Sonos

  • Certain Sonos and Bose models can be accessed by hackers to play sound remotely

    Certain Sonos and Bose models can be accessed by hackers to play sound remotely

    Researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a potential hack opening key speakers from Sonos and Bose to remote access. As first reported by Wired, the Sonos Play:1, Sonos One, and Bose SoundTouch systems can be located and taken over through an online scan, letting hackers play music through the system. For now, the access appears to be largely prank-based. The researchers, naturally, used… Read More

  • Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

    Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

    Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which makes sense, since Sonos’ main benefit is how easy their software makes it to set up and manage a system of speakers throughout your home. “Together with Sonos we want to democratize… Read More

  • Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music

    Sonos One users can now ask Alexa to play Spotify music

    In October, Sonos launched the Sonos One, raising the bar on what is already the gold standard in wireless whole-home audio. The big new feature? An integrated microphone that added support for Amazon’s Alexa. However, there was one big caveat: While Alexa was integrated to control music services like Apple Music, Google Play Music, Soundcloud and others, it was missing a major player in… Read More

  • Sonos announces the Sonos One, a self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker

    Sonos announces the Sonos One, a self-contained, Alexa-connected speaker

    The Sonos One is a new speaker designed from the ground-up for voice interaction via Alexa. The speaker is similar to the current home speakers Sonos sells but six internal microphones allow you to speak to the speaker without extra voice control hardware. Pre-orders are starting now for $199. Today’s new speakers will ship soon. The system uses echo-cancellation tech to hear you over… Read More

  • Sonos sends out invites for smart speaker reveal on October 4

    Sonos sends out invites for smart speaker reveal on October 4

    Sonos is almost certainly going to throw its hat in the smart speaker ring on October 4, when it’s hosting an event in NYC. We know about its forthcoming voice-enabled speaker because such a device was filed with the FCC, and the filing describes a speaker with voice control and far field microphones capable of picking up voice commands in a big room and filtering out background… Read More

  • Sonos is testing a speaker with a mic and voice control

    Sonos is testing a speaker with a mic and voice control

    It looks like Sonos is nearing the release of a speaker that has a built-in voice control assistant. According to an FCC filing found by Dave Zatz, the company is seeking to get approval from the U.S. Government to sell a speaker that sports “integrated voice control functionality with far field microphones” and “multiple voice platforms.” It’s impossible to say… Read More

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