Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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There have been a lot of threads and questions asking how to initiate the playing of BBC Radio Stations after the BBC removed voice control of their stations from within TuneIn. So I thought I would bring all of the recommended steps together in one thread. Open the Sonos App and click on the Search icon and then select ‘Stations’ below the Search Text box; Type into the Search Text box, the name of the BBC radio station that you want to listen to and against the station in the list below click on the three vertical buttons and then select ‘Add to My Radio Stations’. Then click ‘Done’ (For the purposes of this example, I will use Radio 2); Open www.IFTTT.com and either create an account or log-in to your existing account; If using a Web Browser, click on your profile picture in the top right hand corner of the screen, to the left of the Explore button, and select ‘Create’; Click on the ‘+’ symbol and enter ‘Alexa’ in the Search Text Box, then select the Amazon Alexa icon; Select ‘Say a
So I got myself an Echo dot, I connected it with an RCA-Y cable to the line in of my Sonos Connect. During setup I can hear the audio feedback of Alexa coming over the speakers connected to the receiver of the connect. However, when I tell the wake word and ask Alexa anything no audio feedback is coming through the speakers. I attached my Sonos configuration of the connect. Am I doing something wrong?
I have just bought a Sonos One. The sound is great. The Alexa integration doesn't seem to work well. A lot of the skills just don't work. Audible is really important for me and I thought it would be possible to play through Alexa. It tells me it is about to play my book..but nothing happens. Audible is 80% of my use case. I might have to take it back
Does anyone know how to remove an Alexa account from the SONOS app on an Android? 1) I removed the SONOS skill from the Alexa app, deregistered the SONOS, and then logged out of the Alexa app. 2) I logged out of the Amazon shopping app. 3) In the SONOS app, I go to "Voice Services" > and the Amazon Alexa account is still there. When I select it, I have the standard options for Room Settings, View Alexa Setup, and Learn More. Neither of the three have an option to remove the account. Am I missing something here? How do I remove the Alexa account?
I have an Amazon Dot connected to my play5 using the line in option. Until today Alexa speech volume and the music volume were fine. I have now updated my speakers, but now I can hardly hear Alexa speaking. (Weather reports etc) If I ask her to play music the volume is fine. I have set the line in volume to 10 for the speaker in the options, but this makes no difference. Anyone else having this issue.? Thanks Marc
I have a Beam with two Sonos One surrounds, and it's my understanding that the mics on the Sonos Ones are by default OFF, and that the Beam is the only one with mic input for Alexa. Is there a way to turn on the mics on the Ones? I ask because I'm usually closer to the Ones than the Beam when using Alexa, and Alexa on the Beam usually has trouble hearing me (I usually have to yell). Thanks!
I have a number of Sonos speakers, is there anyway to address a 'group' - like "Play relaxing music everywhere". I have tried setting up a group in the Alexa app, but that doesn't work. While I am here - do the names of the Sonos speakers have to be different to existing 'smart stuff'. I have lights called 'Living Room' and a Sonos called 'Living Room', and that seems to confuse things...
Adding music to a wake-up routine, trying to get the playback device or "Alexa will respond from" to be my Sonos speakers, but only see Amazon devices available for selection. Only other choice is to respond from "the device you speak to," but that throws an error when the routine executes and no music plays from my Sonos. Thoughts?
So on Dec 17th Apple Music will be available on Amazon Echo devices. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2018/11/30/alexa-welcomes-apple-music-amazon-echo/2151574002/ The question is; does this make Apple Music immediately available to those of us who use an Echo connected to Sonos. On Dec 17th will I be able to ask my Echo to play apple music on my Sonos ? Or will Sonos also need to "do something" to make this work ?
Will my existing Sonos one have support to Google assistant in next year or near future? Or do I have to purchase a new Sonos one get Google assistant. My current sonos one with Alexa really is pathetic and I’m really looking forward to have Sonos one with Google assistant. I hope I don’t have to buy a brand-new Sonos one with Google assistant. Could you please confirm if the new hardware purchase with Google assistant going to waste my money.
Hi there Sonos community, This is probably a very early question to ask but I have been waiting to buy Sonos just for the Alexa integration. And now they are releasing the Sonos One YAY :D. BUT... when preordering it says "Voice control for Sonos is not supported in your country, yet". Alexa is actually not supported in Sweden but I have imported it and it works but somewhat limited in regards to location services etc.That doesn't really bother me since I use it to control my Philips Hue, entertainment setup and of course timers when cooking food. I recently purchased the Logitech Harmony Hub Elite which Alexa doesn't fully support in Sweden (location restricted skill). I have managed to get around it using Yonomi but missing out on play/pause/volume up/volume down functions. I know Yonomi works with Sonos but will Alexa actually work in the Sonos One in Sweden. [b]TL;DR Will I be able to take my echo dot and replace it with the Sonos One or will it sense my location (Sweden)
Originally I had envisioned that the integration of Alexa and Sonos would have Alexa handle the voice commands while Sonos would do the work integrating with your music services. Because Sonos is music service agnostic I had hope that they would support Google Play Music. But now, if I'm understanding, Alexa is handling the voice commands AND integration and the Sonos speaker is essentially just acting like a speaker. in other words, it would be up to Amazon to create the Google Play Music integration. I have much less confidence that Amazon will let Google play in their pool. Can anybody offer clarity on who is doing what and whether competitor services (specifically Google Play) are likely to be integrated?
I can control all of my Sonos products with Echo Show but Echo Show will not play music when Sonos does. I have tried to give Echo a duplicate command but it says its already streaming music to other players. Sonos tech support could not help me with this.
Hello, I've just purchased a Beam and Sonos One and went through the installation process. I'm having a lot of trouble activating Voice Services on both of them, as I keep getting the "There was a problem adding Alexa" error message after it logs in to my Amazon account. Both speakers appear in my Amazon account under "Devices" and also in the Amazon Alexa app (I can play music through them using voice via the Alexa application), however I can not control them via the microphones on the speakers. Really eager to get to this fixed as I'm loving them otherwise. Thanks
I have an LG TV with a Sonos Beam connected to the HDMI-ARC cable, all CEC commands property enabled. Alexa is Able to turn the TV on and off, adjust/mute volume through the Beam, which I understand are the result of the CEC controls. Here is the problem I’m having - and I’ve seen this discussed in a few other threads - when I have the TV on, and I use an Alexa command to play music, I’m unable to use Alexa commands to switch back to TV audio. In other threads, Sonos support have recommended the Alexa command “switch to TV” to go back to TV audio but Alexa says that’s not supported by my TV. My TV has all of the CEC commands that Sonos recommends in order to get the best experience. Any ideas on how to switch without having to resort to the Sonos app?
When initiating music via voice control, the behavior of the Sonos Grouping of Rooms is now driven by the Preferred Speaker within the Alexa App Group - Please see: https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/sonos-now-playing-with-alexa-groups-6817588 Sorry for the long post but I've tried to explain some process, as well as some of the terminology for those first setting these up: [u]Alexa Group Set-up[/u] [b]Ques 1 – What is your Controlling Alexa Device?[/b] 1.1 – From your list of Alexa devices, both Sonos and others, choose the Controlling Device; 1.2 – Create an Alexa Group, named after the room that the Controlling Device is located in and select the chosen Alexa device. (If you select a Sonos device as the controlling device, this device can only be included as the Controlling Device in one Alexa Group); [b]Ques 2 – What Sonos devices do you want to reduce their volume on when Alexa is triggered (Ducking), so that the command can be heard by Alexa m
I was looking at the Sonos one since it has Alexa integrated and Google assistant might come in the future. But i only have free music services and no paid/premium subscriptions. I was wondering if its still worth getting the Sonos One or consider Bose Sound touch 10 with Amazon echo dot (amounts to similar price) which adds Bluetooth and Aux input.
All my music is stored on my computer, I don't use streaming services. The Sonos app is able to access my music and playlists, but using Alexa, all I can find are commands to access streaming services. How do I use Alexa to tell Sonos to access the music on my computer?
My two Sonos Ones have previously been playing BBC radio stations via TuneIn without any problems: 'Alexa, play BBC Radio 4' would return 'Playing BBC Radio 4 from TuneIn' and the appropriate audio stream. Something strange has started happening today. Alexa is now trying to use a BBC skill and, depending on exactly how I ask, may or may not play audio. If I say 'Alexa, play BBC Radio 4', it returns 'Here's Radio 4 FM (tone) the BBC' and no audio stream. If I say 'Alexa, play BBC Radio 4 from the BBC', it again returns 'Here's Radio 4 FM (tone) the BBC' but now with the correct audio stream. Weird, I know: I have tested it again and again. When I look at my Alexa settings, it has added a new BBC skill. If I remove the skill, it just adds it back whenever I request a BBC radio channel. I don't mind using TuneIn or the BBC, but I don't want to have to specify the source every time. I don't know whether this relates to yesterday's 8.6 upgrade or perhaps Amazon have made a c
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