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Google hub max integration issues

  • 31 October 2021
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Hi all,

I have a Sonos Amp and a Sonos Arc and want to control them with a a Google Hub Max which I thought would be simple but it seems not to be.

Firstly, the Sonos app only lets me add voice control to the arc (I know the amp doesn’t have that functionality built in). However I don’t want the arc to have voice control because it’s in a very close room to the amp and the Google. 
 

Does anyone know if it’s possible to set things up in this way? I tried setting up the arc with voice control and then removing it - no luck. Even when I have both the arc and the Google using voice I can’t get the Google to control the amp. In addition when I try and speak to the Google the amp also answers from the other room with something completely different when I though they should be sync’d in some way.

All rather frustrating in a first world way and makes me think it’s just not with nothing with Google/Sonos integration as it seems buggy and not a great experience.

Thanks all.

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Best answer by GuitarSuperstar 31 October 2021, 15:56

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You can either remove Google Assistant under Voice Settings under the Arc settings in the Sonos app or simply turn off the microphone on the Arc.

Read these articles on how to use Google assistant to control Sonos speakers:

https://www.pocket-lint.com/speakers/news/sonos/148520-how-to-set-up-google-assistant-on-your-sonos-system.amphtml

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3486?language=en_US

Thanks - that’s a good point about the mic. That solves half the problem. The main issue seems to be getting the amp (latest one) to integrate with the Google and I wondered if anyone had any tips. 

I must be missing something so I’ll start from the beginning again and see if I can get it to work.

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You get the Amp to work with Google Assistant the same way you got the Arc to work. Go through the steps in this article:

https://www.pocket-lint.com/speakers/news/sonos/148520-how-to-set-up-google-assistant-on-your-sonos-system.amphtml

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