If you love your Amazon Alexa, but wish you could play music in multiple rooms of your home — and at a higher level of sound quality, of course — we have some good news for you.
The music brand Sonos is launching a smart speaker, the Sonos One, on October 24 that takes commands from its built-in Alexa. The Sonos One is designed to work seamlessly with other Sonos speakers, so if you want to sing in the shower as well as in the kitchen, please be our guest.
Sonos One owners in the US, UK, and Germany will be able to ask Amazon's Alexa to control the speaker, with full voice support for Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TuneIn. They'll also be able to hear the weather, set timers, listen to news and traffic reports, and hear the latest sports scores. And if that wasn't enough, Alexa voice control for Spotify will be coming soon after the launch, according to Sonos.
As for existing Sonos owners in the US, UK, and Germany, a free software update featuring Amazon Alexa is available today.
The Sonos One comes in at the reasonable price point of $199, and pre-orders start today at sonos.com.
Carolin Lehmann is an Associate Editor at Hunker. She's a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and has previously written for HuffPost, Seventeen magazine, and a variety of local news outlets. As a studio apartment dweller, she's always on the lookout for new ways to decorate a rental on a budget.