Sonos Event: language assistant Alexa and elimination of client-coercion?

Aug

13

2016

Interesting story that is as divulged by US media. It is not so long ago, there was discussion as well with Sonos , the seller of the Multiroom Speakers, go on. The announced March 2016 announced that it was necessary to reinvent itself. Employees were also dismissed. Furthermore, one spoke of the importance of language assistants, as found with Siri at Apple, with Cortana Microsoft and of course Google. Now an event that will be held in New York on August 30, but it will be interesting to German journalists, according to my information.

It reported that the integration of language assistants Alexa Amazon is made ​​in the Sonos speaker. The smart assistant that can be found in the rather favorable echo speakers from Amazon. Sounds understandable, but does the new Play: 5 Sonos also installed a microphone. There have been in the past hacks and tinkering to control Sonos about Alexa. The user could then without agitation by voice speaker instruct what is played. New hardware is in the event the way not to be seen.

For me, the question arises why the whole of German journalists could be exciting. aims for Alexa – and after that it currently looks – then we have nothing in Germany thereof. Alexa is true for some time been translated into the German language, but you can hear so far nothing from her in Germany, saying there are still not here. Here the other rumor could grab: Supposedly partner with Sonos on site. Spotify, Napster and Co.

The presumption? Many cares that they have to use the Sonos app to play and not just Spotify. Accountable? Definitely! Google Play Music can already since 2014 fire the speakers without Sonos client. Fair and understandable for all users of other streaming services would be yes (yes, I know there are for Android and iOS alternative clients , but they are not very comfortable).

I’m certainly very excited. Have yourself for almost six years the components and my satisfaction is unbroken. Hab still the old Play: 5, not new – but that’s enough for me because I have more speakers in the house that have been added over the years.

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