Sonos is rumored to be launching its own voice assistant for its audio hardware on June 1, 2022.
Sonos is working on its own voice assistant software.
Sonos is planning its own voice assistance service. The IT magazine The Verge claims to have learned this from internal company sources this week. The voice assistant aims to allow customers to control and play music on the Sonos audio platform throughout the home.
“Sonos Voice” is delivered via software update
Sonos is reportedly naming its voice assistant “Sonos Voice”. The assistant is intended to serve as an alternative to Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant, which are also already supported on the manufacturer’s hardware. “Sonos Voice” is to be delivered on June 1, 2022 in the form of a software update, initially in the USA. Other countries are to follow. “Sonos Voice” is supported on all Sonos products with S2 software.
Voice commands are not saved by Sonos
The language assistance service should make it possible for users to play certain songs, artists or playlists by voice command. According to the information, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, Apple Music and Sonos Radio will be supported at the start of the service. The company has reportedly not yet been able to win YouTube Music and Spotify as partners. In contrast to competing services, Sonos neither wants to record voice commands from users nor send them to the cloud for evaluation. To start the voice assistant, users must say the command “Hey Sonos”. So far, Sonos has declined to comment on the rumours.