Wireless speaker maker SONOS is getting into the services industry with the launch of a paid tier of its Sonos Radio service that will feature high-definition audio and ad-free listening. The premium service will also offer more stations than the free product.
According to Marketwatch, the service will be priced at $7.99, after a free one month trial, which is quite a good deal. TIDAL, which also boasts premium audio, charges $19.99, and Spotify and Apple Music, which do not offer HD audio, charge $9.99 a month.
Sonos promises “lossless, CD-quality audio,” no ads and the ability to skip and repeat songs on stations.
Sonos is working on curating custom stations, and get more artists involved with unique station ideas. The company is looking to diversify into more services offerings and not just focus on hardware.
It makes sense for Sonos to make the attempt, as people who use their products are more likely to be interested in better quality audio.
Would you sign up for this service?