Sonos has announced a service for its platform called Sonos Radio.
It’s a free ad-supported streaming radio service that gives Sonos users access to more than 60,000 stations from services such as TuneIn or iHeartRadio.
“Sonos has always made it easy for customers to discover the riches of streaming music services by building premium products that sound great and by giving customers the freedom to use the services of their choice,” said Patrick Spence, Sonos CEO. “Sonos Radio brings together streaming radio services and a select set of curated radio stations in a simple, elegant way. This is just a beginning as we work to deliver services that provide our customers a better experience, and provide our music streaming service partners an opportunity to highlight their best content.”
Beyond the introduction of Sonos Radio, the company’s platform has more than 100+ streaming services available.
Sonos Radio also marks the company’s first foray into original programming. The Sonos Sound System on Sonos Radio is an ad-free station that broadcasts from the company’s flagship store in New York City.
Listeners will be able to stream new, well-known or rediscovered music and go behind the scenes with stories told by guests. There will also be artists hosted radio hours.
Sonos has also teamed up with Super Hi-Fi, a company that uses AI for digital music and they will help volume levelling across songs and ads, song blending, and seamlessly mixing in voice commentary.
Sonos Radio is rolling out today via a software update across all Sonos speakers.
Sono’s original content will be available in Canada, the US, UK, Ireland and Australia. Additional countries will follow in the comine months.