Hi everyone, I thought it would be best to start a single thread to bring together all tips and tricks for using Sonos systems in India.
I recently got myself a pair of Sonos Ones and have been reading this forum with much interest and apprehension before they arrived. Having set up my speakers, I thought I'd share my own tips and tricks in getting the most out of Sonos systems in India.
Change your location in the Sonos system to a country with better support
Get access to Alexa, Spotify and other music/podcast services not officially launched in India
go to your profile on Sonos.com and change your country to the US or Singapore or another supported country. NO other address details are required. Save the updated settings on the website.
After that open the Sonos app and try and add Alexa, Spotify, etc. They should all show up like magic (may take a few minutes to show up in the app after the update on the website). The good thing is that when adding Alexa, the Sonos app will automatically open your amazon account for authorisation and doesn't get affected by your change in location in Sonos, so you should have access to your local India account and services including Amazon Music if you are a prime member.
Update the Sonos App and Firmware
the new update on the 11th of July adds Airplay 2 Support
I don't really like using the Sonos App... so for all iOS users, you can use your app of choice to start playing your audio on the Sonos speaker. This is a good workaround if you are unable to add a particular service of your choice to the Sonos app, you can just play it on the speaker from the app directly. It works for the apps I use for music (Spotify/Apple Music), podcasts (Pocket Casts) etc.
Problem1: I still am unable to link Spotify to Alexa so I can't use Spotify with voice instructions (Alexa play xyz playlist on Spotify). I read somewhere that you need to change your location on Amazon.in but the update is failing for me every time. Let me know if anyone has a work around.
Any other tips by other Indian Sonos users? Lets hope Sonos doesn't close any of these loopholes after reading this!