The Samsung Shape M7 is a versatile streaming speaker that sounds better than the Sonos Play:3 but lacks a rich ecosystem of products and supported services.
SoundCloud is the latest service to gain support on the Sonos wireless home audio system.
LG's NP8740 and NP8540 are all-in-one wireless speakers that run on both a proprietary MESH network and Bluetooth.
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If you're looking to dip your toes into wireless multiroom streaming, then the Rocki Play is the most affordable and easily usable option.
Logitech's Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control universal remotes will gain Sonos control via a firmware update, as well as voice search for streaming-media boxes, PCs, and Macs.
Using a combination of Bluetooth and your own Wi-Fi network, Pure's Jongo wireless multiroom speakers can play any audio streaming from a mobile device or computer throughout your home.
The promotion is available until July 5 and gives you unlimited streaming of Google's subscription music service for six months.
The Sonos Playbar is cleverly designed and does great fake surround, but it's better suited to current Sonos customers than newcomers.
A much-needed design refresh to the music controller app is being rolled out to all mobile devices today.
While the Play-Fi standard offers plenty of potential, the Phorus PR1 is currently too limited in its scope and performance to warrant buying over a Sonos.