You don't have to buy a complete system, you can start with one or two speakers and expand from room to room, controlling music via the tap of an app. Most systems are now compatible with voice assistants such as Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. You can opt to listen to the same song in every room, or a different song in each room, ensuring a harmonious home in more ways than one.

There's a vast choice of multi-room speakers and systems on the market, but which is best? Sonos is the most recognisable brand, and with good reason. It's intuitive and sounds fantastic. But there are plenty of rivals, too, all serving tempting features such as support for hi-res audio files or your favourite streaming service, Bluetooth connectivity and more. Read on to discover the best multi-room music systems we've tested.

t’s facing more competition than ever, but few multi-room offerings are as complete or as pleasurable to live with as Sonos.

Sonos as a system has two big advantages: breadth of choice and simplicity of use. In the time its rivals have been playing catch-up, Sonos has launched a whole family of products – including the Sonos Ray, Beam (Gen 2) and Arc soundbars, Roam portable speaker and Sub Mini – and got onside with a long list of streaming services, and added lossless audio support, not to mention nailing the usability aspect of multi-room.

Combining a broad range of accomplished products with the most substantial selection of streaming services and the most pleasant and complete user experience, Sonos remains one of the best multi-room options.