A Sonos Voice assistant is reportedly in the works and could arrive here in the next few weeks.
According to The Verge, who spoke with sources close to the company, the Sonos Voice software will be deployed on June 1st to US customers, then in later weeks to the rest of the world.
This is Sonos’ first voice assistant and it will be one of the few alternatives to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Sonos speakers already support those but, with the “Sonos Voice Experience”, the company wants to “make voice interactions fully private, more personal, and more natural.”
Those are the words it used in a few recent job openings posted in relation to this feature.
“At launch, Sonos Voice will work with Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, and the company’s own Sonos Radio. Spotify and Google’s YouTube Music aren’t yet on board,” says The Verge.
As for privacy, the Sonos Voice won’t record your commands or send them in the cloud for processing, instead doing all tasks locally and reportedly much faster.
The wake word? Just say “Hey, Sonos”.