Apple and Sonos have delivered on the promise that they made on November 30. Starting December 15, the companies have made Apple Music available on Sonos in public beta.
Listeners will have the ability to stream all aspects of Apple Music, including For You, New, Radio, and My Music, through Sonos smart speakers tuned for sound in any or every room of their homes.
“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.”
“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.”
While most people are thrilled at this much-awaited collaboration, there are certain glitches within the public beta that have been reported. For instance, the search allows for only 100 results is one commonly-reported problem. Additionally, there seems to be a problem while listening to archived shows from Beats 1. You can also not add songs to your Apple Music library from Sonos’ apps. This is a feature that has not been included in this version but is planned to be implemented in the future.
– The Global Panorama