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Sonos kicks off trial to stream Apple Music to its multi-room speakers


Sonos will make Apple Music available to stream through its connected speakers later this month in a special trial to give listeners the ability to hear their favourite tracks in any room of their house.

Starting with a public beta on December 15, Sonos users will be able to access every aspect of Apple Music including My Music, For You, New and Radio through any or all of the smart speakers on their network.

“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 honoured to bring Apple Music to Sonos listeners all over the world.”

Apple launched Apple Music earlier this year and it offers a three-month trial for newcomers with a cost of $11.99 per month or $17.99 for a Family Plan for up to six members.

From December 15, Sonos speaker owners will be join the public beta so features of Apple Music can be access and controlled by the Sonos app on iPhone, Android smartphones, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and PC.


“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.”

The new feature integrating Apple Music into the Sonos app is expected to become generally available to all other users in 2016.