If you’ve been spending the majority of your time listening to curated radio-industry juggernauts like Spotify and Apple Music, rejoice — there’s about to be a new contender vying for your precious listenership. Sonos, one of the world’s foremost audio and speaker companies, has announced it’s aptly-named streaming service, Sonos Radio, as the next step in its ongoing roadmap.
Sonos Radio arrives as an all-encompassing listening platform that can be accessed directly via the company’s self-titled app. With 60,000+ radio stations, content curated exclusively based off of user preference, and a plan for the acquisition of truly original content, it’s safe to say that Sonos’ new project has a solid foundation to overtake, or meet, the standards set forth by the genre’s largest outfits. As you navigate, you’ll be presented with three different tabs, each with their own distinct focus and orientation. Sonos Presents will be comprised of material recorded and created in the company’s New York studio, offering some semblance of original content. Sonos Stations, on the other hand, will cater to respective genres, moods, and curated lists based on your listening preferences. Last, Local Stations will focus on everything from small, indie up-and-comers, all the way to large-transmission stations based on your zip code. The streaming platform is accessible now via the Sonos app.