Turn down Assistant volume on Sonos One?

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Is it possible to turn down the Assistant volume on the Sonos One independently of the music volume?

I have my Sonos One fairly loud but don't need the Assistant to shout!

Best answer by Ryan S 6 July 2019, 01:57

I'll make sure your voice is heard with the team. It's not the first request for a similar feature from the community. I don't have any details as to if it'll happen, but I'll make sure the team knows people are still asking.
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I'll make sure your voice is heard with the team. It's not the first request for a similar feature from the community. I don't have any details as to if it'll happen, but I'll make sure the team knows people are still asking.
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I agree. Ruins the experience. Should be adjustable.
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Yes I would like to +1 being able to turn down the Google Assistance voice volume. It's very jarring. Almost tempted to return my Sonos One now.
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Also would love to see the option to turn down Google Assistant's voice volume. Quite annoying to be listening music at a reasonably loud volume and then have GA shout responses back at you. Totally agree with OP
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Same request here. The voice of Assistant is too loud compared to classical music for instance. It’s not pleasant to use. 

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Absolutely ruining my Sonos experience. Wakes the whole house up when I try to use it.

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I'd like to add my voice to this request as well. The volume differential isn't too bad if you're listening to pop music on Apple Music or the like, but classical music on IDAGIO tends to be much quieter, and Google Assistant is extremely loud in comparison.

Just a little slider in the SONOS app would be nice (bonus points if GA could pay attention to the noise level in the room and respond accordingly.. but I'll be happy with a simple slider!)
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I use google assistant a lot on my Sonos. It is frustrating that I couldn’t find a setting or toggle the sound of the voice or mute it. When I play soft music at night, the assistants voice is so intrusive.

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If there is no solution to this screaming assistant bullsht, these fancy shmancy speakers are going right back to the store. 

I would very much like this feature as well!
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Unfortunately, this is a Google Assistant Issue so we should be asking them. They seem to have something coming down the pipeline but who knows how long it will take to actually have it working.

I just want to support this request, but for the Move. Assistant volume is often much louder then music.

+1 from me too. Installed Assistant today after waiting months for it to arrive in my country. I’ll be disabling it soon because of this. I have my nest doorbell connected to my google assistant! Scared the hell out of me!

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Strange. There really is no need for this secrecy. I think someone needs to have a word with 'the team' and remind them that they're working on voice control for speakers, not a top secret weapons programme.

Please, for the love of God, why has this not yet been implemented?

Please fix this soon... This way it is very uncomfortable and unusable. Especially in the evening. Would not recommend!

Our assistant blows us away (our neighbors have complained about that, but not movies and music).

I turned off Alexa for this reason. Hope the team will fix it soon.

Please fix this issue! The VA volume is way too loud for my office. Everyone down the hall can hear it.

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We're in luck.
Just found this at 9to5Google

Adding to this complaint.

I took for granted there was a way to lower the GA volume but I see from all the other complaints there is none and it’s been an issue for more than 10 months. This can’t be a difficult fix, and is not a luxury experience from what is suppose to be a luxury product.




The assistant volumes are really WAY TOO LOUD.



Yep I'm in on this too, first thing really early in the morning. I've removed it and added it to see if there was a setting there .. nope


Just got a beam to pair with my ones , need to be able to turn down the volume on the GA so it's not as loud as the music/TV 


Come on sonos, please fix this. 

Another option since Sonos is pinning this issue on Google would be to implement the functionality so Google Assistant doesn't repeat every command back to you. If I turn on the lights, I don't need it yelling at me to confirm "ok turning on the hallway lights". Google products have been able to do this for 6+ months, you get a small audible sound rather than repeating the entire command back to you.


I had a feeling buying Sonos products with Integrated Google Assistant would result in inferior functionality and stagnant updates. It's been a year and I haven't seen any of the Google Assistant issues fixed, and these are things regular Google home minis can do. 

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Hello everyone.

Thank you so much for the feedback about this. We strive to improve Sonos in anyway possible, and we cannot do it without your help. However, I do not have any information to share at this time. Rest assured, we take your feedback to heart regarding the volume on Assistant, and will pass this information to the appropriate team.