Sonos Beam is a smart compact soundbar that packs a mean punch—Both in terms of sound, as well as with features like voice control, Airplay 2, Trueplay sound-tuning, speech enhancement (for crystal clear dialogue) and night mode (to even out loud and quiet sounds so you don’t wake the baby), to name a few. And like every other Sonos product, Beam will improve over time through software updates.
Beam will ship with Amazon Alexa built in—And adding a FireTV device will make that experience even more powerful. With the arrival of Airplay 2, Beam will unlock the ability to control Apple Music on Sonos through Siri. Google Assistant will be added to the Sonos system in the near future as well. And if you’re watching or listening with Beam, don’t worry about cranking the volume. Beam’s five-microphone array provides multi-channel echo cancellation that will allow your virtual assistant to hear every command.
Of course, you don’t have to control Sonos with your voice. You can still tap into all that content using the Sonos app, through direct control on apps like Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, and Audible, and through Sonos-supported hardware controllers. With Beam connected to your TV’s HDMI-Arc port, you can even keep using your TV’s original remote to find content to watch. With Sonos, as always, the choice is yours.
Whether it’s set up in the living room, bedroom, or another rom with a TV in it, Beam makes the perfect addition to your Sonos system. You’ll be impressed by the sound when Beam stands alone and delighted when you add more devices such as a pair of Sonos Ones and a Sub to make it 5.1 surround sound system.
Sonos Beam will be available globally on July 17 for $399. You can pre-order it HERE now.