I found a 2 year old thread where the Sonos people said they were “working on this”. I guess they must work pretty slow. Anyway here’s the old thread:
Maybe a new thread will get them to actually do something?
What the heck is up with Alexa on the Sonos in general and the Sonos Beam in particular? So I’m listening to TV. Everything is fine. I say “Alexa what time is it?” and she SHOUTS “ITS FREEKIN 10 ‘ CLOCK!” at the top of her lungs causing the dogs to start barking.
OMG! I can’t use Alexa on the Beam if she can’t learn to use her indoor voice. How did this thing even get to market like this? Have any Sonos engineering people ever used Alexa on a real Amazon Echo device? She doesn’t scare little children and cause plates to fall out of the cupboard. She sounds normal. And if she’s too loud, you can turn her down. Music and Alexa are always at the same volume. Everything works fine.
But on a Sonos? Nope. TV volume is fine, Alexa is out of her mind. Or Alexa is fine and TV audio is basically off. WHY?!?!?
And while on the topic, what on earth is that “chime” noise? Tell the truth. You sampled a Tuba or maybe a harp seal? Good grief! I disabled that one pretty fast. Unfortunately it keeps coming back.
Come on Sonos… this is simply stupid. I’ll have to unlink Alexa. And if I’m doing that, why do I need the Beam? I might as well grab a Playbar. I know it’s older technology and costs more but it sounds way better than the Beam.
So? Am I right? Or did I somehow miss a patch, fix or tip?