the last day or so and Google has now issued a fix.... Read more

Give your Sonos a stylish boost with these super Flexson mounts and stands
Give your Sonos a stylish boost with these super Flexson mounts and stands By Pocket-lint Promotion

The best way to customise your Sonos speakers - add these stylish Flexon accessories.... Read more

Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know
Apple HomePod features: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

The Apple HomePod is now available. But should you opt for the Siri-powered speaker?... Read more

BlitzWolf soundbar announced: great value and strong sound
BlitzWolf soundbar announced: great value and strong sound By Pocket-lint Promotion

Take a look at your flatscreen TV. Looks good, right? But how does it sound? When TVs became flat, the room for decent speakers more or less vanished overnight.... Read more

Sonos and Dolby Atmos: Possible, but not right for new Beam speaker
Sonos and Dolby Atmos: Possible, but not right for new Beam speaker By Stuart Miles

Sonos has ruled out Dolby Atmos for its new compact soundbar, the Sonos Beam. In a candid interview with the company's sound experience leader, Giles... Read more

These slick Sonos Beam accessories let you put the speaker anywhere
These slick Sonos Beam accessories let you put the speaker anywhere By Maggie Tillman

British brand Flexson worked with Sonos to develop five accessories for the Sonos Beam soundbar.The range consists of mounts and stands, two of which are... Read more

Ikea and Sonos display their first smart speaker prototypes
Ikea and Sonos display their first smart speaker prototypes By Maggie Tillman

If you've been dreaming about a slick-looking, built-in sound system that won't break the bank, then feast your eyes on Ikea's latest project.Ikea and... Read more

Denon and Marantz commit to AirPlay 2, updates due in August
Denon and Marantz commit to AirPlay 2, updates due in August By Max Langridge

Prestigious hi-fi companies Denon and Marantz have both confirmed they will be committing to supporting Apple AirPlay 2, with the first updates for compatible... Read more

Sonos Beam is the smaller soundbar for your living room, Alexa and AirPlay 2 from launch
Sonos Beam is the smaller soundbar for your living room, Alexa and AirPlay 2 from launch By Rik Henderson

Sonos has announced a new speaker for small to medium sized living rooms to complement its already available PlayBar and PlayBase alternatives.The Sonos... Read more

Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference?
Apple AirPlay 2 vs AirPlay: What’s the difference? By Maggie Tillman

AirPlay, Apple's proprietary wireless streaming protocol, has received a major update in the form of AirPlay 2.For years, Apple has offered AirPlay so... Read more

Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding
Apple's cheaper HomePod may carry Beats branding By Max Langridge

Apple is still allegedly planning a cheaper version of its Siri-powered HomePod speaker and when it does launch, it may carry Beats branding, at least... Read more

Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality
Como Audio SpeakEasy combines Google Assistant smarts with hi-fi sound quality By Max Langridge

American audio manufacturer Como Audio - which recently launched its first multi-room system in the UK - is back with its take on the smart home speaker.... Read more

Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa
Onkyo AVRs to work with Sonos and support Amazon Alexa By Max Langridge

Onkyo has announced that several of the brands it owns, including Onkyo, Integra and Pioneer Elite, will soon join the 'Works with Sonos' platform, meaning... Read more

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