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Hey Sonos, any plans for Alexa Apple Music Support in Uk?


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Hey, I suspect that commercial issues might prevent this, given the Apple and Amazon mix, but can you confirm whether there are any plans to extend the Alexa functionality to have Apple Music as a default library?
I know I can start Apple Music using the app, but I wonder whether it will be possible to set it as the default streaming service in the Sonos Alexa skill in future?

Great job with the app btw!
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Best answer by Keith N 4 October 2017, 21:31

Hi there, SteveBM:

Thanks for the feedback on the app. I'll In regards to the question on plans to extend Alexa functionality to Apple Music, I would forward that feedback directly to Amazon. They are still the main point of contact in regards to future functionality with Amazon Alexa. Defaults for Alexa are all handled inside the Amazon Alexa app itself.

Hope you found this helpful.

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If this is Amazon Music only that makes it the most disappointing introduction of a most-wanted feature of all time.
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Hi there, SteveBM:

Thanks for the feedback on the app. I'll In regards to the question on plans to extend Alexa functionality to Apple Music, I would forward that feedback directly to Amazon. They are still the main point of contact in regards to future functionality with Amazon Alexa. Defaults for Alexa are all handled inside the Amazon Alexa app itself.

Hope you found this helpful.
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Keith N wrote:

Hi there, SteveBM:

Thanks for the feedback on the app. I'll In regards to the question on plans to extend Alexa functionality to Apple Music, I would forward that feedback directly to Amazon. They are still the main point of contact in regards to future functionality with Amazon Alexa. Defaults for Alexa are all handled inside the Amazon Alexa app itself.

Hope you found this helpful.



Thanks Keith, I will do that. Doesn’t sound too promising though!
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inopinatus wrote:

If this is Amazon Music only that makes it the most disappointing introduction of a most-wanted feature of all time.


As of right now, you can choose a few other options for defaults outside of Amazon Music. For instance, when I go into the options I see Pandora, TuneIn and iHeartRadio as other options for Music Service defaults outside of Amazon Prime Music. This is determined by the Music Services compatible with Amazon Alexa.
Really all this time waiting and I can not even use Apple Music? I understand it is not all you guys but we need this stuff. what about Siri compatibility?
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netslacker wrote:

Really all this time waiting and I can not even use Apple Music? I understand it is not all you guys but we need this stuff. what about Siri compatibility?



Siri and Google Assistant functionality have both been mentioned as in the pipeline from news reports from yesterday.
I have been waiting for Alexa integration with Sonos for a year, and now find out that it only works with Amazon music making it useless. What a disappointment.
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Peter Blandford wrote:

I have been waiting for Alexa integration with Sonos for a year, and now find out that it only works with Amazon music making it useless. What a disappointment.


Logically Alexa would only initially work with services that Amazon support through their Echo devices and Alexa skills.

However Sonos have indicated that other services will be supported; this is only a Beta (test) version!
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Peter Blandford wrote:

I have been waiting for Alexa integration with Sonos for a year, and now find out that it only works with Amazon music making it useless. What a disappointment.

Glad to be the bearer of good news. As I stated earlier, Amazon Alexa integration in Sonos also supports TuneIn, SiriusXM, Pandora and iHeartRadio. Other services may become available over time, as this is a joint effort with Amazon. Check out the steps to add these accounts here.

This is a helpful article as well.
Put another one in the super disappointed camp. 95% of our music listening comes through Apple Music. So This Alexa addition (for which I have eagerly been waiting for a year) proves to be pretty useless. Handy to pause the music and change volume but a massive disappointment vs our expectations. Doesn’t sound like it is coming soon either. Switching music service is just too much effort after the hours and hours of playlist creation we have done.

Oh well. Guess I will put the echo dots back in their boxes.
Well to find this out is rubbish. Just paid £200 for something that doesn’t work in the way I expected. I feel a refund coming.

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