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Apple’s streaming music service will be available on Sonos’ streaming Wi-Fi speaker set-up by the end of the year. Buzzfeed editor Jon Paczkowski received a message from Apple confirming the move and tweeted the news: Apple_Sonos_Bussfeed Paczkowski Apple Music on Sonos tweet Sonos confirmed this to The Verge. Sonos …

  1. Anonymous Blowhard

    FU UK?

    "$9.99/month in the USA, £9.99/month in the UK"

    1. O RLY

      Re: FU UK?

      Typical of IT pricing, I'm afraid. Although the UK price includes VAT where the US price does not. Still doesn't overcome the exchange rate...

      1. gerdesj Silver badge

        Re: FU UK?

        Sales tax is 0 - 9.45% in the US. VAT is 20% in the UK and already included. $10 + 1ish = 11USD, todays rate gets you about 7GBP.

        Worst case in US: ~£7. Hmm, that seems fair.

  2. PleebSmash
    Boffin

    it's a speaker

    Availability is determined by the audio in cable, not an app.

    1. Anonymous Blowhard

      Re: it's a speaker

      @PleebSmash

      Sonos speakers don't have an input cable, they're network play only.

      1. Captain Hogwash

        Re: Sonos speakers don't have an input cable

        But the Sonos Connect does.

  3. wellthen

    BBC radio

    Shame they can't be bothered getting BBC radio working properly again. Live streams have been the crappy low bit rate mp3 ones (with no sport) and iplayer has been completely dead since feb. As usual sonos are too cool to bother telling anyone when they might bother to fix it.

    Oh well, at least it was cheap....oh wait

    1. Fred Dibnah
      WTF?

      Re: BBC radio

      Er, what iplayer is that? People on the Sonos forums have been asking for iPlayer for years, to no avail.

      Agreed though that Sonos need to sort out live BBC radio, it's been broken for months with no indication of when they will support the HLS streams. Naim have just announced a fix for their system, now Sonos need to catch up. There are a lot of unhappy listeners on their forum:

      Support for BBC Radio HLS Streams

      1. wellthen
        Unhappy

        Re: BBC radio

        It used to work through tunein. It WAS wildly unreliable and the search didn't really work but it was there. The BBC in their infinite wisdom decided to wrap those in hls as well so they don't work at all now. By the sounds of it they are going to move to dash soon anyway and all this can start again.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Perfect partnership

    Lazy shoppers everywhere rejoicing that inferior default goto devices have teamed up to offer an inferior default goto music service.

    Match made in Hell

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sonos a bitch....

    El Reg obsession with Sonos continues apace. Other networky speakery things are available, and some of them will be cooler / more technically interesting / better sounding than the somewhat dated Sonos lineup. Perhaps the others don't dole out free kit to web journos.

  6. Random Yayhoo

    Same old Apple: 20% of the music

    Apple is not selling you ALL of the music, just a few percent, the rest is omitted. The album you bought in CD form had 400MB of data, the Apple file has around 80MB at most. That's a bargain only for the tin-eared prole. MP3s weren't good enough for Steve Jobs, he had a great vinyl system. He never told customers that, did he?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      ALAC

      Apple has a lossless format called ALAC that supports quality levels far higher than CD (up to 384 KHz sample rate) You need to buy the music via iTunes to get it, pretty sure it won't be streamed, but then I doubt Spotify etc. will stream you lossless music either.

      1. Deryk Barker

        Re: ALAC

        Yes, but Sonos doesn't even support 24/96.

  7. Paul Westerman

    By the end of the year?

    Whoa, slow down Sonos, you'll break something </sarcasm>

  8. captain semtex

    Available on Sonos today... if you want it!

    Take the audio out of an Apple Airport Express (or any AirPlay supported device) and connect to the line-in on a Sonos Connect or Sonos Amp. Voila!

    I believe this article should more accurately indicate that Sonos will natively support Apple Music in its app by the end of the year.

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