When Sonos bought a privacy-focused voice assistant Snips in 2019, it highly indicated that it prepared to develop an assistant that would “contribute to our consumers’ ease of usage and control” rather of going head-to-head with larger assistants from other huge tech business. Almost 2 years later on, we may be near being utilizing the business’s homegrown assistant, as a Reddit user discovered code in the Sonos app that appears to reveal voice commands for Sonos Voice Control ( by means of Protocol).
According to the code strings, you’ll have the ability to do things like play and time out music, change the volume, and examine your Sonos’ battery. The Reddit user likewise discovered what seems the logo design for Sonos’ assistant and proof recommending you’ll have the ability to have it assistant allowed together with Amazon’s Alexa however not together with the Google Assistant. You can see the icons in the images listed below (Sonos’ voice assistant icon looks extremely comparable to the one for Alexa).
This isn’t the very first idea that a Sonos-made voice assistant may be impending: the business published a study previously this year concerning a “prospective brand-new item offering” called (you thought it!) Sonos Voice Control. According to the study, to trigger the assistant, you ‘d simply need to state “Hey Sonos,” and all commands would be processed in your area on the gadget. Sonos Voice Control and Alexa would deal with the very same speaker, the study stated.
Sonos is likewise secured a legal fight with Google, taking legal action against the search giant in January 2020 for presumably copying its speaker tech. In addition, Sonos likewise states that Google is standing in the method of letting Alexa and Google Assistant be utilized side by side on Sonos speakers. By making its using its own voice assistant, Sonos may be able to let consumers have numerous assistants simultaneously.
” We do not talk about report or speculation however as we have actually mentioned formerly, our group is dealing with methods to enhance the voice control experience on Sonos,” a business representative stated to The Verge