Introducing the New Sonos One



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Will pre-ordering be available on Amazon? I have gift card money I can use there...
Not in love with the monochromatic color schemes. Play:1 pair in white with metal looks awesome, wish this hadn't changed. Maybe when the Bluenote One comes out, I'll get lucky, lol. The Bluenote Play:1s sell for a small fortune on fleabay.
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I wanted to be excited about this but I'm not. Alexa isn't very good at speech recognition, not that Siri is much better, but Alexa is really limited in what it can do.

That's an unusual take. Alexa is regarded almost universally as being significantly better than Siri. Wired doesn't even think Siri is better on Apple devices:
https://www.wired.com/2017/03/siris-not-even-best-iphone-assistant-anymore/

Its not worth an upgrade so I'll leave it at that.

When you say "it" are you referring specifically to the Sonos One? The Sonos v8 is a free update, so there's not any investment there.

I'll reiterate a point I've made elsewhere. I strongly believe, as obviously Sonos management does, that attempting to compete directly against Amazon/Google/arguably-Apple is a fool's mission. The plan they've laid out is the best one I've seen from any vendor, and the only question is whether or not they can pull it off in a timely fashion.
I was wondering in terms of sound quality if there is much difference between the old and the new? l
The sound quality is at the same level.


Sigh.

The biggest issue I have with the 1 is the sound quality. Oh well.. Here's to hoping the 3 receives the same upgrade in sound quality as the 5.
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On the website the new Sonos 1 is listed as suitable for use on an outdoor patio. Does this mean that we've finally got a outdoor rated weatherproof speaker?
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On the website the new Sonos 1 is listed as suitable for use on an outdoor patio. Does this mean that we've finally got a outdoor rated weatherproof speaker?
It's humidity resistant, so it's ok as long as it has shade and doesn't get direct water on it. I wouldn't go so far as to say "outdoor rated weatherproof", just humidity resistant.
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I'm really excited for the Sonos One. I'm actually looking at purchasing instead of an Apple HomePod since I already have the play one. That being said, can I still control both speakers in the app and have the two speakers (the One and the play one) play the same music or different songs (they are in different rooms)? And then put the One in the room where I would use Alexa the most (bedroom most likely)? I accept the existing Play One couldn't share Alexa support but can I play and use the speakers for music networked together with App and wifi?
Do my existing speakers Sonos speakers work as a Alexa microphone source?
No, your existing speakers don't have the necessary microphones. Even the PLAY5 gen 2 doesn't have enough mic's in it to work as a Alexa microphone source.
I'm really excited for the Sonos One. I'm actually looking at purchasing instead of an Apple HomePod since I already have the play one. That being said, can I still control both speakers in the app and have the two speakers (the One and the play one) play the same music or different songs (they are in different rooms)? And then put the One in the room where I would use Alexa the most (bedroom most likely)? I accept the existing Play One couldn't share Alexa support but can I play and use the speakers for music networked together with App and wifi?

Certainly. You can even tell the One to play something in the Play:1 room and the Play:1 will start playing. Grouping still requires the app, but then both will respond to voice on he One.
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Will I be able to buy this at an Apple Store in Canada when it launches? We currently don’t have Amazon Echo in Canada and this will be the first Alexa enabled device. I kinda want to compare Alexa with Siri using a demo.
So ... the Play 1 and the new Sonos One are the same price?

Despite the Sonos One having more capabilities, etc?

Are there reasons you would spend the same money for the Play 1 and not the Sonos One at this point?

The pricing is a little confusing, I would assume I would pay more for a speaker with more capabilities .... or less for a speaker with less capabilities.
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Will I be able to buy this at an Apple Store in Canada when it launches? We currently don’t have Amazon Echo in Canada and this will be the first Alexa enabled device. I kinda want to compare Alexa with Siri using a demo.
You'll be able to buy the Sonos One world wide, but Alexa will only work with it in countries where voice is available.

Sonos One is voice-ready in the US, UK, and Germany. It’s everything you’d expect from a Sonos speaker to start with, and future-ready for when Sonos and a voice service launch together in your region if you’re located somewhere else.
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would you be able to pair a One with a Play:1? I don't think I need to have all speakers to have the microphone, would be nice to mix it up.
Great question, Mugenabe. The Sonos One will only pair with another Sonos One, you won't be able to bond One with a PLAY:1 for either stereo or as part of a surround setup with a PLAY:1.

I'll make sure to pass on to the team that you're interested in seeing this at some point in the future, but there aren't any plans to share at this time that this might happen.


I don't use any stereo pairs, but just something on this.

If you want a stereo pair and your only option is 2 Sonos One speakers, assuming a stereo pair will both be in the same room, when you speak to it for Alexa functionality, which one will respond?
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If you want a stereo pair and your only option is 2 Sonos One speakers, assuming a stereo pair will both be in the same room, when you speak to it for Alexa functionality, which one will respond?
The microphones use beam forming technology to figure out which one you're talking to, that one responds. If you're speaking to the middle of them, one will hear it a little louder and will respond. You can have a lot of fun putting several Alexa devices in the same area and seeing if you can get them to play along, or if sometimes the wrong one picks up.
Hi, I just purchased a Sonos Play:1, is there anyway to exchange it for a One? We don't have the box anymore but obviously want the integration with Alexa.
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Does the Sonos One have the same sonic qualities and performance as the play:1?
Definitely not pleased that the One cannot be paired with a play:1. I have paired speakers in most rooms in my house (play:1 or play:3) and would like to have a One but seems like Sonos is introducing a new constellation of speakers that won't be compatible with the 9 Sonos speakers I already own!

The comment elsewhere is that Sonos One and Play 1 will be similar.

I don't think you're looking at incompatible speakers at all though. You simply can't use two different speakers as a stereo pair. Be nice if you could.
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Hi, I just purchased a Sonos Play:1, is there anyway to exchange it for a One? We don't have the box anymore but obviously want the integration with Alexa.
Depending on where you purchased the PLAY:1 you may be able to return it. Otherwise, they two will work well together, you just can't stereo pair them as a single room.
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Just ordered my Sonos One! Very excited. Thank you for answering all my questions!
When will voice service be available in Canada??? Had 8 in the pre-order cart for xmas presents until I saw not available in Canada yet.
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When will voice service be available in Canada??? Had 8 in the pre-order cart for xmas presents until I saw not available in Canada yet.You will have to ask Amazon that.
Ryan are there technical differences that would drive that decision? It's surprising to me that it's not currently planned for.

Same here. This was the first question I had when I read the announcement. I have a surround setup in one room and I’m planning another in a new basement. Would prefer to only buy two new speakers instead of all 4.
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When will voice service be available in Canada??? Had 8 in the pre-order cart for xmas presents until I saw not available in Canada yet.You will have to ask Amazon that. I own sonos products not amazon products so I think Sonos should have the answer:?
Bringing a voice assistant to a country has a lot of details that go into the whole deal, I wouldn't want to speak too much to it as I probably don't know it all myself. I think this says it well:
Sonos One is voice-ready in the US, UK, and Germany. It’s everything you’d expect from a Sonos speaker to start with, and future-ready for when Sonos and a voice service launch together in your region if you’re located somewhere else.

We'd love to have the support available world-wide, so as voice becomes available in your region we'll be jumping to get it up as soon as possible.
Since the controlling system is run by Amazon (Alexa), I don't think Sonos can predict or reveal when a partner will release their software functionality in another country. I suspect that it would create an issue between the two companies if Sonos were to give some date for Amazon's release.
I have existing 1, 3, and 5 already in home. Will this new One work with them?