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Sonos for Android Wear will put controls on your wrist

Sonos for Android Wear will put controls on your wrist

Sonos is testing Android Wear support for its whole-home music platform, allowing wearers of smartwatches running Google's platform to quickly control playback. The new functionality would mean listeners could access play/pause controls as well as skip tracks forward and back from their wrist, and is currently being trialled for participants of the Sonos Beta program who also have an Android Wear device such as the Moto 360.

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Denon hit with Sonos lawsuit over patent infringement

Denon hit with Sonos lawsuit over patent infringement

If you recall, this past summer Denon revealed its HEOS lineup, something that was obviously poised to compete with better-known Sonos. The latter company didn't fail to notice this, nor has it sat idly by. Yesterday on its blog, Sonos revealed that it has sued the company behind Denon -- D&M Holdings -- for patent infringement with its new HEOS system products. Says Sonos, it isn't "fans of resorting to the courts", and so it is hoping to sort things out amicably.

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Sonos Boost launches to supercharge music streaming

Sonos Boost launches to supercharge music streaming

Sonos promised better wireless support, and the new Sonos Boost accessory is the way it'll deliver that, a range extender up to twice the strength of the existing Sonos Bridge. Resembling a home router, though focused entirely on improving the stability and performance of Sonos music streaming, Boost creates a dedicated network for audio purposes.

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Deezer Elite high-res music streaming arrives as Sonos exclusive

Deezer Elite high-res music streaming arrives as Sonos exclusive

For the first time, users in the United States will be able to stream music from Deezer...if they have Sonos gear. The announcement was made today, with Deezer Elite being unveiled as a lossless music streaming service about to undergo a global rollout, coming to the US as a Sonos exclusive.

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Sonos 5.1 bypasses Bridge with WiFi setup; Previews Boost hub

Sonos 5.1 bypasses Bridge with WiFi setup; Previews Boost hub

Sonos has powered up its much-anticipated wireless setup, removing the need for a Bridge or a wired connection from your router to at least one of its speakers, as well as revealing a new Boost hub coming later in the year. Sonos 5.1 consists both of new firmware for the speakers and a new app, with an updated setup process that uses an existing WiFi network to get online.

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Sonos Playbase and Boost tipped incoming

Sonos Playbase and Boost tipped incoming

A pair of unannounced Sonos products have been heralded with trademark filings, the Sonos Boost and Playbase, though exactly what they might be is still unclear. Sonos' wireless music streaming system has for many been the go-to option for multi-zone entertainment, though in recent months has been under attack from rivals like LG's Music Flow.

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Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

Sonos goes indie with SoundCloud

There are already a plethora of music sources available on Sonos' wireless speaker system but what if you were tired of the same old hit tunes and craved for something different, something exotic, something barely anyone has heard of before? Well now Sonos can satisfy that craving as well, partnering with online music platform SoundCloud to bring listeners an even wider variety of tunes, genres, and names from all over the world.

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Sonos app hits big 5.0: Universal search, smarter playlists, more

Sonos app hits big 5.0: Universal search, smarter playlists, more

Sonos has pushed out its new Sons app for iOS and Android, graduating the software from beta, and bringing universal search, musical alarms, and smoother multi-room support to all users. The new Sonos Software v5.0 updates the interface considerably, but it's the ability to search for music across all available sources rather than one at a time that will likely please avid listeners.

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Sonos and Philips hue score additional SmartThings Labs integrations

Sonos and Philips hue score additional SmartThings Labs integrations

SmartThings Labs has revealed five new integrations for using Sonos and Philips hue, among them being things like mood music and mood lighting. This builds upon the January integrations, with an automatic update to users' Hubs being pushed out.

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Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos finally embraces WiFi as Bridge sidelined

Sonos plans to do away with its wired network requirement, retiring the Sonos Bridge for most users by finally connecting to a music listener's WiFi instead. So far, Sonos has always demanded at least one wired ethernet connection, for a single speaker or Bridge, after which it creates its own proprietary mesh network between the rest of the speakers. Soon, though, that will all change.

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Sonos Google Play Music support added plus direct streaming

Sonos Google Play Music support added plus direct streaming

Sonos has added Google Play Music support to its streaming speakers, integrating Google's 22m-strong online catalog of tracks into its whole-home system. Unlike previous additions to Sonos, like Spotify, Google Play Music can be controlled for the speakers through either Sonos' own controller app or the Google Play Music app itself on an Android device.

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Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

Sonos app reborn: search tracks across platforms

There’s a new Sonos controller app out there this week, one delivered for users to take command of their local audio from their smartphone with ease. This app is updated with a new design and extra-simple interface, a new universal search feature, and an update period of "this spring". Android users can test the app today, supposing they’re OK with the Beta state of the software.

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