It's something that was once reserved for only the highest of the high-end home cinema setups, and the average Joe simply never considered wiring his home for whole home audio. But these days, as technology has improved, blossomed, and become cheaper and easier to install, having whole home audio isn't the chore that it once was. Largely due to improvements in wireless protocols as well as the explosion of handheld wireless devices (smartphones and tablets come to mind), Sonos has been able to exploit a growing niche.
The company's forte is to put audio into every room and just about every device in your home, and this week they have announced that Sonos
customers in the United States and Canada can enjoy unlimited, on-demand music courtesy of social music service Rdio. This means that if you have a Sonos system already set up, you can search, browse and play anything from Rdio's more than 8 million song library, as often as you'd like, throughout your entire home. Starting today, you'll find Rdio on Sonos under the More Music menu on any Sonos Controller, and it'll hit your credit card for $9.99 per month.
There's a 7-day trial available for those who aren't members yet, but there's no discount on picking up that pricey Sonos gear to begin with.
Sonos Brings Rdio to Every Room of the Home
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonos, the leading developer of wireless multi-room music systems for the home, today announced that even more great music is now available on the award-winning Sonos Multi-Room Music System. Starting today, Sonos customers in the United States and Canada can enjoy unlimited, on-demand music courtesy of social music service Rdio.
"Our goal at Sonos is to provide music lovers with access to all the music on the planet," said John MacFarlane, CEO, Sonos, Inc. "By continually adding innovative services like Rdio to the experience, Sonos customers will be able to discover and enjoy unlimited music possibilities in any room of their home."
Rdio provides Sonos customers with a unique social music discovery experience at home. Search, browse and play anything from Rdio's more than 8 million song library, as often as you'd like, throughout your entire home. Plus, follow the musical tastes of friends and influencers, share your favorite songs and playlists, explore thousands of themed playlists, and even check out what's in "heavy rotation" by other Rdio listeners.
Starting today, you'll find Rdio on Sonos under the More Music menu on any Sonos Controller. Rdio on Sonos costs $9.99 per month. Not a Rdio subscriber? Try it for free with a 7-day trial at www.rdio.com/Sonos.
Rdio on Sonos adds to the broad choice of music services built directly into the Sonos music experience. On Sonos, you can tune in to more than 100,000 Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts — from around the world. You can also search and play songs, playlists and radio from the world's most popular music services like iheartradio, Last.fm, Napster, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Spotify, Wolfgang's Vault, and more. And, Sonos can play your entire digital music library (like iTunes) stored on a computer or Network Attached storage drive in any or every room.
For more information about Sonos or to locate an authorized Sonos dealer in your area, please visit www.sonos.com or call 877.80.SONOS.