Sonos’ High-Performance Soundbar, the Arc

The new TV-specific speaker is discreet when idle and ultra-impressive in action

After setting a new standard with the Playbar (which debuted in 2014 to widespread acclaim), Sonos expanded upon their line of entertainment-system speakers with the Playbase and Beam. As technology has advanced, several of these products have met their end: the Playbar and Playbase were discontinued. While the former is closest to what most think of when they seek out a TV-specific speaker, its design …

Criterion Collection Removes Paywall From Movies by Black Filmmakers

The Criterion Collection has removed their paywall on all narrative films and documentaries made by Black filmmakers in an act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. A statement from the platform reads, “We are committed to examining the role we play in the idea of canon formation, whose voices get elevated, and who gets to decide what stories get told.” Additionally, the company …

All-Encompassing Streaming Service, Sonos Radio

60,000+ stations comprise the new musical hub

Launching today, Sonos Radio will provide listeners with hour upon hour of original content, curated playlists and some 60,000+ radio stations—all under a tab within the Sonos app. The collection will be easily accessible from the main screen; simply tapping “Sonos Radio” opens the door to the aforementioned content. From there, listeners have three options: Sonos Presents, Sonos Stations, and Local Stations. Under the first, …