I’m sure this question has been asked lots of times but I can’t seem to find a definitive answer.
Can you use Alexa via another device (i.e. smartphone) to control Sonos speakers that don’t have integrated Alexa functionality?
For example, suppose someone had this setup:
2x Sonos One in the kitchen
1x Sonos Five in the living room
1x Sonos One SL in the bedroom
Only two of those four speakers have Alexa built-in (the Ones in the kitchen). However, if you happened to be in the kitchen, could you say something along the lines of “Alexa, play Spotify in the bedroom?” or would that not work as the bedroom speaker doesn’t have Alexa built-in?
If it does work, would that then mean that a smartphone could also be used to action voice commands? For example, if the person was in the living room, could they use the Alexa app on their phone to say ‘Alexa, play Spotify in the living room?’
In fact, if that is possible, could you not just use the assistant on the smartphone? Could Siri or Google Assistant do the same thing without Alexa integration? I think I’d prefer to just talk to the phone, which I usually have on me, rather than have additional microphones in every room.
Thanks for any guidance.