Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Hello! I have a Beam and a Roam, and I would love them to work with Alexa as just speakers, not microphones. I don’t want to ever have Alexa’s voice coming out of my Sonoses.For example, I’d like to tell my Echo Dot, “Alexa, play a song on the Roam,” and for it to only PLAY there. I do not want the Sonos to serve as the Alexa, only the Echo Dot. Is this possible?
I am looking at adding some Sonos products to enhance the music/radio playing capability in my home.Some questions:Is it possible to use Alexa voice assistant on an Amazon Echo to direct to play (music or radio station) simultaneously (and in sync) on a Sonos Amp (with 4 speakers) and a Sonos 5? Can I have it set up so I can just say “Alexa Play Song X”, and it defaults to playing on the Sonos Amp and Sonos 5 together and in sync. (I understand that it cannot play in sync on the Echo and the Sonos devices, so I would not want the music to play on the Echo when the Sonos devices are playing.) How would I set this up? Do I set up a Sonos Group? Alexa Group? Or Both? What would be the “Preferred Speaker” or “Controlling Speaker”, etc? Can I ask Alexa (via the Echo) to adjust the volume of play on these Sonos devices simultaneously? (e.g., “Alexa, Louder”.) What if for preferred listening I would like the volume of the Amp to be louder and that of the Sonos 5 to be softer, or vice versa?
Hello FolksCould someone possibly help me please? I haven’t a clue with this unfortunately I possess the following Sonos products playbar (non Alexa)2x play 1s (non Alexa)1 x gen 3 sub (with Alexa)can I control all the devices which are set up for “living room” in the Sonos App with Alexa or must all products be Alexa voice controlled? Do I require a Amazon echo or similar to act as the master? If I require an echo how do I configure the Sonos to it?sorry to ask a dumb questionThanksMartin Stevens
The last few days when I ask Alexa on SONOS to play Spotify all I get is Alexa responding “here is Spotify” and complete silence. This is happening on all my SONOS Alexa enabled speakers. I have disabled and enabled the Spotify skill and the Alexa app and I am still getting the same results.
I just got my Sonos One. How can I independently lower Alexa volume, it’s too loud and annoying. If I listen my music @70% volume, Alexa volume would be at the same level which is loud. Can I set Alexa volume at a fix lower level that won’t be affected by main volume?
What is the point of having Alexa built into your Sonos One if you cannot combine it with your existing Echo and/or Echo Plus speakers to be able to play music throughout your house. I have two recently purchased Sonos One speakers and was getting ready to add the Sonos Play Five, but that decision has been back shelved. I can’t justify the $550 cost when it cannot be combined with my other Echo speakers for an EVERYWHERE experience when playing music!!! So dissapointed.
Hello,I have been forced to turn voice control off on my new ARC because it thinks it hears ‘Alexa’ ALL the time when it hasn’t. Tonight during playback of a film it activated three times in as many minutes. It’s infuriating and I’ve had enough. I shall put a my echo dot Alexa back in here tomorrow unless anyone has any idea how I can make it less sensitive?
Until today, my Sonos system was very sadly unavailable to me for the past three months! But, I am finally happy to be back in action. One thing is puzzling me, though. I have the mic turned on for only one of my Sonos Ones. So, I used to be able to just say "Alexa, play Sharp Dressed Man", and it would play it. That is, I didn't have to say the artist most of the time. If I add "by ZZ Top", it does work. Not a huge deal, but just curious what I had added before or whatever that enabled that? Sadly, I do not remember now! I guess it was a couple of years ago when I set that up. Thanks much in advance.
Hi all, I used to be able to go into the Alexa app and select either Arc or One and the app would take me to a settings page to change things like “enable announcements” etc but now tapping on any Sonos Alexa enabled product, it does nothing!When I first setup my new Arc a few months ago I had full functionality and amended several settings that were Alexa related, so I know it used to work.Any advice or help greatly appreciated.Oh and by the way I have disabled and enabled the “skill” sh*tloads of times! Still no good.
Alexa now built in??? is google going to be added? because now alexa will not work with google products fact!
There should be a choice of voice assistant as now Alexa has been added as a main assistant my google product will not work with them????? Is there a by pass will Alexa be forced to work my google products when asked? Whole range of speakers have now just been made useless to others who cannot stand Alexa. I use both systems and find it annoying they wont work with each others products
Hello all,i have a question since i have home both sonos gen 1 and gen 2 and distinct sonos networks.I would like to manage my old sonos gen 1 with an Alexa DOT in a dedicated room and manage all the sonos gen 2 with another alexa DOT in another room.My question is : Is it possible ?When i try to install the sonos plugin for Alexa, I have to chose between sonos network 1 or 2.Thank you for your support
Please ask the engineering/coding team to incorporate Amazon’s ability to change the wake word and change the voice settings. Very frustrating that these options still are not included and Sonos is still essentially ensuring the virtual assistant stays gendered. Shouldn’t be that difficult and right now appears to be lack of priority/care.
I have a couple of Sonos devices with Alexa built-in for the Living Room, however because not all features are supported yet (drop-in, guard, communications) I also have an Echo Dot in the room too which also seems to be more reliable in terms of understanding my voice. When I ask Alexa something whilst listening to music the volume drops (ducks) on my Sonos devices so that the Echo Dot can hear me - however when the input is TV the volume doesn't duck and it can sometimes be difficult for the Echo Dot to hear me over the TV.If I have the mics turned on with the Alexa-enabled Sonos device the volume does duck, however, due to the reasons above I’d prefer to use my Echo Dot. Is there any chance Sonos can adjust the behaviour with ducking please (or at least give users the option) to support users like me?
I have a Question to ask , one of my customer has bought Sonos Amp with some 3rd party in celling speaker, now he is asking can we connect Alex to Sonos Amp if yes ? then how and if no then why. Kindly request can anyone please help with this query. Thanks !!!
‘Alexa, play Neil Young on Spotify’‘Spotify isn’t setup, please setup account authorization’ (or similar words ;))Q - Does Spotify work from Spotify app? YesQ - Does Spotify work from Alexa app? YesQ- Does Spotify work from Sonos app? YesQ - Have I disabled and removed connection/authorization from Alexa to Sonos, and reconnected? YesQ - Have I disabled and removed connection/authorization from Alexa to Spotify, and reconnected? Yes (probably not related, as Spotify works from within Alexa app).Q - Have I disabled and removed connection/authorization from Sonos to Alexa, and reconnected? YesHelp is much appreciated.
I have. 5 Sonos One devices around the house. They suddenly all showed offline. After trying a number of things, I ended up completely eliminating all devices from Alexa, disabled the Sonos skill, hard reset every Sonos. I confirmed that there were not Sonos devices or groups set up in Alexa.All of my Sonos devices are back online. I have linked music services and they all operate. Or rectory through the Sonos app. HOWEVER, Alexa Voice will not activate on any of the devices. When I choose the device, then log in to Amazon, it attempts to load voice on the device. This is where it stops. I get an error that says “! There was a Problem”. help?
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