I'm excited about the release of the Sonos/Alexa integration. Thank you to the Sonos team for getting this out the door! Setting up the skill was a breeze and it seems to be working very well for me so far. Naturally, I already have some ideas for improvement... :-)
I have an Echo device in each room where I also have one or more Sonos zones. For example:
- Echo Dot bedroom
- Sonos ZP80 bedroom (with a dedicated amp and speakers)
- Echo Show kitchen (covers kitchen, dining area, and living area)
- Sonos Play:5 kitchen
- Sonos Play:1 pair dining area
- Sonos Playbar (with sub and surrounds) living area
- Echo Dot office
- Sonos ZP80 office (with a dedicated amp and speakers)
I think it would be great to be able to associate a given Echo device with one or more Sonos zones, so that Echo device would control those zones by default. I would still want the ability to control other Sonos zones by naming them explicitly.
For example, if I am talking to my Echo Show in the kitchen, "Alexa, play some music" would start music on the kitchen, dining area, and living area Sonos zones. "Alexa, play music in the bedroom" said to that same Echo Show, would control the Sonos in the bedroom. If I then walked into the bedroom and said to the Echo Dot in the bedroom, "Alexa, mute" it would mute the Sonos zone in the bedroom and the zones in the kitchen, dining area, and living room would continue playing.