Sonos, today, announced its least expensive speaker till date. Dubbed Sonos Roam, the speaker promises to be “the best-sounding ultraportable speaker ever made.”
Sonos announced earlier this week that it would stop updating some of its legacy products starting in May 2020. The bigger issue was that Sonos was going to prevent users from having legacy and modern products inside a single home in its app.
Sonos, the connected and smart speaker company, will stop pushing software updates to some of its legacy models. The company plans to phase out support to older models starting in May of 2020.
Sonos has filed two lawsuits against Google for stealing its smart speaker multiroom technology and infringing on its patents. The latter got access to the technology after a partnership between the two in 2013.
Sonos is known for its home audio systems and the company recently launched Sonos Move, a portable Bluetooth speaker as well. This time around Sonos is in the news for launching a new service that lets you rent speakers, yes you heard it right, rent and speakers!
Sonos is known for offering premium quality speakers that can stream music around your house. Up until now, the U.S based company stuck to its core offering of home audio systems and a smart speaker. Now the company has forayed into portable speaker segment with Sonos Move. The latest from Sonos is priced at $399 and is nearly ten-inch in height.
If you have a select Sonos-branded speaker and use Apple Music, then today your device is getting a nice little trick thanks to Amazon Alexa support.
While Netflix might not be a huge fan of AirPlay anymore, other companies aren’t so shy about supporting the streaming feature. Enter IKEA and Sonos, two companies who have teamed up to launch new speakers that definitely support AirPlay 2.
While word on the street is that Apple is planning on launching an updated pair of AirPods sometime in early 2019, it looks like Sonos may be aiming to make some waves in the headphones market as well.
AirPlay 2 is finally out in the real world, but, at the time of publication, only Apple’s first smart speaker, the HomePod, officially supports the wireless technology out of the box.