Sonos launches an $8/month streaming radio service

By | November 12, 2020

There’s no scarcity of streaming music choices on this planet, however the wonderful of us at Sonos determined we are able to all do with yet one more. Following the April launch of the ad-supported Sonos Radio, the corporate simply introduced a $7.99 a month premium tier known as Sonos Radio HD. As its identify implies, this can be a streaming radio providing, somewhat than a full-fledged music service like Spotify/Apple Music.

The opposite bit the identify ought to clarify is the bit charge is far larger. It’s 16-bit, versus the usual radio’s 128kbps, placing it at round lossless CD high quality. The ad-free premium tier additionally provides the power to skip and replay songs, which you’ll be able to’t do on common Sonos Radio.

There are a smattering of further station choices solely obtainable on Radio HD. Along with Sonos Radio’s Thom Yorke, Brittany Howard, Jack White and Ludwig Göransson stations, HD will get Dolly Parton’s Songteller Radio. Which, wonderful, everybody loves Dolly Parton, to the most effective of my data, so good get there. Further artist-curated stations are coming sooner or later down the highway.

There are a handful of further curated style stations, in addition to a bunch of “soundtracks,” geared toward totally different moods like rest and productiveness, together with white noise, pink noise, brown noise, rain, rainforest and piano sounds.

The unique Sonos Radio is now the No. 4 most listened to streaming service on Sonos audio system, based on the corporate. The truth that it’s free little doubt performed a significant roll in that. I think an $8 a month premium service goes to be a a lot heavier elevate with the entire totally different choices on the market.

When you’re , it’s obtainable beginning right this moment within the U.S. and U.Ok., following a one-month free trial.

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