Multi-room audio big Sonos has introduced a brand new Voice Management assistant for all Sonos audio system at the moment outfitted with a microphone.
Sonos Voice Management is ready to launch within the US on 1 June, and France later this yr, with no phrase but on the UK or different international locations.
Sonos Voice Management is solely about accessing your music, so isnât trying to compete with Google Assistant or Alexa for sensible dwelling controls.
It is going to assist Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer and Sonos Radio media controls. Streaming favourite Spotify is just not supported, nonetheless, for now.
You should utilize each Sonos Voice Management and Alexa on the identical time, on the identical speaker â however not Sonos and Google Assistant… which is odd.
The wake phrase is âHey Sonosâ and you may daisy-chain requests collectively with out having to say it each time.
You possibly can say issues like…
“Hey Sonos, play music I like”
“Hey Sonos, play Oasis on Apple Music”
“Hey Sonos, skip this music”
“Hey Sonos, flip the amount up”
“Hey Sonos, group the kitchen and front room”
“Hey Sonos, play on this room as a substitute”
“Hey Sonos, what’s this music?”
You get the thought.
Sonos additionally says it limits its responses and chimes so you may get to your music quicker â a welcome change from companies that repeat all of your requests again to you, slowly, earlier than truly supplying you with what youâve requested for. Itâs designed with on a regular basis language recognition too.
And also you may acknowledge the voice responding to you, as Sonos have lined up actor Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring in Breaking Dangerous and Higher Name Saul, and Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian) to be the voice of the service. Weâre hoping itâs not fairly as intimidating as that sounds.
Thereâs excellent news for the safety acutely aware too, as all requests are processed regionally quite than in within the cloud to offer full privateness, and hopefully attain prospects whoâve beforehand held out as a consequence of these issues.
Sonos Voice Management launches 1 June within the US, and can be accessed by way of Settings within the Sonos app.