Cheap Home Theater Smart Speaker From Sonos

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Sonos And Its Cheap Home Theater Smart Speaker

Sonos announced its compact home theater smart speaker.  The announcement was made in San Francisco.  The new device is called the Sonos Beam.  This new smart speaker from Sonos is said to be cheaper than any similar devices of its kind.

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The Sonos Beam

This device boasts of a much smaller footprint than its previous home theater products.  The Beam is said to be 60 percent smaller and 28 percent shorter than the Playbase and is said to be now available for pre-order.

This product will support Amazon Alexa controls at launch alongside Airplay 2 connectivity, which will be arriving in July.  The company says that the product will be set up to gain support from other voice assistants in the future.

The Product Launch

The launch of the product is very important for the company.  The company is still seeking to expand its footprint in home audio products.  According to reports, the company has filed confidentially for an IPO in April, that could take place as early as this summer.

Sonos find itself competing heavily with tech giants like Santa Barbara, Google, and Apple, in terms of home audio systems.  The company should be able to compete and survive competition in the home audio market which has become more about embedded AI tech of virtual assistants.

Other Funcitons Of The Sonos Beam

The Beam is not only a home theater speaker.  Being a smart speaker, it has other functions.  Tasks like turning on the television set and changing its volume may be done by the Beam.  With Fire TV support, you will be able to query Alexa to direct you to specific TV shows and movies.

Price And Availability Of The Sonos Beam

The devices is said to be cheap at $399.  It is a little higher than the $349 HomePod of Apple.  The Sonos Beam is now available for pre-order.

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