In the battle for the home, price does matter.
You have to really, really love Apple (and Apple Music!) for the HomePod to be a smarter buyer than the reasonably priced alternatives from Amazon and Google and Sonos.
You've got to hand it to the Sonos team. Despite the crush of competition for whole home audio from heavyweights such as Amazon (Echo), Google (Google Home), and others like Bose, Samsung (speakers plus SmartThings hub) and Heos (by AVR maker Denon) the Santa Barbara speaker company continues to innovate...
With its recent addition of "Everywhere" mode, Amazon is pushing hard into the whole home audio market. Traditionally that's been the domains of the likes of custom installers, and, more recently, Sonos. In the Alexa app or in its companion browser interface, you can select songs, stations, playlists from various...
It's called Multi-Room Music and the new feature enables several Echo smart speakers to stream music in sync across the home.
I gave the beta Sonos Android app a spin on my Nexus 5 and came away impressed. Universal search is a welcome addition and the new look is clean and modern.
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