Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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I have 5 Sonos rooms and have these grouped in various ways both in the Sonos app and Alexa. I’m having issues where I’ve asked Alexa to play on a particular group then either immediately after or sometime later ask Alexa to play on a single room within that group, where it then plays on that whole group againAs an example:I ask Alexa: “Play music in the kitchen”, music will play on the Play:1 in the kitchen as expected.I then ask her to stop playing in the kitchen and a few hours later ask Alexa: “Play music downstairs”. It play music on the devices in the Kitchen, Living Room and Dining Room as expected.I again ask her to stop playing Downstairs. A few hours later, I ask Alexa “Play music in the Dining Room” and it then plays music in the Living Room and Kitchen as well as the Dining Room (but not the devices I have upstairs), i.e. on the Downstairs group. If I ask her to play in a room that isn’t in that group, it is fine, so if I ask to play in the Bedroom, it only plays in the Bed
Hi all, I currently have a Playbar setup on my main floor with surround they does not include microphones or alexa. I am planning a surround Arc setup in my basement that will support alexa. Once that is set up, will it be possible for the following?Ask Alexa to “play music on main floor” and have the alexa from the basement Arc send the command to the Playbar system? if yes, will I be able to use an Alexa device on my main floor, an echo dot, to command the Arc to command the Playbar to play music?or is that too far fetched?!
Hi All. I have recently replaced my old Echo device with a Sonos One (Gen 2) in my kitchen. I set up Alexa and it generally works fine, but any moderate background noise renders the microphone useless, and Alexa will not react unless I speak directly into the mic. I also own an Arc and a Roam and both work flawlessly. I have found some threads on here discussing the issue, but it is not clear to me whether this is a general Sonos One problem or whether to consider a replacement unit. Does anyone have a bit more insight? Thank you.
I’ve got a bunch of Sonos speakers in my house that I love, tied to a paid Amazon Music subscription. In the last couple months Alexa has started to mix up music requests. If I say something like “Alexa, play songs by The Beatles,” the system will play one song by the Beatles, then a piece of classical music, then another song by the Beatles, then a song by Billy Joel and so on. Sometimes it doesn’t even play a song by the Beatles to begin with: it’ll just play something that seems vaguely related, like Bob Dylan. It’s as if I’ve got an invisible music queue somewhere that’s getting new requests mashed in among the old ones whenever I ask Alexa to play something. When Alexa is playing music, though, the queue in my Sonos app isn’t available. I’ve tried clearing my Sonos queue when Alexa isn’t playing, and that doesn’t seem to help. Any ideas? Connectivity is good, and every other feature of the system is working as expected.
This all used to work. Now it doesn’t. Or maybe my memory has gone. My playbar is connected to my tv and volume works fine when watching tv. But I could have sworn that I could say “Alexa, play my music on Sonos” and it would play my music. The Alexa Sonos skill is enabled. But when I ask Alexa to play my music on Sonos, it says “Shuffling your music on Amazon Music” but nothing comes out of the playbar. Nothing comes out of anywhere (no echo/dot devices play anything which is expected). I’m at a loss.
Hello,I had a Samsung soundbar as well as an Alexa Echo in my living room. Among other things, I used my Echo to announce when one of my Ring cameras detected motion.I replaced both the soundbar and the Echo with a Sonos Arc, and I have Alexa integration enabled on it. However, I don’t seem to be able to make it so the Ring camera motion announcements would also go through Alexa on the Arc just like it used to on my Echo. When in the Alexa app, I select the camera I want to hear motion announcements from, but I cannot see/select the Arc to play it.I am correct in thinking that it doesn’t work that way?I searched but didn’t see a clear answer.Thanks!
Looking to use Amazon Echo to control Sonos Amp (and/or Sonos 5) via Alexa. I believe the Echo can be connected to the Sonos equipment by wire or wirelessly.Is there some advantages to using a 3.5mm to RCA (Amp) (or 3.5mm (Five)) cable to connect the output from the Echo to the input of the Sonos device (to have it play on the Sonos) vs setting up an Alexa Group to play the sound from the Echo to the Sonos? Would the sound when using a cable be better/worse quality compared to the wireless setup (for streaming music for example)? Overall, what would be the preferred way -- Wired or Wireless? (The devices will be close enough together that either way can be accomplished.)Thanks for your support.
Hello Everyone I just purchased Sonos beam and trying to set it up with my LG smart tv. It working fine with tv but built in Amazon Alexa responds to my question but doesn’t play anything. I tried to disable and enable skills in Alexa app but no luck. Please help me. Thank you
Sonos One/Move integration with Alexa appears to not support the AudioPlayer interface, at least not fully. The Alexa skill, "My Media for Alexa", uses this API to stream music, however, when playing a list of songs, Sonos plays only the first one in loop. Asking Alexa to play next song works, so it seems it is the play from one to another that does not work correctly. I contact Sonos Web support and basically the answer was that Sonos does not support 3rd party Alexa skills. This is well and good but for example Amazon echo support this skill fully. So it would be great that Sonos is looking to fix that as "My Media for Alexa” skill is the only one works fully by using a local music library (the Plex skill is very buggy in comparison). So please Sonos, look into that
I am trying to set up a Group called “everywhere” to play on my 3 Alexa devices, Alexa, Dot and sonos. Group works great for Alexa and Dot. When I try to Add Sonos Alexa app says it is not compatible. All are on the same network and the Alexa app sees all 3 speakers. Starting to get a little disappointed in the Beam. This should not be this hard. Any ideas? I have made sure that everything is on a single account in Alexa. That was an issue in the past with lights, I was logged into my account on my phone and Alexa was set to my wife’s I have since logged into my wife’s alexa app account for the time being in hopes of fixing this.
Bought our daughter a Sonos Roam for her birthday. We are however a S1 household with many speakers, Alexa integration and smart home IoT devices.Given the fact I do not intend to update to S2 anytime in the near future, how would I best setup her Roam? Should I create a net-new Sonos account for her and install S2 on her mobile device? What about Alexa integration and the fact that is tied to my login and account? I really do not wish to install the Roam under my account at this time unless someone can convince me otherwise as I’ve heard rumblings of potential issues running S1+S2 under the same account. Just looking for best practice here without sacrificing functionality for both my daughter, or the rest of the household. TIA
We have Sonos One with Alexa in kitchen and playbar in lounge.We can control playbar through Alexa in kitchen, but of course that’s not very convenient.I don’t want to install an Alexa device in the lounge just to control playbar, which I’m sure is one solution. But what other options are there to control playbar with Alexa? Eg to play a Spotify track on playbar with voice control.We don’t have any other kit with Alexa built-in other than Sonos One.
I have 8 Sonos AMP, 1 Sonos Playbar, and 1 Sonos Move. The AMPs and the Playbar are connected to a Sonos Bridge, which is itself hardwired to the router.In the Alexa mobile app, the 8 AMP each have a duplicate entry of the form “[AMP name] TV”This is creating confusion for Alexa voice control.Deleting the duplicate “TV” devices from the Alexa mobile app works for a period of time, but they later reappear.Powering down everything and rebooting everything does not help. The duplicate devices reappear.[Disabling the devices in Alexa doesn't seem to solve the confusion issue, but I recognize that’s not a Sonos issue and not a topic for this forum,]I would like to not have the diupliate entries in the Alexa app.Ideas?
Hello All, new to the Sonos community here. I am wanting to play music in my “upstairs group” which consists of two echo dots and a recently added Sonos Arc however, I am unable to do so. I did see, a few years ago, where this feature was unavailable (it was either one or the other -SONOS group OR ALEXA devices Group but not both) and was wondering if anything has changed? Thank you III advance. Mark
hi, I have recently bought a Sonos move and set up the voice command groups on the Alexa app. the group I have set up is - (named- living room)Sonos Move, 2 x play 1s and a Sonos play bar. When using the voice command that's on the Alexa app (Alexa, play music in the living room), the Sonos move just plays a new song and does not play the grouped speakers. any help with this would be appreciated as its really frustrating?I can group them using the app on my phone, so its not the end of the world lol but as the option for Alexa is there id like to use it. thanks
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