About ducking time
Ducking seems to be fixed now. I have grouped my echo and Sonos devices in the Alexa app and ducking seems to only affect the Sonos device that is associated with the echo that processes the command.
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I was really disappointed with how Amazon implemented that feature. Since many of my rooms have a light switch and switch for the fan, I can do the 'short' command unless I want to turn both on/off. I assume it won't be an issue if/when they implement speakers into the group, since they can't really put speakers into the same object type as anything else.
Also the Sonos One’s Alexa unit cannot be grouped under the Alexa app like echo devices can. Which (once room-specific ducking finally works) will be a huge PITA if Sonos doesn’t get that resolved!
That's a good question. In the Alexa app, the only devices that can be grouped are Echo devices. Separate Sonos devices don't seem to be associated with this in any way.
It looks like you're the only one for whom this works or I'm missing something obvious. I have several Echo Dots and a Show, and every time anyone invokes "Alexa", all of my Sonos players duck out.
This has become unbelievably annoying. I have a son who checks his math homework by asking Alexa math problems. Meanwhile, we're entertaining guests and our music keeps dropping out every five seconds.
Please, if this is solvable, can SOMEONE tell us what the steps are to pair ONE Echo with ONE Sonos speaker?
With the Echo Dots (since AFAIK we're still unable to pair a specific dot to a Sonos room at this time), whenever Alexa wakes, all the rooms duck out briefly. With the new Sonos One, nothing ducks at all, except for the One itself. This is a bit of an annoyance, as I actually liked that the living room 5.1 setup would duck when asking Alexa things. Is there any way to get that working with the Sonos one, since I've essentially incorporated it into my existing living room setup (albeit named as a separate Sonos room "One").
It would seem that the Sonos and Alexa apps on the back-end are ultimately treating the Sonos One as not a standard Echo unit in terms of both behaviour and functionality (no sound toggle options for the One within the Amazon app, as you get with the Dots).
The echo is using the Alexa integration, not the line-out.
Is this in 8.5.2?
Do you have a Sonos One, or just an Echo with line-out to Sonos?