Sonos is adding voice controls thanks to a partnership with Amazon. Starting next year the company’s connected speaker systems will integrate seamlessly with the Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices, making it possible to control your Sonos setup with nothing but your voice.

It’s a smart move for Sonos, which would have otherwise needed to develop its own voice recognition technology to stay competitive. It’s also a great perk for Echo fans since Amazon’s smart speaker can’t really match Sonos when it comes to sound quality. This way you get the best of both worlds.

Once the update hits in 2017 you’ll be able to control your Sonos speakers with a quick voice command. “Alexa, play me music,” brings up recently added songs, and you can get more specific with a certain genre or artist. You’ll also be able to control which room the speakers are playing in with a command like “Alexa, play in the living room.”

Sonos admits it still has plenty of work to do before its speakers actually sync up with Amazon’s Alexa software. The company also says this is “only the beginning,” suggesting we might see even more smart home features announced further down the road.