Review: Sonos One Gen 2 Smart Speaker

Taking things to the next level, the Sonos One Gen 2 has overtaken its predecessor as the leading smart speaker on the market. With an improved processor for faster response times on the Sonos app and the addition of Class-D amplifiers alongside custom-built drivers – it is clear that Sonos are the leading brand in the smart speaker market.

The Sonos One Gen 2 is a smart speaker that connects via the Internet to stream your favourite content and connect to other Sonos speakers located across your home over the WiFi. Apps available to download include Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube, Deezer and Tidal among many more. The added compatibility with Amazon Alexa enables you to power your home via just your voice. From asking for timers and alarms to cooking conversions, this speaker can be the ultimate assistant with the right software. If you invest in smart technology you will also be able to control these elements as long as they are compatible with Alexa.

As long as you have the Internet and a device such as a smart phone, tablet or Windows PC, you can download the Sonos Controller app. This is your remote control for the Sonos speaker when your voice just won’t cut it!

It’s easy enough to set up too – just simply open the app, then follow the step-by-step guide to connect the device to your Sonos, or if you’ve skipped the guide or added more speakers, Tap “More” and then “Add Speakers”. Simple!

You can even customise your Sonos rooms too, so if your Sonos One Gen 2 is going to live in the sitting room or the bedroom, you can label them to control other gadgets in the room. If you’re interested in the idea of controlling your heating or lighting with your voice, or maybe decorating your home full of wonderful Sonos products, then maybe you’ll be interested to know about our Hughes Smart service for a completely free consultation in your own home! For more information on our range of Sonos equipment click here or ask in your nearest Hughes store and get the help and support you need from our friendly staff.