North American audio specialist Sonos has just unveiled a new partnership with Spotify that will enable Preimum subscribers to control their Sonos home sound system direct from the official Spotify app, including play controls and easy access to grouping and ungrouping of rooms. Spotify will be the first music streaming service that allows Spotify Premium listeners to have full control of the music all over their homes outside the Sonos app.
“We’re excited to partner with Sonos and enhance the at home listening experience,” comments Gustav Söderström, chief product officer at Spotify. “Spotify listeners can now seamlessly transition their listening throughout the day from their headphones, to the car, to their computers, to their Sonos system at home with complete control of all their favourite Spotify features directly from the Spotify app.”
The inherently social listening experience also makes it possible for everyone in the home to control a listening session with both the Spotify and Sonos apps, which stay linked with one another. Your friends can connect to your WiFi and use their own Spotify app to instantly play music to your Sonos speakers without downloading the Sonos app. And since you can control your Sonos system when you’re away from your home WiFi, you can now have music playing for you as soon as you come home.
Sonos also made a deal with Amazon to bring the company’s voice-enabled Alexa software to Sonos. Thanks to some fast approaching software integration, you’ll soon be able to control your Sonos products via any Alexa-enabled devices (such as the Amazon Echo) with simple voice commands.
This free software update will be available in October as part of the Sonos public beta program