Apple and Sonos have teamed up to launch a public beta version of Apple Music on Sonos. The companies announced today that they will make Apple Music available on Sonos starting December 15. With the launch, listeners will have the ability to stream various aspects of Apple Music, including For You, New, Radio, and My Music, through their Sonos smart speakers in every room of their homes.
"Streaming is bringing more music into everyone's lives—and that's a better life. The introduction of Apple Music marks an inflection point for streaming and its mass adoption," Sonos cofounder and Chief Executive Officer John MacFarlane, said in a statement. "Now that we have access to virtually all the music on Earth, how music lovers listen to it is even more important. We are honored to bring Apple Music to Sonos listeners all over the world."
Sonos said the new venture with Apple is all about delivering the music to the home listening experience as close as possible to the way the tracks sounded when they were recorded in the studio. Apple Music falls right in line with that mission, an brings to the table an expertise in curation.
"Many of our members love Sonos and want to enjoy our service throughout their homes," Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said in the statement. "We're thrilled to be working with Sonos to provide the Apple Music experience in even more places fans enjoy music."
Apple and Sonos said that they will start recruiting users to help “redefine how to fill homes with Apple Music on Sonos” starting December 15. The public beta will allow many features of Apple Music to be controlled via the Sonos app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Android phones, and played in any or multiple rooms in the home. The full public release of Apple Music on Sonos is expected to start in early 2016.