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Sonos Launches Voice Control

Sonos has introduced Sonos Voice Control, offering complete command of Sonos systems using only voice.

"Sonos is committed to delivering new experiences that effortlessly connect listeners to the content they love" said Joseph Dureau, vice president of voice experience at Sonos, in a statement. "One of the most natural ways to connect to your music is with your voice, but when we speak to our customers, we hear that privacy concerns mean many are choosing not to use voice control. Created purely for listening on Sonos and designed with privacy at its core, Sonos Voice control delivers the Sonos app experience using only your voice."

Sonos Voice Control works on every voice-capable Sonos speaker, processing requests entirely on the device. No audio or transcript is sent to the cloud, stored, listened to, or read by anyone. Available on new voice capable products and as a free update for existing customers, Sonos Voice Control is compatible with Sonos Radio, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Pandora, with more services to follow.

Sonos Voice Control understands the nuance of human communication and will respond to natural commands like "turn it up!" The system is able to respond to user requests using the voice of award-winning actor Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his roles in "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul," and "The Mandalorian." Other voices will be added over time.

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