Feeds

Speaker bods Sonos chuck FREE TELLY* in with discount offer

*TV channels, not the display - come on now, be reasonable

Mobile application security vulnerability report

Wi-Fi streaming speaker supplier Sonos is sweetening Playbar UK purchases with six months of Spotify and Sky Movies.

The Playbar is priced at £599 ($699 in the USA) and connects to an HDTV through an optical cable. It can be integrated with other Sonos speakers like the equally expensive Sub for bass oomph, and a pair of Play:3s or Play:1 speakers to provide a surround sound experience, as El Reg tested out.

There’s lots of competition. At the cheap end of the scale Amazon has a Vizio soundbar with wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers for $245. The equivalent set of boxes from Sonos would cost $1,796; more than seven times costlier.

What Sonos is doing in the UK is offering Playbar purchasers Spotify Premium free for six months and a TV box bundle with a 6-month Sky Movies pass - NOW TV. The canned marketing blurb says: “With the Sky Movies Pass you can enjoy over 800 movies whenever you want, and 30 new movies every month. Plus the NOW TV Box gives you catch-up TV from BBC iPlayer and 4OD.”

The special offer on Sonos.com runs until Wednesday 5 May, 2014, “while supplies last”. It’s not a way of selling associated very often with premium products. Still, if it sounds good … ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.