The latest version of the Sonos Beam is the compact smart speaker you need to amplify the functions of your smart TV, streaming apps, or any other audio source you care to name. The addition of Dolby Atmos tech to this all-in-one soundbar improves an already-excellent home theatre replacement.
Compatible with most other Sonos products, the Beam throws loads of control options at users. If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing easily.
Balancing on a Sonos Beam
It doesn’t really matter how you want to control the Beam, it’s an option. From tastefully understated physical controls to a more standard remote to the Sonos app, all of the bases are covered. Don’t feel like lifting a finger? The Sonos Beam also features full voice control via two different digital assistant technologies.
Both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are baked in so you can play music, check the news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands-free. If there are other smart devices connected to the same network, the Beam can also be used to control them (as far as this is possible — functionality will depend on what you have connected).
Ease of use is a continuation of ease of setup. Getting your Beam up and running involves just two cables and a highly simplified process via the Sonos app. Existing Sonos ecosystems are even easier to connect to, since even that simple work has already been done.
Finally, there’s audio quality. The Sonos Beam was specifically tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasise the sound of the human voice so you can always follow the story. This holds as true for audio podcasts as it does for movie dialogue or explanations by your favourite YouTube presenter.
If you’re looking for more information on the local availability and pricing of the Sonos Beam and related devices, pay a visit to the folks at PlanetWorld. They’ll be pleased to hook you up with the best audio tech you could possibly choose for your home.