The Wall Street Journal is reporting that before the end of the year, Apple’s new service will be streaming on Sonos systems.
Sonos’ Eric Nielsen told the Wall Street Journal via email email that the Sonos is currently working with Apple to make its Wi-Fi speakers compatible with Apple Music. According to the Journal, Apple also confirmed that the company is working with Sonos on Apple Music compatibility.
Sonos almost single handedly revolutionized the very concept of streaming speakers in the home. For years, Sonos has supported and integrated with many of the popular streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Rdio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Deezer, SoundCloud, and of course Beats Music, which Apple Music is replacing.
The advent of Apple’s streaming service on Sonos is both consistent with Sonos’ long time support for iTunes but also represents a peculiar departure for Apple to make their software service available on a non-Apple platform. However it’s not unprecidented as Apple has long supplied QuickTime, iTunes, Safari and other services to Windows users.