Consumers are asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10 whether they are interested in a “potential new product offering,” which involves autonomous voice control. The potential of this development – if it is released – is enormous, since it completely eliminates the need for an internet connection.
Sonos Voice Control is described as “fast, easy and confidential control available on select Sonos voice control speakers (S2 compatible).” The Sonos S2 partner app, launched last year, provides Hi-Res audio support and a new user interface for those who control their wireless speakers using a mobile phone.
It is available for most Sonos smart speakers; this means that the autonomous voice control function can be used by owners of a large number of audio devices. After activating the “Hello Sonos” command, it will be possible to select tracks, change the volume level, etc., while the audio data “is not sent to the cloud and is not listened to.” It means,