After two years of being offline, my Sonos speaker finally got reconnected so that I could out new integrations. The small hassle of specifying Sonos as the music output for a simple music request has me thinking that the most music on voice won’t be consumed this way — it will be enjoyed through small speakers mounted into different devices.
Audiophiles will cringe at the thought of Hall and Oates playing through a 1" low fidelity, underpowered device. However, there will be many more of these devices, available more readily to users than there will be high powered speakers.
Also, the time from thinking about a song to it playing is significant less when a voice powered device is close at hand. Maybe the next revolution in speaker technology won’t be from the Sonos-style devices but those that can be embedding into everyday objects?