Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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My Sonos One, with the right skills enabled, cannot find my Philips Hue (gen 2 hub) system. Tried everything that was mentioned in other threads: reinstalling skills, resetting the Sonos and the Hue, removing Alexa from Sonos, etc. One remaining think I can think of is that my Philips Hue lights are connected to my home wifi network, while my Sonos system (Playbar, 2x play 1 and now a Sonos one) is connected to my router with one cable. I think sonos then creates its own wifi network that is different from the home network which makes Alexa on Sonos One unable to find the lights... Not sure if this could be the reason but if so, how can I fix this?
Hi, I just installed my Sonos one last night. Got all the skills, apps setup. Go to ask Alexa to play a song from Amazon Music, she replies saying 'playing (artist name) from Amazon Music' then nothing happens. Anyone else having these problems or know a solution? Thanks!
Ok — the news is still fresh and I havent even had time to try any of this. But reading the news blogs it appears the sonos/alexa integration currently works with Tunein and Amazon Prime / Unlimited only. So no Spotify (yet), Deezer, Todal and no localally stored music. Ok, this is all well and good. But the obvious question then is if Amazon music offers no high quality service (320bps i believe) what benefit is there in there in having Sonos equipment over Echo equipment?? I guess we bought into Sonos due to its superior audio, and for my part my local music is lossless and my streaming service is Deezer hifi. It seems. If I want to use voice control I’m now limited to MP3 quality. Can anyone confirm this ? Regards Andrew
I've had my first Sonos One for a couple of months now and I'm deciding to part ways with Sonos entirely. There are just too many cons to the few pros for me. I thought I'd provide some of my feedback: Pros + Great sound quality - best in its class in my opinion + Great build, looks elegant and sleek Cons - Proprietary Sonos app for iOS is complete junk Can't scrub songs i.e. skip forward Need to save favourites to the Sonos app and then they don't reflect in the music service Can't play the previous song when using the Google Play service - Can't cast from native apps of Sonos supported services like Google Play (this seems to be an iOS thing) - "Can't connect to device" when I'm more than 5m away from it even though my wifi signal is max - No Bluetooth, which I can get over, but when a friend want's to play some music, then it's a complete waste of time getting them into the eco-system - No mini-jack input - Alexa is not supported in my country
Kept getting the music already playing on another device error. Alexa would say she would play, but no audio comes out. Also sometimes she would only play one song then stop. The cure was to go into the Sonos app, and in the "My Sonos", where the song title is at the bottom of the screen, keep hitting the play button, even if there is no song listed there. Various songs kept popping up, along with the "playing on another device error", but after repeatedly pressing play, and all the backlog of songs had cleared, all is working OK now.
I have a Sonos play bar and 2 Sonos Ones for the rear channels. If I say "Alexa, play Billy Joel" while I'm watching TV, it switches and starts playing music. That's great. Now I want to return to the optical input of the Play Bar and start listening to the TV audio again. What do I say to switch it back? The only way I have found is to get out my phone and go through the app to switch it back. Thanks, Rob
I finally got alexa to recognize my sonos 1 speakers. When I give the command to play music on sonos, alexa states that amazon music is streaming on two divices and asks if I want to stream on sonos. I answer yes, and the music plays on both devices, alexa and the sonos speakers, when i say no, the music only plays on alexa. I only want the music to play on sonos...How do I do that.
Set up new Sonos One. Alexa will start playing when requested but when requested to stop or pause, Alexa responds with "I can change playback mode only when music is playing" despite the fact that music is currently playing. Alexa will respond to other questions like "what's the weather?" but then music resumes. Alexa just won't stop, or play music on another speaker once started.
It's a good thing I set my alarms on my mobile phone as well because my Sonos One didn't fire off the alarm at all. I also can't issue Alexa commands to it anymore which is ridiculous. I disabled the Sonos Skill on the Alexa App. Re-enabled it. Searched for Devices and sadly it can't be detected anymore (I labelled it "bedroom" before). I'm currently at work but I would really appreciate it if someone can try and help me out with this so I can sort it out as soon as I get home. Thank you.
My Sonos account is linked to my Pandora account and I can play Pandora stations using the Sonos app on my phone. But if I ask Alexa to "Play whatever station on pandora" she responds "I didn't find your pandora account. You can link your account using the Alexa app." But if I open the Alexa app and go to Music, Video, & Books and then click pandora it says "App Support Unavailable". What am I missing?
I purchased the Sonos One because of its built in Alexa support. I set up the Sonos One and LOVED the sound quality but was extremely disappointed to find out that it didn’t support Alexa’s Multi Room Music capability. I have already invested in several Amazon Echos and wanted the Sonos One to upgrade my game room sound but am happy with the sound of the Echo in my smaller rooms such as my office and the kitchen. I realize I could have SONOS speakers everywhere but that is overkill (and too expensive) in my situation. Because of this I returned the Sonos One. If you add Alexa Multi Room capability in the future then I will likely buy several Sonos Ones to improve the sound quality in my larger rooms.
It seems the volume of the Alexa voice is linked directly to the volume of the Sonos One unit. That means if I'm playing quiet music in the background, and I activate Alexa, I can't really hear her voice at all. That also means if I am playing loud music, after the "ducking" to mute the music the voice is really loud. The volume should be independent or perhaps some proportional volume of the music.
[quote]Priya Abani, director of Alexa Voice Service, announced in April 2018 that third-party Alexa-enabled devices will get calling and messaging abilities. In fact, since August 2018, these key Alexa features have been available on Eufy Genie - a third party Alexa-enabled gadget. Sonos, however, remains tight lipped about its plan.[/quote] I received my Beam earlier this week and was really excited. I was planning on purchasing two more for the whole family. I'm so disappointed to find out that key features such as calling, messaging, and drop-in are not supported on Sonos Beam or One. It appears that Sonos has no plans to support these features at all. At first, I thought Amazon refuses to allow third-party gadgets to have these features. But, Eufy Genie, a 3rd-party device with an RRP of only $35 (and on sale for $15 on Amazon at time of this post), supports all these features. I would like to ask a couple of questions: [list] [*]Are these key Alexa features on th
Hey, I purchased my Sonos One today and have been going through the set up. I was having a lot of issues connecting it to my spotify as it was saying everything was linked but when I would ask Alexa to play something it would not recognise anything. I think I've fixed that issue but now it does recognise when I ask it to play a song, it even says playing 'hello from adele' (for example) but then no music plays? Can someone advise me on what to do please.
I have Sonos speakers and Echo dots in two houses. I activated the Sonos skill in the first house and all is good for using Alexa to control the Sonos speakers in the first house When I go to the second house and search for devices, the Echo dot does not find the Sonos. Is it not possible without using a second Amazon account?
I have the issue that Alexa is not responding. The microphone is on. It works for a couple of hours after I redo the setup process of Alexa in the Sonos App but then it stops working. No response at all when saying "Alexa". Is there a fix or someone else with the same problem? Thanks Max
When I give Alexa a command on my Sonos One, for example "Alexa, Good Morning" she says "Audio actions are not currently supported on this device" but then strangely she carries out part the associated action correctly, turning the lights on or off as expected. No weather, no flash brief. I have a Playbar with 2 Sonos One’s in our living room. After hours of initial setup everything worked...including routines. Then I exchanged the Playbar (speaker issue) and when I updated/reloaded everything my routines no longer work. Help! Seriously, if all of the features I purchased this system for don’t work, why did I invest so much cash? The salesperson at Best Buy assured me that this setup is 100% Alexa ready.
When I ask Alexa to play something on Spotify, "Alexa, play Purple Rain on Spotify", the command is recognized, but then Alexa says you need to link your Spotify account to Alexa. When I try to link my Spotify account in Alexa/Music,Video, and Books, the app says App Support Unavailable. What am I doing wrong here?
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