Sonos is a wireless music system that revolutionised the multi-room audio. It has released products and software designed to “fill every room” of your home. Its real bonus is the flexibility and functionality of its products.
The Sonos wireless sound system works by connecting one single device to your home network to play music – from either online or local sources – before adding more Sonos devices (up to a maximum of 32) that all connect using a secure wireless mesh network known as Sonosnet.
Sonos has been doing the multiroom wireless speaker system thing for longer than anyone and the company’s experience shows. While some other options are still missing core streaming services, Sonos has always been on the leading edge of compatibility and continues to add support for new services. Sonos’s apps and cross-service search function are among the most polished available. And the company has an established record of supporting its products for as long as you own them in addition to releasing new features like Trueplay room-correction technology to maintain its lead in the face of stiffer competition.
In addition to the ability to play a digitally stored music collection, which can be streamed from a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device, Sonos comes with a multitude of music apps and services that allow you to customise playlists and explore new or forgotten music.
These include, but are by no means limited to; Apple Music, Spotify, Napster, Deezer, Rdio, SoundCloud and Last.fm.