Pure has made some additions to their line of Jongo multi-room speakers. They’ve added a Jongo T4 wireless speaker and will also be releasing the Evoke F4 Internet radio in February. Sirius XM Radio will be available on the Evoke and a couple other Pure speakers.
Pure says the Jongo line is “giving Sonos a much needed dose of healthy competition”.
Pure has also added support for a variety of streaming platforms, such as Pandora, Spotify, and Rdio. This is in addition to Pure Connect, their own on-demand streaming service. Take the talking points as you will, but Pure Connect is “the first and only on-demand music subscription service… to come from a consumer hardware manufacturer.”
Pure Connect is an interesting concept, but seems like an extra hassle in an industry saturated with streaming services. The addition of other streaming platforms makes the Jongo line much more appealing.