Sonos may launch its own voice assistant in the near future

When it comes to speakers and other audio equipment, Sonos is one of the more beloved out there. And despite not having its own voice assistant on board its range of smart speakers, they are still some of the most sought-after options out there. But for fans of the speakers, it looks like Sonos is ready to jump into the voice assistant market in the very near future.

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Sonos S2 operating system upgrade, for compatible speakers only

Sonos' wireless speaker system is receiving the Sonos S2 operating system update this month. It will bring "new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward... to enable higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater." But, not all Sonos products will receive the benefit. More concerning, if you have a collection of mixed compatible speakers, you may need two apps to enjoy your hardware.

Sonos says Spotify operates an even-more closed ecosystem than Apple

Sonos cofounder John MacFarlane has hit back at Spotify's cofounder and CEO Daniel Ek who recently whined about Apple's platforms not being, in his personal view, open enough to third-party apps like Spotify. In a post on Twitter, MacFarlane called the real irony the fact that the Swedish company operates an even-more closed ecosystem than the Cupertino tech giant.