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I got Deezer and Spotify working with the sonos and google assistant. But when I try to have my sonos play apple music. It said playing apple music then a few second later it saids apple music is not supported by sonos. Only way to play apple music right now is still with the app. Is this normal?
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Best answer by jgatie 14 May 2019, 22:07

From: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3490?language=en_US

You can use the following music services with the Google Assistant on Sonos:
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music

You can ask your Google Assistant to play music from the following services on Sonos, but they can’t be directly added to your Google Assistant app:
  • iHeartRadio
  • TIDAL
  • TuneIn Radio
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Apple Music is most certainly NOT supported by Google Assistant, neither native on Google Home nor on Sonos.
From: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3490?language=en_US

You can use the following music services with the Google Assistant on Sonos:
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music

You can ask your Google Assistant to play music from the following services on Sonos, but they can’t be directly added to your Google Assistant app:
  • iHeartRadio
  • TIDAL
  • TuneIn Radio
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From: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3490?language=en_US

You can use the following music services with the Google Assistant on Sonos:
  • Deezer
  • Google Play Music
  • Pandora
  • Spotify
  • YouTube Music
You can ask your Google Assistant to play music from the following services on Sonos, but they can’t be directly added to your Google Assistant app:
  • iHeartRadio
  • TIDAL
  • TuneIn Radio

Thanks, hope they will one day add apple music. Until then, I will just launch my apple music content with yonomi.
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Generally speaking, Apple uses DRM encryption technology to encode the tracks on Apple Music. Therefore, you can only play those protected streams on authorized devices which don't include Google Home. But there's still ways to stream apple music to google home. Working though a bit troublesome.
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@CiderPunk
I always knew that someone will figure out how to stream Apple Music to a Google Home speaker.
Now that it's here, I think I will pass. lol

The incompatibility is the only reason I'm using Spotify over Apple Music.
It worked when I had Alexa on my Beam but I prefer GA though
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@Ravica3
Yeah, Apple is somehow notorious for its closed ecosystem.
I myself use Spotify, too.
But there are some songs exclusively on Apple Music. So someone figure this way out.
Apple Music is limited on Apple ecosystem, so it is very difficult to play apple music on Google Home Assistant unless you get rid of the protection from all your Apple Music files.

I currently use a streaming music convert that transform the songs to MP3. After that, I can upload the songs to Google Play for Google Home.

Why can I choose Apple Music (says limited) on sonos one google control but it says account not linked.  Sirius too?  When will this change?

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Hi @Phishflyer

I know you're eager for news and eagerly awaiting any announcement or details from us. I don't have an official statement for you on support for the use of Apple Music with Google Assistant on Sonos.

I think it's important to remember that we do not have anything to do with features both supported and unsupported on this platform. As Google Assistant is owned by Google, supported features and services would be decided by Google.

We have included Apple Music in the request to our teams. We do not have any timeline to share on when or if these changes will be made.

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I’d like to try Google Assistant because I’m considering a Nest Hello doorbell and Nest Outdoor Camera and the integration appears more complete than that with Alexa.

 

Sadly changing the service on my Sonos to Google Assistant means I lose the ability to play my Apple Music subscription.

 

Given that the Sonos is primarily a music system and secondarily a smart home device, this make Google Assistant a non starter for me  (and I would presume) other Apple Music subscribers.

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