Sonos and Google Online Storage

  • 19 November 2019
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I have found a way round this issue. Firstly as you have Google Play Music I presume you also have Google Drive ( free online storage). In this drive create a folder called music, then in this folder create a folder for each artist, say Adele. then in this folder upload mp3 songs of hers you own. You cannot just upload the album it must just be the mp3s.

Then in the Amazon Alexa app go to the skills and enable Personal Jukebox, this will ask you to choose the online storage for Google. Enter user name and password and accept. Job done. Then on Sonos say ‘Alexa Tell Personal Jukebox to play Adele’ (or which ever artist folder you have created). The only issue is that Personal Jukebox shuffles the songs in the folder, but hey at least you can use you cloud storage!


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https://www.mypodapp.com/

This is not aomething I need myself, but I can see it being useful for some users. Thanks for sharing.

I'll probably have a go anyway just because I'm a geek. Will personal jukebox only handle mp3 format, do you know?

https://www.mypodapp.com/


You only have one playlist and 128mb for free, you have to pay $3.99 per month for unlimited. Google Drive (15gb) and Personal Jukebox is free.

OK now it may be just that I haven’t experimented enough with this yet, but it seems that Personal Jukebox will play to the Alexa device that receives the command.  That may be fine if you have a One or a Beam, but not so good if you are using Echo Dots and non-Alexa-enabled Sonos speakers.  The audio comes from the Dot, not the ‘preferred’ Sonos speakers linked to it.

There may be a way round this - I haven’t really tried yet.

OK now it may be just that I haven’t experimented enough with this yet, but it seems that Personal Jukebox will play to the Alexa device that receives the command.  That may be fine if you have a One or a Beam, but not so good if you are using Echo Dots and non-Alexa-enabled Sonos speakers.  The audio comes from the Dot, not the ‘preferred’ Sonos speakers linked to it.

There may be a way round this - I haven’t really tried yet.


Yes i was referring to Sonos One and Alexa as the Personal Jukebos is in the Skills list.

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