If This Then Sonos

  • 7 September 2018
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Sonos has always been committed to providing more choice for what you listen to at home. Last year, we furthered that commitment with our Works with Sonos program and yesterday we introduced our new open API - the Sonos Sound Platform. Today, we're excited to announce a new platform integration with IFTTT, which will connect your home sound system to even more of the devices you love. 

IFTTT has integrated hundreds of different smart home products, websites and content providers and with today's beta launch, you can trigger your favorite songs and sounds on Sonos from millions of different IFTTT events.

Now you can have Sonos start your favorite radio station when your Ring-enabled door unlocks after you get home, or play your special pizza song (you do have a special pizza song, don't you?) when your Domino's order goes out for delivery. Having a party? Set your lights and your music using Phillips Hue. 

Actions available from your Sonos devices include basic playback control, pause/resume/next/previous, and volume controls (up, down, mute and unmute). You can start playing a pre-defined Sonos Favorite or song, album and artist playlist. 

IFTTT opens up millions of possibilities for customizing your smart home with Sonos in new and exciting ways. Create Applets or recipes to send commands to Sonos using the "then that" section of your command, also known as the "action".  

We're looking forward to hearing and seeing what you've set up with Sonos and IFTTT and want you to share cool ideas and Applets in the board here.

Sign up for IFTTT on https://ifttt.com/ and you can see what's available on our service page.

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I`m struggling to understand the way to create the siri shortcut or the shortcut app. using the url from the webhook.
... The Play Stream is designed for use with longer content, such as internet radio...

Where can I find some documentation on the "play stream" applet? I've spent a little over 2 hours putting URL variations in the URL field (streaming news, spotify web playlist, podcast link, specific podcast episode link, and so on), and I'm starting to conclude that there's either a bug or there just weren't any UX folks available when that feature shipped. I've looked all over the internet for some documentation. Does it exist?
... The Play Stream is designed for use with longer content, such as internet radio...

Where can I find some documentation on the "play stream" applet? I've spent a little over 2 hours putting URL variations in the URL field (streaming news, spotify web playlist, podcast link, specific podcast episode link, and so on), and I'm starting to conclude that there's either a bug or there just weren't any UX folks available when that feature shipped. I've looked all over the internet for some documentation. Does it exist?

You need to ask IFTTT.

https://help.ifttt.com/hc/en-us
i miss the option for shuffle function the most
Hi there,

I use the Sonos applet on IFTTT to work with my Ring Floodlight Cam to make doorbell sounds on all Sonos speakers when motion is detected.

This groups all speakers and plans a Sonos favourite, however the speakers stay grouped and with the doorbell song queued. Meaning, if I’m listening to anything on any of the speakers before this is triggered, I have to manually hngroup the speakers and find the previous song or station and play it now.

Can this be automatically resumed at all? This works perfectly well when using the plugin at https://github.com/jishi/node-sonos-http-api

Can this please be investigated and implemented if possible?
Hi, I am really looking forward to integration ifttt as well with my Sonos but I ran in to a problem activating the applet. When I want to choose a room/device ifttt returns an error and the room drop-down just says 'loading'. My favourites are populated though. I tried revoking the permissions and activating them again but no joy. Any idea how I can debug this further?

hi, did you already find a solution for this problem? Same problem here though it doesn’t even show up any playlists!
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@Ryan S Can Sonos please expand the IFTTT functionality to be able to setup a single applet in IFFTT that can:

  1. Play something other than a Sonos Favorite b/c Sonos Playlists or Amazon Music Playlists are not showing up in IFTTT Sonos applets
  2. Create and play to a room group defined in the IFTTT applet
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Hey Miked13, I’ll pass along the request for you.

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@Ryan S Thank you Ryan!

@Ryan S Can Sonos please expand the IFTTT functionality to be able to setup a single applet in IFFTT that can:

  1. Play something other than a Sonos Favorite b/c Sonos Playlists or Amazon Music Playlists are not showing up in IFTTT Sonos applets
  2. Create and play to a room group defined in the IFTTT applet

I am away from my system at the moment, but I am pretty sure I have added playlists to my Favorites to make them playable with Alexa.  OK - it’s not as good as if all the playlists listed automatically, but it can be done.