Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Hi AllHope all is well.I have a Sonos ONE in the kitchen running as expected with Alexa.I have just added a PORT into the lounge hooked into my existing amp and speakers.Via the Sonos App I can get both the PORT and ONE playing music together in sync.I use the ONE for voice control and I what I would like to do is is ask the ONE to also play music into the lounge at the same time rather than using the Sonos App. I am trying to set this up via the Alexa app adding groups but Its all getting a little confusing.So simply put, music is playing on the ONE, I then want to add the PORT via Alexa so both the ONE and PORT are playing at the same time in sync.Anyone any ideas, is this possible?Thanks :)
Got a Sonos 1, Gen 2. If I ask Alexa to switch to a different radio channel for example BBC radio 6, the device will tell me 'playing BBC radio 6 via BBC Sounds' (also happens with any other station via Tune In, Global etc) but then continues playing what's currently on and not switching. Likewise if I request to play something on Spotify, the response is 'sorry, this device is offline' which it isn't. Quite perplexing. Anyone else experience this or got any fix ideas please? Thanks
Purchased my second sonos 1 in December, and noticed sometimes when music is playing, Alexa will not respond to me! The volume of the music is never too loud and the mic is enabled, if I stop playback via the Sonos app, Alexa then begins to respond again. I do it and never had this issue with my other Sonos 1
A couple of questions re setting up the Sonos system to be able to automatically respond upon a voice request to play:Is it OK to keep Sonos Amp and Sonos Five always on, so that a request via Alexa to associated Amazon Echo to play something on the Sonos equipment (Alexa Group) can be initiated at any time? Or do you typically turn the equipment on each day just prior to asking for something to play? (Amazon Echo is kept on.) Does Sonos Amp and Sonos Five go to sleep after a time of not playing and do they automatically awake when the Alexa command is given to the associated Echo for them to play? (This, to save energy and potentially not overheat internal components vs the always full on state.)Thank you in advance.
Buongiorno. Dopo aver cambiato le impostazioni di rete in casa, quando do un comando al sonos one 2gen con assistente vocale Alexa, il diffusore risponde che attivera la musica. Ma la musica non parte. Prima del cambiamento funzionava tutto bene. Ho fatto anche reset totale del sonos ma ancora non va
Really disappointed that Sonos voice assistant isn’t available in Hong Kong yet in your stores in HK you readily market it that you have voice assistant but you don’t….this is false advertising…What I want to know isWhy isn’t it available outside of the countries listed here? When is it going to be rolled out?
Hi all, Having a bit of mare - and don’t really know where to start with explaining - but I’ll try! TL;DR:I want individual voice control of each room speaker & ‘play everywhere’, but, at the moment that’s not working. Setup:Sonos 1 and ZP90 in living roomPlay: 1 in bedroomPlay: 1 in kitchenOn S1 OS because of the connect What I want:Individual Alexa control of what plays in each room (from the only alexa device, the Sonos 1 in the living room) Play ‘everywhere’ if I want to combine it all into one, big, loud sonos-festWhat I’m getting:Individual control of what plays in each room UNTIL the moment I instruct it to play everywhere. That works beautifully, but then returning to individual control of rooms stops. It plays on an individual speaker, but the wrong one. For example… play ‘xyz’ on living room will prompt the response ‘playing xyz on living room’, but it’ll appear in the bedroom.It’s taken a good few hours of my life so far! I thought it was an echo messing things up, but
Hi,I cannot change the alexa acount in sonos one speaker. The alexa system at home recognise the speaker an can manage it, but when I ask to the sonos speaker itself it doesnt recognise the house services as the speaker itself keep on working with a different account.I have tried to remove and reinstall everithing, alexa apps, related music apps, skills,...and I have removed the the sonos amazon device registry also, but everytime I try to change the sonos alexa voice service (through the sonos app) to the account I use at home it automaticaly comes back to the former alexa acount.thanks a lot for any help that will be very welcome.
I realise something odd.All Sonos devices mentioned here are in the same network n with latest firmware.Issue1 -When I m in the bedroom asking Alexa something via beam, Sonos roam dun lower music volume. It's continues to play as usual.Issue 2 -When I m listening to my music in the living room. Where playbase is grouped with a Sonos one, I asked alexa something via Sonos one, playbase music also didn't lower down.Anyone experienced similar scenarios? 🤔
At some point last week, my beam lost the ability for continuous playback. If I ask for an album, I only hear the first song. If I ask it to skip ahead to the next song, it does not work. Anyone else having this issue or have a suggestion?I’ve tried deleting/reinstalling the skill in the Alexa app and that did not work. Also confirmed none of these issues occur w/echo speakers, or within the sonos app using amazon music… it seems isolated to the voice command only.
I have an Amazon “Echo Flex” for Alexa. It has a silly tiny speaker and I’d like to connect it to my Sonos 5 so that whenever I ask Alexa something, it responds via the Sonos 5 speaker. The Alexa app supports using WiFi Speakers for voice response output. However, for the Sonos 5, the option is greyed out. It says:“Why can't I use my Preferred Speaker?For a speaker to work with an Echo Inout, it must be able to play all audio. Your Preferred Speaker is only available to certain types of audio, like music and audiobooks. To use a Preferred Speaker with Echo Input, select an Alexa device with a built-in speaker.” Given that Amazon Alexa has been around for years, I thought that Sonos would have caught up? The Sonos 5 is such a great speaker. It seems a shame to have such small modern age issues.
Hi All,I have a Sonos Connect:Amp (Gen1) and an Alexa. I can use the Sonos app to play Amazon music through the app, but I don't know how to hook the Alexa up with the Sonos so that when I give the Alexa verbal commands for it to play through the Amp.Can anyone give me any pointers? The Amp comes up in the Alexa app, and I've authorised Sonos in the app, but still :S
Hello All,Moved into a new property with built in speakers in the ceiling. I’ve purchased a Sonos amp to run these and it’s working great. I now want to connect my Alexa devices to this amp (wirelessly). But Alexa doesn’t seem to discover the amp, I had no problem with this in the old property with an older gen Play:1. Any help would be hugely appreciated. United Kingdom Cheers, Patrick
Help with Beam and Alexa - takes much longer than it used to for the volume to go back when it dims for a command
It used to happen within a second, now it takes about 6seconds for the dim to undim, if that makes sense…..On my Sonos Roam it takes less than a second after the ‘Alexa, turn it up’ (etc) command to go back to the audio source. Help!
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