So I thought I would dip my toe in to this Alexa mularky. I only wanted the voice control over my Sonos system though as I really don't care for IA telling me what the weather is!!. I already had Sonos in every room of the house before the One was released so rather than buy any new units I thought I'd test it out with a £50 Echo Dot. I'm 'Old School', my music is mainly stored on a WD Cloud with many playlists setup in itunes and happily read by Sonos.
I discovered very quickly that Alexa can't recognize any of these play lists. What is the point of that!! Alexa is really only there to support streaming.
So my big beef (and I would be f***in' livid if I'd bought some Sonos One's) is that it should be made more obvious that Alexa can not access your personal music library - for me only £50 down the drain.
However - Why Alexa cannot see your music library through Sonos is a mystery - it only needs to be able to access your NAS in devices and can use the Sonos software to find playlist names.
Come on Amazon & Sonos get your sh** together here. There must be many, many frustrated Sonos users like me who cannot see the point of a half bake service. Why go to all the trouble of integrating the hardware into your speaker units only then to let it down by incomplete software. You need to work on full functionality through voice activation.
Oh and another thing - deletion of the Play 3 with no direct replacement - what business model decided that!!!