Sonos has announced their latest speaker, the Sonos Beam.
The Sonos Beam is a smart speaker that was designed for the living room and to deliver incredible sound for both streaming content on your TV and more than 80 music services.
At launch, the Sonos Beam will support Amazon Alexa and more voice assistants later on.
The Sonos Beam can be put on your TV stand or mounted on the wall. The speaker is 25.6 inches long and it’s easy to set up, all you need to do is plug it into your TV and connect to a power outlet.
You can control the Sonos Beam with your voice, the Sonos app or your TV’s remote. The speaker comes with noise cancellation and beamforming technology and full multi-channel echo cancellation for the full 5.1 listening experience.
The Sonos Beam comes with Trueplay which will analyze your room and adjust the sound, so it sounds great no matter the room.
There are five far-field microphones, five Class-D digital amplifiers, one tweeter, three passive radiators and four full-range woofers. There’s also an HDMI ARC port, Ethernet as well as Wi-Fi.
The Sonos Beam will support AirPlay 2 later this year via a free software update. AirPlay 2 support will also be coming to the Sonos One, Playbase and second-gen Play:5 in July.
The Sonos Beam is set to release on July 17th for $499 CAD ($399 USD) and come in two colours, black and white. Pre-orders are available now from Sonos’ website.
The Sonos Beam will available in Canada, US, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Norway.
Update – July 17th, 2018: The Sonos Beam is now available for purchase in Canada for $499 CAD and in the US for $399 USD and in the countries listed above.