Sonos Launches Google Assistant Support for Its Entire Speaker Line-Up

Google Assistant Finally Arrives on Sonos

Control your home: Ask your Assistant on your speakers to adjust the temperature, lighting, and other smart home devices connected in your home.

Sonos says Google Assistant is launching only in the United States for now, but Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will follow in July with more countries coming after that. You can also stream videos from popular services.

"This feature will truly elevate the customer experience and marks the first time that consumers will be able to buy a single smart speaker and get to choose which voice assistant they want to use", Sonos said in the letter. 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. But following the new firmware update, Sonos owners will be able to switch to Google Assistant and access a number of features that are only available with this talkative personal assistant, like controlling playback on Chromecast dongles, playing tracks from YouTube Music Premium, and more. Sonos has actually been testing the functionality with a group of its beta users since earlier in the year, and found that one assistant per speaker was the most readily understood.

I got a sneak peek at the new capabilities at a demo in Palo Alto during Google I/O and came away impressed, with one caveat: You'll need to choose one or the other digital assistant for each Sonos speaker in your home.

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For those of you in New York City in a few weeks, Sonos is planning a series of what it's describing as "multi-sensory installations" running June 7-9 that are created to show off what Sonos products can do thanks to the new Google Assistant support.

Continued Spence: "Today we're the first company to have two voice assistants working concurrently on the same system, a major milestone for the industry".

There are some Google Assistant features lacking from Sonos devices. That includes asking Google Assistant for the weather, asking what's in the news, controlling your smart home and even playing audio. However, keen-eyed fans have already noticed some dramatic changes in the design of the company's virtual assistant. This is all part of the Google ecosystem - ask Google Assistant for directions and have them sent directly to an Android phone.

While it's bad news for those outside of the U.S., as Google Assistant is launching stateside first, there is a bit of good news.

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