There's a problem with Alexa+Sonos when the Sonos speaker shares the same name as the room that it's in that includes other devices. Here's where the problem starts:
Philips Hue groups bulbs into rooms. I have Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room, and Bedroom.
Unsurprisingly, my Sonos speakers in those rooms are also called Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room, and Bedroom.
Before adding Sonos speakers to my list of Alexa devices, I could say "Alexa, turn off/on the bedroom," and the lights in my bedroom would react to the command.
However, now that the Sonos speakers share the same name as the Hue Rooms, Alexa responds with, "Sorry, Bedroom is not responding," and I suspect it's because Sonos speakers don't have an on/off state.
So what I'm looking for is some way for Alexa to know what device you're talking about based on the action you're requesting. Since Sonos speakers don't have on/off states, Alexa should know you meant the LIGHTS in a room, and not the speaker. it gets a little fuzzy when you start making requests for things like brightness and volume, because "Alexa, turn up the living room" could refer to the brightness in the living room or the volume.
I don't think it's reasonable to change the Sonos speaker name to something else. What would I change Bedroom to, anyway?
Thanks for reading!