Sonos has lastly made its long-rumored Alexa-powered speaker official.

We’re reside immediately from Chelsea in New York Metropolis, the place Sonos has simply unveiled the extremely anticipated Sonos One — its first speaker that integrates Amazon’s Alexa assistant. The speaker can be accessible on October 24 for $199. Pre-orders begin immediately.

Sonos One seems to be and loads like (and may be very a lot based mostly off of) the Play:1, which has been Sonos’ entry-level — however nonetheless wonderful — speaker. The massive distinction right here is the inclusion of a six-microphone array — and the inclusion of Alexa, after all.

Sonos One may also be capable to management all of Sonos’ different audio system. However actually Sonos sees it because the one speaker to rule all of them. In 2018 it will be a completely open platform, permitting any music service to work with Sonos. And any present utility will be capable to tie in to Sonos, very like Google Play Music does already. Sonos additionally will help Apple’s AirPlay 2, so something you’ll be able to play on an iOS machine may also be performed over your Sonos system. Assist for Google Assistant may also arrive in 2018.

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