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Courageous and contentious cover songs

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case in point: the cover song. We rounded up some of the best known covers and graphed them according to faithfulness to the original and their overall quality. Which songs would you move around on the chart? What songs would you add and where would you […]

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Special Edition PLAY:5s to debut at Miami art fair

This week in Miami, Sonos will kick off an exciting product collaboration with the visionary artists at Creative Growth, the largest art center for adults with disabilities. Four select artists– Susan Janow, Donald Mitchell, Gerone Spruill and Aurie Ramirez–have created eight unique images to be digitally printed onto the grills of a limited run of […]

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Tip: Switch smoothly from Napster to Rhapsody

You’ve probably already heard the news that Napster is merging into Rhapsody. Today, that move becomes official for all Sonos users in the U.S. What does that mean for Napster users? Well, it will be a bit of a transition. Don’t worry: you’ll still have access to millions of songs and hundreds of radio stations, […]

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Mission Control: Android tablet ready for takeoff

Sonos is on a mission—to let you control your music any way you want. And that now includes Android tablets.  With the free Sonos Controller for Android you can fire up your favorite tablet–perhaps the Kindle Fire or the Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab–start reading your favorite blog, and wirelessly control all your favorite […]

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Now Playing: Slacker Radio

Attention all Slacker fans–and soon to be Slacker fans–now you can listen out loud to Slacker Radio on Sonos in any room of the house. And it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. To get started, create a free account online, and then add the service on any Sonos controller. Slacker Personal Radio (available […]

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Introducing: Sonos Labs

With today’s software update, we’re thrilled to introduce Sonos Labs, which provides music service developers access to the free Sonos Music API, Technical Documentation & Tools Suite (SMAPI). Sonos Labs is great news for developers and customers alike. The new platform allows music services to make themselves available on Sonos about 60-percent faster than before, […]

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Spotify makes strides

This year has been a big one for Spotify. The Sweden-based music service, which has brought social playlisting to the forefront of streaming music, made its way into five new countries in 2011: the United States, Denmark, Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland. The service has also enjoyed a host of new paying subscribers, and some improvements […]

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Rate your all-in-one player

One of our missions here at Sonos is to make sure anyone who takes home one of our products is happy as a clam. Which is why we’re so excited to launch a new feature in our shop that allows customers to rate and review our all-in-one players, the PLAY:3 and PLAY:5. (Ratings for other […]

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An interview with Curt Smith

Yesterday, Curt Smith (of Tears For Fears fame) released his long-awaited solo album Mayfield. Curt was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to chat with Sonos about the album, his first film score, and upcoming tour plans. Read on for the details. Sonos: Originally, Mayfield was the name of a group […]

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Sonos rocks the office: Indaba Music

Indaba Music has one goal in mind: to make musician’s lives easier with various tools and networking opportunities. In fact, many of the employees are themselves musicians. What with music being a driving factor in their daily lives, it’s no surprise music is cranking throughout the day. Check out the video below for an inside […]

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A CYRCLE paint job

We recently invited CYRCLE, a street art crew based in Los Angeles, CA, to our offices in Santa Barbara to bring some artistic flavor into our downtown Lab space. The crew threw up four main pieces both inside and out, as well as a few smaller touches around the office. To see more photos of […]