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Topic: Sonos

Sonos first third party to deliver promised AirPlay 2 support

07/11/2018, 10:07 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched its promised support for AirPlay 2, initially available through a handful of the company's speakers.

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Sonos aims at $100M IPO as it works to stem competition from Apple, Amazon & Google

07/06/2018, 11:07 am

As expected, high-end wireless speaker maker Sonos has filed for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq, hoping to raise as much as $100 million as it tries to fend off new rivals such as Apple's HomePod, and Echo speakers by Amazon.

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How to pick which wireless speaker is best for you

06/22/2018, 03:06 pm

As with any other gadget, the term "wireless speaker" is loaded with sometimes confusing categories. AppleInsider breaks them down and talks about how to pick what features you need, and which speaker you may want.

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Here are all the receivers and speakers that are getting AirPlay 2

06/14/2018, 03:06 pm

AirPlay 2 is a small but important addition to Apple's platforms, allowing audio to be played on multiple devices simultaneously. Here's a list of the compatible speakers and receivers promised so far, and where available, the dates AirPlay 2 support is expected. [Updated June 27]

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IKEA and Sonos tease new smart speakers, but it may mean nothing for Apple users

06/07/2018, 01:06 pm

Flat-pack furniture giant Ikea has prototypes of its upcoming, low-cost Symfonisk line, the first products to come from IKEA's partnership with Sonos.

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AirPlay 2 coming to HomePod rival Sonos One in July, feature of new Beam speaker

06/06/2018, 01:06 pm

Three existing Sonos speakers -- the One, Play:5, and Playbase -- will all get promised AirPlay 2 compatibility in July, the company announced during a Wednesday event.

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Lowest prices around: 13" MacBook Pro w/ 256GB SSD for $1,269; 13" Touch Bar for $1,595; up to $117 off Sonos speakers

05/24/2018, 06:05 pm

Pre-Memorial Day weekend deals are going on now with the popular 256GB 13" MacBook Pro returning for $1,269 for a limited time only. Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is also $205 off with our exclusive coupon code, plus no tax collected in any state (even NY and NJ). Sonos smart speakers, soundbars and subwoofers are up to $117 off as well.

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Apple HomePod competitor Sonos lays off 96 employees ahead of expected IPO

05/18/2018, 12:05 am

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos on Thursday revealed plans to cut 96 employees from its workforce in a bid to boost profitability, a move that comes just ahead of an expected initial public offering said to be valued in the billions.

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Last call: Enter to win a Sonos One smart speaker with a lifetime Plex Pass

05/14/2018, 12:05 pm

AppleInsider is partnering with Plex this week to offer readers the chance to win a Sonos One smart speaker bundled with a lifetime Plex Pass. Two prizes will be given away, each valued at $320. Find out how to enter today.

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Sonos likely to reveal Alexa-enabled home theater speaker at June 6 event

05/03/2018, 01:05 pm

Connected speaker maker Sonos on Thursday invited the press to a June 6 event in San Francisco, where the company will almost certainly reveal a new home theater product with support for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.

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Sonos reveals which of its speakers will get AirPlay 2 support

04/25/2018, 09:04 pm

Ahead of Apple's official AirPlay 2 launch, Sonos this week provided additional details as to which speaker models will gain initial support the forthcoming wireless protocol.

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Apple HomePod preorders outpaced all other smartspeakers, except Amazon Echo Dot

02/26/2018, 03:02 pm

Priced at $349, the Apple HomePod saw more pent-up demand at launch than virtually all of its competition, save for one budget-priced smartspeaker: Amazon's $50-and-under Echo Dot.

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Video: Apple HomePod vs. Sonos One

02/19/2018, 06:02 pm

The smart speaker field is quickly becoming a new battleground for tech companies, with the likes of Amazon and Google going toe-to-toe with Apple. In this video, we take a closer look at how Apple's HomePod with Siri stacks up against the Sonos One with Alexa.

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Sonos One feet leaving same white marks on wood furniture that the HomePod can

02/15/2018, 01:02 pm

A day after a debacle began about the HomePod silicone ring on the base of the unit was causing a stain to appear on some wood surfaces, it looks that the Sonos One has a similar issue with its own vibration-insulating feet.

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See Apple's HomePod take on the competition in our ultimate smart speaker sound comparison

02/12/2018, 05:02 pm

AppleInsider puts HomePod's sound quality to the test against four smart speaker competitors, Sonos' One, Amazon's second-gen Echo, Google Home and Google's Home Max, in this comprehensive comparison. Find out which comes out on top.

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Sonos greets Apple HomePod's arrival with joking Spotify playlist

02/09/2018, 02:02 pm

Sonos on Friday shared a special Spotify playlist on Twitter, taking a friendly jab at the Apple HomePod, its new competition in the Wi-Fi speaker market.

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Sonos fires back at Apple's HomePod by offering a pair of One speakers for $349

01/25/2018, 11:01 am

Responding to the imminent sale of the HomePod, Sonos has cut the price of the Sonos One, selling a two-pack of the speaker for $349 -- the same price as one HomePod.

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Review: Sonos One brings high fidelity to smartspeakers

12/23/2017, 09:12 am

The Sonos One may be the best smartspeaker you can buy -- and with its pricetag and upcoming features, will probably pose a serious threat to Apple's HomePod.

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Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

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Sonos announces support for Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless standard coming in 2018

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

Speaker maker Sonos on Wednesday announced that it will create an open platform, not only giving any music services access to its hardware, but also integrating with Apple's forthcoming AirPlay 2 wireless standard.

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