Love Apple Music? Have a Sonos speaker? Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy the official integration between Apple’s music streaming service and Sonos’ smart speaker systems.
In a press release, Sonos has announced that Apple Music will be available on its speaker systems worldwide beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10. Consequently, Sonos speakers will be able to support streaming of any track on Apple Music’s catalog and access to the Apple Music sections For You (suggestions), New (top songs and albums), My Music (personal library), and Radio (including Beats 1 and iTunes Radio, which was recently made exclusive to Apple Music subscribers).
Apple Music streaming on Sonos
To stream Apple Music through a Sonos speaker in your home, select “Add Music Services” in the Sonos Controller app, choose the Apple Music icon, and log in to the service. You need to have an Apple Music subscription (priced at $9.99 per month) or be on a free three-month Apple Music trial to use the service.
Although it had supported streaming for the now defunct Beats Music, Sonos didn’t offer integration with Apple Music when the service went live in June last year. However, it promised to start supporting the service before the end of 2015.
And with just a couple of weeks to go before the end of the year, Sonos did start supporting Apple Music, albeit only in beta.
Now, about a couple of months later, Apple Music on Sonos is officially ready. “The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Sonos plus Apple Music provides an amazing listening experience at home – and we’re excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting tomorrow.”
In celebration of the official arrival of Apple Music on Sonos, a special station, featuring music curated by artists in collaboration with Sonos, is also making its debut on Apple Music tomorrow.
‘Music Makes It Home’
In addition to officially launching its support for Apple Music, Sonos is releasing the findings from a new global study called “Music Makes It Home.”
Overseen by Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, the renowned neuroscientist and author of “This is Your Brain on Music,” and conducted partly in 30 homes across eight countries, the study seeks to shed light on the ways in which listening to music out loud affects relationships at home.
As noted by Sonos, highlights from the study include the following findings:
- Musical homes have more romance. People who say they listen to music out loud together the most have 67 percent more sex, and almost a quarter of people would give up sex before music according to survey data.
- Our study shows that listening to music out loud can lead to more happiness. After music was introduced in the home, 43 percent of participants reported feeling extremely loved, an 87 percent increase from before there was music at home.
- Boring things can become more fun. In our survey, 83 percent believe doing chores is easier when listening to music.
To learn more about the study, check out the video below and visit the Music Makes It Home interactive site here.
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