Sonos recently announced new partnerships with several home automation companies, including Lutron, Crestron, Savant, and iPort, that will allow connected homeowners to play their music even more effortlessly. According to Sonos President Patrick Spence, “Custom installers are at the vanguard of making the connected home a reality. For years they have worked tirelessly to bring disparate technologies together, and are pushing hard to make smart homes both accessible and ubiquitous. Our work together ensures our sound platform integrates well with their systems now and in the future.”
Lutron and Sonos are Changing the Way People Listen to Music at Home
The balance of light and music creates harmony and has the power to transform and transport us. Starting this month, music lovers can control their home’s sights and sounds in a simple and personalized way, as lighting control leader Lutron Electronics ushers in the future of light and music with Sonos integration and a new Pico remote control for audio.
The collaboration with Sonos, the sound platform for the connected home, gives consumers direct, one-touch control of any Sonos speaker alongside lights, shades and temperature, when used with Lutron’s RadioRA 2, HomeWorks QS and Caséta Wireless smart home systems. Play, pause, skip tracks, and adjust volume, in exactly the same way that you control lights and shades from your nightstand or from the wall. Read more…
Lutron press release COOPERSBURG, PA (August 30, 2016)
Sonos partners with Crestron
According to John Clancy, VP of Residential Systems at Crestron, “Our new collaboration with Sonos is a big win for Crestron dealers and the upscale homeowners they serve. It is now easy to integrate Sonos on any scale, from a single room to an entire estate, into a custom Crestron home automation system.The new collaboration enables the Sonos app to be seamlessly integrated with Crestron home automation systems. Homeowners can now search and stream all of their favorite music on their Sonos home sound system right from Crestron touch screens, handheld remotes, keypads, and from the Crestron app on popular mobile devices.”
The Sonos brochure and video illustrate this new collaboration.
Crestron Press Release Rockleigh, NJ, August 30, 2016
Sonos partners with Savant
Savant and Sonos have worked toward a common goal of delivering the best music experience in connected homes. Homeowners can play music through any of their Sonos speakers, use voice commands to cue up a playlist, and even combine music and lighting into a scene that can be scheduled to set the mood automatically at any moment.
“Together with Savant, we are defining new and innovative connected home experiences that are making it even easier for customers to listen to their favorite music out loud in any room of their home,” states Andrew Vloyanetes, Global Business Development Manager at Sonos. “Savant’s unique scene functionality gives music lovers new ways to easily incorporate their favorite music into everyday moments, helping them get even more out of their smart home experience.”
Savant Press Release HYANNIS, MASS. — September 15, 2016
Sonos partners with iPort
iPort announced that its xPRESS Audio Keypad will be “the world’s first WiFi direct remote control for Sonos. It is designed to be set up in just minutes via an iOS app to control any Sonos device directly. The Keypad enables direct access to key music functions like Play/Pause, Track Forward, Volume Control and toggle capability through Sonos Favorites. Because the Keypad is wireless, battery powered, and is a decora form factor, it can be installed on any wall by itself or alongside other decora-sized devices. Provided xPRESS Magnetic Wall Adapters also allow a user to grab a Keypad off the wall or any surface and use it as a handheld remote.”
iPort press release 08.30.2016 San Clemente, CA
On a lighter note, click here to watch the Sonos video “Listening Gone Wrong.”