Apple is working to bring Apple Music to Sonos by the end of this year, spokespeople for both companies confirmed.
According to Buzzfeed, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said, “We’re already working together to make Apple Music available on Sonos before the end of the year.”
While Apple had previously said that the new streaming service, Beats Music, will not be made available on Sonos, executive Ian Rogers announced on Twitter that the two companies are collaborating to make Apple Music compatible with Sonos speakers.
A Sonos spokesperson said that the two companies were working to make Apple Music available to the connected speaker system “before the end of the year,” as reported by The Verge.
Although Apple owned Beats Music is compatible with Sonos, other features that are part of Apple Music – iTunes, for instance – will not work with the speaker system.
Earlier this month, Sonos had expressed its hope to support the music streaming service at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The hardware of Sonos would “not have Apple Music on it at launch,” it had said. “We fully expect to support them when they’re ready to focus on the home listening experience. Right now they’re fully focused on mobile.”
Apple Music will be introduced in the market on June 30 for $9.99 per month.
Apple to buzzfeed news: "we're working together to make #AppleMusic available on Sonos before the end of the year."
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) June 28, 2015
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