You can now set Sonos speakers as the default pairing option for Google Assistant when speaking to the Google Assistant on your Android or iOS device, the company announced on Thursday.
The new integration works with Sonos Play 1, Play 2, Play:3, Play:5, Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers, as well as existing Sonos Play:3 speakers. It will be added to new Sonos products starting next week.
Sonos users won't have to download or update their devices to take advantage of the new integration, nor will they have to update their Sonos speakers.
Sonos says that its system will automatically update its own app when new Sonos speakers are released and you'll be prompted to follow the prompts to setup your Google Assistant on those speakers. And for those who don't want to specify which assistant is used when using other Google Home products, or indeed the new Google Home and Home Mini in specific cases, the Sonos and Google Assistant interfaces will synchronize over time.
This is the latest in a trend of streamers integrating Google Assistant with their platforms. For example, TuneIn allows users to use Google Home to play their radio stations, while SmartThings allows you to ask questions and choose which SmartThings products to sync with the voice assistant.
Currently, Sonos has yet to release a Playbase or Playbar in the US.
Update, February 19 at 11:56 a.m. PT: Adds that Sonos has yet to release a Playbase or Playbar in the US.