Sonos will start to roll out Google Assistant to its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers. In today’s quarterly earnings letter to shareholders, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence confirmed that the company is planning to launch Assistant next week.
The functionality will launch in the US initially, “with more markets to come over the next few months,” said Spence.
“This feature will truly elevate the customer experience and marks the first time that consumers will be able to buy a single smart speaker and get to choose which voice assistant they want to use. We think giving consumers choice is always the right decision, and we anticipate this philosophy will be adopted in the industry over time,” he said.
Both the One and Sonos Beam ship out of the box with built-in support for Amazon’s Alexa.