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Sonos has announced a string of new partnerships today. It has confirmed that Spotify users will soon be able to control Sonos speakers using the music streaming service’s app. They will no longer require the Sonos Controller app. It has also inked a partnership with Amazon which is going to enable devices like the Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot to use the company’s Alexa voice assistant to control Sonos speakers.

The software integration which makes this possible has been built from the ground up by Amazon and Sonos using the Alexa Voice Service SDK. It leverages both Sonos’ and Alexa’s existing music capabilities which means that users don’t have to learn any new commands or keywords to control their Sonos speakers using Alexa.

Users will just need to ask Alexa to play music from any supported streaming service like Amazon Music or Spotify and it will automatically play the tracks to any group of Sonos speakers in the home. They will also be able to use Alexa to play, pause, skip, control volume, and more.

Amazon Echo owners will have to wait for this functionality to arrive. It will be sent out in a software update that will work with all new and previously purchased Sonos and Alexa-enabled devices. The software will be provided through an invite-only beta later this year and a public release is scheduled for next year.

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