Easily switch music between alexa and sonos speakers

  • 24 December 2022
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We currently have our Alexa paired to our sonos speaker. We want the option to just play thru the Alexa speaker from time to time. The only option i see is completely removing the pairing all together.

Any suggestions?


Best answer by Jamie A 30 December 2022, 10:50

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Hi @jkl2337, welcome to the Sonos Community.

You shouldn’t have to unpair the devices to get Alexa playing by itself. I don’t use Alexa myself, but when issuing a voice command, it’s generally better to specific the name of the room/speaker you want to use. 

So if you want to play just on the Alexa speaker, you’ll say the same command but add what you’ve called the device in the Alexa app to the end. For example, if the Alexa device is named Bedroom, you’d say ‘Alexa, play Music in the Bedroom’.

If this doesn’t help, it’s probably better to reach out to Amazon for further help and they’ll know more about their own device and why it’s not letting you play it by itself.

I hope this information helps!