Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Alexa is supposed to be a great addition to Sonos. Are there any plans to add any new streaming services in the near future, eg napster. What about local media playing? These were asked for when alexa was initially introduced. It seems like there haven't been any significant improvements for a long time. Was alexa integration an unnecessary gimmick?
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.
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?
So i am just setting up my Sonos App. It is connected to in the ceiling speakers. They worked when i tested them out first thing.Now i am trying to connect to Alexa but it all is going into circles and i am losing my sanity.It keeps asking me to register speakers and gives zero to nothing to explain what on earth they want me to do 😭😭😭
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.
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
With Amazon Echo and Sonos 5 (and Spotify Premium and Alexa Sonos Skill and Spotify Skill), I would like to:Ask Alexa (via the Echo) to play (a Spotify album or a TuneIn Radio Station for example) on Echo and Sonos 5 simultaneously (separate rooms but in sync). Ask Siri via iPhone to play (Spotify) on my Echo and Sonos 5 simultaneously (separate rooms but in sync).Is it possible to have this? How would one set it up (is it just a “group” in Sonos or Alexa)? What is the best way to get a set up to easily use voice to simultaneously play on several speakers in sync?Thanks.
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.
Hi all , I've enabled Alexa on my beam gen 2 and wondered if enabling Alexa would stop the system going in to low power mode ?? Also how do I know if my beam is in low power mode because nothing states that it is ?? Also apart from controlling the volume I presume it's just Spotify and web radio that Alexa will control because it doesn't turn off my TV ..…Thanks
My main room TV audio is connected through eARC with Sonos (Arc, Sub, Plays) and other rooms in my place have HomePods. If I am trying to play music throughout the house if I am in-between the room where the Sonos Speakers are and the HomePods are there is a distinct delay in what is being played even though they are all being airpplayed through the same device. This just may be another case of HomePods and Sonos just don’t match well together, but any help would be great- thank you!
Hi,I have a strange issue with my Sonos Beam and Alexa. Alexa is linked correctly in my Beam and responds to all my commands except for the ones to control smart devices.Things that are working fine with my Beam when I ask Alexa:Play music in spotify Weather forecast Open Skills Execute my Routines Play radioThe only thing that is NOT working is the control of smart devices such as switches or lights. If I ask Alexa to turn on my bedroom, it answers “I cannot find any device or group called bedroom”. But the same command on other Amazon echo devices that i have at home work fine. And this happens with any device… It’s really strange because the routines execute just fine, even the routines that turn on some lights…This initially worked fine for about 1 year, but then stopped working in the last couple of months. So i don’t know what happened in between.I contacted Sonos support and we unlinked the Beam from Alexa completely and added again from scratch with the same result. We also tri
Hola Amigos,siguiendo los pasos se logra que Alexa funcione (febrero de 2022).Aqui el hilo:“En realidad es muy fácil hacerlo, en 5 minutos lo lograrás, solo se necesita hacer lo siguiente y funciona para cualquier pais: Tener la cuenta de Amazon con ubicación en EU Acceder a sonos.com/myaccount con el correo electrónico y la contraseña que usaste cuando registraste tu sistema Sonos, Mira en la sección Información de dirección en la pestaña Perfil y pon la misma dirección de EU que usaste en Amazon Una vez hecho esto entras a Amazon Alexa, en Skills ya te va a aparecer sonos, la instala y deja que detecte nuevos equipos y ya te aparecerán los sonos que sean compatibles entras a la app de sonos, seleccionas ajustes, servicios de voz y seleccionas Alexa, sigue los pasos y listo una vez todo esté instalado pueden regresar sus cuentas a la configuración inicial.”
I have the Sonos Beam & Roam. It plays Apple Music through the app… BUT it will not play Apple Music through voice controlled Alexa on the Beam or Roam. I have disabled services, disabled skills, deregistered devices, deleted apps, reset services and it will not work. HELP! PLEASE!
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?
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 there Sonos experts !I have a simple, but annoying, difficulty that I’m hoping someone has already overcome or reached a dead end with.I regularly group a number of our Sonos speakers together so we don’t get the phasing issues with them when moving from one room to another (kitchen, dining room, study). I have always used the Sonos app to group/degroup them (& have enabled the Sonos skill in the Alexa app so I can speak to ‘her’ to play music, raise/lower volume and short circuit the syntax to do so), but I’m curious as to whether I can also use specific syntax to also group/degroup the speakers from one another if I want to play different music/content in different rooms, rather than having to use the Sonos app on my phone/iPad to do so ?If the answer is ‘you can’t (yet)’ that’s fair enough, but I didn’t want to not use the feature through ignorance. Cheers,Mike
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 :)
I just got new Sonos One devices and trying to add my first one to a “Downstairs” group that contains an Amazon Echo Dot (oder model) and an Echo Plus (also, not newest model). The Sonos One shows as incompatible. When I remove the echo devices from the group and add the Sonos One, then the echo devices show as incompatible.I did add the Sonos skill and followed all those steps. I also disabled and then re-enabled the skill several times. I made the Sonos one a preferred speaker for the “Downstairs group” but it just accepts the command but does not play on it when the other (echo) downstairs speakers are playing.Any help will be very much appreciated!
trying to add additional voice enabled units to existing system. I originally created an Amazon account for the purpose but no longer have access to its associated email. When I try and add new units it links automatically to existing old Amazon account and states its sent a verification email to my redundant inaccessible account. I don’t seem able to break this auto completion of existing Alexa account . Tried deleting all existing voice account links and starting from scratch to use new Alexa account but I can’t break out of the precompleted old account details- help please
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
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