Undoubtedly, Sonos is producing some of best speakers out there. Period! And the latest addition to the Sonos speakers series is the Sonos One which comes with Amazon Alexa integration.
This means that you can control this great Sonos speaker hands-free, just with your voice. Plus you get to have all the bells and whistles offered by Amazon Alexa. You can ask Alexa to tell you the day’s weather forecast or play you a lullaby when you are putting your kids to sleep.
If you also subscribe to one of the services bundled with Sonos you will also get the chance to control some of them with your voice, like iTunes radio, Pandora and Amazon Music.
The integration with Amazon Alexa is definitely an add-on and considering Sonos’ top-notch quality, the new speaker is a must.
Another thing that came along with the Sonos One is the new version of the Sonos app. And oh boy is this a bad version. What was once a very nice, easy to the eye and easy to use app became a very bad-looking and difficult to use app.
Whatever you want to do in the application now takes a couple of clicks more, which is annoying. The worst of all though is the annoyingly white background in the app, which literally hurts your eyes. What a disappointment.
A lot of existing Sonos users have already complaint for the app on the Sonos community forums. Hopefully the company will fix the app again, since it affects all Sonos users.
The Sonos One will be available on 24 October, 2017.