I am very dissapointed to see that the New Sonos 5 does NOT have voice recognition built in. As a family of 5 people who all use my current Sonos Play 5 Gen 1 using an Amazon Echo Input which is plugged into the Play 5 via the 3.5mm Jack lead to talk to the speaker. I currently am subscribed to Amazon Music HD family plan. I would like to upgrade my Sonos Play 5 for the New Sonos 5 but I am struggling to justify the price for an upgrade which would simply enable me to use the new S2 app on my smartphone. I feel that the rough cost to upgrade (£400+) for this speaker is a lot of money for not much gain. This is why I was so disappointed that the Sonos 5 doesn’t even have voice recognition built in! I don’t buy the argument that music boffs prefer the item without this option as surely if the product is simply made with voice recognition built in, the customer using the product simply has the option to either turn this facility On Or Off. Quite a simple solution! I’m sure other people would agree with my opinion on this matter.
Overall a very dissatisfied customer on this occasion after using/buying Sonos products over 7 years & spending in excess £2,500 on Sonos products!