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What I want is so I can say something like “Hey Google, Play Australia Top 50 from Spotify on Living Room Sonos Speaker” (Italics where replaceable with what ever service, playlist or assistant you have and Sonos Speaker name).


This is my exact requirement.
Personally, I don’t need Sonos speakers to have built in assistants (like the Sonos one (Alexa built-in)), but, what I need is for Sonos speakers to be able to be control by external smart speakers (like Google Assistant smart speakers (Home Mini, Home and Home Max)) as I have Google Home Minis through out my house, and I have Play:3s as well.

What I want is so I can say something like “Hey Google, Play Australia Top 50 from Spotify on Living Room Sonos Speaker” (Italics where replaceable with what ever service, playlist or assistant you have and Sonos Speaker name).

If I have built-in assistants into the speaker, it would be great, but I don’t want to have to buy a separate speaker just for the built-in assistant functionality, as I have plenty of speakers right now.

Who else wants an update to include support for this kind of thing?
Why the hell is this taking so long Patríck? Just release the damn update and let’s move on to a better life in the land of milk and honey, where we can tell google to play our playlists!

You can do that today, via Yonomi.

It's certain to be here for the Xmas shopping season, probably October or November.
Why the hell is this taking so long Patríck? Just release the damn update and let’s move on to a better life in the land of milk and honey, where we can tell google to play our playlists!
Well this was timely
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/29/17795872/sonos-audio-notifications-developer-program-ai
hi guys,
sorry to disturb you're errrm healthy debate, but any idea if the following will be coming to Sonos:

'Hey Google, Play jazz in the living room'

It works well on Alexa (plan was to move my whole ecosystem to google - note 9, galaxy watch, google home - but there a couple of things that are getting in the way). For what its worth i agree the speakers are pretty bad on Alexa & Google, hence why I forked out a small fortune for Sonos premium speakers. oh and Google only want the ecosystem so they can sell your soul from the advertising 😉
All good points, and the more integration the better for us sonos owners.
I would just say that google had the chance of completely locking a new house down with their own wifi, pixel phone, google min, home & max voice assistant speakers, both audio + visual chromecasts. They now have opened up the possibility of competition by letting sonos in.


Competition for what? Their (mostly) crappy speakers that they are selling at a net loss?
All good points, and the more integration the better for us sonos owners.
I would just say that google had the chance of completely locking a new house down with their own wifi, pixel phone, google min, home & max voice assistant speakers, both audio + visual chromecasts. They now have opened up the possibility of competition by letting sonos in.


I see what your getting at, but as jgatie put it, Google isn't really in the hardware business, they make their money by owning the ecosystem. Would Google prefer you buy google hardware wherever applicable? Sure. However, they never would have licensed out the android OS if they wanted to hang there head on hardware sales. They are happy with customers buying other products as long as they get you into their ecosystem.

As for Sonos being competition now with Google integration, not even close. Sonos might compete with Max a bit, but that's really it. The Home and Mini are really at speaker quality levels that Sonos doesn't provide. Then add to the fact that since many Sonos products don't have built in speakers, you'll have to buy some Homes or Mini's to get it to work with Sonos. And don't forget all that money Google gets from getting you into their ecosystem, which many customers were not in before.
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All good points, and the more integration the better for us sonos owners.
I would just say that google had the chance of completely locking a new house down with their own wifi, pixel phone, google min, home & max voice assistant speakers, both audio + visual chromecasts. They now have opened up the possibility of competition by letting sonos in.
Unlike Apple, Google and Amazon are not selling hardware. They are selling advertising, and stuff, respectively. They want you in their ecosphere, and that's all they want. How to get you there (and keep you there) is their main goal, and putting their voice assistant on every piece of hardware possible is one effective way of achieving that goal.
I've read that story as well. I just don't put too much stock in it in terms of how it will effect the Sonos/Google integration. First off, how much persuasion Google required is purely subjective. It's entirely possible that Google didn't want to do the integration AND get sued by Sonos, figuring that was a bad combination. However, it's entirely possible they feel positive about and integration without a lawsuit.

As well, the decision to integrate was made over a year ago (or around a year ago) and much has changed since then. Google may have thought Sonos wouldn't have that big of an impact on the market, and thus not worth the integration. After seeing Sonos sales of the Sonos One and Beam, and maybe see Amazon getting further advantage they may be more eager to get involved. Afterall, it's probably a lot easier to get users to switch from Amazon to Google if they don't have to buy anything new to do it. If they think their services are superior, then perhaps they want to encourage a device that allows both seeing it as a win for them. Particularly if they implement better features with Sonos than Amazon has done.

The story that Google was forced story is kind of good PR for Google. It's not widely known, so if the integration goes well, then it can just fade away. If it doesn't go well, then they can bring more light to it and save a little face by claiming they didn't really believe in it anyway.
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Lol, liked the bat sh1t crazy, they are the best, hope he comes back.
Hey at my age I have to accept every accolade I can 😉
So are you saying there was no, warning of a sonos patent threat to google?
I prefer the "voice of reason" label I was awarded :P


Just remember the poster who awarded you that moniker was one of the most bat sh*t crazy posters we have had on here, and that is saying something.
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So are you saying there was no, warning of a sonos patent threat to google?
I prefer the "voice of reason" label I was awarded 😛
Well from what i've read google, only gave permission to join assistant after sonos threatened a patent lawsuit. So I wouldn't expect google to bend over to meet any sonos deadlines.
Sonos also has to get alexa and google assistant to play nicely together, and keep them playing nicely together, quite a task.


Tell me, have any of your tin-foil hat conspiracy theories about Sonos ever come true?
The decision to implement Alexa first was made well over a year ago, at a time when Alexa was clearly in more homes than Google was (still is, though Google is catching up). It also seems pretty clear that Alexa was a more willing partner. Then you have to figure that Amazon has a store front that sells a lot Sonos products. There are a lot of other reasons other than just "which one works better" that surely played into the decision.

As far as it being too late, I don't think. As you pointed out, there are plenty of smart speakers out there right now, covering all sorts of price points and quality levels. What is still very much in infant stages is the integrations with TV audio, multirooom, and voice control.

I keep seeing articles where Sonos execs say that they made a mistake and got into voice control too late. Maybe, but they seem to be ahead of much of the competition still, and breaking ground in integratate voice in other areas.
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Well from what i've read google, only gave permission to join assistant after sonos threatened a patent lawsuit. So I wouldn't expect google to bend over to meet any sonos deadlines.
Sonos also has to get alexa and google assistant to play nicely together, and keep them playing nicely together, quite a task.
I totally agree. I think Sonos made a really bad call partnering with Alexa. I have both Alexa and and the Google home, and Alexa is total crap compared to Google. Alexa is a huge pain in the ass to setup, does not integrate as well with other smart devices. Alexa does not work as well with spotify, usless in my opinion. I ask Alexa to play some 80s music on spotify "I can't do that yet" Google " No problem here is a 80s playlist on Spotify". I can go on and on but it frustrates me that I want to expand my google devices and my whole house is sonos, and the only way to voice control Sonos is with Alexa and it's trash. I hope Sonos realizes that they will lose existing/future customers to the google speakers if they don't react fast enough on this integration. If Google releases a sub and a playbar game over.:@
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Do you think that the SONOS world revolves around you and your needs? You sound like an angry child throwing their toys out of the pram…. Just be patient and give them time to do a proper job of it. No innovation happens quickly these days, especially if you want a bug-free release.
And please - proof read your grammar and Stop All The Capitals At The Beginning Of Each Word!
Oh good grief Charlie Brown, another three months.....
CEO just said yesterday they want it ready by XMas shopping season. November, at the latest.
I own 3 one's that i'am waiting to use with google ok 😞 hope they finally bring it.... Its really annoing here in switzerland where you have to even use a german account to use alexa 😠
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We all know it's coming sometime this year... Sonos has said it will be coming this year... there's only a few more months left, so it can't be too far away.

If you have the time and technical ability, throw your hat in for the beta program, and maybe you'll get the joy of being selected to participate in the testing even. No guarantees of course... I'm not a Sonos employee, and they often select test participants based on specific criteria they're looking for... but it can't hurt. 🙂
+1 for Google home integration. It's the major blocker for me to switch from Amazon Alexa.
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Is that for a playlist you create on the Sonos app first or can Alexa search your NAS music folder. It's the latter which is my real interest as I have thousands of music tracks and want to be able to say e.g. hey Alexa play 'Brown Sugar.

Can you not read, or at least play their video?! Or are you just here to whine?

What incentive do you honestly think Amazon and Google have to let you use their free voice services merely to play your local library, when they offer subscription music services? Are you 13?


Thank you for your considered response chicks, much appreciated. I think you have missed your calling, the diplomatic service is much the poorer without you.

For your information I am actually a senior citizen.

BTW I have watched the video - I did say play from my NAS (Synology) not a Windows or Mac computer, plus I did say I wanted the ability to search for single tracks? Oh well, I guess simple is sometimes the best (existing Sonos app).