IKEA & Sonos Team Up To Create New Smart Home Audio Products

IKEA & Sonos Team Up To Create New Smart Home Audio Products

Now, the company has announced a new partnership with IKEA, in which it will attempt to make music more prevalent and effortlessly accessible throughout your home.

So far there's no clue as to what kind of products the two companies will make.

What we do know is that the range will, according to the Swedish furniture retailer, "strive to make it even easier for people to play any song, anywhere in the home, without interrupting the flow of daily life". But if the duo can figure out how to build good-quality speakers into Ikea furniture that can be controlled by Sonos' software, count me in. Maybe IKEA and Sonos are designing a new range of smart speakers that fit with different design aesthetics? "By teaming up with Sonos we want to combine IKEA home furnishing knowledge with Sonos' expertise within great home sound." explained Björn Block, Business Leader, IKEA Home Smart at IKEA of Sweden.

Ikea has started to venture into the smart home market, introducing wireless charging solutions for mobile devices in 2015, and selling smart lighting solutions since a year ago.

"At Sonos we understand the transformational power of music in the home", says Patrick Spence, CEO at Sonos. No specifics on the collaboration have yet been provided by either party, with the two only saying that the products created as part of the project will launch in IKEA stores at some point in 2019.

"Together with Sonos we want to democratize music and sound in the home, and we want to create products designed for how people listen together at home".

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