Grande and RCN are introducing four Sonos whole-home audio packages, now available as an add-on service for customers in all of their residential markets.
The new packages include Sonos Beam and Sonos One, wireless smart speakers that provide sound with built-in voice control, accessible through the MSOs' high-speed Internet service. Beam is a smart speaker for the TV designed for immersive sound. Sonos One is a smaller smart speaker designed for any space including kitchen counters, bathrooms and shelves.
"Consumers are increasingly interested in technology that offers a truly connected home, and we are continually seeking partnerships, services and packages that deliver those superior entertainment experiences," said Chris Fenger, COO of Grande. "The Sonos products and our competitive package offerings ensure that the ultimate home audio experience is now available to our customers over our reliable, ultra-high-speed Internet."
With a voice control option via Amazon's Alexa or the Google Assistant, Sonos devices paired with the MSOs' services allow for a unified integration into connected homes. Technicians are specially trained in Sonos setup and support.
Sonos products support more than 100 different streaming services, including music, audiobooks, podcasts and others. With the Sonos app, customers can control all of their Sonos devices throughout the home, with the option to group certain rooms to play the same audio or group an entire home for a cohesive sound experience.