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Sonos looks ready to launch Amazon Alexa-controlled smart speaker

Key Points
  • Sonos may soon launch a voice-controlled speaker.
  • Word on the street suggests it will use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.
  • A filing with the FCC suggests it may launch soon.
Sonos speaker.
Source: Sonos

A recent filing with the FCC suggests Sonos is preparing to launch a new speaker with voice controls.

It's possible the speaker could compete with products such as the Amazon Echo, Google Home and the upcoming Apple HomePod, though early rumors have suggested that the new Sonos will pack Amazon's Alexa assistant.

That would allow folks for the first time on a Sonos system to request music, sports scores, the weather and more all by voice.

The filing was discovered by ZatzNotFunny, an accurate source for future product releases.

Sonos is best known for its high-quality speaker systems that, while often more expensive than other products, provide a first-class multiroom audio experience. Sonos has come under a bit of fire recently, however, since it hasn't allowed users to speak voice commands to control the speakers.

CNBC reached out to Sonos for comment but a spokesperson was not immediately available. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read the full report from ZatzNotFunny.