Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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So you’ve read all about [url=https://en.community.sonos.com/forum-228971/alexa-now-playing-on-sonos-6791301]Amazon Alexa working with Sonos[/url] and you want to know more. Here’s a rundown of how the integration works. Your Amazon Alexa devices are listening for you to say the wake word, “Alexa”. When they hear that word, the microphones record what you say and send the audio to the Amazon Alexa cloud to be translated. That voice line turns into a string of text. The Amazon protocols determine if it’s meant for Amazon Alexa or for a Sonos player. If it’s for Sonos, that text is then sent directly, and securely, over to the Sonos cloud to be turned into a command using our own codes. Finally, the Sonos intended command goes down to the system. Want to try it out? Here are [url=https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3514]some fun commands[/url] to try. I like starting with: “Alexa, play some salsa in the kitchen.”
For over 6 months I was able to use Alexa on my 4 Sonos devices (3 x Sonos One + Sonos Beam). It was working much better than Google Assistant and I was able to control my smart home devices this way. However, few weeks ago Alexa stopped responding correctly to some of the commands and last week it declined to work completely. When trying to troubleshoot the issue I removed Sonos skill from Alexa. Unfortunately, now I cannot add it back. When trying to add Alexa in the Sonos app I can see a message “Amazon Alexa is not available in your country”. Is there any way to bring back the Alexa to Sonos? It was working perfectly fine in English. I was wondering if the Sonos team could disable the geographical restriction in Amazon Skills store? I’m really angry as my choice to buy 5 devices (Beam, 3 Sonos One and one One SL) was driven mostly by the Alexa support few months ago...
Can you please provide me information if Sonos is actively working on creating skills for Alexa India Account. If yes, whats the target completion date. If not, is there any other way I can add Sonos skills in Alexa India account or connect echo dot to Sonos Playbar?
I have many Amazon Echo devices (made by Amazon and by others) and I can change the wake word on all of them (I prefer Echo and really dislike Alexa in part because we have a young child with that name). When I ask any other device to change the wake word, they do it. When I ask Sonos, it says “you are unable to do that on this device.” SO FRUSTRATING.I will probably install a Fire TV stick and avoid using Sonos for voice commands.
Alexa is unavailable in your country, You are not eligible to due to geographical restrictions.enable this skill
Hello, I just got my 2 Sonos Move speakers and I have been trying to get Alexa to work on them but no luck so far. As the title suggests both apps of Alexa and Sonos say that it is not available in my country, being The Netherlands. I know that Sonos officials are not permitted to point us in other solutions however if anyone knows of a solution to this one I would gladly listen to them. So far I have been using Google Assistant but I would really prefer if I got Alexa to work on these. Thank you in advance for your help.
Recently moved to Vietnam and when trying to add Alexa it says that it is not available in this country. Have used it in a bunch of different countries without issues. Any ideas? Need the app to allow location settings for Alexa to work, which may be an issue.
My Roam previously play radio music without an issue. Now, if I say ‘Alexa, play BBC radio 2’ it responds with ‘playing BBC radio 2’, then ‘BBC Sounds’. Previously it would then start playing music, but now I only get silence. It seems to affect any music station I try to play, eg Smooth FM. Alexa will still answer queries, so it is connected to the internet, and I can see it on my Sonos app. Any ideas for fixing this?
I have been living in Japan for years and have had no problem using my America Amazon account to connect to Alexa, but I have decided that I would like to use my Japanese Amazon account for more relevant local information on my new Echo 15 screen. In preparation for moving over, I deregistered and deleted all my Sonos devices from my American account and changed my Sonos address to my Japanese address. But no matter what I try, the Sonos app continues to default to the NA url (North America I assume?) server for Amazon login. My Japanese account obviously wasn’t recognized there. I tried adding Alexa in the Sonos app using a new iPad with no Amazon apps installed hoping that the Sonos app would pick a server based on IP only, with no influence from other signed in apps, but that didn’t work. Are there any other suggestions for forcing the Sonos app to a certain Amazon login page?
bonjour impossible de connecter le skills de sonos sur alexa ca me met ce message pourtant sait tou a jour Mettez à jour votre système SonosVos enceintes doivent faire l’objet d’une mise à jour avant l’activation de la Skill Sonos.Ouvrez l’application Sonos et mettez à jour votre système. Après la mise à jour, retournez sur l’application Alexa pour ajouter la Skill Sonos. que faire
My wife and I were talking while the Sonos in our bedroom this morning while Sonos was lightly playing. Talking about a show and how it parallels the Clinton/Trump election or the Biden/Trump one and out of nowhere it beeped and started listening. Nowhere did we use anything resembling Alexa. It’s happened numerous times before. That’s really scary. Just disengaged it. I will stick with Sonos Voice Control only moving forward.
When my Sonos Beam volume is set a comfortable level for watching tv and I ask Alexa a question, the volume of her response is too low. I am unable to hear the answer. If I raise the volume of the Fire Cube it doesn’t change the volume on the Beam. If I raise the volume of the Beam I can hear her response, BUT the volume is WAY too loud to watch tv..
Hi folks,I’m experiencing issues related to the volume of Alexa since the Sonos update to 12.1. I’m using a surround setup with one Sonos Beam and two Sonos Play:1 in my living room. Since a few years, the Alexa response volume was just static and not related to the music volume set by Sonos. This was a good thing because you could listen to music in very low volume while you could talk to Alexa and get a normal, relatively loud response.Since 12.1, the Alexa volume seems to be related to the overall speaker volume. Now when the volume is set maybe between 1-20%, it is just impossible for me to communicate with Alexa because her responses are extremely quiet. I can only start to understand her again when the volume slider is maybe at 25-30% or higher, but then of course the music is also proportional louder, which is not good.Is there any way to set the Alexa volume independent of the music volume?Thank you very much in advance.
I have a playbar, sub and 2 sonos 1's as my rears with Alexa built in. Since alexa doesn't allow drop in with Sonos, I am trying to figure out if I can use an echo dot for alexa (turn off alexa feature on the 1's) and still keep the surround sound as well as the easy access of playing having alexa control?Appreciate any ideas??
Hi, I moved house recently and had to set everything up from scratch again. Everything is now working fine apart from the fact that I cannot for the life of me get Alexa to play anything from BBC Sounds on my sonos speakers. I’m using 2 Play 1’s and a Soundbar with two Echo Dots. For the purposes of this particular problem I’m talking about my kitchen Exho Dot and my Kitchen Sonos Play 1.I can play from Spotify to sonos using alexa commands ‘Alexa play Madonna on Kitchen’. No problem, Madonna plays on my kitchen sonos. I can play BBC Sounds content via the sonos app. I can play other services fine eg ‘Alexa play Absolute radio on kitchen’. Or‘Alexa play from Audible on kitchen’.No problem with any of this. But I cannot get alexa to pass a BBC Sounds command through to sonos. Command: ‘alexa, ask BBC Sounds to play radio 4 on kitchen’ Response: ‘playing the kitchen cabinet from 27th of august 2022’. (This then plays a bbc radio programme called ‘the kitchen cabinet’ on the echo dot in
Hi,2 years ago, I had a VPN to use Alexa on my Sonos, because I’m from Belgium and it was not supported for that country at that time. For a reason that I can’t figure, I can’t do that anymore, but that’s ok because as you can see below, Alexa is avalaible since more than a year in Belgium : BUT ! When I try to use Alexa on my Sonos app, or when I try to add the sonos skill on my Alexa app, there’s still this message, saying that Alexa isn’t avalaible in my country. I know that Alexa isn’t the problem here because it works just fine with other skills or with my eccho dot without using any VPN, it has to come from Sonos. Sonos, is there a way to fix this ? As a Belgian who finally get access to Alexa, I’m dying to be able to use it on my Sonos Beam or Sonos One, as I used to do years ago ! (And without having to use a VPN because it’s a pain in the a**...)Thanks in advance if you can help me. (Hope I was understandable, English is not my main language)
I am trying to set up my eight Sonos One speakers to play through Alexa. I can see each speaker in the Alexa app, and I have created a Group and added all speakers to it, but whenever I tell Alexa to play music to that Group, only one speaker plays. Also, if I tell Alexa to play music to an individual speaker, a random speaker will play. Has anyone experienced these issues and resolved them? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Amazon Alexa is fully supported in Brazil, including full Portuguese-BR support and Amazon sells the full Echo product range on the Amazon Brazil store.And yet, the Sonos app tells me that Alexa isn’t available here??This is so frustrating because I went through a huge ordeal to bring a sonos arc to Brazil (its massive and I had to bring it through a separate cargo package as it doesn’t fit the luggage. And I bought it specially because the out of the box integration with Alexa groups and therefore echo products.This is very disappointing and I hope this is fixed soon :(
Hi,I have gone through the previous messages. This topic seems to have got CLOSED by the moderator with out being addressed.We have ALEXA already doing well in the UAE. It is time that Sonos brings it out. We are all disappointed as we are not able to make good use of alexa and sonos combination. The purpose of upgreading the systems is going in vain.i have been writing to sonos care in twitter also. but no reply. I hope that may be now this issue will get duly addressed and resolved.Sonos voice control is of not much use for us! Thanks Br, Jawahar
ISSUE 1:My Sonos Arc shows up as a TV in the Alexa app. Therefore, I cannot add it as a speaker to a room. Trying to group together two Sonos speakers is my goal, which I had done previously, but all of the sudden I can’t. Music will play on one speaker or the other, but not both. This is a brand new problem that started today after disconnecting and reconnecting my Sonos “skill” in Alexa to try to fix the below, issue #2.ISSUE 2: (post from Reddit. keep in mind issue #1 hadn’t happened yet at the time I wrote this)I'm pretty frustrated with what is a pretty basic, fundamental thing I want to do with my "smart" speakers- change the volume.I personally tend to use my phone or Sonos app to change the volume, but my partner, roommate, and guests sometimes need to use Alexa. I also like the convenience of it when I'm not near my phone.When I ask Alexa to change the volume of a group, it's only changing the volume of one speaker instead of the whole group. The volume is only changed on the
I find the Sonos support site most frustrating!! It seems that every topic is discussed for every Sonos product! What happened to the old concept of a user nmanual for each product?A simple question - can I control my Amp using Alexa? I have spent a great deal of time trying to work through “Set up an Amazon Alexa device to control Sonos”, but without any success!!Any ideas?
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