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Google Assistant Voice Match Available on Sonos

  • 11 June 2020
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Through cloud updates, Google Assistant has added the ability to set up Voice Match on voice enabled Sonos devices. This feature has rolled out to all households where Google Assistant is available.

Voice Match allows you to teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice. If you have multiple people using the Google Assistant on Sonos, you can set up Voice Match to provide user-specific responses and content based on who is speaking.

This enables personalized results for the person asking Google Assistant questions. For more information about Voice Match, see the Google article here

 

Here are the steps to enable Voice Match straight from the Google article linked above:

 

Link your voice

To use Voice Match, you must link a Google Account to the Google Assistant device. If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can choose which account you want to use.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Home app Google Home.

  2. At the bottom, tap Home Home and then Settings Settings.

  3. Under "Google Assistant services," tap More settings.

  4. Tap Assistant  and then Voice Match and then Add devices.

  5. Follow the steps.

When you link your voice and use the Google Assistant in US English, the Google Assistant automatically acknowledges when you ask it for something politely.


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Nice! Does that also mean that users can link their own Spotify account from a family plan to their voice and each start their own stream on a speaker without stopping the music from another family member listening to Spotify started with theirvoice?

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Nice! Does that also mean that users can link their own Spotify account from a family plan to their voice and each start their own stream on a speaker without stopping the music from another family member listening to Spotify started with theirvoice?

Yes. If you’ve linked each of those Spotify accounts in your Google Home app and set up voice match for them, you should be able to use the different accounts with your voices.

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Nice! Does that also mean that users can link their own Spotify account from a family plan to their voice and each start their own stream on a speaker without stopping the music from another family member listening to Spotify started with theirvoice?

Yes. If you’ve linked each of those Spotify accounts in your Google Home app and set up voice match for them, you should be able to use the different accounts with your voices.

Wow, that is really great!

Is this indicative of Chromecast support in the future?

Hello,

Is it US English only? I can’t find the setting in French (ca).

 

Is this going to be available soon?

 

Thanks.

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Hi @Gimrigz.

Welcome, thank you for reaching out to Sonos Community. I totally understand where you're coming from and I’m here to help.

Here are the current countries Google Assistant is currently available.

Let us know if it works. If you need help with any other information, please be sure to let us know.

 

 

It still doesn't support multiple voice profiles, so you can't have multiple people. One of the sonos support team confirmed that today over online chat.

Since all Sonos does is pass the input on the microphone to the voice service’s cloud processing, that would be on the individual voice services. Sonos doesn’t do any processing of voice commands within the Sonos ecosystem. 

Yeah, found how to do it through Google assistant on my device.

Open assistant -> your profile/settings -> voice match -> add devices -> then select the devices you need to give access to your voice data.

This will have to be done for every person outside of the first person who can use the sonos app. Frustrating that sonos doesn't give the instructions for this and trying to open it through the sonos app tries to open google assistant then just goes straight back to the sonos app. Seems like something they should be able to fix and would expect on high quality devices and companies.

Since all Sonos does is pass the input on the microphone to the voice service’s cloud processing, that would be on the individual voice services. Sonos doesn’t do any processing of voice commands within the Sonos ecosystem. 

Based on this answer, would my problem be in Google's end then?

I have set up voice match for me and my wife but I can’t get the assistant to play songs on Spotify in the Sonos beam when my wife asks for it.
The assistant identifies it’s my wife and tries to play her favorite playlist but right after that, it says it can’t play because it needs the same Spotify account to be linked to the Sonos app and google assistant.

I have both our Spotify accounts in the Sonos app with different names so I expected it to work.

Can you confirm if this is supported or not @Mark P ?

 

Thanks

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Hi @leogdiniz.

Welcome, thank you for reaching out to Sonos Community, We appreciate your time and effort in posting your concern here in our community.

Yes, @Airgetlam is correct.

Any voice services are just passing thru Sonos speakers all system process of voice commands are coming from google cloud.

You can also check this link for Help and tips for Google Assistant on Sonos if still doesn't work correctly then time to call Google support.

If you need help with any other information, please be sure to let us know.

Thanks @MarkP 

For may happy surprise the voice match with two Spotify accounts started working this morning. Uhu \o/

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Hi @lepord221.

Welcome, thank you for reaching back to Sonos Community.

Glad it works now. 

Did it just work all of a sudden? 

If you need help with any other information, please be sure to let us know.

Yep @Mark P.
The assistant wouldn’t play when my wife asked for it but after a few hours we tried again and it was working.

We experience the problem that Sonos/Google only remember the voice match settings of the last user who set it up in the Google Give app. 

So after i have set it up, Google home on Sonos One does recognize my voice. Then, street my wife links get voice match to the same Sonos One the device starts telling me that it does not recognize my voice.

Thanks - this was the reason that a few of our family members would end up going back to my default account. I had not done this last step, and it was not obvious that this was the issue. 

Link your voice to your devices with Voice Match

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