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Sonos Welcomes the Google Assistant

Sonos Welcomes the Google Assistant

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When will Google Assistance be available for Malaysia Users?
I don't have specific details on Malaysia support, but I'll make sure to let the team know you're looking for it! Thanks for asking.
How do I control my Sonos Connect and amp through Google Assistant? I tried asking Google to turn on my Connect and it simply said power controls not available. All my amps and connects appear in my Google Home page, but can’t do anything with them.
When will GA be available for users in Denmark?
How do I control my Sonos Connect and amp through Google Assistant? I tried asking Google to turn on my Connect and it simply said power controls not available. All my amps and connects appear in my Google Home page, but can’t do anything with them.
In summary, you need to install the Sonos device/card (skill) in the Google Assistant/Home App and let it scan and find your Sonos devices and then set a default 'premium' subscription music service such as Spotify, YouTube Music, or Deezer etc.

The same music service account needs to be installed as a service in the Sonos App and then you can control music playback on your Sonos devices with the Google Assistant voice service.

The voice service can be installed on the Sonos One (gen 1 or 2) and/or the Beam via the latest Sonos App (settings), or you can go onto use other Google Home devices.

It works very similar to the way Amazon Alexa currently works on Sonos, albeit with no 'automatic' room grouping features at the moment, but it supports control of quite a few other Sonos music services (explicitly) that are otherwise not available to GA, such as Amazon Music, for example.

Hope that brief summary helps to get you up and running with GA on Sonos.
Any idea on when will GA be available in Mexico?
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And Ireland!
Was really hoping to group my Sonos Play 5 with my Google speakers. Do we think this ability will come?
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Was really hoping to group my Sonos Play 5 with my Google speakers. Do we think this ability will come?
Personally, I doubt if it will be possible, or really in Sonos's best interests, to allow music to be sync'd across multiple multi-room speaker systems. This applies as much for Alexa as it does for Google Assistant.
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We can only speculate as sonos never give a road map.
There must be a reason sonos is not a target speaker for google chromecast by now, either sonos wanting to keep grouping and "all house music" inside its ecosystem. otherwise you could just buy a single cheaper cast enabled speaker, or even google only offering "works with google" to sonos.
On an android controller you have been able to "cast" GPM app to sonos since 2013, but never happened on iOS.
We can only speculate as sonos never give a road map.
There must be a reason sonos is not a target speaker for google chromecast by now, either sonos wanting to keep grouping and "all house music" inside its ecosystem. otherwise you could just buy a single cheaper cast enabled speaker, or even google only offering "works with google" to sonos.
On an android controller you have been able to "cast" GPM app to sonos since 2013, but never happened on iOS.
Was really hoping to group my Sonos Play 5 with my Google speakers. Do we think this ability will come?Personally, I doubt if it will be possible, or really in Sonos's best interests, to allow music to be sync'd across multiple multi-room speaker systems. This applies as much for Alexa as it does for Google Assistant.

FYI it is possible to group Echo and Sonos One/Beam devices and play multi room across the devices. I believe if you have older Sonos devices then you could potentially use a Connect with aux in from an Echo to group all of them.
The Alexa integration did not have groups at launch and was only in Dec 2018. So maybe the Google on could be in the works (if Google support it).
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3169?language=en_US
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We can only speculate as sonos never give a road map.
There must be a reason sonos is not a target speaker for google chromecast by now, either sonos wanting to keep grouping and "all house music" inside its ecosystem. otherwise you could just buy a single cheaper cast enabled speaker, or even google only offering "works with google" to sonos.
On an android controller you have been able to "cast" GPM app to sonos since 2013, but never happened on iOS.



Was really hoping to group my Sonos Play 5 with my Google speakers. Do we think this ability will come?Personally, I doubt if it will be possible, or really in Sonos's best interests, to allow music to be sync'd across multiple multi-room speaker systems. This applies as much for Alexa as it does for Google Assistant.
FYI it is possible to group Echo and Sonos One/Beam devices and play multi room across the devices. I believe if you have older Sonos devices then you could potentially use a Connect with aux in from an Echo to group all of them.
The Alexa integration did not have groups at launch and was only in Dec 2018. So maybe the Google on could be in the works (if Google support it).https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3169?language=en_US

Just to clarify, it is only possible to group Sonos products with Sonos products. It is possible to use an Amp, an old Connect Amp or a Connect via a hard wire link to third party speakers but only if they have a Line-In port. Likewise the Play:5 (Gen 2) has a line in port so that other devices can be the source of the Audio.
I live in South Africa, and changed the voice service to Amazon to Google, now they work as they should. 😎
How?

I live in South Africa, and changed the voice service to Amazon to Google, now they work as they should. 😎How? Can I somehow get google assisstant on my sonos ONE In Austria
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Please review Chromecast support as well, or at least enable support for Google Audio Books, Google Podcasts etc so we can keep everything up to date and synced no matter where we might be at the time of initiating playback after leaving our Sonos at home.
Is there any roadmap of launch of new languages? I;ve bought Beam more than a year ago with Sonos promise, that assistant will be ready soon. I understand late of this development, but I'm completely angry about lack of languages supported. Or even being more specific - geographical ares. I do not mind to use English version, but either English either Polish are available.
On other words - I would pick up other products to fulfill my needs completely.
Is there any roadmap of launch of new languages? I;ve bought Beam more than a year ago with Sonos promise, that assistant will be ready soon. I understand late of this development, but I'm completely angry about lack of languages supported. Or even being more specific - geographical ares. I do not mind to use English version, but either English either Polish are available.
On other words - I would pick up other products to fulfill my needs completely.


Sonos rarely publishes road maps, especially when development depends on 3rd party participation. One only has to look at the missed "sometime in 2018" target date for Google Assistant support to understand why.
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A few new languages did recently become available in the newly launched regions, but Polish isn't available at this time. I'll pass along the request to the team for you, but as jgatie suggested, there's no roadmap that I can share.

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