Alexa and Sonos Megathread

  • 25 September 2018
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I live in Australia where Apple Music, Alexa and Sonos have all supposedly integrated. When I add the Apple Music skill, and try to link it, I am told Apple Music isn’t available in my region.

I just bought 4 x One’s and a Beam solely for Apple Music. I’m furious as now they’re opened they can’t be returned.
I live in Australia where Apple Music, Alexa and Sonos have all supposedly integrated. When I add the Apple Music skill, and try to link it, I am told Apple Music isn’t available in my region.

I just bought 4 x One’s and a Beam solely for Apple Music. I’m furious as now they’re opened they can’t be returned.

i think it was clearly announced in this thread (2nd post from Sonos Staff):

https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/alexa-play-apple-music-on-sonos-6823840

That said though, I can see Australia and New Zealand getting this at some stage in the not too distant future. (Famous Last Words) ! Time will tell.
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I live in Australia where Apple Music, Alexa and Sonos have all supposedly integrated. When I add the Apple Music skill, and try to link it, I am told Apple Music isn’t available in my region.

I just bought 4 x One’s and a Beam solely for Apple Music. I’m furious as now they’re opened they can’t be returned.
i think it was clearly announced in this thread (2nd post from Sonos Staff):

https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/alexa-play-apple-music-on-sonos-6823840
That said though, I can see Australia and New Zealand getting this at some stage in the not too distant future. (Famous Last Words) ! Time will tell.


It is already available in Australia or else I wouldn't otherwise have posted.

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT209250
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/15/alexa-support-apple-music-australia-nz/
https://www.smh.com.au/technology/apple-music-now-works-with-amazon-s-alexa-in-australia-20190514-p51n8l.html

So it’s looking quite imminent then for both Australia and New Zealand, as I mentioned. Just perhaps needs someone to 'flick the switch' to the 'on' position (if only such things were that easy!)... I’m just not sure however who needs to do that?

joshuaroth,

Ah I now see Sonos Staff have commented on the Amazon/Apple integration on Sonos in Australia in this thread:

https://en.community.sonos.com/amazon-alexa-and-sonos-229102/i-could-not-find-that-on-apple-music-alexa-and-apple-music-integration-issues-6825682

Still some technical work to do, it seems, to make it all happen, or so it appears. So it’s possibly a case of waiting patiently, for a while longer, perhaps? ...
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Is there any news on when/if Tidal and Alexa support will be coming to the UK? I can’t seem to find an answer on this.

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What can Alexa do on Sonos One that it can't do on Echo?

I plan to buy several Sonos One or Play:1 speakers.

It's not clear to me I need Alexa built into my Sonos speakers. Any Sonos speakers I buy will be in the same rooms as other Amazon Echo devices (Spot, Dot, or Show). I have two Sonos Connects, and I know I can ask Alexa via an Echo device to play music on the Connects, so I don't need Alexa built into Sonos to do that. I understand if Alexa is built into a Sonos speaker, I can ask Alexa -- on that speaker -- to adjust the volume. Other than that, is there anything Sonos-related I can do with Alexa built into a Sonos speaker that I can't do by talking to Alexa on my existing Echo devices?
If all your speakers will be in the same room as an Alexa device, there is no Alexa-specific reasons to buy the Sonos One over the Play:1. However, the Sonos One has other features that the Play:1 does not; it is newer so it will be supported longer (though all Sonos players since 2005 are still being supported), it has Airplay 2, and it has capacitance controls on the top that let you swipe for volume and FF/Rew instead of the hard button controls (and weird button combos for FF/Rew) on the Play:1.

If these additional features are not worth it to you, then go for the Play:1s.

And by the way, you can adjust volume on Sonos using Echos too. Matter of fact, if the Sonos is the preferred speaker for the Echo device, and music is playing on the Sonos, the volume instructions default to the Sonos. Same goes for initiating music. If Sonos is the preferred speaker(s) for an Echo, all music defaults to the Sonos(es) by default. No need to add the room name.
Thanks jgatie, this is useful information. I'll think about my priorities, then make a purchase decision.
I have problem each time Alexa is replying, i do not find any results related to the search.
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