I've been a Sonos user since 2008 and currently own:
I've also owned connects etc., which I retired as I didn't need them any more.
My typical use for Sonos is to listen to music - what a surprise. I utilize Deezer and a few internet stations. I usually select one of the following options:
- a certain artist (an album) and then whilst listening add other ones to the queue
- my Deezer favorites and let Deezer do the work
- use Deezer to provide random music
- use a radio station and let it play
Of course I use my PlayBar to watch TV, at which point I don't use the controller at all since it works flawlessly and without intervention other than the TV remote.
I own an Echo dot and tried it at the beginning and don't find any use for it, noting that I don't have any home automation installed - so it is now sitting unused.
The only place where I currently see use for voice control is inside the car. I use it every day.
At home, I really don't see how it would make it easier for me to listen to music - I can use the controller app and my wife does too (which is a big thing as she isn't into tech).
I also have my doubt that any voice control would work properly when music is playing at elevated levels or when others are having a conversation at the same time.
I've been reading all those excited posts about the echo and the new home pod.
What am I missing? ?