Apple is adding a missing element to its streaming music service by making it possible for home listeners to send tunes from Apple Music to WiFi-enabled speakers made by Sonos.
The two companies say Apple Music subscribers who own Sonos sound systems will be able to play a "beta" version of Apple Music through the Sonos app starting Dec. 15. A final version will be released early next year.
People who own the popular Sonos systems can already stream music from competing free and paid services, including Pandora, Spotify and Google Play. Until recently, they could also stream from Beats Music, which Apple acquired and is shutting down. But subscription-based Apple Music wasn't available for Sonos listeners when it first launched over the summer.