Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Hi folks,I’m experiencing issues related to the volume of Alexa since the Sonos update to 12.1. I’m using a surround setup with one Sonos Beam and two Sonos Play:1 in my living room. Since a few years, the Alexa response volume was just static and not related to the music volume set by Sonos. This was a good thing because you could listen to music in very low volume while you could talk to Alexa and get a normal, relatively loud response.Since 12.1, the Alexa volume seems to be related to the overall speaker volume. Now when the volume is set maybe between 1-20%, it is just impossible for me to communicate with Alexa because her responses are extremely quiet. I can only start to understand her again when the volume slider is maybe at 25-30% or higher, but then of course the music is also proportional louder, which is not good.Is there any way to set the Alexa volume independent of the music volume?Thank you very much in advance.
So I've recently got a Sonos One. Set it up, works fine with the Sonos App, all I want really. Figured I'd give the whole Alexa thing a shot anyway. So I went through the setup. Logged in with Sonos, logged in with Amazon, installed the app. linked the accounts, enabled the skill, all dandy. - The Skill is enabled in Alexa. - The Sonos shows up in the list of devices. - Alexa answers questions on the Sonos (weather, news, etc.) just fine. However, if I ask Alexa to play any music, radio, whatever, it just keeps telling me to enable the Skill in the App, which I have. I've read various topic on "fixes" with various resets, deletions and all sorts of faffing about. The question is: Is there a way to get this to work without dancing around a fire and sacrificing a chicken? Edit: Yes, I did ask Alexa to find new devices. (And again after deisabling and enabling the Skill once more) It just tells me it couldn't find any new devices. So does the app when trying to discover
Hi, i have 3 sonos one in my living room which have always worked perfectly but suddenly Alexa can't find any music artists, only playlists. So when I say Alexa play Metallica, she just reply i could not find any songs by Metallica. I have an English amazon account, and all my devices have an english adress in the alexa app. I think everything is installed correct. Skills as well are correct installed. Please help me get alexa back to normal.
Sorry if I've missed this conversation, but I'm new to this forum. I've been waiting to purchase a Sonos Play 5 until it's integrated with Alexa, which I thought was coming. I wasn't expecting this integration to be physical as with the new Play One. Rather, I was hoping to be able to tell Alexa on my Echo Dot what to play on Spotify, and the result would be a silent Echo Dot while Spotify is playing on the Play 5 over wi-fi. Is Sonos planning this sort of integration?
I got myself two Sonos Ones to replace to Play:1s and got them all set up yesterday. I had to reset and remove devices and start over, but all seems to work. There is just one small problem. In my Alexa app after adding a Kitchen and Living Room Sonos One, I now have 4 new devices showing. Kitchen, Kitchen Sonos, Living Room and Living Room Sonos. If I speak to Alexa and ask her to play music, she says 'Playing ...... on Kitchen Sonos', likewise if I want to play music in another room I have to say 'Alexa, play ...... on Living Room Sonos, I can't just say Living Room. To play to a Bedroom Play:1 I can just say 'bedroom'. I assume that the 'Kitchen' device is Alexa and the 'Kitchen Sonos' device is the actual speaker for playback. Does anyone else have the same, and is this correct? It's not a deal breaker but a little bit annoying.
To enable a couple of play 5's 2nd gen with Alexa and potentially more speakers if I add them (not necessarily Sonos One) and also a Sonos Connect plugged into a record player do I have to get the Echo Dot or does the Echo Input work in exactly the same way but just doesn't have a little speaker built into it. It seems the Echo Input only has hard wire or Bluetooth while the Echo Dot can connect to Sonos wirelessly. Is this correct?
Has anyone been able to get the Sonos beam voice command: "Alexa turn off TV" to work? At this point I am able to get it to turn ON with voice and so far everything seem to be good except that the turn tv OFF via voice command is not working (and the random airplay not working and requiring to power cycle the beam). The TV i have is the Samsung MU8000 series... I have checked the TV option and do have Anynet+ enabled.. don't see any options as mentioned in this thread for samsung (https://en.community.sonos.com/home-theater-228993/enabling-cec-on-your-tv-for-beam-6810049) I have other devices in which if I connect it to the tv ARC HDMI port (at this point not using beam)... those device would shut the tv down when they are power off or go to sleep... So it seem like the TV is capable of having devices connected via its ARC HDMI shut the tv down... I just can't seem to get the beam to via the Alexa voice command... Has anyone had any luck with the Sonos Beam Alexa voic
I have several Sonos CONNECT boxes that control speakers in my home. How do I make these discoverable in the Alexa App so I can direct Alexa to play music in various rooms of my house. I have a second home that has Sonos PLAY1 speakers and Alexa is able to discover these but not the CONNECT.
Hi, I currently have all of my music on Google Play, is there (or will there) be any way for this to be played using Alexa? The reason why it is on Google Play is that I have all my CDs ripped and uploaded (as Google provide more songs than Amazon does). I understand that Amazon and Google are rivals but from my understand how this works is that the command is sent to Sonos API, so could this work? Thanks.
I am having a party with a lot of commotion going on and would like to somehow disable the microphone so Alexa is not accidentally prompted. On my echo I can simply press the microphone button but not the case here. Prefer not to remove the Alexa feature because I still want it for my other sonos devices in other rooms.
I am having trouble using Alexa on my Sonos one to play music through Spotify. Whenever I ask her to play something e.g “Play Wide Awake by Katy Perry” she just replied with “sorry something went wrong”’. I think I have linked everything correctly so not sure how to resolve this.
Got my Beam installed yesterday and it’s really great but having problems getting Alexa to control Spotify through it. Works on all my Dots around the house so not sure why not on the Beam. Everything seems connected from an account perspective (Sonos connected to Spotify connected to Alexa). BTW Alexa works via the Beam for other skills like weather and time etc. Any ideas anyone?
Both of my ONEs now respond to all requests to play anything with the voice response 'Undefined'. Other Alexa commands (such as 'what's the weather today') work fine. I recently re-enabled the Alexa Sonos skill, so the problem may be related to that, or (less likely) the 9.3 update. Any ideas for an expedient fix? Thanks.
My new Sonos Beam is connected to my TCL TV with a HDMI Arc. I've then installed Amazon Alexa on my beam. If my TV is turned on, and I say : 1. "Alexa, turn [b]off[/b] TV", she responds with "OK" and IT WORKS 2. "Alexa, turn [b]on[/b] TV", she responds with "OK" and IT WORKS 3. If I wait 2-3 minutes with my TV turned off, and then tries to turn it back on with Alexa, she responds "OK" but nothing happens. I then have to turn the TV on manually. She responds perfectly with any other commands I give her, regarding Spotify etc. But there seems to be some kind of problem between Sonos beam/Alexa and my TCL TV. Does anyone know about this problem, and a possible solution? Greetings, Alexander
I recently read a Which review of the Sonos One (https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/wireless-and-bluetooth-speakers/sonos-one/review), which was damning. I was quite surprised as the forums and other reviews I have seen are quite positive. For those that have both, I would like to know what is your overall impression of the Sonos One sounds quality vs. the Amazon Echo 2nd Gen? To quote Which: "Should I buy this speaker? No." "[It's] mediocre. Music sounds very processed, rough and harsh rather than natural, with a heavy bass that is not well blended with the rest of the sound." "Amazon's own Eco Second Generation sounds significantly better at a far cheaper price."
First of all this is not a request to support grouping sonos with sonos speakers for particular rooms, rather this is a request or an inquiry to find out if there are any plans (or rather that there should be plans) to support "grouping" of Alexa Echo Speakers with Sonos Speakers. In my opinion, if the desire is to be truely agnostic of AI (Alexa, Google Home, Siri, etc.) then supporting other speakers (third parties or by Amazon, Google, or Apple) in unison is a must. If i am sonos owner it is obvious i want to use more sonos products together because they are truly sound (no pun intended) and quality speakers, however if I want an AI in my house (alexa for instance) i want it to be supported everywhere even if i invested in an Alexa Echo Plus (for instance). If you only allow to have Alexa control sonos and all Echo Speakers or other third party speakers are blocked away then you are seriously limiting the user as they will not be able to benefit from let's say buying an E
Hello, I have a Sonos Beam (Alexa built-in) and a Ring Video Door Bell at Home. I have added the Sonos and Ring Skills, and Alexa can see my Ring Video Door Bell as : a) a Camera and b) a "Motion Sensor", which is perfectly fine. I understand that Ring Skills (for video) work only for Echo Show or Fire TV, so I am trying to use the "Motion Sensor" capability of my Ring Doorbell via an Alexa Routine like follows: 1) WHEN "device" (ring doorbell motion sensor) DETECTED MOVEMENT THEN Alex Say "Intruder" But when trying to create the Routine, the save will fail because Alexa couldn't find any audio device. How is that possible if Alexa lives "inside" de "Audio Device" SONOS BEAM? Any help will be appreciated! Thanks
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