Google Assistant and Sonos
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I have a stereo pair of nest audios in the living room and i’m thinking of upgrading to either a pair of google home max or sonos 5. I was leaning towards sonos since its not a discontinued product and in future i’ll be able to add more speakers for home cinema etc. i was thinking i’d be keep a nest audio to voice control the sonos, glad i found this forum to check! as i understand it i won’t be able to voice control a stereo pair for playing music, changing volume etc and it all has to be done by phone or physically? and simple things like setting an alarm doesn’t work at all even if it wasn’t a stereo pair?
I am need of some support. To clarify I have had number of Sonos speakers and google home devices for over 5 years I think so am familiar with both technologies and their capabilities however I have recently purchased an Arc which is the first sonos speaker I have owned with built in assistant capabilities.I have set it up and the “hey google” wake word works 99% of the time regardless of how loud the speaker is this is fine. However I have found the actual voice recognition is very hit and miss. I have been doing some experimenting and to remove variables I only use a single voice command during testing “activate the movie scene”. I have found that this probably works less than 50% of the time. When it doesn’t work it is not miss understood, the speaker simply ignores the command completely. Sometimes it only detects part of the command but sometimes it is the start of the command or the end of the command but never the bit in between or misinterprets the words. Furthermore I h
If you had the same issue as I did with trying to get Google assistant to work with Sonos One paired with Sonos Playbar as Surrounds, it’s a Simple fix…. 1. Get a Sonos Boost or 2. Get an Ethernet cable (use to be supplied with Sonos but doesn’t anymore) and Connect it to your Wireless Router. Unplug the Playbar for 10 seconds remove the Sonos One surrounds and add them back. Make sure you use the Sonos One as the left surround, if your using a Sonos One SL as the right surround... Hope this helps
Hi… I‘ve had a Roam for awhile now and it has worked great. I had it set up with Alexa. I keep it sitting on the Sonos charging pad. When I’m using it, it’s usually off the pad. When finished, l leave it off the pad. It goes to sleep in about 30 minutes. And it stays in sleep mode until I’m ready to use it again.A few days ago I set it up to use Google Assistant. Everything seemed fine. But now I’m noticing when I leave it off the charger and it goes to sleep, it will wake itself up (status lights go on). I didn’t do anything. It will go back to sleep after 10 for so minutes, but it seems to come on again by itself at some point. Over the course of a day, I think this is happening over and over, and this behavior is causing the battery to drain. To test, I kept the Roam next to me (not on charger) while I worked. It went to sleep. But about 30-45 minutes later, I heard a Sonos One (with Google Assistant) I also have in the room beep on it’s own (not because it heard the wake phrase… I
So having stopped UK listeners accessing radio stations from abroad, the ongoing legal wrangle for TuneIn now means it’s dropping access to internet radio stations. I don’t know the extent of the takedowns but at least 2 stations I listen too regularly are now not available.While I know there are workarounds my biggest concern is that these don’t work via Google Assistant because TuneIn is the default service. So with the loss of non-UK radio stations, plus the new takedowns of internet streams and the on-going absence of BBC radio services, TuneIn is becoming unfit for purpose in the UK on Sonos with Google as the voice assistant.Is there a solution in the pipeline that would allow UK listeners to access other radio stream providers with Google, or to allow people to set a default other than TuneIn? The current situation means that there’s an increasing number of services that are just unavailable via voice control.
I have Beam with Google Assistant as a Voice Service - it generally works fine I can play the Google Play Music Playlists I have generated myself both through the App and by Voice Command. I can only play Auto generated Google Play Music Playlists (.e.g Thumbs up or Recently Played) via the App - I cannot get the system to identify these Playlists via Voice Command. I can get other Google Smart Speakers to play these Auto generated Playlists by Voice - this seems to be something related to Sonos. Any ideas ?
2 weeks ago I set up our new family Sonos speaker on our home WiFi. I think we’ve spent £160 on what is essentially a high-end doorstop. I and both my parents downloaded the new app, connected to Spotify, connected Google Assistant, set up voice recognition for me and my mum. The lot. Up until now it had been working fine, e.g. Me or my mum could ask Google Assistant to play music on Spotify and it would, or, we could play music through the Spotify app. This morning I did just that and played music on the speaker, no problem, but a few hours later my mum, and then I, ask Google to play some music on Spotify. She says “I can’t do that here, but you can ask me to play on one of your other devices” (we don’t have any) - or something to that effect. So I go to my mum’s Spotify- can’t connect to the speaker, odd, because when I go to my own Spotify, it connects and plays just fine. Google Assistant is still having none of it. So I open the Sonos app on my device, and then my mum’s, and the
Seems like this has been an ongoing issue but wanted to bring back to attention the inability to create speaker groups with sonos and google home products despite sonos being available with google assistant. Hoping someone has a work around or at least that sonos is moving towards this? Frustrating to use all other features of google assistant but this.
Hi,I have had the Arq for one month and the experience with Google assistant is really poor.My first comment is it only seems to work when I shout or get really close to the microphone. What i’d consider a ‘normal’ user experience (reasonably loud) command often doesn’t get results. My second comment is that there is a vast difference between the accuracy of Sonos Arc vs iPhone Google Assistant. I use Arq with commands and i get ‘sorry, something went wrong’, or some garbage response, or just flashing LEDS and back to music. I say the same thing on my iphone/Google Home and it’s works perfectly.
Hi all I have following setup: Google Home Mini Beam Play 5 (1st gen) One Google assistant works fine on my Play 5 and Beam. I can ask hé google start Sonos Play 5 > works fine. Hé Google start Tv > works fine. Only starting my One (in bathroom) doesn’t work. If I ask Google to start Sonos, it’ll revert to Play 5. What can be that I can enable my different speakers in my house? Thanks for the assistance!
Dear Sonos community, Google Assistant on my Sonos One use to work very well but after a reset and a upgrade to controller S2 (and a trade up of some Sonos hardware) it doesn’t any more. Of course, network, router etc. are the same. Any tips to make this work are welcome. Thank you, Peter.
Hi EveryoneDoes anyone know if there is a way to turn off the lower volume when listening function for assistant on Arc?I’ve followed the instructions but it seems to only be available for google made speakers?It’s a bit annoying when I’m watching something and the assistant is triggered by dialogue from a movie, I’ve lowered the google sensitivity but can’t seem to find any setting to turn off the lower volume when listening function.Any help is appreciated, thanks!
Hi, I am trying to understand the capabilities playing Spotify (free) on google hub and Arc. Specifically I’d like to be able to request a station (or a music type) on the Hub and ask it to play on the Arc. Or start it on the Hub and move it to the Arc. It works sometimes and other times I get message from the Hub saying its not available for Sonos. Cant figure out what should or should not work. I have the same free spotify account linked to both devices as my default music players and same google assistant account, etc. I am wondering if the content being pulled on the Hub is sometimes not available for the Arc for whatever reason even though they are both using the same Spotify account? Or maybe there’s another reason? Thanks
i have just set up 6 SONOS amps in a house all works in the house i have added Spottily premium i am using 6 x Ubiquiti access points all meshed around the property when testing the SONOS using the SONOS app all seems to be working well including the Spottily premium i have now added GOOGLE NEST HUB using google assistant i can ask “hey google play tunein radio in the kitchen” and tunein comes over the sonos in the kitchen i have added spottily premium to google assistant i have authorised all accounts but google assistant tells me “sorry your Spottily premium account is not properly linked to from Spottily premium please set up the same account on both google assistant and the sonos account which i have done a few time but get the same massage can anyone help please
I am trying to find out if there is a way I can get Google assistant to work in a country not available yet?I am in the Cayman Islands and we should fall under UK or US settings but Sonos does not group us that way. Is there any way I can get it to work as the assistant works on all my other devices except Sonos. Thanks
I have 3 Pandora accounts let’s say A,B,C added to my Sonos S2 App (Sonos One, Playbar, 2xFives). The Sonos One is configured with Google Assistant. The Google Assistant is logged into Pandora account B. My desired outcome is: Hey Google, play “Toddler Radio” and Toddler radio begins on Sonos speakers using the Pandora account I configured in the Google Assistant app : Pandora Account B...alwaysThe result: roughly around ¾ of the time, the configured GA Pandora account B is the one who plays the station. Randomly, Sonos, or Google Assistant will decide to play the music using my account A, which I NEVER want to play Toddler radio. As a result, my adult pandora profile is getting littered with Baby Shark radio and the like.I’ve gone so far as to completely nuke my whole Google Home setup, delete Account B from Google family manager. I’ve attempted to destroy ANY connection on Google’s end between Accounts A and B on the Google side.The only seemingly reliable “solution” is to delete acc
Hello,I have 2 daughters which both hold a Sonos One in their room. They both want to use the Google Assistant to play their playlist on Spotify.Unfortunately, Google Assistant is using always the same account on both loudspeakers.Is there a way how I can pick and choose the Default Spotify Account?
I must admit to wanting to ditch the Sonos roam because of a few silly things that are annoying me - a lot!I use Google assistant, have been for years - so I was very happy to know I could use it with the Sonos roam - however...it isn’t great is it?Example - I say: Hey google, stop playing in one hour. It tells me it can’t set a sleep timer when there is no media playing! There is media playing.I ask to play a specific song - it doesn’t - it takes me to a playlist - always.When I plug the google home hub in and use that - to compare...it works perfectly and does everything I ask.Why is this so?
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