Sonos says that it is finally ready, after what seems like two years, to add Google Assistant to a couple of its high-end connected speakers. Starting next week, the Sonos One and Sonos Beam will both receive an update that adds Google Assistant support.
Through a shareholder letter that was published just before the company has its quarterly earnings call, Sonos announced the news. A software upgrade that includes Google Assistant will hit the One and Beam in the US. Other markets will see a similar update in the “next few months.”
Once the update hits your Sonos devices, you’ll be able to choose between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, which is a first according to Sonos. The Beam and One should then act just like a Google Home product when you shout “Hey Google!” at it.
Don’t own the Sonos One or Beam? Back in January, Google made it sound like they had a way to bring Assistant to older Sonos devices, though we’re not sure how that is possible. Sonos didn’t mention older devices in this letter.
Once that update hits, we’ll try to let you know!
// Sonos [PDF]
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