Sonos CEO John MacFarlane announced in a blog post on the company website that changes will be occurring at the home audio manufacturer. The main highlight of said changes involves the layoff of some Sonos employees as the company better positions itself for the future of music.
MacFarlane mentions both music streaming and voice-connected speakers available from both Amazon and Google, noting that the company will invest in these areas to ensure Sonos remains competitive in the long term. It's no longer deemed feasible for Sonos to focus so heavily on media fans who have massive offline libraries.
It's always uneasy to read about anyone losing their job and we wish the Sonos employees who will be migrating elsewhere all the best in the future. That said, we're also fairly stoked to see what the company has planned for future hardware releases, with regards to tighter integration with streaming services and voice commands.
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