Sonos Set to Add Apple Music to Streaming Lineup
Sonos and Apple have announced Apple Music will be available in public beta on Sonos starting December 15. Listeners will have the abilit...
Sonos and Apple have announced Apple Music will be available in public beta on Sonos starting December 15. Listeners will have the ability to stream all their favourite aspects of Apple Music, including For You, New, Radio, and My Music, through Sonos smart speakers.
“Streaming is bringing more music into everyone’s lives—and that’s a better life. The introduction of Apple Music marks an inflection point for streaming and its mass adoption,” said Sonos co-founder and Chief Executive Officer John MacFarlane. “Now that we have access to virtually all the music on Earth, how music lovers listen to it is even more important. We are honoured to bring Apple Music to Sonos listeners all over the world.”
Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music, from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. For Sonos, it is about delivering the music to the home listening experience as close as possible to the way the tracks sounded when they were mastered in the studio.
“Many of our members love Sonos and want to enjoy our service throughout their homes,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “We’re thrilled to be working with Sonos to provide the Apple Music experience in even more places fans enjoy music.”
The public beta allows many features of Apple Music to be controlled by the Sonos app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android phones, and played in any or multiple rooms in the home. General availability will start in early 2016.