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Sonos Officially Announced Adding Apple Music Streaming Service to Its System

Feb 10, 2016 08:10 AM EST

Sonos announced that its system will start to deliver Apple music streaming starting Wednesday. The service has initiated in December as a public beta version.

Sonos chief executive officer John MacFarlane told in a press release from Sonos, "This partnership has been an excellent example of two companies that truly care about music coming together to deliver a great listening experience. Working with Apple gives us the opportunity to share Apple Music throughout people's homes in a way that's easy, intuitive, and sounds great."

While Apple senior vice president Eddie Cue told Buzz Feed News, "We're big fans of Sonos. We've been looking forward to this."

Furthermore, Eddie Cue explained his excitement regarding Apple Music partnership with Sonos, "Apple has a high bar for this stuff; So does Sonos. Apple Music isn't even 6 months old yet, so this really did not take much time at all."

Since the beta testing launched in December, hundreds of thousands owners of Sonos music system has tried the Apple Music streaming to their device. In order to have Apple Music streaming service played in their Sonos speakers, customers can select "Add Music Services" from any Sonos controller app, scroll down to the Apple Music icon, and login.

Now, as the official announcement has been made, all features in Apple Music will be available to all Sonos music system. Including the popular features such as For You, New, Radio, and My Music.

For Apple Music, this new announcement is a new step in its competition in music streaming service against Spotify. According to Re/Code, Amazon accounced that its Echo connected speaker would work with Spotify last week. Although Re/Code also noted that Sonos and Apple may have different type of service.

Sonos is a consumer electronics producer, specialized in making wireless audio products. The company was founded in 2002 by quartet John MacFarlane, Craig Shelburne, Tom Cullen, and Trung Mai. Its most famous product line is the Sonos wireless hi-fi music system.

Sonos wireless hi-fi music system is a wireless music system which connecting multiple Sonos' speakers through wireless network connection. Other than wireless network, Sonos also provide ethernet connection. Both connections provide users with simultaneous audio playing in different areas.

Apple Music is a music streaming service owned by Apple Inc which provides a selection of music curated by Internet radio station Beats 1. The service was launched in 2015, but Apple Music received a lot of criticism due to many bugs.

Now, as the public beta version has been tested for more than a month, Apple Music streaming service is ready to stream in Sonos music system worldwide. The service is available starting Wednesday.

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