Sonos is one of the most synonymous names in high quality connected audio but has been a little late in adding support for digital assistants. While Alexa support has already been added, fans of Google Assistant have been left waiting. The good news is the wait is almost over as Sonos has finally confirmed Assistant support is almost completed.
There is no official date for the launch as of yet but we do know Sonos has been privately beta testing the service and it is close to being ready. The Sonos One and Sonos Beam are the two speakers expected to gain direct support for Google Assistant. Offering full control through voice commands using the built-in microphones.
However, their other connected models without microphones are also expected to gain indirect support. For example, you will have the ability to start a song on a Play:1 or Play:5 speaker with no microphone by asking your Google Home Mini. Much like you would when you cast content to a display or speaker.
For fans of the Sonos sound who are already invested in their system and prefer Google Assistant this news is welcomed and a long time coming. Sonos says the wait was to ensure that the launch didn’t have any of the issues they encountered with the Alexa launch. Hopefully, after all this time, and their close work with Google, when it finally launches it will be music to our ears.