Google Assistant for Sonos is now rolling out in the UK, although it has been live in the US for a few weeks.
It means that Sonos is the first company the first to offer support for multiple voice assistants in the same sound system.
Google’s voice assistant is available following a free software update, though it might take a few days for everyone to get it on their systems.
Other countries were due to follow in July, including the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, France and The Netherlands so if you don’t have access to the Google Assistant setup yet, it is coming.
The Sonos One and Sonos Beam both have Google Assistant built in, offering direct access, but users with a Google Assistant-compatible device, like Google Home, is able to control other Sonos speakers using Google Assistant too.
Users can ask Google Assistant to start a song, queue a TV show, control smart home devices, and ask for updates about their day, including calendar events and traffic delays, just as you can with Google Home.
Sonos already offers support for Amazon’s Alexa on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, as well as control through Alexa on Amazon Echo devices, but Google Assistant has been a long time coming.
With both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant now supported, owners of the Sonos One or Sonos Beam have a choice between which assistant they want to use, allowing them to switch between the two if they so wish. You’ll have to pick between Google Assistant or Alexa – you can’t have both setup at the same time – but you can switch between them, you’ll just have to go through the setup process again.