I have (3) Sonos One's and (1) Sonos 5. We replaced an Echo on the main floor with three of those four units. The biggest haze though, is (as is now well documented) that with Sonos enabled Alexa devices, you loose the "Drop In" intercom function over Amazon devices. This was the most used, convenient feature of Echo at our house.
Since I can't take the constant conversations throughout the ENTIRE house via "announcements", I find myself needing to add Echo Dots everywhere so we can have the drop in feature in same rooms.
I'm worried now that I'm going to have a mess of integrations/ devices around to manage and use when I went Sonos originally for simplicity.....
Here are my questions:
1) I know I can hard wire Dot to S5, and that unit *should* function normally, and now w/ Dot behaving as it does. I presume I'll want to turn off the mic for a S1 in same room so as not to confuse what Alexa device should act as prime, correct?
2) I would guess I'll need to turn off all of the mics (therefore rendering Alexa useless on Sonos) to get drop in to work via the new Dot units, correct?
3) Once connected via BT, will Dot always answer/ play via the Sonos unit? or, does it only do that when I tell it to (e.g. Play 93XRT on Kitchen)
4) anyone have a suggestion for a more simple integration here? (other than begging Sonos to enable the feature....)