Smart speakers maker Sonos is set to launch its own voice assistant service within the next few weeks, according to a report by The Verge.
This new service will allow its users to play and control music on its home audio platform with voice commands. So, you can wake up the Sonos smart speakers by saying “Hey Sonos” before asking it to adjust volume or play songs from certain artist.
According to The Verge, the new voice assistant will be part of an upcoming software update for supported Sonos devices arriving first in the US on June 1. The rest of the world will follow suit, but the report did not say when.
All Sonos products running the company’s S2 software will support this voice assistant. It is said to work with various music streaming services at launch, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Deezer, and—of course—Sonos Radio. However, Google’s YouTube Music, and most importantly, Spotify, are not supported at launch.
In case you are wondering, Sonos’ voice assistant will be an addition to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which are currently supported by Sonos’ smart speakers and voice-enabled sound bars.
Sonos declined to contribute to The Verge’s report about its upcoming voice assistant. But there is also no official statement from Sonos to deny its existence. We will probably know in a few weeks’ time.