Sonos Move Appears at FCC Ahead of Its Expected Summer Release

Sonos Move appears at FCC ahead of its expected summer release. The filing in question now confirms that the device, model S44, will be supporting Bluetooth as well as Wi-Fi simultaneously and that it will also drop the annoying toggle available in the original Move.

Sonos Move Summer Release

Sonos Move Summer Release

It was reported back in March that Sonos is reportedly working on a second-generation Move speaker that is due for release this very year. And at the moment, as seen by Janko Roettgers, the upcoming portable speaker has now made its way through the FCC. The filing in question that was spotted matches up with my earlier report and it also identifies the next Sonos hardware product as model S44.

The FCC documentation that was seen also confirms one essential upgrade that was also mentioned back in March: the Move (Gen 2) will be supporting Bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time instead of just making you toggle between them like the original speaker did (through a switch located on the back). And as a result of this, just like the Roam, Era 100, and Era 300, the next reported Move will allow you to play something over Bluetooth and then relay that very audio to the rest of your Sonos system.

More from the Sonos Filing

There is nothing much else to get from the filing as Sonos has made the usual confidentiality request with the FCC in a bid to hide photos, user manuals as well as other features and specs. But this very step however confirms that the Move (Gen 2) is very close and that it will also be supporting a more robust Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.

It is not yet known as to exactly when the company is planning to release it. But it is however expected to make an announcement just before the end of summer; as it is quite a portable speaker that is great for outdoor gatherings, after all. And there is also precedent for a new Sonos gadget to hit the market fairly soon after its debut in the FCC; the Sonos Roam which made an appearance at the FCC one month ahead of the announcement of the company. Well, I guess we have kind of announced it first technically.

The Move (Gen 2) – Expected Specs and Features

The Move (Gen 2) in question will certainly be more convenient to utilize all thanks to the dual-mode Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. But I’m however hoping that’s not all there is to this story; as surely, there will also be some kind of audio performance improvements. An upgrade to the stereo drivers such as the Era 100 would definitely make an already-excellent speaker sound even better. I also hope that the Move (Gen 2) will get to preserve the original’s focus on longevity as Sonos offers a $69 battery replacement kit to help the music keep playing for a far, far longer time into the future.

The Sonos Pro

Sonos back in April announced its very first software as a service (SaaS) known as Sonos Pro. The monthly subscription service in question helps to provide businesses with an easy-to-use dashboard for playing legally compliant music in commercial spaces. That was the very first of four new product categories that the company has stated will enter over the coming years.



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