IKEA Announces New ÅRC Soundbar Powered by Sonos, Some Assembly Required

Furthering their deep ties into the connected home, global furniture marketplace IKEA and smart speaker maker Sonos announced a new soundbar that will be available at IKEA stores beginning in June. The ÅRC soundbar will support Dolby Atmos and have 11 speakers powered by independent amplifiers. Four built-in microphones will enable voice assistant support for both Alexa and Google Home. The ÅRC will also require the customer piece together 347 parts using only a small hex wrench and a 39-page visual instruction manual. The ÅRC will be available in IKEA stores world-wide on June 10 for $499.

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