I recently bought an Amazon Echo and paired it with my Sonos One speaker. Now, I can give voice commands to the Echo to play music on the Sonos speaker, which is great.
However, I was curious to see if both speakers can play the music I tell Alexa to play, but at the same time. It would be cool to create a 'surround sound' type of situation, as it currently only plays on one speaker at a time.
Would love to see if this is a possibility, thanks!
Best answer by melvimbe
Ok, just so I understand correctly:
If I buy a second Sonos One, I could pair both Sonos One speakers in the same room, and together call them "Family Room". That would be done in the Sonos app. After that, whenever tell Alexa to "play XXX in the Family Room", it would then play the music on both family room speakers?
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: That's a slightly different situation. You're correct that pairing the two speakers together for a stereo pair is one Room in the Sonos app. That's different from grouping, as the two speakers will always play together as a stereo pair. Grouping is for speakers setup as rooms.
As far as the command goes, if you make the command to either of your Sonos One speakers in Family Room, you don't have to specify you want to play music in Family room. However, if you make the command to a different Alexa enabled device (an echo), you will have to 'target' your command and specify the device (or room) you want the audio to play on...otherwise it will play the music on the echo itself.