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Amazon Fixes Big Alexa Problem in Whole-House Audio

Amazon software update allows users to assign Alexa devices to multiple music groups.

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Amazon Fixes Big Alexa Problem in Whole-House Audio

Amazon Fixes Big Alexa Problem in Whole-House Audio

Jay Basen · October 17, 2018 Amazon software update allows users to assign Alexa devices to multiple music groups.

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News  from Google/Nest Oct. 10

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News from Google/Nest Oct. 10

Hold this date: Oct. 10, 2018. You won’t want to miss a one-on-one conversation with CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and Google exec Michele Turner … one day after the companies make their big Fall 2018 new-product announcements.

Loudspeakers as ‘Toasters’: Have We Gotten Lazy on Whole-House Audio?

Loudspeakers as ‘Toasters’: Have We Gotten Lazy on Whole-House Audio?

Richard Stoerger · October 05, 2018 Industry veteran Richard Stoerger makes 'light' of the famous Sonos Superbowl commercial, explaining how a centralized multiroom audio system would have provided a much better music experience.

Bluesound Gen 2i Wireless Whole-House Products Feature Apple AirPlay2

Bluesound Gen 2i Wireless Whole-House Products Feature Apple AirPlay2

October 01, 2018 Some of the new features built into the new Bluesound Gen 2i line of products include dual-band WiFi, Apple AirPlay2 and the latest generation Bluetooth formats.

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

September 28, 2018 Amazon's new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

September 20, 2018 New Echo devices let you add a subwoofer to your Echo devices, amplify or stream high-fidelity music to your existing home audio system (Echo Link), and add Alexa to your own speaker (Echo Input).

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

The State of Whole-House Audio in the Smart-Home Channel

August 06, 2018 Today’s whole-house audio systems like industry leader Sonos offer a better selection of technologies, price points and control options, which are helping to drive mass-market adoption.

DALI’s High-End Wireless Speaker System is First Non-Lenbrook Brand with BluOS

DALI’s High-End Wireless Speaker System is First Non-Lenbrook Brand with BluOS

July 30, 2018 DALI unveils $4,300 to $5,300 Callisto series speakers packaged with BluOS streaming module Sound Hub to send audio wirelessly from connected stereo sources.

Former Sonos Reps Weigh In on IPO

Former Sonos Reps Weigh In on IPO

July 25, 2018 Former Sonos reps dumped by the company mostly say they would buy stock in the wireless smart speaker company when it goes public at $17 to $19 per share.

Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

Sonos IPO Sets Share Price at $17 to $19

July 23, 2018 Sonos will offer 13.9 million shares at $17 to $19 per share to raise $263M when it goes public.

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Amazon Fixes Big Alexa Problem in Whole-House Audio

Amazon Fixes Big Alexa Problem in Whole-House Audio

Jay Basen · October 17, 2018 Amazon software update allows users to assign Alexa devices to multiple music groups.

Bluesound Gen 2i Wireless Whole-House Products Feature Apple AirPlay2

Bluesound Gen 2i Wireless Whole-House Products Feature Apple AirPlay2

October 01, 2018 Some of the new features built into the new Bluesound Gen 2i line of products include dual-band WiFi, Apple AirPlay2 and the latest generation Bluetooth formats.

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

Analysis: What Those New Amazon Echo Products Mean for the Smart-Home Channel

September 28, 2018 Amazon's new Alexa lineup, including Gen 3 Echo Dot, speakerless Input, first subwoofer, and Link amp, could affect the smart-home installation channel and Sonos position in unexpected ways.

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

Amazon Announces New Echo Devices Including Amp, Subwoofer, Dot and Auto [PR]

September 20, 2018 New Echo devices let you add a subwoofer to your Echo devices, amplify or stream high-fidelity music to your existing home audio system (Echo Link), and add Alexa to your own speaker (Echo Input).

Roku Moves into Wireless Audio with Roku TV Wireless Speakers

Roku Moves into Wireless Audio with Roku TV Wireless Speakers

July 16, 2018 Roku TV is getting a new hardware option. The new Roku TV Wireless Speakers debut for a $150 bundled price that includes a voice control remote.

TCL’s Big Plans for 2018: More Roku 4K TVs, Cheap Prices, Onkyo Audio, AI Everywhere

TCL’s Big Plans for 2018: More Roku 4K TVs, Cheap Prices, Onkyo Audio, AI Everywhere

April 26, 2018 All the big 2018 news from TCL's New York reveal: 5/6 Series 4K TVs with Roku, Dolby Vision, HD, low prices from $349; plans for Onkyo brand acquired from Gibson; and major investments in artificial intelligence (AI) for audio, video and control.

HEOS Soundbar Offers Amazon Alexa Compatibility

HEOS Soundbar Offers Amazon Alexa Compatibility

April 20, 2018 The new HEOS HomeCinema HS2 Soundbar offers multiroom audio capabilities and streaming compatibility from Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and others.

Yamaha R-N803 Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver Has Millennial Appeal

Yamaha R-N803 Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver Has Millennial Appeal

April 06, 2018 The new Yamaha R-N803 Hi-Fi Stereo Receiver can be set up to play legacy audio formats and streaming audio through the company's wireless MusicCast multiroom audio platform.


Bang & Olufsen Hopes to Revive Vintage Speakers with Wireless Amp

March 06, 2018 Bang & Olufsen's new Beocrate four-channel amplifier, with HiFiBerry's open-source DSP processing tools is designed for high-quality music playback.

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar Carries New MSRP

Bluesound Pulse Soundbar Carries New MSRP

March 06, 2018 The Bluesound Pulse Soundbar serves as the focal point of a home theater system, and as a zone within a wireless whole-house audio system.

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The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News  from Google/Nest Oct. 10

The Day After: Catch up on Breaking News from Google/Nest Oct. 10

Hold this date: Oct. 10, 2018. You won’t want to miss a one-on-one conversation with CE Pro founding editor Julie Jacobson and Google exec Michele Turner … one day after the companies make their big Fall 2018 new-product announcements.

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

Multiroom Audio Installations Special Report: Exclusive Research

July 12, 2018 First-ever CE Pro Multiroom Audio Deep Dive Study reveals benchmarks for margins, man-hours, wireless vs. hardwired and more key data.

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

CE Pro Brand Analysis 2018: Most Popular Brands Among Smart-Home Pros

June 04, 2018 CE Pro 100 dealers, the largest smart-home pros in North America, reveal their top brands in home-tech categories such as audio, video, networking, home automation, HDMI cables and lighting controls.

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