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Apple Music is no longer supported with Google Assistant

  • 13 May 2023
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Hello Recently Apple Music is no longer supported with Google Assistant. But only through Sonos. It is still functional with Google. Someone this is why? Is it a bug? It's probably related to the conflict between Google and Sonos. Already YouTube Music was down for 2 weeks. Now it's Apple Music's turn.

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Best answer by buzz 13 May 2023, 17:57

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It’s hard for us to know the real reason. SONOS provides free access to an API. Any service is welcome to use the API and be included as a service. Some services would rather encourage everyone to use the service’s App. Therefore it’s actually the service App that is interfacing with the service and the App gives commands to SONOS. Regardless, SONOS does not maintain the service App or its use of the SONOS API. If the service’s right hand does not know what its left hand is doing, it’s possible that the left hand makes a change at the service, but the right hand forgot to push the change through to the SONOS API.

While SONOS does not officially offer support for a service’s use if the API, I imagine that there could be a minimal level of courtesy diagnostic support for mega services such as GOOGLE, APPLE MUSIC, and SPOTIFY.

Airplay is often a decent workaround for Apple users who own SONOS products supporting AirPlay 2.