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Google Assistant is now available on Sonos speakers



The owners of speakers at Sonos had been waiting for it for almost two years and it is now done. Available since May in the United States, Google Assistant is now available in France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.

Indeed, while it was announced for early 2018, it is finally during the month of May 2019 that Google Assistant has finally found itself available on Sonos speakers that support voice assistants like sonos One or Sonos Beam, the Home Speaker cinema. The Google Assistant is therefore available via a simple update and of course it is free.

As a reminder and according to Sonos, if it took longer, it's mainly due to more integration work to match the Google Wizard to the Sonos audio experience. And for those who would ask the question, yes, it is possible to co-exist Google Assistant and Alexa. The advantage of one of the Sonos speakers is the possibility of integrating several voice assistants. On the other hand, you won't be able to use both at the same time, it's either one or the other, but nothing prevents you from having Google Assistant on one of your speakers and Alexa on another speaker in the house.

"Freedom of choice is essential for us, and allows users to listen to what they want, and control their content the way they want. Voice makes it even easier to control," says Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos.

"We worked with Google to design this integration from A to Z and combine the best of Google Assistant with the Sonos product and partner ecosystem. We are the first company to offer two voice assistants operating at the same time on the same system - an important step for the industry. We imagine a day when multiple voice assistants will run simultaneously on the same device, and we are committed to ensuring that this is as soon as possible. »

This includes the main commands and features of the Google Assistant such as continuous conversation, voice ads, the ability to change the voice of the assistant, control of TV to voice via the HDMI ARC connection if you have a Sonos Beam for example.

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