Finally Voice Control: Hey Sonos, ‘Breaking Bad’ Theme Song

If you’ve always wanted Giancarlo Esposito, the actor who plays the drug addict Los Pollos Hermanos boss Gustavo Fring in “Breaking Bad”, to guide you through your music choices, ho boy Sonos There is a cure for you. Esposito lent his voice to a nearby Sonos speaker, along with a long-awaited set of voice control features. New voice features are available as free updates to supported speakers.

The company’s implementation of voice features puts privacy first and promises to maintain the calm tone of top-secret conversations. The voice command system is entirely on the device without shipping voice clips or scripts to Sonos. That’s a nice touch in a world where other voice-controlled speakers seem to take great pleasure in live-streaming your commands to Google, Amazon or Apple servers.

Shout out to the Sonos speaker to control Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Pandora at launch, while other services can catch up in a timely manner.

Joseph Dureau, Vice President, Voice Experience, Sonos said, “Sonos is committed to providing new experiences that make it easy for listeners to connect to the content they love. “One of the most natural ways to connect to your music is your voice, but when we talk to our customers, we realize that many of our customers are concerned about privacy and are dissatisfied with the accuracy, speed and ease of use of their existing voice. I heard. service. Sonos Voice Control delivers the experience our customers want without compromising on the same level of speed, accuracy and privacy.”

Sonos voice control will be available in the US starting early next month. French customers will see the feature later this year, and the company is planning a gradual global rollout. Stay tuned for updates!

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