Why would Solos after years of hinting that Goggle play would work more seamlessly and would be able to incorporate Google Home then turn around and go with Alexa (have they even used Alexa? ) Google home will be the competing echo system to apple. If there is not a solution soon I will Kijiji my entire setup and move to a more compatible Wi-Fi speaker system that support the rest of my home set up. I started with SONOS and now that other companies have released their smart home tech the idea that not only has SONOS closed them selves off to future market share but also in not releasing a separate home remote to help with the disconnect is yet another blind spot in this organizations view. YEs you might have been there first and did it well but it takes one better product and in the race to integrated all together so then you are bound to one echo system SONOS has lost. Part two, why is there only one input for the sound bar? I have my television and a record player my Play 5 is hooked up to my computer because GOOGLE HOME does not work with SONOS. Oh well I guess I will wait 6 months and if there is not a SONOS remote or integrations with Google Home then I will be selling off my SONOS speakers.
There was so much potential here and its wasted on poor future proofing and advanced understanding of Market shift. This is not the most expensive unit but by far not the cheapest. I really did expect more collaboration when looking at how we integrate sound (Phone - media, music movies, and virtual assistance need to be the focus, not just great sound.
Best answer by Kumar
It would seem to also be a much simpler route than the Amazon server to Sonos server based one used for the Sonos Alexa integration - just my guess, that.
Come to think of it, can someone specify the route down which the command flows when I tap the casting icon in the Google native app on Android till the time the music starts playing from the Sonos unit.