Sonos

  • The Sonos Boost Expands Your Musical Reach

    The Sonos Boost Expands Your Musical Reach

    Wireless music player maker, Sonos, has released the Boost, an add-on to their system that allows Sonos devices to work up to 50% further than the standard Wi-Fi range – 90 feet as compared to about 60 feet for the average Wi-Fi hotspot. The Boost device also improves signal intensity and, more important, creates a dedicated network for Sonos devices, protecting from the vagaries of… Read More

  • Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

    Sonos Kills The Bridge And Goes Almost Totally Wireless

    Wireless speaker company Sonos has updated its entire streaming system to allow for nearly wireless speaker connectivity. Until today, the only way to connect an entire home to the same speaker network was to use something called a Bridge, a $50 box that connected directly to your router via Ethernet. Now, however, the system can connect directly to your wireless router, bypassing the… Read More

  • SoundCloud Lands On Sonos

    SoundCloud Lands On Sonos

    Sonos has today announced yet another way for you to listen to the music you love, wirelessly of course, in your home. SoundCloud, the social sharing platform for audio, has joined Sonos as a music partner and goes live today as a beta for Sonos users. For those of you who are not familiar with Sonos, the company sells a wireless hifi speaker system taht includes multiple speakers and a… Read More

  • Sonos Updates Its Controller App, Bringing Whole Home Music Control Into The Jony Ive Age

    Sonos Updates Its Controller App, Bringing Whole Home Music Control Into The Jony Ive Age

    Sonos has updated their decidedly dated and frustrating app to reflect a more modern, user-forward aesthetic. What’s changed? Pretty much everything. If you’ve used Sonos in the past few years, you’ll have struggled with their controller app, a service that, thanks to the myriad of potential use cases, suffered from a lot of user experience problems. Creating playlists… Read More

  • 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More

  • Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos Lands $135M For Its Classy Wireless Home Audio Systems

    Sonos, the developers of a sexy, high-end wireless home audio system, has raised $135 million in funding led by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. Previous investors Redpoint Ventures and Elevation Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the company’s total funding to just under $200 million. As part of the round, KKR’s David Kerko, Elevation Managing Director… Read More

  • Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos Launches The Sonos Sub (Woofer, Not Sandwich)

    Sonos has just gotten really deep (get it?) with their new Sonos Sub, a wireless subwoofer that connects to any Sonos system and adds just a bit more oomph to the musical proceedings. The sub costs $699 and offers (according to the press release) “thick layers of bottomless sound that let you hear and feel the weight of every chord, kick, splash and roll.” Read More

  • Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos Updates PC/Mac Controller Apps With Drag-And-Drop, One Touch Party Mode

    Sonos has just announced an update to their Sonos Controller software, specifically for Mac and PC. The app, which runs on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and Android, now comes in 12 different languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and Swedish. And that’s only the beginning. The Mac and PC… Read More

  • Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos Urges Users To Install A Security Update To Protect Their Private Data

    Sonos this morning sent out an email to users advising them to immediately update their wireless music system software with a security “enhancement” in order to plug a hole that “in rare cases” could have been exploited by malicious people to gain access to sensitive, personal customer data. In the message, which was also posted on its forum, Sonos says it is not aware… Read More

  • Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    Sonos Update Adds Social, New Android Tablet Version

    An update to the Sonos firmware and controller now allows Android users to manage their devices on a Honeycomb tablet in a native slate format, eschewing the original portrait-only Android phone app. The new version supports the Kindle Fire as well. Users can also now Tweet the titles of music they’re listening to right from the app. Read More

  • Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Xbox Head Robbie Bach Snapped Up By Sonos

    Robbie Bach, 22 year veteran of Microsoft and most recently the company’s Xbox division, has moved to Sonos. Sonos head John MacFarlane pulled Bach out of semi-retirement in order to help with their retail presence. Sonos makes audio sharing devices for the home, creating seamless soundscapes in multiple rooms using hardware that, for the most part, surpasses a standard set of… Read More

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