Written by: David Swan | Published in: EntertainmentWireless home music company Sonos has listened to customers and added the oft-demanded iDevice streaming to its repetoire.
Written by: Stephen Withers | Published in: EntertainmentThe range of music streaming services available on the Sonos range 0f wireless audio gear has expanded again with the addition of JB Hi-FI's Now.
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.
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.
Suddenly, music is a business again. After years of wallowing in the post-Napster/iTunes era, streaming is beginning to take hold and everyone’s phone is now an iPod. So while Sonos has been in the smart home audio business since 2002, now’s the time to push for mainstream adoption.
Audiophiles who use the Sonos Controller app and a tablet received some good news today when Sonos added support for all 7-inch and 10-inch tablet devices. Previously, the app would only work on a limited selection of tablets.
LG has announced a new multi-room music streaming solution to compete with the likes of Sonos called Music Flow. Like the Sonos systems, different speakers connect to your home network, and with LG’s Music Flow Player app you can stream music to any of those speakers. The app can pull music that’s locally stored on any device, too, so long as it’s connected to the same network.
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.