Google Assistant and Sonos
Your one-stop shop for discussing Google Assistant with Sonos. How do you add Google Assistant to Sonos One or Beam? Get your answers here.
- 1,030 Topics
- 5,996 Replies
The title somewhat explains the issue, but here's the current set up: Sonos Beam is mounted to TV that's right behind my Google Home Hub. Anytime I talk to the Home Hub, my Sonos Beam volume drops to zero. I once had my Sonos linked when the TV it was connected to was in a room separate from the Hub. I've unlinked from both the Sonos app and Google Home app. It still drops the sound when I talk to the Hub. My wife claims it has done it randomly but I've yet to experience that, only when someone talks to Google Assistant or activates it, inadvertently. Any suggestions?
Hi there,I have already programmed my Samsung remote to the playbar but i was wondering if the IR on the playbar can somehow be controlled using Google assistant just to turn the tv off and on? The only thing i can find on this is using the beam which uses its hdmi too control the tv. Many thanks for the advice as to whether this can be done or not. Cheers Rob
I've just bought and set up a Sonos One with Google Assistant and every time I say 'Hey Google' my phone responds to the request as well as the Sonus! This is a pretty obvious problem that I assumed would have been sorted at an early stage in the software development. The response times with GA are also pretty slow compared to the phone's response. I really don't want to install Alexa and have yet another voice app on my phone but can someone tell me if it works in the same way and will keep coming up on my phone whenever it's within hearing distance? I could of course set my phone to not wake up when the screen is off but this would rather defeat the object of GA. Is this going to be fixed in a future software update?
Been trying to get this working for over a day with no success at the moment, things i’ve done: Removed all Music Services apart from Spotify (which is also set up on my GA) Here’s what happens - I try to add the GA from the add voice services section of the app, this then opens a web page that then redirects me to the app store for GA - I already have that installed and it just says open. When i manually open the app nothing happens - i can manually link Sonos in the GA app, which works, but the Sonos app then tells me i have an error. This is for 3 Sonos One (Gen 1) devices Any ideas?
I have set up a Sonos surround system (Playbase + 2 Sonos Ones) with Google Assistant. I would like the Google Assistant to respond out of the RIGHT Sonos One surround, but at this time I believe it is not possible. I have tested and tried every combination of setting up the speakers without success. When the Sonos Ones are not paired as surrounds to the Playbase, it is simple to add GA to either of them. When they are paired as surrounds, the assistant can only present in one of them--which is understandable as the system recognizes the three speakers as one unit. The default speaker Google Assistant is added to is the LEFT Sonos surround. There does not appear to be a way to change this. I originally thought it may be defaulting to a certain speaker due to a naming preference--like it a naming appearing first alphabetially. This is not the case--I tried every combination of unpairing and renaming the devices and testing. I thought perhaps it was a case of a preference for cert
I have tried to add Google Assistant to my Sonos One’s, but it gets stuck trying to link the account in the mobile ios app. I used to be able to set it up easily, but it is no longer the case. I switched to Alexa for a time, but I would now like to go back to using google on my Sonos speakers. It appears the Sonos app will no longer directly communicate with the Google assistant app when trying to set up the voice assistant. It will link over to the app store to open the app, but never affects any change to the google assistant app when you open it. Meanwhile, the sonos app gets stuck in an endless loop waiting for authorization and finally times out and gives an error message: “There was a problem adding Google Assistant” with an option to “Try again”. I can link the Sonos speakers directly in the Google Assistant app, but Sonos does not seem to recognize it. I have tried every combination of work arounds I can think of, linking and unlinking, but it currently will not add. I r
I’ve just got a sonos move and have set it up where i used to have a google home. The google home used to work quite well. I could play music, get weather/jokes, ask questions. It would recognise my voice, and that of my wife and son. I configured my sonos move and now its terrible! It recognises when any of us say ‘ok google’ but the only person whose commands it understands semi-reliably is my son. My wife and i can’t get it to do anything. In the ‘my activity’ on google assistant it just has ‘unknown voice command’. Any ideas?
I’ve been having trouble with erratic responses from GA on Sonos for days, and now it’s completely broken! I eventually tried the last resort of unlinking and relinking my Sonos account to Google. Now I can’t activate Google Assistant on my Sonos speaker at all. Google sees the speaker just fine, and can play music to it. The Sonos app sees the speaker just fine, and can play music too it. But Google Assistant won’t link to it - Google Assistant just says that it couldn’t find the Sonos speaker, even though Google Home is playing music to it right now. Just as a test, I added Alexa instead. Installs quickly and works fine. The fault is between Sonos and Google. Returning to GA, I finally got it to find the Sonos speaker and install after about 25 tries. But it’s still not functional. It either gives no response or says “something went wrong/there was a glitch”. If I tell Google to resync devices, the Sonos speaker beeps and makes an announcement. But it quickly returns to unresponsive
I have been struggling with getting my sonos one to work with google assistant. I have tried everything suggested. Sometimes it allows me to play music (youtube music paid subscription) and radio and other times it just ignores me. Very frustrating. Currently it won’t let me add anything to my shopping list at all (just ignores me!) although it will let my son add items! Compared to my google mini it is a world away from the voice functionality that has. Does anyone find that sonos/google works and is it worth persevering or should I just accept it isn’t going to work as a google smart speaker? It is under a year old so I should be able to return it as faulty since the google functionality doesn’t work. I could then either get a google max speaker or use my google mini to pair with another wireless speaker. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts or advice!? James
Does anyone have this issue? For example if I ask Google to play ‘ultimate Christmas hits’ it will play that playlist. But if i just say play ‘Christmas music’ it says it cannot find any. I’m certain if I asked Alexa to do this with Spotify it would work. It’s not very good at working with vague requests. Is this a fixable issue or just a common issue with Google Assistant and YouTube Music?
Hi, I’ve seen slight variations to this issue on other threads but none that quite address it. Problem Google assistant was not working on the Sonos One speaker (the microphone was not active and not illuminated). In an attempt to resolve this issue I unlinked the Sonos from Google and tried re-linking. Now the situation is that when I go to re-activate the GA service within the Sonos App the following happens: 1.) I'm prompted to add GA to my Sonos 2.) On the "select rooms" page I select the Sonos 3.) I press "add to google assistant" button and I'm re-directed to GA app 4.) This then simply takes me to App Store to purchase/download GA (which I already have)! 5.) When I then go back to Sonos app it says "Linking Google account" and HANGS on this page indefinitely with a spinning wheel. 6.) After a considerable length of time it times out and says "There was a problem adding google assistant". As a work-around for this I've tried adding/linking Sonos from the GA app itself. This
Is it really that bad? Because at this point, it feels that bad. I have a stereo pair of sonos ones (the main speaker being the second gen, the other 1st) and a sonos move. I have no other google speakers in the house and to lessen any confusion from my Google assistants part, I even disengaged it on my phone. I have problems nearly 100% of the time with google. Simple commands such as, "pause," "play some music", or "skip this song" or mainly everything music related I get a constant, "Sorry, something went wrong, when you're ready, give it another try." Or, my favorite one is, "Sorry, I can't do that here, but you can ask me to play it on one of your other devices." This happens all the time. If it does work, it's usually on the second or third try, and by then I'm so frustrated I wish I never invested in these speakers. Spotify is my main squeeze, but anything streaming related seems to be a nightmare. I've tried rebooting google assistant but nothing works and now I feel lik
I have the privacy settings set pretty tight on Google … no web activity, no location activity,etc. I’m having issues with GA interacting w/ Sonos. I can see the devices in Google Home settings, but when I try to play music on one of them it resonds, “To get help with that, I’ll need more information...”. I assume that’s Google oblique way of telling me I need pull my privacy pants down and go full-blown GA.
Question here is, how does Sonos determine your location, which therefore enables the use of Google Voice Assistant? The reason I ask is because I live in Argentina, but have a VPN network linked to the US (which allows me to use some US streaming services as a result regardless of device). I am able to link on the Google Home app with Sonos, but my speakers don't appear in the google home app. I'm able to use the Alexa Voice Assistant with no problems. I've tried switching my home address on my Google Home app to my US home address, but still no go. What could be a good way to get this running properly? Thanks!
I would like to create a “group” for all my Sonos speakers within Google Assistant so I can adjust volume, play music etc. on ALL the Sonos speakers at once. I have them assigned to separate rooms, but still would like to address them as one. I have tried creating a “speaker group” in Google Assistant, but the only device that shows up is my Google Home speaker and my Sonos Beam.
My Sonos beam use to confirm changes to lights in the same room with a chime, after google made this change to google assistant. But in the last couple of months it’s gone back to telling me “turning off 4 lights” rather than a discreet chime. I have tried turning my beam off and rebooting but it still won’t go back to using the chime response. Has this feature been broken on Sonos speakers by a Google or Sonos update? I still get the chime response on google home mini’s I have in the house. Thanks
I’ve got my Sonos speakers linked with my Google account and until recently I could tell Google Assistant, either on my phone or on my Nest Hub, to “listen to ‘artist/song’ in the ‘roomname’” and it would play the choice on the Sonos speaker in that room. Something seems to have changed recently though. Now if I say “listen to ‘artist/song’ in the “roomname” it ignores the room and just plays on the device that received the request. The Sonos speakers show up in Google Home and in the correct rooms, when someone rings my Nest doorbell the Sonos speakers announce that there’s someone at the door, and if I ask the Assistant to “play ‘artist/song’ on ‘speakername’” it will work. I’ve tried moving the speakers between rooms in the app, I’ve unlinked and relinked my Sonos account and I’ve made sure that my One speakers are set up to use Assistant too, just in case, but it still won’t work as it used to. Any ideas?
Enter your username or e-mail address. We'll send you an e-mail with instructions to reset your password.