Starting December 15, Music Fans Are Invited To Join The Highly Anticipated Public Beta of Apple Music on Sonos
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2015 -- With half of all music listening happening in the home, it's time to listen out loud. To deliver on this experience, Sonos and Apple today announced Apple Music will be available in public beta on Sonos starting December 15. Listeners will have the ability to stream all their favorite aspects of Apple Music, including For You, New, Radio, and My Music, through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in any or every room of their homes.
"Streaming is bringing more music into everyone's lives—and that's a better life. The introduction of Apple Music marks an inflection point for streaming and its mass adoption," said Sonos co-founder and Chief Executive Officer John MacFarlane. "Now that we have access to virtually all the music on Earth, how music lovers listen to it is even more important. We are honored to bring Apple Music to Sonos listeners all over the world."
Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of worldclass music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music, from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. For Sonos, it is about delivering the music to the home listening experience as close as possible to the way the tracks sounded when they were mastered in the studio.
"Many of our members love Sonos and want to enjoy our service throughout their homes," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "We're thrilled to be working with Sonos to provide the Apple Music experience in even more places fans enjoy music."
Apple Music and Sonos are recruiting music lovers to help redefine how to fill homes with Apple Music on Sonos starting December 15. The public beta allows many features of Apple Music to be controlled by the Sonos app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC and Android phones, and played in any or multiple rooms in the home. General availability will start in early 2016.
Founded in 2002, Sonos creates the leading smart speaker system. Once a tech start-up populated with nerdy engineers and brilliant designers who love music, Sonos has grown into a global music brand dedicated to transforming the experience of listening out loud to music in the home. Its family of wireless smart speakers and home audio products make it easy for everyone to listen to the music they love in every room of their home. To hear their favorites, discover new music, and appreciate it all with the highest sound quality.
Sonos is doing it all over the world - in more than 60 countries, with dozens of streaming music providers, through thousands of retailers, and in millions of homes. With a constant investment in software and services, Sonos is improving the experience customers have with music in the home for years after they buy it. Sonos is changing the way people listen to music - one home at a time.
Sonos, Inc. is a privately held company, headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with additional offices in Boston and Seattle, as well as in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany and China.