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Sonos Beam hands on review

Sonos Beam hands on review

As the guys sit down to watch a game on TV, one of them ends up identifying at least seven smart devices in his living room which control everything from the TV to weather reports to toilet paper orders.

"It would have been relatively easy to build an Alexa speaker or a Google speaker, but the fact is we don't want to choose for you".

Premium speaker maker Sonos is expected to float on the markets later this year - but if it's going to do well, the company will need to prove to investors why it has staying power.

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Sonos' ambition to bring all major AI assistants to its sound system and speakers was also on display today at a press conference to debut the Beam. Support for AirPlay 2 will be added in an update next month, and that will allow iPhone users to control Apple Music on the device using Siri. Sonos seems to have finally listened and has equipped the Beam with HDMI. If your TV doesn't support HDMI-ARC, use the included Optical Audio Adapter to connect Beam to the TV's optical audio port. ● Comes in black and white fabric with matte finishes. On the other hand, I appreciate the simplicity behind the Beam, which could theoretically do away with the mess of cables behind your TV.

The device will also support AirPlay 2, although not right out of the box. Unfortunately, the company still isn't providing a firm launch date for Google Assistant other than "later this year".

Sonos says they have created the Beam to be an extremely versatile speaker.

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As well as announcing the new Sonos Beam the USA company has also revealed AirPlay 2 will be available on its products from July via a free software update. For its part, Sonos says the speaker "produces a surprisingly wide soundstage" for its size, and that it's focused on delivering crisp dialogue.

Sonos has announced a new speaker for small to medium sized living rooms to complement its already available PlayBar and PlayBase alternatives. So, don't expect it to match up to a Play:5 or Playbase for audio performance but you can complement it with a Sonos Sub for more bass, or some Sonos Ones for surround sound. Now if only Sonos could get Google Assistant running...

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