Sonos / Echo Private Beta
So how would one go about getting on the Echo control private beta?
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I believe the protocol is that when you joined the Public Beta you have given details of your system, where you re, how you control it, do have pets and so on. You may receive an invite if your profile fits what they need. I'd urge you to carefully check any beta e-mails you have or will receive.
Stuart_W is correct here, while details on a Private Beta aren't made available to everyone, so long as you're signed up to Public Beta we'll certainly get in touch if you're eligible for any upcoming Private Beta programs.
Well, here's hoping Sonos get in touch then...
Spotify and Sonos predicted a public beta by the end of October. That's the only public announcement about Spotify.
There are enough clues contained within to help you maximise your chances and posting in this thread is NOT one of them
I am in the beta program, by the way, and pretty familiar with how it works.
If you are on the private beta you should not be discussing such things here. If you are on the public Beta I suggest you read the release notices, and that applies to every release. They tell you what new functionality has been released and how to use it.
From our lists of beta testers that give good feedback the team will sometimes reach out to offer participation in private betas. We're glad you're all interested and we'll be letting everyone know if there's any option for testing things out in a more public beta.
The Alexa integration is interesting by itself but combined with webhooks it suggests real potential for the platform. On the other hand as you point out, the Sonos integration didn't pan out so well so this announcement should be taken with a grain of salt until we see how well the actual execution works.
You're sure that they don't look at how many times I post in this thread requesting being added to the super secret double probation beta? I could post a ton, you know. 🙂
Current kit is two Sonos 1's and a Connect 5 Amp with Echo Dot 2 on line in.
About 11 devices control Sonos currently and more DOT's coming since my musician wife finds the Sonos interface daunting and she would make a great tester since she is a signed up Luddite. A TP-Link wall switch was too much for her especially as it's Alexa name is Switchy MacSwitchface.
I am a graduate electronics engineer but a Luddite with grand pianos.