Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Is the music quality the same when requesting music through an Amazon Echo to Sonos as it is playing directly from the Sonos App? I assume that the Echo simply passes off the instruction and gets out of the way when the Sonos speakers start playing. The sound seems the same but ive only tried for a few minutes. (It's pretty cool!)
I have two Alexa's which are directly linked to Sonos players, One is a Play:5 and another a connect, in both cases the Echo is connected via a 3.5 mm audio cable. After today's update sounds intrinsic to Alexa, such as "What time is is" no longer play through the sonos speakers. If it disconnect the patch cord the sounds play just fine on the echo itself and other audio such as audiobooks/Spotify/SiriusXM stream as well as alarm and timer tones play just fine (and yes it's by patch cable not the new method, if I unplug the cable the echo plays the music via it's speakers). The sounds which are missing are the ones using the "Alexa" voice. I've tried disabling the app, forgetting all the speakers and then setting it all up again which didn't correct the issue. Any ideas this is a rather annoying bug.
It seems to me the wholealexa integration has been deliberately compromised to ensure the full feature set works only with streaming services and not with any purchased or owned media storage. What is sonos plan here? I did not purchase sonos to only be able to use Alexa for digital steaming services. It is already documented that amateur code has been out there before sonos spent nearly a year developing this version that has a far greater feature set than current. Including being able to use Alexa with local media. Why are sonos not making this feature available?
Having some issue enabling the skill. It asks me to link accounts... So I do. Log into sonos, then I log into Amazon and when it asks to link them I hit continue. Then nothing. No success or fail screen, it just takes me directly back to the alexa app home screen. I'm hoping I'm doing seething wrong. (worth noting my controller app and sonos speakers are up to date). Any ideas? I'm in the UK if that makes any difference.
So, I have Sonos pretty much all over my house, how do I get Alexa? I assume this isn't going to be an upgrade to my current hardware that I have significant investment in. I haven't really used Alexa so I don't know how well it even works. I've been fairly underwhelmed with voice recognition so far i.e. siri. I do love my Sonos system but have been worried over the last year that it is going to be outdated and very expensive outdated. I am however considering getting a full Sonos surround system for my cinema, playbar, sub and two one's or maybe three's. I guess I could use the one's I already have for the cinema and get new one's with alexa. I've looked over the website and I don't really see any answers for a path for current Sonos customers forward. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Hi, I'm been waiting for this features for the pass year. And I've see 3rd party websites selling Echo dot in singapore. But with the launch of this service from SONOS, I've too notice is only supported in UK,US and Germany, could you advice will it work in asia country such as Singapore, Australia and etc where I'm using the current Playbar and Play 1?
I've been waiting for a long time for the Alexa enabled Sonos. What I didn't know was going to happen isnthat I would have to buy all new Sonos Ones to get that feature. What I have loved about Sonos that you buy the speaker and it is supposed to get better through software updates...it's part of their marketing literature. What I don't understand is why is Somos deviating from this? I'm now required to buy more speakers to get the feature I want, making my old speakers obsolete? I don't want to have to drop another $1000 to update my home system...I'm only 3 years into building my Sonos system across my house. Please tell me there is a software update that will work with my Alexa Dots in the very near future. Very frustrated loyal customer, Ryan C
What can I do with clashing names for Alexa devices and Sonos devices ? For example I have an Alexa dot called kitchen and a sonos device called kitchen. When I ask alexa to play it defaults to music coming from the dot rather than sonos. I don't want to rename everything strangely as it doesn't make it user friendly... any ideas ?
I haven't put the update through yet, but I have two questions before I do. It looks like once the update is done, Sonos becomes the default to respond to an Alexa command. Sometimes I might prefer to use my Alexa devices separately. For example, I might want to use the Amazon Tap for its portability, or use the Echo Show which has a screen that can show album art, track titles, timers, etc. How would I phrase the voice request so that only the Alexa device responds and not the Sonos device? Also, although I think I will probably like using the Sonos voice control, if I decide I don't want to use it, Is there a way to turn it off and continue to use Sonos and Alexa separately the way I did previously?
I use Spotify Premium on both the Echo and on Sonos, and on my phone. Currently I can only stream Spotify to one device at a time, and if use another device it will ask if I want to switch streaming to that device. Will Spotify or any of the current providers (like Amazon Music) stream concurrently to all the devices in my house? (What I want is for the Echo to essentially be another Sonos device, giving me another room for playback.) I know Spotify isn't available yet but if Amazon Music lets me do this, I'll sign up for it now.
Several months ago, I signed up for Beta program, indicating that I am an Echo user and would happily Beta test the integration. Since then, crickets. I understand the Beta is in progress, but I haven't been contacted. It is TRULY frutstrating to not be able to use these technologies together, in particular after an extraordinarily long wait. At times, I think forgoing an investment in quality Bluetooth speakers long ago would have been the better option. I love Sonos, but this is wearing fairly thin IMO. Thanks!
When will Sonos integrate with Alexa? I see all of this information about the Sonos One, which sounds really cool, but from my reading if you already have an Echo or Echo Dot, you will be able to use that as controller as well - correct? I currently have several Sonos Connects in a central closet connected to in-ceiling speakers in all the main rooms of our house. Will I ever be able to use Alexa to say "Play X in the kitchen" and have the Sonos play from the in-ceiling speakers or no? Thanks!
Hi all, I have 2 Sonos Play:3 devices in my house and one Echo Dot. I would like to see that the voice interaction that I have with Alexa is fed back via the Sonos Play speaker(s). Is this something that is possible or will that still go via the 'less nice' Dot speaker? Or do I have to buy a different Alexa powered device? Thanks Bjorn
I've noticed when playing Alexa content through Sonos that I can press "exit alexa" on the sonos app but how can I get back to the music queue using voice commands? It would also be helpful if in the future, it would resume the queue from where it was and not go all the way back to the top. Is there a full list of voice commands supported?
From all the features that we're hearing about, it seems that the Sonos/Alexa integration is only one way. Alexa can talk to Sonos (through the Sonos cloud), but the Sonos cloud cannot talk to Alexa (through Alexa's cloud). In other words, Sonos can't tell Alexa what song it's currently playing, or what volume it's at, or what grouping are active. Is this correct? If it is correct, is this something that could possibly change in the future, or is it a limitation of Amazon's speaker API? I can see that becoming a rather limiting feature as time goes on if the communication is only one way.
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