Sonos might be coming late to the smart speaker party, but it appears to be coming in style. Rather than have us argue about whether it should have included Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or Microsoft Cortana, a document filed at the FCC suggests the upcoming speaker will support multiple virtual assistants. And that is music to our ears.
Codenamed S13, the Sonos Smart Speaker will more than likely please our ears for other reasons, too. While Amazon Echo and Google Home major on value, Sonos is more likely to compete with rivals such as Sony’s LF-S50G and Apple’s HomePod with better audio quality than those cheaper devices.
The FCC documents suggest it will have integrated voice control functionality and far-field mics, which comes as no surprise. There’s also an image of a new UI, which reveals a microphone icon along with a play/pause control.
When is the Sonos Smart Speaker release date?
According to the event invitation, the speaker will be unveiled in a press event in New York City on 4 October 2017. We presume it will go on sale shortly after.
We’ll update this article when we know more.