|"Sonos launches Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker"..............................................|
Who doesn't have a smart speaker would be a better question.
Soooo many NBTs soooo little time.
Sonos launches Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker
Oct. 4, 2017 2:31 PM ET|By: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor
Sonos launches pre-orders for the Sonos One smart speaker featuring Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Alexa integration and multi-room functionality.
Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant support coming in 2018.
The One has six far-field microphones to catch voice commands but the voice-activated services are limited at launch to Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Sirius XM, and iHeartRadio. Spotify support will get added later.
The Sonos One will ship October 24 and costs $199.
The price puts the One closer to the recently announced Amazon Echo Plus ($149) than the newly announced Google Home Max ($399) or the expected price for Apple’s HomePod.
Sonos has previously stayed at the luxury end of the speaker market but now borrows from Amazon’s approach of dominating the market through a wider range of product prices.