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Sonos pulls Facebook and Twitter ads in temporary privacy protest

Sonos pulls Facebook and Twitter ads in temporary privacy protest

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you likely know that it hasn't been a good week for Facebook. Thanks to Cambridge Analytica's misuse of social media data belonging to tens of millions of Facebook users, the company now finds itself at the center of a scandal that just won't go away. In addition to an ongoing social media campaign urging people to delete their accounts, other companies have started calling out Facebook, such as Mozilla, SpaceX, and now Sonos.

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Sonos Audible support launches for real this time

Sonos Audible support launches for real this time

Remember earlier this month when Audible launched on Sonos, only it turned out it didn't and it was all a cruel mistake? That changed today with the actual, official, guaranteed-real-this-time launch of Audible support for Sonos speakers, making it easy for users of both products to listen to their audiobooks through their sound system.

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Sonos Audible support tipped near launch in leaked blog post

Sonos Audible support tipped near launch in leaked blog post

Sonos is nearing the launch of support for Audible, Amazon's audiobook service. This won't be the first time the audiobook service has been supported by Sonos, though it was removed a couple years back due to an incompatibility with an update at the time. Sonos had revealed in February 2017 that it was working with Audible to restore compatibility with its systems, and now mention of that support briefly appeared online.

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Sonos’ killer alternative HomePod deal is live

Sonos’ killer alternative HomePod deal is live

Apple might want your money for a HomePod preorder, but Sonos is making a pitch for that $349 instead, with its Sonos One deal going live today. The Alexa-powered smart speaker may not be as powerful or as large as Apple's, but for a limited time you'll be able to get two of them for the price of one HomePod.

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Sonos One deal sees stereo pair match HomePod’s price

Sonos One deal sees stereo pair match HomePod’s price

The HomePod may be close at hand, but Sonos isn't resting on its laurels, announcing a deal that cuts the price of a pair of its Alexa-powered speakers to match Apple. The deal on a Sonos One duo also serves to highlight one of its rival's missing features, the ability to link two wireless speakers together and use them as a stereo pair.

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This creepy connected speaker hack is the latest IoT security risk

This creepy connected speaker hack is the latest IoT security risk

An odd Sonos and Bose glitch could allow hackers to remotely play audio through their speakers, or even trigger smart home commands. The security loophole - a fairly unusual combination of network settings and connected speaker architecture intended to make configuration easier - is the latest illustration of how fairly innocuous decisions around the Internet of Things can have unforeseen consequences.

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IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

Sonos has been making some pretty big strides lately. First was the launch of its new Sonos One speaker, which comes supporting Alexa out of the box and will launch support for Google Assistant next year. Now, the company has announced a new partnership with IKEA, in which it will attempt to make music more prevalent and effortlessly accessible throughout your home.

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Sonos’ Spotify Alexa support arrives ahead of schedule

Sonos’ Spotify Alexa support arrives ahead of schedule

Sonos, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa are finally best friends, with support being added to control playback by voice on the multi-room speakers. Sonos users with an Amazon Echo device, a Sonos One, or any other Alexa-powered gadget can now ask for playback from their Spotify account through the networked speakers.

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TIDAL app gets Sonos speaker control feature on Android and iOS

TIDAL app gets Sonos speaker control feature on Android and iOS

The TIDAL music app is on the receiving end of an update that adds an important feature for Sonos users: the ability to control their speakers from within the streaming app. The feature arrived in the most recent updates for both the Android and iOS apps, making it possible to control the wireless speakers without leaving the TIDAL app.

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Pandora’s beefed-up Sonos control adds Alexa support

Pandora’s beefed-up Sonos control adds Alexa support

Pandora may have been overshadowed by rival streaming music services in recent years, but a new Sonos integration could push it back into the limelight. The update brings full Sonos control right into the Pandora app, including multi-room playback support. It also adds more collaborative play, allowing guests to take on DJ duties from their own phone.

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Sonos One vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

Sonos One vs PLAY:1 – The 411 on the newest Alexa speaker

It's the season of smart speakers, but the Sonos One has a strong pitch for being your voice-driven media player of choice. As we found in our full review, despite a few teething pains the Amazon Alexa-powered speaker adds an impressive new dimension to home audio playback. Read on for four things about the Sonos One that you really should know.

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Sonos One Review: When Alexa is the DJ

Sonos One Review: When Alexa is the DJ

Smart speakers are big business now, and with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home dominating the market, Sonos had a choice: step up or slip behind. The Sonos One shows the connected speaker stalwart chose to play the game, and not just with one virtual assistant but as many as it can. Rather than making its own AI for the Sonos One, the $199 connected speaker aims to be friends with all of them.

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