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Sonos Radio HD Now Available In Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on June 8, 2021 by itnerd

Today, Sonos debuts Sonos Radio HD in Canada, giving millions of Canadian listeners access to the ad-free, high-definition streaming tier with skips, repeats and an expanded catalogue of exclusive programming. The premium service is available on Sonos’ S2 app for $7.99 CAD per month after a free 30-day trial.

Canada subscribers to Sonos Radio HD will now be able to access and enjoy even more incredible content and exclusive programming, including:

  • Artist-curated stations that go beyond the playlist to offer commentary and interviews heard nowhere else, including Brian Eno’s The Lighthouse – an exclusive new station available on Sonos Radio HD today, featuring hundreds of tracks spanning over 50 years of Brian Eno’s illustrious career. Listeners are also encouraged to share their feedback on the station: if you hear a track that you’d like to use in a film, you think you may have contributed to, or even one that particularly moves you – please get in touch at thelighthouse@sonos.com

Subscribers can also tune in to Dolly Parton’s Songteller Radio, Ghostface Killah’s Blue & Cream, FKA twigs’ Main Squeeze and more. 

  • Deeper exploration into genres and music scenes with the help of curators and hosts including Ann Powers with Nashville Now and Americana Ramble and Kenny Gamble’s The Sound of Philadelphia. 
  • Soundtracks for life at home that promote mindfulness, productivity and relaxation including The Inner NowChill Beats and Mellow Morning, along with six sleep stations for any preference – white noise, pink noise, brown noise, rain, rainforest and piano – all mastered and tuned specifically for Sonos speakers for the most natural, calming sounds for a better night’s sleep.

Sonos X JUNOS: All Our Sound Radio Station – Celebrating 50 Years

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 5, 2021 by itnerd

The JUNOS are turning 50 this year! 

In the lead up to this incredible milestone, Sonos is excited to announce the launch of a brand new radio station in partnership with the JUNOS to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards. Highlighting the best of Canadian music, with over 500 tracks and hundreds of artists, All Our Sound premieres exclusively on Sonos Radio today.

Artists featured on the station include a mix of winners and Hall of Fame inductees from the last 50 years, and includes personal anecdotes between tracks from artists like the Arkells, Corey Hart, Dallas Smith, The Glorious Sons, July Talk, Lennon Stella, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Rufus Wainwright, Sarah McLachlan, and Savannah Ré. 

Any Canadians looking to get their JUNOS fix in the lead up to the awards can access a preview of the station here, featuring almost 1.5 hours of content from All Our Sound

Sonos Introduces Sonos Roam

Posted in Commentary with tags on March 9, 2021 by itnerd

Today Sonos introduced Sonos Roam, the ultra portable smart speaker that allows you to bring the Sonos experience with you everywhere you go. Sonos’ smartest and most versatile speaker yet, Roam offers incredible sound for its size, is effortless to set up and control, and packs new innovation into a premium, lightweight and durable design.

Roam connects to the rest of your system at home on WiFi and automatically switches to Bluetooth when you’re away.

  • With an all-new feature called Sound Swap, you can switch the music to the nearest speaker on your system at the touch of a button, making it easy to move music from room to room.
  • Automatic Trueplay, now available on both Bluetooth and WiFi, means Roam is always tuned for the best listening experience in any environment.
  • Available in shadow black or lunar white, Roam’s tactile triangular shape and soft profile is comfortable to pick up and looks great inside the home. 
  • Roam is dust proof and fully waterproof with a rigorously tested IP67 rating. 
  • With a versatile design, you can place Roam vertically for a smaller footprint or horizontally to provide added stability on uneven surfaces outdoors.
  • Roam is ready for any adventure with up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge and up to 10 days of battery life when not in use.

Roam is available starting April 20 for $229, and you can pre-order today on sonos.com

One Final Boxing Week Deal From Sonos

Posted in Commentary with tags on December 18, 2020 by itnerd

Sonos has just announced one final Boxing Week deal to cap off 2020. Enjoy $100 off Sub ($799 CAD) and Beam ($399 CAD) between Dec 24 – 31. You can visit the Sonos promotional offers page to confirm when this and other savings are live.

Sonos Shares Holiday Promos And Giving Tuesday Announcement

Posted in Commentary with tags on November 23, 2020 by itnerd

Sonos reached out to share some holiday news from Sonos – including a Giving Tuesday initiative and new Cyber Monday one day only offer. 

As part of Sonos’ efforts to promote the power of music bringing positive change, this Giving Tuesday (Dec 1) the company is: 

  • Donating 10% of its Giving Tuesday profits (up to $230K CAD) through Sonos.com to participating nonprofits around the world. New partners include SMASH SeattleMusic Heals UsJazz Foundation of America, and Guitars for Vets as part of it’s Soundwavesprogram. 
  • Dedicating 100% of its ad space on Sonos Radio to nonprofit organizations to give them a platform to raise awareness for their causes during a time when many are encountering severe funding constraints. This initiative will continue beyond Giving Tuesday as Sonos has committed to dedicating 5% of its ad space to nonprofits that align with Sonos’ social impact mission moving forward.

On a separate note – here’s a reminder about Sonos’ great savings for the holiday season.

Cyber Monday (**Nov 30 only**)

  • Save $150 on Five ($449) and Amp ($649)
  • Save $70 on One ($179) and One SL ($159)

Save on Brilliant Sound (Nov 22-30)

  • Save $150 on Move ($349), Beam ($349), and Sub ($749) 

Treat Yourself (Dec 4-13)

  • Save $50 on One ($199) and One SL ($179) between Dec 4 – 13

Sonos Announces Some Holiday Promos

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 28, 2020 by itnerd

This year, Sonos is offering great savings across its family of products that I wanted to put on your radar. I’ve included a few of these offers below:

  • Brilliant Sound Upgrade – Take your and your loved ones’ at-home sound experience to the next level with a $150 CAD savings on Move ($349 CAD), Beam ($349 CAD) and Sub ($749 CAD) between Nov 22 – 30.
  • Treat Yourself – Get a head start on treating yourself in the new year with a $50 savings on One SL ($179 CAD) and One ($199 CAD) between Dec 4 – 13.

And don’t forget – if you’re a fan of The Mandalorian, Sonos has joined forces with the series award-winning composer Ludwig Göransson to debut a new hand-curated station exclusively on Sonos Radio, starting October 30.

Sonos Serves Up Their Must Have Gifts For 2020

Posted in Commentary with tags on October 8, 2020 by itnerd

While the holidays will look a little different this year, Sonos believes the right sound — your favorite track, a throwback holiday film, even the crackles and pops of a yule log — can make everything merrier and brighter.

Sonos is sharing our new Sonos Gift Guide to spark gift giving inspiration this holiday season. Here’s a few of our favorites that they thought would be of interest to you:

  • The Endorphin Enthusiast — You know that friend who’s always posting a sweaty selfie? With Sonos Move, they can soundtrack their workouts and experience studio vibes from home or anywhere their training session takes them. Sweatproof and drop-resistant, Move works seamlessly for backyard yoga or bedroom cycling.
    • Did You Know? 68% of people say if they’re thinking about skipping a workout, music can help get them started.
  • The Sports Fanatic — Sports may look a little different this year, but you can bring the stadium vibes to the living room with Sonos Beam for the friend who lives for game day. Beam’s compact size is perfect for a room where space is at a premium but still powerful enough to get you on your feet.
  • The Nostalgist — For your crate-digging friend who could use a (slight) modernization to their retro lifestyle. With Sonos Five, they can give their vinyl collection new life by connecting it to their turntable for a high fidelity listening experience. Pair with another Sonos speaker and enjoy your favorite record in any (or every) room, or stream direct from your favorite music app. 

You can find out more about these stats by taking a look at the Sonos Brilliant Sound Survey.

Sonos Announces Sonos Arc And Other Hardware & Software

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 6, 2020 by itnerd

Today, Sonos introduces Sonos Arc, the premium smart soundbar that brings immersive, cinema-quality sound to your living room. Arc builds on Sonos’ industry-leading innovations in home theater, a design elegant for the home with software-driven audio that immerses listeners in dramatic detail, crystal clear dialogue and impressive bass, featuring support for Dolby Atmos. Equally great for music and home theater, Arc is more than just a soundbar, delivering brilliant sound for TV, movies, gaming, music, podcasts, radio, and more.  

Alongside Arc, Sonos introduces additional updates for hardware and software: 

  • The new Sonos Sub (Gen 3) brings the same great sound performance and iconic design with updated internals, enabling even more. Sub (Gen 3) can be wirelessly paired with a Sonos speaker for even more bass for home theater or music. 
  • Introducing Sonos Five, an update to Play:5 (Gen 2). Five brings updated internals and design updates to Sonos’ most powerful speaker for music. The acoustic architecture and experience of Sonos Five remains consistent with its predecessor, with a fine-tuned monochromatic design.
  • The new S2 app and operating system will be available on June 8, enabling new experiences for customers including support for higher resolution audio, updated interface, and more personalization including saved room groups. Sonos Arc, Five, and Sub (Gen 3) will run exclusively on the new S2 app.

Sonos Arc ($999 CAD), Sonos Sub ($899 CAD) and Sonos Five ($599 CAD) are available for pre-order today on Sonos.com, and available globally starting June 10.

Sonos Radio Rolling Out Via A Software Update Today

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 21, 2020 by itnerd

Sonos is launching Sonos Radio, a free, ad-supported streaming radio service, available to Sonos customers in more than 10 million homes rolling out today with a software update. Nearly half of all listening time on Sonos is dedicated to radio and Sonos Radio was built as a new way for customers to explore radio and discover new music and services on Sonos.

Starting today, Sonos customers will be able to: 

Listen to more than 60,000 stations from multiple streaming partners in one place. Complementing the 100+ streaming options available on Sonos, the new service introduces a holistic and cohesive way to explore radio. Listen to music, news, sports from around the world from long-time partners, including TuneIn, iHeartRadio (North America), and more partners to come. UK-based radio service Global and Radio.com in the US will be added soon. 

Sonos Original Programming Coming Soon: 

Sonos Radio will feature original programming that includes music handpicked by DJs and artists. Sonos’ original programming is available in X and will roll-out to other countries over time. 

  • Stream Sonos Sound System: Sonos’ signature ad-free station, curated and hosted by the Sonos team, features a stream of new and well-known music, behind-the-scenes stories, as well as guest artist radio hours. A 60-minute artist hosted radio hour is released every Wednesday, featuring music and commentary about inspiring artists, releases, and the host’s latest work. 
  • Ad-Free Artist Stations Ad-free artist stations feature song selections from artists inspired by their own influences and obsessions. In the Absence Thereof…, from Thom Yorke, premiers today. Artist stations from Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, David Byrne of Talking Heads, and Third Man Records to follow. 
  • Sonos Stations, offering 30+ stations of handpicked music inspired by Sonos customers most loved genres.

Sonos will also debut its new sonic branding created by iconic composer Philip Glass with Sonos Radio.

Global radio stations will be available for all customers worldwide. Sonos’ original programming will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia beginning today. Support for additional countries will follow.

Sonos Illustrates How Music Can Help Us During This Difficult Time

Posted in Commentary with tags on April 3, 2020 by itnerd

As many people are adjusting to their homes taking on new meaning – place of work, the classroom, the gym, the cinema, the concert venue, and more – here are a few ways Sonos can help by making it easy to stream great sound for anything. 

Home office help

Music can help increase productivity and boost your mood during the work day. In a study we compiled last year (more insights below), 67% of people said listening to music helps them get more done than drinking a cup of coffee. Try a pair of Sonos Ones or One SLs in your home office, or if you find yourself working everywhere from the patio to the kitchen, Move is the most versatile option to bring the music seamlessly from room to room.

Stream it all in brilliant sound 

Whether the latest Netflix binge, a workout on Hulu, a cooking class on YouTube, or a live concert on Instagram – you can listen to it all on Sonos. Meanwhile, your favorite albums, podcasts, and audiobooks are a great way to break up the screen-time. Beam is the best option for people who want great TV sound with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Airplay 2 built in. Sonos also has home theater sets for those looking for 5.1 surround sound. 

Escape with music

As a company, Sonos is obsessed with music and audio. It drives everything they do and is getting all of us through this time. In their research last year, we also learned 80% of parents said they hope their kids like their favorite music, and 65% of people listen to music their parents introduced them to.

With help from Sonos colleagues, they are adding new playlists including one for parents and kids. Here are three of the latest on Spotify (also available on other platforms).  

Finally, along with fast and free shipping, Sonos has extended our return policy to 100 days (money back guarantee) and there are some offers for the next few weeks on Sonos.com for OneOne SLBeam and speaker sets.

Brilliant Sound Survey Insights (global)
Music has a transformative power to increase productivity and reduce stress.

  • 67% of people say listening to music helps them get more done than drinking coffee.
  • 74% of people say listening to music helps reduce stress.
  • 76% of people say that listening to music helps them produce their best work. 
  • 42% of people say podcasts had a relaxing effect on their mood. 
  • 75% of people say music has made them laugh or cry unexpectedly.

Listening Motivates Us Toward Health Goals

  • 68% of people say that music helps motivate them to workout when they’re tempted to skip it. 
  • Majority of listeners say that music helps encourage them to workout longer (52%), push themselves further (55%) and exercise with greater intensity (51%)
  • 75% of people say that music has a bigger impact on their workout regimen than any supplement does.