San Francisco-based IoT-startup Aether Things has beefed up its Aether Cone speaker with some additional features: Cone users can now play music…
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Sonos is getting ready to open up its speakers and let music services integrate Sonos support into their own mobile apps, according…
Teams up with Google
LG thinks it has a shot to take on Sonos with its new Music Flow connected loudspeakers, and it’s banking on two…
More bits for your beats
HD music subscription service Tidal launched on Sonos Friday: Tidal is now available to Sonos owners in the U.S. and Canada, and…
Bad times for recruiters
Sonos has raised $130 million from investors, according to a FCC filing made public this week. A Sonos spokesperson confirmed the raise…
What if your stereo knew who was in the room, and which music they liked? That’s what Prizm wants to do with its context-aware streaming adapter.
In a rare interview, the CEO of Sonos details some of the lessons he’s learned along the way.
The internet of things is hot and so are the executives we’ve gathered to speak about both the consumer and industrial opportunities that connected sensors, devices and people have to offer. Join us at Structure Connect.
Logitech is getting into the home automation space with an upgrade to its universal remote and a hub. The hardware is typical, but the app is impressive.
Thought the fight of the TV streaming boxes was fierce? Then wait until loudspeaker makers, chipset vendors, Wi-Fi startups and others battle it out over the future of home audio.
Internet-connected speakers from Sonos now work directly with your Wi-Fi router, eliminating the need to also use the company’s Bridge devices for dedicated wireless audio networks.
SoundCloud was one of the last big music services missing from Sonos, but now it’s been added in beta to the Sonos app.
What if you could use Bluetooth to send music to multiple speakers? Pure just enabled this on its Jongo loudspeakers by marrying Bluetooth with Wi-Fi.
Sonos is launching its new universal search feature for Android. We discuss that and whole home audio on this week’s podcast. You’ll learn about different standards, how open Sonos plans to be and a connected speaker hack.
Gramofon wants to connect your home stereo system to Spotify, much like many other connected speaker and home audio players. The unique twist? It will also offer shared Wi-fi.
Third-party app support is coming to Sonos with the launch of Google Play Music: Users of Google’s music service can now cast directly to Sonos speakers.
Crowdsourced Wifi network operator Fon is getting ready to launch a new product called Gramofon, and we were able to dig up some photos as well as other details ahead of its official launch.
Connected speaker maker Sonos has cooked up an odd plan for its patents that it claims will help innovation in the music industry. There’s likely more to the story.
Connected speaker maker Sonos announced Monday that it generated $535 million in revenue in 2013. This represents a 97 percent year-over-year growth,…
Beep’s new connected speaker adapter isn’t just geeky on the outside: It renders HTML5 web apps, doing away with the need for proprietary home audio standards.
One of the big trends at CES are internet-connected speakers, and for good reason: Industry pioneer Sonos has seen a lot of attention lately as people are turning from local digital files to cloud music.
The smart home gets another boost as startup Revolv raises a $4 million round. The money will help the company serve the customers who ordered its device when it launched earlier this month.
It is our core philosophy that everything with a digital heart beat will be connected and that in turn will redefine our relationship with the world around us. The big question – one we will explore at Mobilize 2013 – what happens when everything is indeed connected.
Ding dong! Here are two connected door bells that want entry into the pantheon of connected home gadgets on the market. Plus, we get some estimates on how much you’ll spend on connected gear.
A Sonos speaker – for your television: That’s the idea behind the Playbar, the company’s first soundbar. It’s a big step for a company like Sonos, which is about to get a whole lot more competition.
We’ve been talking about connected homes and the internet of things for at least a decade, but why is there so much suddenly happening in the connected device space? Smartphones, access to cheap off-the-shelf technology and open software platforms have sparked the change.
Jambox, the San Francisco-based that got its start making headsets for mobile phones is launching a new wireless speaker, simply called the Big Jambox. It is a much larger (and louder) version of its portable Jambox speaker. Think of it as boom-box for the iPhone age.
Google is making an Android-powered entertainment system and will design and sell it under its own brand, according to the Wall Street Journal. When I read the news, the word that came to mind: amazing!
The enterprise is where the big bucks used to be, but home is where the heart and consumers are. As the web becomes more integrated in people’s lives, the home will become the battleground for the coming generation of startups and big-name companies.
This week saw a new Android handset with two 3.5-inch displays: the Kyocera Echo on Sprint can turn into one larger display or run two apps on the screens at the same time. Twitter saw a huge update while Sonos software is coming soon to Android.
Sonos, the maker of a wireless music system, will soon have a free Android app, so the people who purchased one of the 67 million Android phones sold last year can control their Sonos music playback around their homes with their handsets (and their tablets).
One has to look really hard to find a Silicon Valley startup that has found success in the hotly contested consumer electronics marketplace. However, one company might just change that: Sonos, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based maker of networked digital music devices.
The consumer electronics industry, like its mobile phone counterpart, is going into a phase of flux, where Moore’s law and smart software…
There was no doubt that, when initially released, the Sonos was a game changer. But as time progressed, and Apple introduced the…