One of the first things I wanted to enjoy when I got my first Sonos Play:3 was an audiobook - I've always loved them, and had by that stage been an Audible subscriber for over 12 months - and whilst I was disappointed to find Audible had not been integrated, I saw that Audiobooks.com was available - so I rushed out and subscribed (still got my membership, so big win for Audiobooks.com!) so I could have some Audioboks to listen to.
Then I saw the Sonos ONE announced. Clearly I allowed hope to rule factual knowledge and so I didn't even look to verify that Sonos ONE, with Alexa built-in, would actually have Audible compatibility - I just assumed, given they would be working with Amazon to integrate Alexa, that they would figure out whatever obstacles stood in the way of Audible integration. Wrong!
Now I not only have no Audible on Sonos, but - and this is the part I'm really annoyed about, the reason I'm making this topic - Sonos ONE will not take voice commands concerning Audiobooks.com as Amazon Audible is a rival service which, honestly, leaves me feeling rather ripped off. How dare Amazon be allowed to dictate the full functionality of my Sonos player. Why was this allowed to happen? How do Sonos feel they can justify that price given the reduced functionality?
Really, it's poor on your behalf, Sonos. And I feel cheated in all honesty. Does anyone else feel the same?