Sonos' Google Assistant support is finally launching today, joining Alexa on the smart speakers. Sonos customers can start using Google's voice-activated assistant with their Sonos One and Sonos Beam after a.
Sonos on Tuesday that it has begun rolling out Google Assistant across its product lineup. Then again, if you've been holding your breath for native Google Assistant support on Sonos speakers, you'd have been doing so since 2017 when the feature was first announced. The same upgrade will roll out in most parts of the UK, Canada, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Australia sometime in July. With this support, you can play music, get to know traffic to work, control your home and more. We imagine a day where we'll have multiple voice assistants operating concurrently on the same device, and we're committed to making that happen as soon as possible.
Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO said: "We value freedom of choice, empowering listeners to choose what they want to listen to and how they want to control it".
The Google Assistant is Sonos' second built-in voice assistant.
Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers running Assistant will be able to handle third-party actions like music and smart home control as well as Google's top first-party actions like Continued Conversation and Broadcast mode. To that end, the company is exemplifying essentially the simplest use case where having both Alexa and Google Assistant just one voice command away could come in handy. Over time, however, it has included dozens of languages, even partnered to control lights, locks and TVs and learned to spot members of any household from voice. You can also stream videos from popular services. Hear a daily brief, flight information or commute time, set alarms, timers, and pull up calendar appointments or get answers on weather, calculations, translations, sports, and more. Turn on the TV with the Google Assistant using Beam's HDMI ARC connection and CEC, switch from TV to music, and adjust the volume.
CNET confirmed the issue in testing and when requesting a song via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant rit esulted in the assistant saying that it could not find the speaker.
Although voice supporters have spread across smartphones and to automobiles and offices, they're now commonly found in the home, where folks have a tendency to use them together with smart speakers for activities like checking the weather, placing timers and playing music. Sonos is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California.