Latest Sonos speaker news

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

The new Sonos Beam is the ideal soundbar for a smaller room or if you’re looking for something more compact to deliver your TV's audio in crystal clarity.As with any piece of audio equipment though, you need to make it work for your living room (or... 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

Sonos said that it would be supporting AirPlay 2 almost as soon as Apple announced it. In April 2018 it then confirmed the speakers it would be updating. Now that update is available to bring AirPlay 2 to your Sonos speakers.AirPlay 2 is available on... 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

Sonos has filed to become a public company, seeking to raise up to $100 million in the process. But part of its filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals an alarming fact about its Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers. In particular, their... 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 Martin, he told Pocket-lint that, while he is an avid fan of Dolby's latest surround sound technology,... 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 available to pre-order now from sonos.com, while the others will be available to pre-order on 13... 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 Sonos teased in December that they were partnering up, and then, during the Sonos Beam launch event... 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 Beam isn't a replacement for the company's soundbar, as previously rumoured, it's something altogether... Read more

Sonos is readying a new smart home speaker with voice control
Sonos is readying a new smart home speaker with voice control By Elyse Betters

Sonos might soon launch a new smart home theater speaker, and it should offer integrated voice control.According to a regulatory filing, which was published on April 30, the company is readying a speaker with the model number S14. Although Sonos has declined... Read more

Sonos confirms AirPlay 2 support will come to these three speakers
Sonos confirms AirPlay 2 support will come to these three speakers By Max Langridge

Multi-room speaker pioneer Sonos, said in October last year that it would be supporting Apple's new AirPlay 2 platform, adding that all of its speakers will be able to work with it. Apple AirPlay 2: What is it, how does it work and what devices are supported?... Read more

Hay Sonos One collection will offer the smart speaker in all manner of colours
Hay Sonos One collection will offer the smart speaker in all manner of colours By Rik Henderson

Sonos has announced a partnership with Danish design company Hay. It will result in a new collection of Sonos One speakers in colours other than black or white.The Hay Sonos One Limited Edition Collection will feature the company's smart speakers in Hay's... Read more

Last chance! Get two Sonos One speakers for £349 before 4 April
Last chance! Get two Sonos One speakers for £349 before 4 April By Max Langridge

It's your last chance to buy two Sonos One speakers with Alexa support for £349, giving you a huge saving of £50 - the offer is available until 4 April.  Get two Sonos One speakers for £349 here The Sonos One is without doubt our favourite voice-controlled... Read more

Sonos welcomes Audible back to its streaming platform
Sonos welcomes Audible back to its streaming platform By Max Langridge

Sonos has announced that Audible, the audiobook service from Amazon, is now back up and running on Sonos speakers after being removed from the multi-room streaming system a couple of years ago. Which Sonos speaker is best for you? One, Play:1, Play:3,... 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. 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... Read more

Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers
Incredible Sonos Play:1 and Play:3 deals slash £50 off speakers By Rik Henderson

Sonos has reduced the price of its Play:1 and Play:3 connected speakers for Christmas.Much like on Black Friday last month, the Sonos Play:1 continues to be £50 cheaper than RRP. That means it'll set you back just £149 - a saving of 25 per cent. The... Read more

Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for
Sonos update brings the Alexa Spotify control you've been waiting for By Chris Hall

Sonos likes to get things right before it unleashes changes upon the community and ever since Alexa voice control made a connection with Sonos, there's been one glaring omission: complete Spotify voice control like you get on the Amazon Echo.It was promised... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

You can now pre-order the new Sonos One with Alexa - get it here
You can now pre-order the new Sonos One with Alexa - get it here By Elyse Betters

If you've ever wanted one smart speaker to rule them all, you really should consider the Sonos One.Announced last week, the new Sonos One is a smart speaker with far-field microphones and the ability to work with multiple digital assistants - starting... Read more

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system
How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know
Sonos One: Release date, specs and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers
Alexa voice control now available for Sonos speakers By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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:... Read more

Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October
Sonos smart speaker launch date revealed as 4 October By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon
Sonos speakers with built-in voice control coming soon By Max Langridge

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... Read more

Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound
Sonos launches PlayBase to boost your TV sound By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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! By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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

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... Read more

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

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... 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 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... Read more

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 By Max Langridge

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... Read more

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

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,... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly
Sonos now works with Amazon Prime Music properly By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo
Sonos to get voice control, like Amazon Echo By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last
Sonos finally gets full Apple Music support at last By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives?
Sonos: What is it and what are the alternatives? By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December
Sonos will work with Apple Music in beta starting 15 December By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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 By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

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? By Britta O'Boyle

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... Read more

You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music
You can now use Sonos speakers with Microsoft Groove music By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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? By Stuart Miles

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

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 By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta
Sonos offers high res streaming through Tidal as Jay Z's music service comes out of beta By Luke Edwards

Now that Tidal is emerging from its beta status, Sonos has cemented its partnership with the music-streaming service.Sonos owners are officially able to stream high-quality music over the Tidal service, which was recently bought by one of Jay Z's company... Read more

Deezer Elite now delivers FLAC audio streaming to Sonos users
Deezer Elite now delivers FLAC audio streaming to Sonos users By Luke Edwards

Deezer has today released its Elite service of high quality music streaming for Sonos customers.The Deezer Elite service first launched in the US, before becoming available to Sonos owners in the UK last month has added a lossless FLAC music streaming... Read more

Deezer Elite now available in UK, CD quality streaming through your Sonos
Deezer Elite now available in UK, CD quality streaming through your Sonos By Luke Edwards

Deezer has announced that its Deezer Elite high-quality streaming service will now be available for use through Sonos stereo systems.Sonos already offers Deezer's conventional service and will soon add higher quality audio access through a Deezer Elite... Read more

Sonos only made 4,000 of these fancy Sonos Play:1 Blue speakers
Sonos only made 4,000 of these fancy Sonos Play:1 Blue speakers By Elyse Betters

Sonos has unveiled new special edition speaker in collaboration with the respected Blue Note Records label.Called Sonos Play:1 Blue Note Limited Edition, it's described as the company's "first ever limited edition" speaker, and it is meant to celebrate... Read more

High-end audio specialist Astell & Kern unveils Sonos for audiophiles, yours for £9K
High-end audio specialist Astell & Kern unveils Sonos for audiophiles, yours for £9K By Rik Henderson

Astell & Kern has made a name for itself in treating digital audio files with the utmost respect, producing products that are capable of playing lossless music in the best form possible.That includes the AK120 portable Hi-Fi system that is sort-of an... Read more