Sonos

  • Sonos Adds Google Play Music Support With A Little Bonus

    Sonos Adds Google Play Music Support With A Little Bonus

    Finally! Sonos now supports Google Play Music and even allows Android users to cast music to a speaker a la Chromecast and bypass the Sonos app entirely. Users do not need to subscribe to Google's music service. Support was also added for the free cloud locker. Read More

  • Beep Aims For Sonos In The Race To Network Home Audio

    Beep Aims For Sonos In The Race To Network Home Audio

    Cracking the riddle of whole home audio has been a sort of quixotic quest for most manufacturers. The only company to really pull it off, Sonos, is still well ensconced in the niche of audio obsessives and Samsung, Apple, Sony et al haven't offered much in the way of anything. Now, hopefully, can git 'er done. Read More

  • If Sports Fans Lost The Super Bowl, Then Tech Companies Won

    If Sports Fans Lost The Super Bowl, Then Tech Companies Won

    Last night, 100 million people (minus Seattle) were disappointed to watch the Seattle Seahawks spank the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. But that doesn't mean that the night was a waste. There were more than a few notable events over the course of the evening, including Microsoft's emotional 4th Quarter ad showing what technology has done for us. Read More

  • Sonos Goes Mini With Play:1 Entry-Level Speaker Line

    Sonos Goes Mini With Play:1 Entry-Level Speaker Line

    Finally, after years of producing large, dense networked speakers, Sonos has gone mini. Last week Sonos announced the Play:1, an entry-level addition to their already impressive line up of hardware. The speakers, about as big as a Foster's beer can, offer a nearly magical way to extend your wireless speaker network and produce excellent music playback to boot. Read More

  • Sonos Introduces The Play:1, A Little $199 Speaker With Big Sound

    Sonos Introduces The Play:1, A Little $199 Speaker With Big Sound

    Over the years, Sonos has built a reputation for producing high-quality stereo components that can magically connect to your own personal music library, as well as a large number of streaming services online. Today the company is introducing the Play:1, which is the smallest, most affordable product in its portfolio of wireless speakers. Read More

  • The Sonos Playbar Brings Wireless Surround Sound Without The Fuss

    The Sonos Playbar Brings Wireless Surround Sound Without The Fuss

    Sonos is a wireless audio company that makes solid - albeit comparatively expensive - audio hardware. Setup is drop dead simple - to add a component you simply press one or two buttons on the new device and everything "just works" and the remote control UI, refined over most of the past decade, has a cult-like following. You can create different audio zones around your room and play different… Read More

  • Sonos Releases The Playbar, A Sound Bar With Built-In Streaming Magic

    Sonos Releases The Playbar, A Sound Bar With Built-In Streaming Magic

    The Playbar (or PLAYBAR, in Sonos' inimitable all-caps style) is a nine-speaker soundbar that can be placed above or below your TV and connects to your in-home Sonos network as well as your television. The device connects to your TV or receiver via an optical cable and can also stream music through the standard Sonos system for playback of local music, Pandora, Rdio, and other music services. Read More

  • Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices

    Sonos Updates Controller App Can Now Stream Podcasts And Music From Your iOS Devices

    If there's been one feature missing on the Sonos whole-home music system: Airplay. There were workarounds and hacks, but nothing quite let you stream your iOS music to devices in the home. Now, praise be the Gods of CE, Sonos has added onboard music and podcast streaming to their controller app. Read More

  • Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    Sonos Retina-ifys Their iPad App

    One pet peeve I had with the Sonos system was the quality of the UI on high-res screens. While it is, after all, just a remote control, the app was Sonos' outward-facing experience and needed to be flawless. Now it is. The company just updated its iPad app to support Retina screens (no similar update for Retina MacBooks, sadly) and you can also change the Sonos volume by clicking the volume… Read More

  • Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    Hands On With The Sonos Sub

    The Sonos Sub, not to be confused with the Five-Dollar Footlong, is a subwoofer that works wirelessly with the Sonos family of devices and adds considerable bass to any Sonos CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:5, or PLAY:3 device. It is a substantial device with two force-canceling speakers that outputs down to 25 Hz. At $699 this isn't your run-of-the-mill audio purchase. However, the difference in sound… Read More