As it now appears, users of Sonos speakers can expect the Google Assistant before the end of the year. In addition, the CEO has announced that the company does not intend to lower the price of the speakers for a better competitive position.
Google Assistant on Sonos speakers
Since the introduction of Amazon Alexa for the Sonos One-speaker and later also the Sonos Beam soundbar Sonos users are waiting for the news about the launch of the Google Assistant . It is not clear yet when that voice assistant will be used on the speakers of the company. There is now something more about this. The CEO, Patrick Spence, stated in an interview with The Verge that the support will be launched later this year. It has to be done before the end of 2018.
Probably it will have to happen sometime around the holidays. Behind the scenes, Sonos and Google were working hard on the implementation, letting the best man know. In addition, Spence also reported that Sonos will not adjust the prices of the speakers down for a better competitive position (Amazon and Google offer smart speakers for about a hundred euros, the prices of Sonos speakers are always higher). The wait is now on a precise date, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.