Sonos Beam recognized as TV not speaker

  • 27 May 2019
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Hi, I now have Google Assistant on my Sonos Beam

but the assistant recognizes the Sonos speaker as a TV. So now each time I say “Turn off the Bedroom TV” it doesn’t know which TV to turn off because it thinks the Sonos is a TV.

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In my account, I actually see two devices, "Sonos TV Control [Room Name]", device type: TV as well as just "[Room Name]", device type: speaker.

In the Google Home app, I renamed the TV device to "Back Bedroom TV" and voice command, "Hey Google, turn [on/off] the back bedroom TV" uses HDMI CEC to power on/off the TV. I've renamed the speaker device, "Back Bedroom Sonos", so if I say "Hey Google, play Kygo on back bedroom sonos", it plays a playlist from my Spotify.

It works waaaay better than Alexa IMHO due to the ability to customize the device name in the Google Home app.