After launching in public beta last December, Sonos has revealed that it will officially add support for Apple Music to its connected speaker lineup tomorrow, February 10th. We had an opportunity to go hands-on with Sonos support for Apple Music when the beta was announced last year and noted that in some cases, using Apple Music through the Sonos Controller app is better than Apple’s own app.
âWeâre big fans of Sonos,â Apple senior vice presidentÂ of internet software and servicesÂ Eddy Cue said to BuzzFeed. âWeâve been looking forward to this.â When asked why Sonos didn’t support Apple Music from the start, especially considering it supported Beats Music, Cue explained that it took some time to get it right.Â âItâs important to get the integration right the first time out,â Cue said. âApple has a high bar for this stuff; So does Sonos. Apple Music isnât even 6 months old yet, so this really did not take much time at all.â
In the Sonos Controller app, Apple Music is organized by For You, New, Radio, and My Music, just like in iTunes or the iOS Music app. The app even supports streaming Apple’s Beats 1 station, as well as other featured stations or stations you create.
For those who aren’t entirely familiar with Sonos, the company offers a ranger of connected speakers that offer the opportunity to set up a whole-home speaker system. Sonos offers a Play:1 speaker for $199, a Play:3 for $299, as well as a more recent Play:5 for $500. We had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Play:5 speaker last year and praised the speaker’s combination of a sleek design and premium sound.
In addition to support for Apple Music, Sonos supports Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, and more. Again, Apple Music support will be live tomorrow. Read our hands-on with Apple Music support for Sonos here.
Apple Music On Sonos Available Tomorrow
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.,Â Feb. 9, 2016Â /PRNewswire/ —Â Sonos announced todayÂ that Apple Music will be available on Sonos systems worldwide startingÂ Wednesday, Feb. 10. Music fans worldwide willÂ have access toÂ Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, andÂ My Music, and will alsoÂ be able to streamÂ the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of theirÂ homes.
Apple Music on SonosÂ wasÂ tested by hundreds of thousands of listeners through a successful beta program that started in early December. To stream Apple Music on Sonos, customers simply select “Add Music Services” from any Sonos controller app, scroll down to the Apple Music icon, and login.
“The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great,” saidÂ Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Sonos plus Apple Music provides anÂ amazing listening experience at home â and we’re excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting tomorrow.”
“This partnership has been an excellent example of two companies that truly care about music coming together to deliver a great listening experience,” saidÂ John MacFarlane, Sonos chief executiveÂ officer.Â “Working with Apple gives us the opportunity to share Apple Music throughout people’s homes in a way that’s easy, intuitive, and sounds great.”
Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music,Â from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. A Sonos station on Apple Music, curated by artists in collaboration with Sonos, is also launchingÂ tomorrow. New users can sign up for a free, three-month trail membership of Apple Music.
Founded in 2002, SonosÂŽ creates the leading smart speaker system. Once a tech start-up populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listeningÂ out loud to music in the home. Its family of wireless smart speakers and home audio products make it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear their favorites, discover new music, and appreciate it all with theÂ highest sound quality.
Sonos is doing it all over the world â in more than 60 countries, with dozens of streaming music providers, through thousands of retailers, and in millions of homes. With a constant investment in software and services, Sonos is improving the experienceÂ customers have with music in the home for years after they buy it. Sonos is changing the way people listen to music â one home at a time.
Sonos, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered inÂ Santa Barbara, CaliforniaÂ with additional offices inÂ BostonÂ andÂ Seattle, as well as inÂ the Netherlands,Â United Kingdom,Â Australia,Â GermanyÂ andÂ China.
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