If you are a Sonos user based in the U.S., then you’re in luck. With a free software update, you’ll now be able to take advantage of the company’s new primary voice control assistant. Sonos Voice Control can finally be casually called Stateside to tweak all settings on all Sonos speaker models via a hassle-free and hands-free user experience.
For the uninitiated, Sonos is basically a smart speaker system, but unlike the smart speaker offerings from Amazon and Google, it’s focused solely on music. With Sonos Voice Control, users are given options to shake up their sound options through the use of contextual natural-language UI, which can deliver responsive and highly accurate commands with the use of intuitive casual words.
With Sonos Voice Control, English users in the United States, will be treated to the nice, elegant, and soothing voice of none other than Giancarlo Esposito for the voice command interactions. Popular for his roles in shows like Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian, and also known from video games like Far Cry 6, he represents a dynamic change in Sonos’ previous voice pattern requirements, offering a more stylistic, more natural tone that feels more engaging.
When it comes to privacy, Sonos Voice Control is considered superior than the likes of Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa since it uses the local analytic and processing power of its devices. This is because commands and information do not rely on using the internet.
After the initial Sonos Voice Control rollout in the United States, another release update is slated for France sometime in the near future. No other announcements have been made yet for Sonos Voice Control availability in other countries.
Other than Sonos Voice Control, the company is currently offering limited-time discounts of up to 20% on select portable speakers – specifically, the Sonos Move and Sonos Roam. The promo starts on June 4th and ends on the 12th. So if you haven’t got one, now is a great time to grab one of its eligible Bluetooth speakers.