Amazon Echo

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Consumer Reports, one of the very few magazines that still reviews equipment objectively, gives the Echo a "good" for sound quality, while Tap gets a "Fair".

http://www.consumerreports.org/wireless-speakers/amazon-tap-sound-quality/

Want the very best SQ a wireless speaker can deliver? Get a Play:5. Better, get a stereo pair.

http://www.consumerreports.org/wireless-speakers/best-wireless-speakers-right-now/
Interesting to see a licensed third part product...

http://www.invoxia.com/triby/
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That's interesting.
More tick box pain for sonos, makes sonos look like a 10 year old product....
That's interesting.
More tick box pain for sonos, makes sonos look like a 10 year old product....


Why? Sonos has announced it is working on voice control. No other multi-room system has even announced this functionality, Sonos is the first. In what way could these facts make Sonos "look like a 10 year old product"? Seems to me they are ahead of the game, not behind.
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Interesting to see a licensed third part product...

http://www.invoxia.com/triby/


I think they might regret naming this thing after one of the most infamously annoying Star Trek creatures (Tribble for those under 35!)
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Download AnyMote (Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.remotefairy4 or iOS -https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anymote-smart-remote/id881829455?mt=8), select pair with Wi-Fi device, and pair it with your Sonos. Then, connect the AnyMote skill to Alexa. It will allow you to control Sonos speakers with Alexa.
Yes, Anymote and Yonomi both allow very limited on/off control of Sonos devices from Alexa. Existing playlists, volume control too, at least via Yonomi.

No ability to search, though, which the Sonos voice control will no doubt include.
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I just got the ECHO and am enchanted. While I love the ability to tell Alexa what I'd like to hear, the sound quality is not even close to that of my 2 Play 5s and sound woofer. Actually, in comparison it is not tolerable. Alexa is good for other things but not as a music speaker.

I URGE Sonos to take advantage of the free API and let Sonos interact with Alexa! It would make my Sonos experience even more awesome than it already is.
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Josh.ai will let users control Sonos using the Amazon Echo. It accepts commands like a song title. I attached a video below that shows the voice commands.



The Sonos part is at 1 minute and 43 seconds
Josh.ai will let users control Sonos using the Amazon Echo. It accepts commands like a song title. I attached a video below that shows the voice commands.



The Sonos part is at 1 minute and 43 seconds


That's sound great video Josh.ai!

There are plenty of Amazon Alexa commands those make easier to use Echo or Echo Dot devices. Just say “Alexa – and command” to act. Check out some command here https://www.megebyte.com/list-of-alexa-commands-for-amazon-echo/