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SONOS: You're Better Than This


For many music lovers there’s a huge gap between how we feel about music and how we listen to it at home. Don’t settle for bluetooth, hacks or builtin speakers. You’re Better Than This.

The Home Sound System
Sonos makes speakers, beautifully designed for every room in your home. Streaming all the music you love. Playing the same song in every room. Or different songs in different rooms. Grab your phone and take control of your music.

Control4 is now a Sonos endorsed partner

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Sonos has just launched a new partner program and we are pleased to announce that Control4 is one of the first companies to become an endorsed partner. As you already know, we believe that homes are better (and smarter!) when everything works together. This partnership with Sonos is added proof of our commitment to bring the very best products into Control4 Smart Homes, providing you and your customers with the most choice and flexibility.

Control4's development teams have been working closely together with SONOS to build a driver that leverages the Sonos API to build the very best user experience possible. The new Sonos driver is currently in certification and will be ready to go soon and we will be able to provide a full Sonos demo.

Apple Music is coming to Sonos

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Handpicked songs. Delivered out loud.
We’re thrilled to announce that Apple Music is coming to Sonos in early 2016 – and Sonos customers can join the beta starting December 15. This is a real win for our customers – here are just a few reasons.

Personalized recommendations for everyone in the home.
Apple Music experts help you discover new songs based on what you already listen to and love. Sonos delivers each of those recommendations to your controller, so every listener under the same roof enjoys the kind of music they love most in any room of the house.

The jaw-dropping sound of more than 30 million songs.
With Apple Music, you get an instant, epic collection of more than 30 million tracks, including every song you’ve ever purchased from iTunes. With Sonos, you can hear every single one of those songs as loud as they like, in the places they like best.

Music with a human touch.
Apple Music brings you playlists handcrafted by music experts who eat, sleep, and breathe music and Beats 1 radio, broadcasting live from LA, New York, and London. Sonos uses Trueplay tuning to make sure customers hear every song just like the artist recorded it in the studio. No matter where they place their speakers.

The All-New PLAY:5 and Trueplay tuning

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Sonos is 100% focused on the home listening experience. How to dial it up. How to get the purest, most exact version of your favourite music all the way from the studio to your own front door. With nothing lost along the way.

This fall, SONOS will be giving two great new reasons to love listening at home even more.

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Coming this year, a revolutionary, no-holds-barred overhaul of our existing PLAY:5. This ultimate home audio powerhouse is designed to turn every song – from old favorites to new discoveries – into a richer listening experience. Subtle details emerge. Each specific voice and instrument shines through with more intense clarity as listeners connect with the music they love in a fresh and deeper way.

Rest assured, the launch of an all-new PLAY:5 isn’t going to affect our ongoing commitment to current systems. Look forward to regular updates and support for the original PLAY:5 for years to come.

Click here for the full PLAY:5 story

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Debuting in a software release later this fall, Trueplay makes every PLAY:1, PLAY:3, and PLAY:5 even smarter. It uses an iPhone or iPad to measure how sound reflects off the walls and other surfaces in any given room. Then fine-tunes the speaker to make sure it sounds great, no matter where you put it.

Click here to learn more about Trueplay

Tidal Launches First Artist Owned Music Service – Available On Sonos

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On March 30th, Tidal launched the first artist-owned high definition streaming music service. TIDALHiFi promises lossless FLAC streaming from over 25 million songs, expert-curated editorial, and most importantly, the perspective and input of A-List musicians from every genre. At a press conference Tidal majority owner Jay-Z announced his grand plans for the service. In addition to having the support of prominent musicians, Tidal presents a unique streaming experience with unique features like song credits, an integrated audio recognition feature, video support and editorial content from top artists.

“This is a platform that’s owned by artists. We are treating these people that really care about music with the utmost respect.
” – Jay –Z

To learn more read the article from IT Nerd here

TIDALHiFi is now available around the world for a $19.99 CAD monthly subscription. To listen on your Sonos Wireless HiFi System, go to ‘Add Music Services’ in the Sonos Controller App and follow the prompts.


Also: Access Your Favorite Indian Songs With Saavn
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Previously in Beta on Sonos, Saavn Pro launched on Sonos on Friday, March 27th. Saavn brings listeners a library of their favorite Indian and international songs, with a catalog of 2 million songs across 11 different languages.

For $3.99/month, listen to the latest Bollywood hits, classics, regional music, and even a huge English catalog.

SONOS's new Brand Identity - The Moiré Effect

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“Together with Sonos, we assessed our initial visual identity and determined that we needed to push harder to signal Sonos' leadership, relevance, and dedication to the music experience.

This new iteration of the Sonos visual identity advances the idea of the modern music experience – not singular or monolithic but a rich diversity of expressions. Performance imagery from Sonos Studio, new product photography and the introduction of three big graphic tools that can be mixed and remixed, deliver a creative and variable language while still providing the stability of a recognizable system.” - Bruce Mau Design Read More...

Now Playing on Sonos: SoundCloud

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Even the greatest artists started somewhere. Which is why Sonos has added SoundCloud to their music services. SoundCloud connects music creators with music lovers and lets them share their latest sounds. With SoundCloud on Sonos you can enjoy immersive sound and explore the largest community of emerging and established artists throughout your home.

SONOS PLAYBAR performance enhancements and app update

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Today Sonos is excited to launch a public beta for Android users and announce our upcoming software release with enhancements to both PLAYBAR and the Sonos app.

The soundbar for music lovers just got better

Our favorite artists never stop evolving, and neither do our products. Our upcoming software release will deliver on this promise by improving on PLAYBAR’s category-leading music sound performance.
PLAYBAR will play music the way it was meant to be heard. Using stereo imaging to improve the soundstage, along with updates to the EQ and volume balance, so that even the slightest nuances in the music are positioned more clearly, with a more immersive, natural sound.
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ONE YEAR OF MUSIC INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5 OR PLAYBAR

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This Christmas, Sonos is changing the way people are searching for music they like. Indeed customers who buy a Sonos PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5 or PLAYBAR before the end of the year, will receive twelve months of access to Deezer Premium+ worth over $119, for free. Deezer is the music service that finds music for you based on the tracks you love, so there’s always something on you like.

If you have questions about the Sonos Deezer promotion please contact us for more information.

Introducing SONOS BOOST

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Tiny accessory. Big wireless performance

Sonos’s latest product is another break-through innovation in wireless technology. Literally. BOOST delivers powerful wireless performance to overcome the thickest walls and greatest distances. BOOST will be available October 14 2014. Read More...

Sonos now plays music direct from iOS devices

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The latest software upgrade plays even more music in deep, richly textured HiFi sound. Sonos now plays iTunes music direct from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch anywhere there is a Sonos speaker or player. You no longer have to sync an Apple mobile device with their computer just to hear iTunes music on Sonos.

Reach your music with three easy steps:
  1. Update your Sonos system software and Sonos Controller Apps
  2. Ensure your iPhone is on the home wireless network and launch the Sonos Controller App
  3. Go to the main music menu

Now, as a music source, iTunes songs, playlists and podcasts are all available to play on Sonos under "Music on this iPhone".
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