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Add Alexa Functionality to Your Sonos Ecosystem with the Sonos One


Wouldn't it be great to have Amazon's Alexa built into a Sonos speaker? Well, they've done it—Sonos has just unveiled the new Sonos One. Featuring the same footprint as its popular PLAY:1 speaker, the digital-assistant-enabled Sonos One is available in black or white and uses an integrated six-microphone array with far-field voice technology—which is designed to recognize your voice despite music playback—to control all of Alexa's functionality. Now, you can have a speaker on your Sonos network and control it with just your voice, or do anything else that Alexa can do.

On the audio side of things, the Sonos One features one tweeter and one mid-woofer, each powered by a Class-D amplifier, and fine-tunes itself for the room it's playing in with integrated Trueplay technology. Also like the PLAY:1, the Sonos One sports a ¼"-20 thread for ceiling, wall, or stand mount, and measures only approximately 4.7 x 6.4 x 4.7", allowing it to fit on bookshelves, counters, or other tight areas. Humidity resistance will let you use your Sonos One in steamy areas like the bathroom and, with Alexa, you won't need to fumble for the skip or pause buttons with a soapy hand.

To hear the Sonos One for yourself, or for help deciding which virtual assistant speaker is right for you, come in to the B&H SuperStore, where we have a number of models on display. If you can't visit, our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff can help you choose the right virtual assistant speaker over the phone at 800-606-6969, or via chat or email.

To what features of the Sonos One are you most looking forward? Are you looking to add Alexa functionality to your existing Sonos system, or is this your first venture into the Sonos ecosystem and/or world of digital assistants? Join the conversation in the Comments section, below!