Sonos Stories July 20

The original Apple Watch is currently set to face an import tariff of 10% under the latest edition of tariff proposals seen.

While iPhones, iPads and Macs should be exempt, the smartwatch is one of a number of devices currently slated to fall foul of the Trump administration’s trade war with China …

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Sonos Stories July 11

Today is the day that many Sonos and Apple users have been waiting for! This morning, Sonos has launched AirPlay 2 support via a software update that brings HomeKit and Siri functionality. Follow along for how to get your Sonos speakers up and running with AirPlay 2.

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Great news for Sonos customers: AirPlay 2 has arrived. This makes compatible Sonos speakers the first third-party AirPlay 2 speakers to hit the market, and support is being added retroactively through a free software update.

This means you can use Sonos speakers to play audio from iTunes on the Mac and all iPhone and iPad apps including Music, TV, YouTube, and Netflix. Sonos speakers can also be used for multi-room audio playback with HomePod and Apple TV, and Siri can control Apple Music and Podcasts playback from iPhone, iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV.

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Sonos Stories July 6

Sonos files for $100M IPO as it seeks to stem losses in face of growing competition

Speaker maker Sonos is aiming to go public, filing an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in order to raise as much as $100M …

Sonos Stories June 27

First unveiled earlier this month, Beam is the latest smart speaker and TV soundbar from wireless speaker maker Sonos. The compact TV soundbar promises hi-fi music playback and voice control through Alexa — all at an affordable price. Sonos Beam hits the market later next month, but we’ve been testing it for a few weeks ahead of its launch.

For the purpose of this review, Apple’s new AirPlay 2 wireless streaming feature wasn’t ready for testing — stay tuned for our full impressions next month when Sonos adds the feature. AirPlay 2 aside, Sonos Beam is a hit for bedrooms, apartments, or budget home theaters.

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Sonos Stories June 17

Earlier this month, Sonos made a handful of announcements, including AirPlay 2 support and Siri control, a new Beam sound bar, and more. In a recent interview with The Verge, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence talked about the company’s relationship with Apple and potential support for deeper Siri integration…

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