Sonos delays support for Google Assistant until 2019, announced the company in a blog post today. Back in October 2017, Sonos announced that Google Assistant would come to his Sonos One Speaker 2018 after encountering Amazon’s Alexa Voice Assistant. However, during the past year, integration has not been wakened.
“While we originally planned to have the experience ready to deliver 2018, the fact is that we need some more time to get the experience right and now seems to lock down a date 2019 and we continue to make good progress,” wrote Sonos in the blog post. In August, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence The Verge told the company to get support from Google Assistant ready by the end of 201
8, but that timeline has clearly slipped.
Sonos says now it will provide an update for the release of Google Assistant “in early 2019.” Sonos owners can sign up here to be considered for a private beta that tests Google’s voice assistant on the platform.