Getting Ready for Sonos One

  • 2 October 2017
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If you’re as excited about the new Sonos One as we are, you’ll want to make sure you’re ready to go the moment you pick it up on the 24th. Here’s everything you need to know to be all prepped for the release of the Sonos One.

  1. On your mobile device, download the Amazon Alexa app from the Apple app store or Google Play. This app is going to be used to control some basic Alexa services, such as picking a default music service from the Alexa supported services.
  2. Create an Amazon account, if you don’t have one yet. Just click Sign In and Start here where it asks if you’re a new user.
  3. Update all your Sonos devices to version 8.0 by checking for updates inside the Sonos app.

That’s it! You’ll be ready to go the moment your Sonos One gets to your home. If you’d like to read more about Alexa and Sonos, check out this page on using other Alexa enabled devices with Sonos, and this one too on How Alexa Works With Sonos.

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I don't think Amazon has released Alexa in Hong Kong, so Sonos hasn't added their support either. You'll need Amazon to release the entire Echo architecture, and then Sonos has to do some magic to get the skill out as well.
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I hear that guys are getting Alexa to work in Hong Kong, even though it's not released here yet... is there any work around? And do Sonos have an anticipated release date?
So with the news of HomePod today, I decided to plunge in the Alexa world. I have a 5.1 setup with 2 Play:1s as the rear channels. I'm reading I will need 2 new Sonos Ones for stereo connection, but will it work (with the Alexa features) in a 5.1 setup with the playbar and sub?
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I'm reading I will need 2 new Sonos Ones for stereo connection, but will it work (with the Alexa features) in a 5.1 setup with the playbar and sub?

That's correct. The Sonos Ones would act as your surrounds with the PLAYBAR. Alexa would be available from both.
thanks so much, just bought 2 for pickup today! will have to figure out what to do with my other play:1s now!