Sonos IPO: 5 things to know about the maker of high-end speakers

The past few years haven’t been kind to newly public hardware companies, but Sonos Inc. hopes to break from that pattern by relying on a little help from tech giants like Amazon.com Inc.

Sonos SONO, +0.00% makes high-end speakers, and the company has tried to capitalize on increased interest in voice commands by giving its products “smart” capabilities. Sonos currently sells products that are compatible with Amazon’s AMZN, +0.64% Alexa voice assistant, and Sonos expects its speakers to work with Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +1.21%GOOG, +1.41% Google Assistant later this year.

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