Google Assistant and Sonos
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almost 50% of the stations that i ask google assistant to play on the sonos won't play and i will get this error. google assistant says: sorry it looks like the requested content isn't currently available on tunein. This is not true. these stations work when i use the sonos app to play. furthermore, these stations work when my friends use google home to play the same stations i want to play. so basically, when i ask google assistant to play these stations for me i get that error but if i use the sonos app it will play the stations.
I have a google home mini and the Sonos beam in the same room, and they are linked in the Google Assistant app. However, when I ask a question such as “Hey Google, what time is it?”, both the Home Mini and the Beam answer (not in sync with each other, so they talk over each other). Is there any way to get just one or the other to answer, but not both?
When I say “Hey google, play a song” it replies with “I can’t do that here, but you can ask me to play it on one of your other devices” For some reason it doesn’t recognise the sonos speaker itself as a device to play from but if I’m already playing music on it, it can stop play next and everything. Google assistant is so much better than alexa for me since I have a ton of chromecast built-in devices. I fix would be great thanks
Is there a way to control Sonos room groupings via assistant? Understood you can’t group google groups with Sonos groups. In my case I am strictly interested in controlling Sonos groups. I have common groupings id like to configure. Instead of setting them up manually I’d love a way of setting these groups up on command
The Google Home devices have configuration within the Google Home app to set the volume level for Alarms and Timers. This is absent in the Sonos integration and the alarms we've been setting on the Beam are far too quiet, resulting in them being missed. I've no idea whether this needs to be fixed by Google or Sonos, I've already [url=https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7071494]reported it to Google[/url], and encourage anyone else experiencing this problem to also do so.
We are not able to enable both these voice assistants but are forced to choose. I'm sure I'm not the only one assuming Amazon, Google or both companies are actively preventing us from enabling both at the same time. I have however seen media reports that Sonos have publicly stated this is to enhance user experience. We'll probably never know the full reasons why this isn't currently possible. I've created this thread so that those of us wishing for both to be enabled can clearly state that our user experience would be [b]enhanced[/b] by being given the option to enable both assistants on the same device at the same time.
Clearly our Sonos Beam has mics and the ability to output sound. It also has Internet access. Are there any actual hardware limitations preventing voice calls being enabled, or is this a business decision by Sonos and/or Google? Will Sonos ever enable Google Assistant voice calling?
Google recently released an update allowing us to [url=https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/07/hey-google-stop-alarm-no-more/]cancel alarms by merely saying "stop"[/url]. My Sonos Beam will only cancel alarms in response to the wake phrase plus "stop", i.e. I must use "Ok Google, stop" or "Hey Google, stop". This is a confusing and unhelpful user experience as the Beam requires different commands to the other Google Home devices in our household. Why doesn't "stop" work, does this indicate that the Sonos integration is not a current version of Google Assistant? What does this mean for the future? I've no idea whether this needs to be fixed by Google or Sonos, I've already [url=https://support.google.com/googlehome/answer/7071494]reported it to Google[/url], and encourage anyone else experiencing this problem to do so also.
Hi Been looking forward to this for a while but it seems to be none stop issues: Assistant only on one speaker of a stereo pair - why? Ask it to turn up the volume of music and it will only turn up the volume of the assistant tone - what is that all about??? Often says that it cant currently play on this device but but to try another device (or something along those lines). Often doesn't understand what I'm saying which wasn't an issue with Alexa (although this may be due to the fact that I'm shouting across the room to the speaker with assistant even though I'm right next to one which has mic turned off). Doesn't recognise different voices Can't make calls Got rid of my play 1's to get the new ones now I think I'd of been better of to stick with those and get an actual google home to control them. I wanted this to control GPM but its proving so difficult I'm probably better off switching to Spotify and back to Alexa. God knows why this took so long.
Hello all! I've chatted with Sonos support on Twitter regarding my issue, but I am not entirely convinced by their answer. Here is my setup: [list=1] [*]Two Sonos Play:1 stereo pairs, spread over four rooms. [*]One Play:5 in the fifth room. [*]I end up with three groups, group1 (stereo pair), group2 (stereo pair) and group3 (single stereo speaker). [/list]After linking my Sonos with Google Assistant through the app, all the three groups be seen I the Google Home app. Here is where the fun begins. If I say to my Google Home: "Play music on Sonos", "Play next on Sonos", "play previous on Sonos", I get responses like "OK, playing music on [name of the Sonos group name]" (I don't know how Google Home decides which one. Say, this is not a big deal... However, if I say "set volume to 20% on Sonos" or "turn it up / down on Sonos", only the volume on one of the Sonos groups is changed. If I want to change the volume on all of the groups, I have to give the command for each group sepa
This is a bit complicated: I have tried several times to link my Sonos One speaker pair to Google Assistant. I’ve tried in a couple of different ways: From the SONOS App, and when that failed from my google home app. In both cases I eventually ran into a notification screen stating I need to register my speakers. As far as I remember my speakers are registered, and the app and speakers are working fine. I followed the directions that popped up, stating to go to account settings to register speakers, and that if I cannot I need to perform an update. I went to account settings and did not find a way to register my speakers, so I attempted an update but the app is already up to date.
I've been waiting for Google assistant to come. But when I set it up it won't play any of my Google play music. When I ask it to play it says it's not apart of my subscription. This happens with my own music that the sonos app can see also. But I was hoping it would play my Google music that I can play with thr Google home minis. Is this normal?
Google Assistant on Sonos is giving me a problem trying to play my favorite local news station News 1130 from TuneIn as I commonly do on Alexa and Google Home, for example on Google Home: "Hey Google, play News 1130 radio" = "All right, playing News 1130 on TuneIn", station plays. But with Google Assistant on Sonos One: "Hey Google, play News 1130 radio" = "All right, playing CKWX on TuneIn" = "Sorry, it looks like that content isn't available on TuneIn" (CKWX is an alternative name for News 1130). Saying "play CKWX" instead produces the same response. Google Home recognizes "play CKWX" as an alternative to "play News 1130", and the station plays correctly either way. Selecting and playing the TuneIn station News 1130 from the Sonos app to the Sonos One works fine. Playing other TuneIn stations on the Sonos One by saying "Hey Google, play (station name)" seems to work fine in a few other tests. So for some reason the request to play this particular TuneIn station is bein
If I put on a specific song from Youtube Music on my Sonos One via my smartphone, that song plays, and afterwards it automatically generates a playlist, putting on similar songs to the one I put on. In other words, it will keep playing some kind of music to keep the party going, which is the expected behavior and what most other speakers will do. However, if I put on the same song using Google Assistant, it plays that song only and then stops. This isn’t good for keeping the party going, and it's completely contrary to what happens e.g. on Google Home. Will this be changed at some point?
My Sonos One is registered to my address in the U.S., but I brought it with me to Europe. Google Assistant works fine most of the time and can be used to put on songs from Youtube Music. However, occasionally, Google Assistant puts on a version of the song that seems to be inaccessible in the EU region. For instance, if I ask it to play Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" or "Bad Blood", it says, e.g., "Okay, putting on Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space'". However, the song is then immediately paused before it even starts playing, and a window is shown, saying that "Playback paused because this account is being used in another location". However, this is wrong; my account is not being used elsewhere, and most other songs work fine. On closer inspection, I realized that the version of Blank Space it puts on is called "Blank Space – Taylor Swift ⋅ 1989 (Deluxe Edition)". No song with exactly that title shows up when I search through Youtube Music manually (in the EU); the version of Blank Space
So I have a playbar with a sub and a 1st gen Play 5. I successfully linked my sonos account with my Google home account. The Sonos speakers show up as devices, but when i try to give a google home command based on the name it says in my sonos, Google home doesn't know the device. Using Alexa before had no issues with these devices. Can someone explain what the issue is.
Hi, I just set up my Google assistant to control my Play:3 with google assistant on my phone. I can control it like pause it set up the volume or skip songs but whenever I try to play music I get an "I can't do that yet" responde from assistant. My default service on assistant is Google play music which is also added to Sonos with the same account. Any of you having this problem? Any ideas on how to solve it?
GA integration NEEDS to allow Sonos/Home device grouping and ability to set Sonos as default speaker
I’ve been looking forward to this rolling out for so long, bought a Home Hub in anticipation as my dream was to ask the Hub to play a song on Spotify, and it’d play on the Sonos One while showing the song info and controls on the Hub. Would be an amazing media setup. Obviously, I was pretty damn disappointed to find that this wasn’t possible. Not only does the Home Hub not show the song info/the Spotify app (it just shows volume and start/pause/skip controls), you even have to specify that you want it to play on Sonos. This is cumbersome and we shouldn’t have to do this every time. I have the Home Hub and the One in the same room, so if I leave both enabled it defaults to the Home Hub. This could all be fixed by allowing the Sonos to be set as a default speaker for Home devices as this would allow the functionality to accomplish this. The only way I continue to invest in more Sonos and Home devices is if we have the ability to group all of these devices together to work in perf
I've seen the topic of 'casting', specifically in terms of how the Google/Sonos integration works, discussed in various topics recently. I thought it might be useful and fun (for me at least) to have a separate topic. First, I'd define casting very broadly. I'll say that casting is the process of interacting with one electronic device (A) for the purpose of causing a second device B to playback audio or video without wires. This definitely is broader than one you'd typically think of as casting, but I think it's worth defining it this way to better understand the interactions. Maybe 'control' is better word to use, with casting being a subset, but control would go well beyond audio/video, and I wish to limit the scope. So second, in an attempt to categories the types of casting, given how I've defined it, here what I see. 1 - Stream casting (probably a better word for this) - This is where device A actually passes the audio/video content to device B. Device A could be ge
Anyone else having an issue with Google Assistant and Spotify? Google assistant works fine when I use it but, no one else in my house can get it functioning. The error they receive is that the Spotify account must match on both Sonos and Google assistant. I have Spotify Family so everyone can manage their own playlists. Sonos does not seem to recognize multiple Spotify accounts, therefore only my account is logged on the Sonos. Anyone figured out a work around?
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