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Topic: Sonos

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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Giveaway: 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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Sonos to host Oct. 4 event for smartspeaker with multiple voice assistants

08/29/2017, 12:08 pm

Sonos on Tuesday sent out a media invitation to an Oct. 4 press event in New York City, where the company is expected to reveal its all-but-announced smartspeaker with support for voice commands.

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Sonos crafting smartspeaker with support for 'multiple' voice assistants

08/28/2017, 02:08 pm

Sonos is developing a new Wi-Fi-enabled speaker with built-in voice control, which should moreover support "multiple voice platforms," according to a newly-published filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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Sonos Playbase offers quality, Apple-connected audio in an unusual package

05/13/2017, 03:05 am

The Playbase is a nice option for people wanting a unified, Apple-connected home theater experience, even if it doesn't offer anything radically different from Sonos' older home theater accessory, the Playbar.

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(Un)wired for Sound: Using Sonos speakers as a whole-home, Apple-connected audio system

05/08/2017, 09:05 pm

The promise of Sonos's Wi-Fi speakers is a truly connected home audio system, integrated with devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as online streaming services like Apple Music, Pandora, and Spotify. To test how well the platform works for Apple users, we outfitted an apartment with Sonos's three main speakers -- the Play:1, Play:3, and Play:5 -- as well as some of its home theater equipment, the Playbar and Sub.

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Review: Sonos Playbar speaker does all-in-one TV & music for Apple device owners

05/06/2017, 02:05 am

Even with a few rough edges, the Sonos Playbar may be a handy way for Apple device owners to tackle all of their living room audio needs.

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Sonos brings PLAY:1 & PLAY:5 speakers to Apple's online & retail stores

09/26/2016, 02:09 pm

Wi-Fi speaker maker Sonos on Monday announced a partnership that will see the company's PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 speakers sold in Apple's online and physical retail stores.

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Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

03/10/2016, 12:03 pm

Apple Music partner Sonos to layoff employees, renew focus on streaming and voice control

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