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Sonos 11.1 Brings Sonos Radio

Sonos 11.1 Brings Sonos Radio

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I only found out about this today, so I’m now 106 comments behind. Therefore, I’m not reading any of them to see if this has been answered.

 

How do the voice assistants work with this new radio service? I listen to pretty much one radio station and have been frustrated over the years how starting this has been handled by Amazon Alexa. I would hope that something that was provided by the speaker maker would be much better and I can stop having to use long strings of commands to get it going.

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Sonos 11.1 brings ….. a whole load of problems with my system.  Beam keeps losing connection …. CR200 has developed a mind of its own.

Spent hours trying to get my system back up and running.

As usual, all other non-Sonos devices work as normal …. and all this for an ad-supported radio service.

All very disappointing.

Hello, I’m not able to find the curated stations, Sonos Sound System, or artist stations. All I see on the Sonos Radio service are usual internet radios and local stations and I am in the UK, thanks

Make sure both the controller, and the firmware upon your speakers is updated to 11.1. It wont show up otherwise. 

They both are 11.1, but still nothing

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Exactly:

Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data

We share data in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such data to identify you, with third parties, for example, for industry analysis.

You DO ‘share’ OUR data, and I’m sure you don't share it for the good of your health.

Who gave you this right? It wasn’t a condition of purchase when I gave you thousands of dollars!

I’ve come a bit late to this discussion, but it seems as if I’m the only one here who has sympathy for your position. I have been annoyed ever since Sonos made losing my privacy a condition of receiving updates - some time after I bought the equipment. I looked at Sonos Radio and immediately decided that I didn’t want it when I saw that it required a change to my data sharing. At least Sonos, to their credit, drew my attention to that fact straight away, allowing me to make an informed choice. However, all those years ago had I had a crystal ball I wouldn’t have bought into the Sonos platform in the first place.

Not only that, but I haven’t been able to see anything new that Sonos Radio brings to the radio experience that I want. That’s just my situation; I accept that others might have different needs, of course.

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We control our Sonos using Amazon Alexa but cannot find a way to play Sonos Radio via an Alexa command. Any radio stations on TuneIn work. 

Is there an Alexa command which will control Sonos Radio? 

 

Thanks

Great SONOS RADIO!

 

Please don’t stop

“In the Absence Thereof”

 

Hi

We control our Sonos using Amazon Alexa but cannot find a way to play Sonos Radio via an Alexa command. Any radio stations on TuneIn work. 

Is there an Alexa command which will control Sonos Radio? 

 

Thanks

 

No, there isn’t.  Both Amazon and Google don’t allow you to control streaming sources that you can’t use on their own Echo and Google Home devices.  TuneIn, for example, works because you can play TuneIn on an Echo.

 

You can work around this by creating routines in third party applications like IFTTT, Yonomi, Smartthings, etc to play a specific Sonos radio (once added to My Sonos), but that is a bit more complicated.

It’s limited functionality, but one can “Stop” and “Continue” Sonos Radio. I’m experimenting with the command set. “Play” seems to work, but “Resume” picked up an Internet Radio station that I had been playing a wile ago. A second try of “Resume” continued Sonos Radio.

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Thanks for the responses. 

Exactly:

Sharing and Disclosure of Aggregate Data

We share data in aggregate form and/or in a form which does not enable the recipient of such data to identify you, with third parties, for example, for industry analysis.

You DO ‘share’ OUR data, and I’m sure you don't share it for the good of your health.

Who gave you this right? It wasn’t a condition of purchase when I gave you thousands of dollars!

I’ve come a bit late to this discussion, but it seems as if I’m the only one here who has sympathy for your position. I have been annoyed ever since Sonos made losing my privacy a condition of receiving updates - some time after I bought the equipment. I looked at Sonos Radio and immediately decided that I didn’t want it when I saw that it required a change to my data sharing. At least Sonos, to their credit, drew my attention to that fact straight away, allowing me to make an informed choice. However, all those years ago had I had a crystal ball I wouldn’t have bought into the Sonos platform in the first place.

Not only that, but I haven’t been able to see anything new that Sonos Radio brings to the radio experience that I want. That’s just my situation; I accept that others might have different needs, of course.


While I understand your frustration, I am somewhat surprised you pursued to buy products that inherently are designed for Internet-based services. Using streaming services, google and facebook controlled services will jeoperdize your privacy in one way or another. If you want to control your privacy,  buy records in a shop and pay cash.

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A silly question but how do I remove Sonos Radio?  I just did the update to 11.1 and from my understanding it was supposed to be added automatically. 

 

I see the icon on the home screen but I don’t see it listed in music services where the help tells you to go if you want to remove it but other than that one icon I also not getting search results for it, etc.

 

So I am wondering if it was actually automatically added and more importantly even with the service removed is the app always going to have that icon?  I hope not.

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Three questions:

(1) I’m in the US, why can’t I find the David Byrne station?

(2) How do I see the liner notes mentioned on this page? https://www.sonos.com/en-us/sonos-radio

(3) Can’t I skip a track that i hate?  Please let me skip a track sometimes!

As for your third question, it’s a radio station, not a playlist of data. Just like you can’t skip a radio station song in your car, you can’t skip a song on a radio station in Sonos.

Since the service was launched yesterday, I assume, with no real data, that the David Byrne station hasn’t been released yet. Wouldn’t be the first time marketing was in front of reality. 
 

 

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  • As for your third question, it’s a radio station, not a playlist of data. Just like you can’t skip a radio station song in your car, you can’t skip a song on a radio station in Sonos.
  • Since the service was launched yesterday, I assume, with no real data, that the David Byrne station hasn’t been released yet. Wouldn’t be the first time marketing was in front of reality. 

Is it really not a playlist at its core?  When I start the station, play always begins at the beginning of a track.  Pandora has “stations”, too, and I can skip a track.

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