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Connecting Sonos to Alexa Dot
Connected Alexa via Yonomi App, however she cannot follow my music command like volume control. My Alexa app shows she is connected to all my Sonos components . Any ideas?
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I created some playlist using sonos favorites , I created a scene using caseta that use the any kind of sonos speaker that I have and I select the playlist that I created in Sonos. It is VERY easy to do it.
After that the only think that I have to do is say ... Alexa turn on xxxxx (any name for the scene in lutron app) and that's it,,, Alexa send the order to lutron and lutron send the order to Sonos .... Works perfectly..... (the only little problem, is that you have to wait a little until Alexa incorporates the scene name to your account, but after 1 hour is working perfectly...
You can create multiple scenes with any playlist that you want or radio station that you want and done.
I auditioned Sonos, quickly bought lots of gear, and I totally love it. Ironically, I barely use the Echo now. Even a PLAY:1 simply _crushes_ an Echo for audio quality, and the Sonos app. (across a variety of iOS/Mac/PC platforms) serves my audio needs exceptionally well. Add in the line-in options, and the picture is complete.
I do look forward to the Alexa integration -- I'm sure it will be good -- but I can't say I care that much.
and you won't get one before it is released.
Note that Alexa sometimes confuses the scene name with playing her own music -- e.g., I tried to name a scene "NPR" in order to get the Sonos to play NPR, but Alexa went ahead and played NPR on her own speaker. So I've named my scenes "Sonos NPR" and "Sonos Classical" instead.
I've also created a scene just called "Sonos", so that I can shut off the music by saying "Turn off Sonos". The command "Turn on Sonos" will also work, with Sonos just playing whatever it was last playing when it was shut off.
I haven't tried volume control yet, but if Sonos behaves like lights do on Insteon, then just like I can say "Reduce Dining Room Lights to 50%", I should be able to say "Reduce Sonus to 50%" to control volume.
Don't share this voice control enthusiasm as it appears others do. Having voice control for lights has no comparison to control of music. What can you do with lights? Switch off and on or dim to varying degrees. This is totally different to choosing from potentially thousands of music selections. Is selecting music from the (in my case) iPod Sonos controller and flicking through albums, artists, playlists so much of a problem that it's crying out for voice control?
I am kinda confused by your response to my post.... What does my enthusiasm about voice control have anything to do with your negative personal views of the technology???
I for one have always wanted to live in a smart home and have been building mine for the past couple of years. The ability to lock my front door, turn lights off and on, Change lights colors, Change lights brightness, Control lights by a room by room basis... Now I want to be able to control my music? It would be awesome to say Alexa play Eric Clapton in the Kitchen and it come through my sonos speakers.... Why are you on here trying to tell me that voice control is not that important when it clearly is a huge selling point for a lot of people?