Sonos Welcomes Devs With Open APIs

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Getting Sonos’ top-shelf speakers to play nice with other connected devices in the home has been challenging in the past, but that’s about to change.

The company has announced the Sonos Sound Platform, which includes new APIs, developer tools and documentation to make it easier for Sonos products to operate with third-party hardware and software.

Sonos also announced integration with IFTTT, a free Web-based service used to integrate smart home products.

“Now you can have Sonos start your favorite radio station when your Ring-enabled door unlocks after you get home, or play your special pizza song (you do have a special pizza song, don’t you?) when your Domino’s order goes out for delivery,” Sonos community manager Ryan S wrote in an online post last week.

“IFTTT support adds a way for Sonos to tie its offerings into wider smart home integrations by drawing on end-user enthusiasm and a wider developer community,” noted Jonathan Collins, research director at ABI Research, a technology advisory company based in Oyster Bay, NewYork.

“The step is important, as it brings Sonos into the fastest-growing segment of the smart home market and increases its value to smart homes with off-the-shelf consumer devices,” he told TechNewsWorld.

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