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Is there any plan to allow old Play 1 (or any Play) speakers to be targets? They already have partial Chromecast support (it's Android only..). I already have Mini's everywhere, I just want to be able to tell them to target the Sonos for music.
Does it need a sonos app update? I was able to see sonos in Google assistant services. Could not link properly though.
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Sonos wont give any details of what exactly bringing "google assistant" to sonos will mean.......
Sonos wont give any details of what exactly bringing "google assistant" to sonos will mean.......

For that matter Sonos has not even provided details on what the production release of the Alexa integration will include assuming they ever do bring it out of open beta. Patrick has promised voice access to local libraries and it is assumed the ducking issue will get resolved but beyond that there is no definition of what Alexa integration will be. Based on that I don't think Sonos is going to make any hard commitments regarding Google.
Sonos wont give any details of what exactly bringing "google assistant" to sonos will mean.......

For that matter Sonos has not even provided details on what the production release of the Alexa integration will include assuming they ever do bring it out of open beta. Patrick has promised voice access to local libraries and it is assumed the ducking issue will get resolved but beyond that there is no definition of what Alexa integration will be. Based on that I don't think Sonos is going to make any hard commitments regarding Google.


No, he has not promised voice access to local libraries. He stated they are looking into implementing it.

upstate 'twist the truth" mike strikes again. :8
Sonos wont give any details of what exactly bringing "google assistant" to sonos will mean.......

For that matter Sonos has not even provided details on what the production release of the Alexa integration will include assuming they ever do bring it out of open beta. Patrick has promised voice access to local libraries and it is assumed the ducking issue will get resolved but beyond that there is no definition of what Alexa integration will be. Based on that I don't think Sonos is going to make any hard commitments regarding Google.


No, he has not promised voice access to local libraries. He stated they are looking into implementing it.

upstate 'twist the truth" mike strikes again. :8


OK then we know even less about what the first voice integration will include when it is finally released from beta so it makes even less sense to speculate on what might be included in the second one.
Does it need a sonos app update? I was able to see sonos in Google assistant services. Could not link properly though.
Yes, there will need to be a Google entry under the Voice Services menu to link the two. @Ryan S, what's the holdup? It's now 1:30PM on the East coast...


OK then we know even less about what the first voice integration will include when it is finally released from beta so it makes even less sense to speculate on what might be included in the second one.


Dear Lord, you can twist anything into a negative. You know Sonos never reveals much about future functionality, why in hell would you expect that to change now, except as an excuse to complain?

And speaking of that, for a guy who was for years claiming the worst thing about Sonos is they do not let you freeze at an old version, you spend an inordinate amount of time whining about what is coming in the future, eh? Ever think Sonos just isn't for you mike?
FINALLY showed up just now in the app store....


OK then we know even less about what the first voice integration will include when it is finally released from beta so it makes even less sense to speculate on what might be included in the second one.


Dear Lord, you can twist anything into a negative. You know Sonos never reveals much about future functionality, why in hell would you expect that to change now, except as an excuse to complain?

And speaking of that, for a guy who was for years claiming the worst thing about Sonos is they do not let you freeze at an old version, you spend an inordinate amount of time whining about what is coming in the future, eh? Ever think Sonos just isn't for you mike?


I suspect you may be right. Sonos probably isn't for me anymore, but it was once upon a time...
You've been saying that for years now, yet you will never leave . . . :8
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There's a software update rolling out, shouldn't be too much longer before it's all live. I'll be posting the announcement on the board when it's finalized. Until then, just a little more patience and you'll be all set.
Because deep down I really want it to all work out. Maybe if I can just hold on until Google integration is released it will all be all right again. Maybe.
thanks for implementing this!

Is there a way to use the Sonos Speakers as Google Assistant notifications?

Example: Someone rings my Nest Hello doorbell. Right now I have my Sonos One announcing "Someone is at the front door".
Could I get the same notification on my Playbar, in the living room?
I would rather not replace it by a Beam. The Playbar is much better quality IMO.
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But true. It is exactly what you do.
Do you like the circumstance too, that by the time we get Google Assistant integration we will loose Googles music streaming service? (Google Play Music gets replaced by Youtube Music by end of year, for which google just removed the plan to support Sonos.)
Has some tragic comedy..
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IFTTT works now, a bit..:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20lFWrBi6Qc

What do you mean "google removed the plan" ?
I thought the new YTM requires sonos to add it in as a service as well as google support..
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I expect the features of Google integration to at least match Alexa's features at a minimum, when it comes to music playback. Sonos and Google know very well what features customers are looking for, and since they are building this interface from scratch, have a good opportunity to do it right.

When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.
I expect the features of Google integration to at least match Alexa's features at a minimum, when it comes to music playback. Sonos and Google know very well what features customers are looking for, and since they are building this interface from scratch, have a good opportunity to do it right.

When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.


Some common complaints expressed about streaming music I have seen on other forums include:

"The service replaced the tracks I like with remastered or live versions I do not like"
"The service lost the rights to many of the songs in my carefully constructed playlist"
"The service provides no way to play rare and out-of-print songs I have collected over the years"

While I agree that local library use has shrunk I also believe there is a floor below which it will not go because folks with the concerns above while small in number will never fall to zero. Much the way vinyl never went away I think local music collections will persist to some degree. The question, as you point out, is whether personal content support is a feature that Google will use to differentiate themselves from other music services or whether media server apps will evolve into the mainstream to the point where they compete with streaming services as an alternative music source because Google and other steamers decide the personal music consumer is not worth pursuing.
Come on! Come on! Come on!

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Come on! Come on! Come on!

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Please, please me, woah yeah, like I please you?

When it comes to local libraries though, I'm doubtful it will happen personally. Google is still in this to sell their music services, and allowing playback of local libraries doesn't sell anything. That said, it would be a feature Amazon doesn't have, and therefore push customers to use Google home integration instead Alexa. I don't know if it's going to be enough though. I would guess the number of customers using local libraries is small and dwindling, with no reason in sight for a resurgence.


A feature of Amazon Music that’s often overlooked is AutoRip. I have bought many CDs which, for whatever reason, aren’t available on any service, but thanks to AutoRip show up in Amazon Music, including via Alexa. So, I don’t need to bother with ripping them to a local NAS.
Got it!! It's up and working. Sort of. Need to figure out what it can and cannot do now and possibly get over my Alexa integration with sonos habits.

Is there any documentation on how it should work or list of commands yet?

Want to figure out how to make sonos the default speaker now for a room like I had in Alexa. Any ideas yet?
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Got it!! It's up and working. Sort of. Need to figure out what it can and cannot do now and possibly get over my Alexa integration with sonos habits.

Is there any documentation on how it should work or list of commands yet?

There's a starting list here.

Want to figure out how to make sonos the default speaker now for a room like I had in Alexa. Any ideas yet?

Settings Sonos players as default speakers isn't available with Google Assistant at this time. This is just the beginning of our work with Google. You'll see new features and improvements as we continue to develop with them.

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