Wireless music specialist Sonos has today announced a number of new updates to its platform and application offerings, boosting Spotify integration in its HiFi systems and debuting new Android apps that now include tablet support.
With its new Sonos System Software 3.6, the company adds more control and music features to its wireless HiFi products and introduces a new project; Sonos Labs. The Labs feature is a Beta environment that allows customers to test music services by the company and its partners before it launches them on its systems.
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In effect, Sonos is looking to test the water with a number of new music features but wants to ensure that its customers will interact and enjoy them before committing fully. Of course, this also means that media and music developers can apply to become a Sonos Labs music partner, providing them with access to over 1 million Sonos-enabled homes.
Sonos also debuts a new version of its Sonos Controller for Android application which now supports Android tablets as well as smartphone devices. Downloading the app allows customers to control their music wirelessly in every room – and it even supports the Kindle Fire.
The company has also included alarm support, music library management and Twitter support within its application.
The announcement of deeper Spotify integration likely precedes the Swedish music streaming giant’s announcement today which is may see the company debut third-party application support for its service.
We will of course bring you the news as it happens.