Clashing names

  • 4 October 2017
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What can I do with clashing names for Alexa devices and Sonos devices ?
For example I have an Alexa dot called kitchen and a sonos device called kitchen. When I ask alexa to play it defaults to music coming from the dot rather than sonos.
I don't want to rename everything strangely as it doesn't make it user friendly... any ideas ?

Best answer by Chris 5 October 2017, 04:40

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Also have hue lights called "kitchen", these don't work due to the mix up now !
Um, try renaming them?
Rename Sonos in Kitchen to 'Sonos Kitchen'?
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Rename Sonos in Kitchen to 'Sonos Kitchen'?
Or the lights to Kitchen Lights.
Or maybe "Lumos" for the lights?
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I found calling all my alexa devices putting room in front of name worked well. The only time you really use the alexa name is with intercom calling feature. So example I left my Sonos as Kitchen and then called the alexa “room kitchen”. So when I use intercom I say drop in room kitchen. So the wording flows nicely and it keeps the names from being mixed up. Changing the Sonos to Kitchen I didn’t find alexa wod pickup well when I would say play music on Sonos Kitchen. Works much better and reliably leaving Sonos as plain “kitchen” and alexa as “room kitchen”. Plus I didn’t like having Sonos in front of all zone names in the Sonos app.