I’ve been a solid fan of the Google Home speaker and hub since I bought it last winter. It’s become somewhat of an inanimate family member around our house. So, when I was asked to review the Sonos One, I was a little apprehensive. But, since I am a tech geek, I wanted to know just how much more the Sonos One could do. And since I am an Amazon Prime member, I figured I’d be doing my tech geekdom a serious injustice if I turned this one down. Best Buy sent me product for the sake of this Sonos One review. This in no way shaped my opinions in this post.
Each day it seems like we are living in an episode of the Jetsons. From vacuums that you program to clean while you are away to doorbells that allow you to see who is at your front door, our lives are intertwining with technology in new and exciting ways. And it was only a matter of time before that cool blend of technology and convenience came together for the sake of music.
So how did the Sonos One play out for me?
- Shopping list making
- To do list making
- Questions for the internet
- Voice controlled volume
- Voice calling
- Voice Texting
- Connecting to my calendars
- Controlling smart devices
The Sonos One blends amazing sound quality with the convenience and wonder of Amazon Alexa. You can now ask Alexa to turn up the volume while you’re in the shower and use your voice to play songs with effortless hands-free control. You can combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, Internet radio, and other streaming services are compatible.
With the Sonos One, you can transform your house into a musical amphitheater! If you have other Sonos speakers, it will connect wirelessly with them so playing music in every room is as easy as “Alexa…”
Anyone in the house can take charge of the music since Alexa is voice controlled. Your friends can request songs or your kids can reply a favorite, all without needing to access an app or remote! Alexa are continually updating with new features, services, and skills, your music and voice options will both keep getting better over time with a Sonos One in your home.
The Sonos One took a little extra time to configure than what I’m used to but it was pretty user-friendly. It’s a very intelligent device and personalizing it to your lifestyle makes it a little more of a challenge to set up but totally worth it. Plan to spend about an hour from start to finish to get it working the way you want to.
Head over to Best Buy to add this amazing speaker to your home!
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.