At an event today, Sonos announced that it’ll be partnering with Amazon to let you control your music playback via the Echo:
Beginning in 2017, anyone with an Alexa-enabled device — right now that’s the Echo, Echo Tap, or Echo Dot — will be able to control Sonos speakers with voice commands. It’s a great pairing for both companies; Sonos speakers sound way better than the Echo, and Alexa is quickly evolving as the leading smart home voice assistant.
I haven’t been a Sonos customer to date, although everybody I know who has their products recommends them highly. The integration with the Echo, which as you all know I do love dearly, is a big check in the “pro” column.
The company also announced that you’ll soon be able to soon control your Sonos speakers from the Spotify app.
Well, guess I might be shopping for a wireless speaker shortly…