Amazon Alexa and Sonos
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Alexa wont play music from Tune In
This has only started happening recently where I ask Alexa to play a certain radio station or stations from tune in and her prompt is “sorry I am having trouble playing the music “. I’ve updated Sonos and the app . I’ve reset my network setting . I’ve reset the speaker . I’ve updated Amazon Alexa . Still not working . Not sure what else to do .
Sonos Move suddenly has Alexa problems
About 2 weeks ago our Sonos Move that we have been using with no problem for 2 years suddenly stopped executing Alexa commands. It would repeat the command but do nothing. I updated all the apps on my Apple phone, reset the Move, removed and re-added the Sonos and Alexa voice services. Now instead of not doing anything, it decides what it wants to do. Sometimes it works fine. Other times we have to pause it before it will follow a command. Other times it just does nothing. Any thoughts?
Sonos One Not playing after Alexa Commands
Hi - My Sonos One responds to Alexa for usual commands (lists, weather etc), but will not play music.If I say Alexa Play some music, it selects a playlist from Amazon Music but nothing plays. The voice service is linked, skill enabled in Alexa. (Actually my default service is spotify in Alexa) What am I doing wrong?
Alexa + Sonos has become a total mess – am I the only one?!
So. Alexa and Sonos, wouldn’t say it has ever worked like a charm, but at least decently. However, a couple of weeks ago, things became absolutely horrible: Alexa would no longer “stop” any music if I tell her to do soAlexa would often confirm to play a requested Radio Station, only to NOT play anything afterwardsAlexa would often confirm to play a requested song, only to either play nothing at all, or play a completely different songAll my Sonos devices (2x One, 1 Beam) have been re-set and re-installed from scratch couple of times. Alexa was removed and re-added as a voice service. Alexa app was deleted and reinstalled. None of this helped! My father-in-law is experiencing very similar issues lately, so I’m starting to wonder if it’s a more general problem?
trying for find out why music isn't playing
I reseted my Sonos move and trying to connect with Alexa but when I ask to play music it's says the request but doesn't play music for radio station for me or Spotify it says it's going to play then the plays no music. I'm also trying to connect it with the alexa app which I can't find us I'm not sure why it's not playing music. I can ask Alexa questions but it's just a music which is not playing
Problem with Alexa Integration - won't skip to next song
Hi All, I’m resurrecting this question which was asked three years ago as it’s suddenly started happening after years of stability. Problem Description:Streaming via Alexa to Sonos. Command “Alexa Skip” is registered by Amazon but the command is not executed on Sonos. At this point the system is pretty much in auto mode. It can be stopped and the volume can be changed but that’s about it. Any streaming content has to be stopped before I can switch to a different channel / playlist from Amazon. Album art is not shown on Sonos app. “Next track” is greyed out on Sonos app. Typically, this happens from the second track onward. Configuration:Stereo pair of Sonos 1 speakers linked with a Sonos Roam. Running the most recent version of firmware. Connectivity is via WiFi on a very stable network with strong signal strength. WAN is bidirectional gigabit. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
TuneIn Stations not currently available via Alexa on Sonos only
Requesting a tuning station by saying "Alexa play Newstalk fromTunein" has stopped working on Sonos but still working on all Echoes connected to same network.Router reboot done and sonos powered off and back on. Is the Sonos using its Tunein setup or the Alexa one in this scenario? Any other checks I should do?
Alexa volume issue since 12.1
Hi folks,I’m experiencing issues related to the volume of Alexa since the Sonos update to 12.1. I’m using a surround setup with one Sonos Beam and two Sonos Play:1 in my living room. Since a few years, the Alexa response volume was just static and not related to the music volume set by Sonos. This was a good thing because you could listen to music in very low volume while you could talk to Alexa and get a normal, relatively loud response.Since 12.1, the Alexa volume seems to be related to the overall speaker volume. Now when the volume is set maybe between 1-20%, it is just impossible for me to communicate with Alexa because her responses are extremely quiet. I can only start to understand her again when the volume slider is maybe at 25-30% or higher, but then of course the music is also proportional louder, which is not good.Is there any way to set the Alexa volume independent of the music volume?Thank you very much in advance.
Unable to set Sonos Era 100 as Alexa-enabled device in room/group using Alexa app
Today I’ve upgraded my two Sonos Ones with Sonos Era 100s. After adding Alexa to the speakers, I tried to go into the Alexa app to associate them with their respective rooms. I’m able to add them as the room speaker, but I am unable to set them as the Alexa device for that room (allowing for room-specific commands like “Alexa, turn off the lights”, etc).What’s weird is my Era 100s will show up under the Echo & Alexa devices section in the Alexa app, but they do not show up under Alexa-enabled devices when editing a room/group (see attached screenshots).I’ve reached out to Alexa support and they were largely unhelpful, they claimed that from their resources Alexa isn’t supported on the Sonos Era 100 (maybe their documentation hasn’t been updated since this is a brand new product?). So they left the conversation there even after showing them that Sonos clearly states Alexa built-in support for the Era 100.Has anyone else experienced this issue? Seems like a bug in the Alexa app, and
connecting Move/Sonos app to Alexa
Hello all,Just got a Move (early birthday and Fathers Day present) connected it with app and WiFi. Does anyone know if it’ll be easy enough to set up with Alexa as I would need to use the wife’s login?Just wondered if my Sonos login would conflict with the wife’s. Cheers
Sonos Disconnected from Alexa
My Beam used to be connected to Alexa. I am trying to restore this functionality but now neither Sonos iOS app can find my Beam. I’ve done everything to try and just get the device recognized, but no luck. Is it possible to reset my Beam back to factory settings? Or is there another solution to my problem?
Alexa reporting incorrect Sonos Beam volume more than 2 years later
I posted this over two years ago, and still the issue persists, surely I can’t be the only one affected by this? Original post: I always use Alexa to set the volume on my Sonos system (Beam, Sub and 2xOne SL) I usually ask her to confirm the volume once set, but now she is reporting it incorrectly. So if the volume was set to 1 initially and I ask Alexa to set volume to 3 then ask “Alexa, what is the volume for living room?” She will advise that volume is 1, even though it’s set to 3 as she is now louder.Steps I’ve taken to fix:Disable and enable the Sonos skill in the Amazon Alexa App. Removed the Alexa voice service in the Sonos app and added it again too and powered off the Sonos beam. All to no availHowever, what I did notice was Alexa would confirm the correct volume level after enabling the Sonos Skill in the Alexa App or removing and adding the Alexa voice service in the Sonos app, it was only when I asked Alexa to increase the volume and asked her to confirm the volume for Livi
Alexa with Sonos stereo pair
I have 2 original Sonos ones (i.e.without microphones) which I have as a stereo pair in my kitchen. For quite some time they have worked perfectly using Alexa voice commands using an Echo Dot in the same room after setting up “Kitchen” as my preferred speaker.. Suddenly the right channel stopped playing without any changes being made. When I play music using the sonos app both speakers work perfectly. I have tried:Updating the softwareDeleting and adding “kitchen” again in the Alexa AppUnplugging and restarting the speakersDisabled the Alexa skill and enabled again and rerun discoveryBut nothing has worked.I contacted Sonos support who tried the same steps as above and then gave up saying “Please note that the two Play 1 are not Voice-capable units, therefore this setup is not supported by Sonos, and we do not have a set of steps that we can recommend, however, what I recommend doing is to check with the Sonos community pages and see if other Sonos using are using the same configurati
alexa on era 100
hi,Just set up my era 100 speaker and I am having difficulty with alexa. I have followed this instruction and it does nothing on the sonos app.I can see the speaker on the alexa app after setting up the skill. Yet the speaker doesn’t listen to alexa commands or appear on the app. I’ve tried customer service and they weren’t very helpful has anyone else had this problem and found a work around? Tempted to return the speaker as it was meant to replace my alexa
voice assistants either don't play a song or skip within the first second and play a related song pt 2
Hi again!I was the author of this link and I just wanted to update my progress on this since I have taken steps to try and solve it.I missed an important detail in the old post which is that I have a Google Wifi system, which I have read is infamous for causing problems with Sonos systems. It also means that I cannot change the channel on which the wifi operates as I don’t think Google Wifi has that capability.For the last few hours I have been browsing and seeing many different solutions for Google Wifi systems operating with Sonos and I keep seeing a) hook up a speaker to the main google wifi hub which connects directly to the modem b) disable DHCP on modem c) get a Sonos Boost.I have done option A already. My setup here is a One, Five, Beam + 2 Surround Ones, and a Move. I moved the Five to be connected via ethernet to the main Google hub I mentioned. I also tried alternating between all the SonosNet channels on the app after I moved the Five, and nothing has changed.I have not trie
Sonos Skills in Alexa India account
Can you please provide me information if Sonos is actively working on creating skills for Alexa India Account. If yes, whats the target completion date. If not, is there any other way I can add Sonos skills in Alexa India account or connect echo dot to Sonos Playbar?
Sonos Era 100 with Alexa enabled not showing up as Echo device (for grouping)
Hi, previously when I added Sonos devices that have Alexa, they both show up as speakers but also can be selected in a group (room) to be the primary or one of several echos in the room that can then control certain functions (like when saying “Alexa, turn on lights” it can be limited to just turning on lights in that room.However, yesterday added a pair of Era 100 speakers, enabled Alex, and it is added and has Alexa enabled, but when I go to the app to add the Sonos speakers, I can add them as the speakers to a group for control, but neither speaker shows up specifically as an Echo device I can add to the group. Anyone else experience this, and how you remedied? I tried taking Alex off and re-enabling, hoping this would fix things, but it is not.
Alexa Sonos Roam
Alexa will not connect to my sonos roam correctly- it will respond but then not play news, flash briefing, or music. All of my sonos devices (roam, beam, and move) will not play spotify through alexa. I have called support twice, and already tried the following:On sonos app: disconnect and reconnect devices On alexa app: Disable sonos skill and enable again Disable spotify skill and enable again Delete all sonos devices and add again Deregister all sonos devices and register again None of these things have resolved the issue. I was told to post on beta community but I don’t have any projects open so cannot post on that board.One of the reasons I bought the roam was for handsfree use of Alexa and to play music with spotify- none of these things are working.
Spotify doesn't work on Era 100 or One
Hi,I recently bought the Era 100. It all works fine except for being able to play music on voice command.Alexa responds to other voice commands like alarms, the weather, accessing radio stations via Tune In etc. But when I say "Alexa, play [so and so] on Spotify" Alexa responds by saying "Here is [so and so] on Spotify". But nothing after that happens.I also own a Sonos One and it worked fine. But ever since I bought the Era 100 (I had to update the Sonos app to setup) now the Sonos One doesn't work for music requests either.I've disabled the skill in the Alexa app and reinstalled, reinstalled sonos app, added alexa voice service but nothing helps. Any help would be appreciated.
Alexa wont stream Apple music, but only one one speaker
Hello,My Sonos system includes 3 Sonos One and a Sonos Move. Until recently I’ve been able to stream Apple Music using Alexa with no issues on all speakers. However, a couple of months ago the Sonos Move started to say that I needed an Apple Music account to stream music (which I obviously already have signed in). Meanwhile, all of the other speakers are working exactly as they should with Apple Music. I have tried factory resetting the Move, signing out of Apple Music in the Alexa App, deactivating it in the Sonos App, and every other possible solution I can find online. But it always comes back with the same message, and the other speakers always start to work just as they should. If I use the Sonos Voice Assistant, Apple Music works just fine on the Move, but it’s so limited in what it can do that I’d much rather use Alexa. I haven’t been able to find anyone else with the same issue on this or other forums, so any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!
Alexa started music server feed, stops (Whisperings)
So, I've been trying to listen to the Whispering Solo Piano Radio custom stream on my Sonos Roam.The custom screen pulls song by song from a server, as opposed to being a full live stream. It's only available via an Alexa skill.After anywhere between 5 minutes and 45 minutes the music stops. I don't have problems using the skill on my cell phone, or the cell phone app with a custom stream. The network does not seem to be the issue. Bandwidth and latency both seem fine... As well the other devices are on the same network and work fine. The Whispering support has been extremely receptive, but is not been able to figure out what's going on. I seem to be the only person reporting this issue. Since I've no way of isolating Alexa, versus any other part of the process considering that's the only way it can play it on the speaker, I was wondering if Alexa is involved in any of the song by song file pulls... And if so is there some way of troubleshooting this? Thank you
No music played!
Does anyone have any advice for my sonos saying “playing music found on amazon music” but it never plays?!I ask to search for something, it says it found it & says “now playing…” but nothing else happens!I unplugged, reset & re-installed speakers & updated the app. I am at a loss!
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