Sonos is delaying support for Google Assistant until 2019, the company announced in a blog post today. Back in October 2017, Sonos announced that Google Assistant would come to its Sonos One speaker in 2018, following its support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. But over the past year, that integration hasn’t materialized.
“While we originally planned to have the experience ready to ship in 2018, the reality is that we need a bit more time to get the experience right and will now look to lock down a date in 2019, and we’re continuing to make good progress,” Sonos wrote in the blog post. In August, Sonos CEO Patrick Spence told The Verge that the company was pushing to have Google Assistant support ready before the end of 2018, but that timeline has clearly slipped.
Sonos now says it will provide an update for the release of Google Assistant “in early 2019.” Sonos owners can sign up here to be considered for a private beta that will test out Google’s voice assistant on the platform.