Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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My wife and I have two separate Spotify accounts. Our Sonos apps have our own Spotify account on our own phones. We each have Alexa on our phones. We tend to control our Sonos with Alexa. Alexa will only play using my Spotify account - if I'm driving I can't listen to Spotify if the family are listening on Sonos even though my wife is there with her phone and account. How can I make Alexa/Sonos choose the Spotify account of the phone that's connected to the sage WiFi Is there anyway round this?
I have 2 Sonos Ones (both have Alexa built in)n and a Sonos Play 5. I asked Alexa to play music in bedroom, dining room and family room, then Alexa tells me I need to set up multi-room music on Alexa app. I checked internet to see how to do that and it says to go to "Audio Groups" in Settings but there is no Audio Groups shown in my Alexa app Settings.
I have Sonos with Alexa voice skill working fine for services such as Amazon Music. However, I can't get Alexa to access any of my imported playlists from iTunes (which works fine via the controller without Alexa). I can't get Alexa to play any song from my iTunes library unless that song is also in Amazon Music. Seems like this would be a natural thing to want -- anything I can already play with Sonos I would want to access via the Alexa voice control. Is this a near future feature or a pipe dream? Or is there some Alexa trick I've missed?
I have no interest in "smart" speakers. I just want to use Sonos as a way of streaming audio from my devices. Is it possible to completely disable Alexa and Siri voice control of the Sonos system using the Sonos app, rather than a button on the speaker? I know this is possible with the HomePod, but I've heard it's not with Sonos One. We have a 7-year old daughter with friends that have these speakers, so she knows how they work. My concern is that she will just press the button on the speaker to turn the functionality back on if that is the only way to turn it off.
As the title states, have recently purchased a sonos one with the added Alexa voice services. But whenever I try to use Alexa to play music through Spotify it keeps saying that it’s not supported, have looked at similar threads and tried all the steps they list but still can’t get it work. My Spotify account is a premium family account. Any help will be much appreciated Kind regards
Hi there! I set up a Sonos Beam today and connected it to my Samsung TV (Q6F) via the ARC HDMI port, also installed Alexa and it's running smoothly for things like playing music on Spotify or checking the weather. But what remains unclear to me: to what extent am I able to control my TV via Alexa voice control? There's no list of possible commands out there, at least I couldn't find it? I picked up somewhere that it's possible to turn the TV on and off via Alexa, so I tried that: turning on actually works, while for turning off Alexa says "OK" without actually turning it off. Why is that? And are there any more things I can do, such as... ...switch the HDMI source via Alexa (i.e. "switch to Playstation")? ...switch the TV channel via Alexa (i.e. "switch to CNN")? etc.
I'm considering buying either an Amazon Alexa product or a Google Home product, but can't quite decide. I'll probably go with either an Echo Dot or a Google Home mini, as we're pretty invested in Sonos. We don't need a new music system, but a way to control what we have by voice is appealing. I know the Echo Dot will work with Sonos now, and presumably the Google Home Mini will work with Sonos in the near future (or am I wrong?). We're an Android ecosystem family, we use Google Calendars, Chromecast etc. But, the music streaming service we do use is Amazon music, just to complicate things! I'd like opinions on which is the best smart home product to buy. How do they actually control Sonos? My ideal scenario is that we can control our Sonos system using Google Home mini, but tell it to stream songs from Amazon music, as we currently do with the Sonos app. Is that likely to be possible whenever Sonos actually works with Google Home mini? I'm willing to wait for that, but if that's not
I have seen a few of these postings but they seem to be older. I was wondering if this is going to get fixed? I don't understand why it would all of the sudden just stop playing music after a few songs or sometimes just after one song. Then if I tell it "Echo, next track" it replies "What do you want to hear". So I tell it again to play a station from Pandora and it works just fine. It may play for the rest of the day, it may stop. Very frustrating. Other times when I tell it the second time to play the same station, it tells me that it is already playing. The Sonos app even reflects the same info but yet there is no music coming from the speakers. All of my speakers are on one group and they all have unique names, even separate from the lights that are in the same rooms so there should be no conflict there.
I still have to use either, but here is the Stuff magazine take on this, from their review: "Finally, Alexa seems to be less responsive on the Sonos One, at least compared to the Echo, meaning you have to speak a little bit louder for it to hear you. Considering my Echo will sometimes pick up an unintended ‘Alexa’ reference while I’m chatting in another room, this probably isn’t as significant a shortcoming as it sounds. Read more at https://www.stuff.tv/sonos/one/review#RDh9IciKOQwAQ2K0.99 But something that is a concern that Sonos ought to look at, if what you say is more applicable.
Since i've owned Sonos products my biggest bugbear has been that there is no indication of the volume level on the app, meaning when I turn up my car volume it goes from e.g. 0 to 90. Now it's not a major problem as on the app I can gauge that the volume slider is at 50% but when using Alexa I have no idea what the volume level is and it's really annoying me. Each time I wish to adjust the volume up or down I have to ask her "Alexa turn the volume up in the kitchen" nope that's not load enough, "Alexa turn the volume up in the kitchen" still not load enough, get my drift guys (and girls) is there a way to get volume to percentage of 100% or an this be added to the voice control please? Thanks Dave AKA: HitMinion :cool:
I just set up a Sonos One with Alexa and the sound is noticeably better than the Amazon Echo. On the Sonos One though, each and every time I call "Alexa" it plays some kind of acknowledgement tone. When I call my Echo or Dot, thankfully there is no such tone. Is there anyway to disable it?
I have a multi speaker setup (PlayBase, Sub, two Sonos Ones). Voice commands to Alexa work perfectly. I can request a playlist, artist, song, or station from Amazon music and it will play. The problem is that it stops after one song. I've read previous threads regarding this issue. So, I removed the skill and re-added. I've removed the surrounds from the group and re-added. No change. The PlayBase is wired in as is the sub. Any thoughts?
I have recently joined the SONOS family. When my four SONOS Ones arrived I was keen to get Alexa up and going through my SONOS speakers everywhere I could. However, imagine my surprise when when I got to the voice services setup page and it said (Alexa) 'Not available in your country.' However, as they say in the trade when the going gets tough, the tough open a beer and start tweaking/modding/hacking. For the curious I bring you a step-by-step 'hypothetical' guide to getting Alexa going with you Sonos One in an unsupported region. Should you be so inclined....... 1. Login to your SONOS account. Change your country to the US. 2. Go to alexa.amazon.com and login with your Amazon account. Just log in. Nothing else needs to be done here. 3. Go back to the Sonos app on your phone. Go to 'More' at the bottom right and tap on “Voice Services”. If everything went well, there will be a set of instructions to link up SONOS and Alexa. 4. Getting and installing the Alexa App. Ok
I have set up a simple 2 step routing to turn on two smart plugs simultaneously through Alexa. This works 100% find on a dot but I get an audio recording of "Audio actions in routines are currently not supported on this device" every time I run it from my Sonos One. How do I make this irritation go away!
My new Sonos Move arrived this morning. It's set up and playing music from the Sonos App however, Alexa Voice Control isn't working. Microphone on Sonos Move is on (light on), speaker has been discovered by the Alexa App, and I've disabled and re-enabled the Alexa Sonos Skill. Still not responding to voice control.
Apologises if this topic has been covered elsewhere, but have looked and nothing similar has come up. I have an Amazon Echo Plus (plus bit is irrelevant I think), and a Sonos One. I can play music on the Echo or the One, but not both at the same time. I have a group for both the Echo and the One, however Alexa on the Echo, does not recognise this group. Can anyone assist me in getting my One and Echo to play the same music at the same time?
Just bought a Sonon One in Singapore - It is advertised to have Alexa voice service but upon setup the app simply state: Voice service, not available in your country? Is this correct, how do i get it activated? Right now the Sonos One - is no different from my Sonos Play 1 that i wanted to upgrade.
The ability to use your Alexa enabled devices' as intercoms (drop-in) does not work on the Alexa enabled Sonos One. Or I can't figure out how to activate. Drop-in needs to be enables on your Amazon devices (echos, dots, etc.) in order to work but there doesn't seem to be a way to do that on the One. Am I missing something?
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