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Can the Sonos Beam be added to Alexa's "Multi-Room Speakers" Group?

  • 11 May 2019
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Can the Sonos Beam be added to Alexa's "Multi-Room Speakers" Group?

Yes, a Beam can be added to a "Group" via the Alexa app. That is not what I am trying to do.
More specifically, I am looking to add the beam to my already existing "multi-room music group"
("groups" are not the same thing as "multi-room music groups")


Things I have already attempted / looked for:
• I see the Beam listed under all devices in the Alexa app, and it is showing that it is online.
• All of my Alexa devices and Beam are on the same Wi-Fi network.
• I have the Sonos skill enabled on my Alexa app.
• I have the Sonos app downloaded on iOS and I am signed in.
• "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?" 😛 - Yes, I've closed the Alexa app, restarted my phone, tried adding from the existing multi-room group, deleted that same existing group and tried to add by starting from scratch. Nothing.
• I use Spotify as my music service. It is enabled on Alexa app and added on Sonos app.
• I can play music from any of these devices separately.
• I called Customer Service for both Sonos and Amazon. Both representatives were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the products- walked me through other options and ideas and were just as stumped as me.

The goal was to add my Beam soundbar to my existing Alexa devices in the multi-room music group so that I could play music throughout multiple rooms. I can already do this with all of my Alexa devices but was just trying to add the Beam.

It is very possible, that this is not supported at this time - BUT there is not a definitive "no" out there and thought I would ask.
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Best answer by The Generalist 30 May 2019, 18:44

Unfortunately there is no way to combine/sync Amazon Echos and Sonos together for multi-room music playback. I had the latest Sonos One and the latest Amazon Echo Plus (and Dot) and unfortunately I ended up returning the Sonos One because I had too much already invested in the Echos. There is no way to do what you want because Amazon and Sonos haven't made a bridge to sync audio playback. You either have to have all Sonos or All Echos to have synced audio played via multi-room music group. Sonos is much better sound quality but when I already had so much money in Amazon it didn't make sense to replace all of that with expensive Sonos speakers.
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Unfortunately there is no way to combine/sync Amazon Echos and Sonos together for multi-room music playback. I had the latest Sonos One and the latest Amazon Echo Plus (and Dot) and unfortunately I ended up returning the Sonos One because I had too much already invested in the Echos. There is no way to do what you want because Amazon and Sonos haven't made a bridge to sync audio playback. You either have to have all Sonos or All Echos to have synced audio played via multi-room music group. Sonos is much better sound quality but when I already had so much money in Amazon it didn't make sense to replace all of that with expensive Sonos speakers.

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