I’m getting into voice control, which works best where devices are easy to distinguish. The sixteen character limit for Sonos rooms is making things awkward.
Ideally, I’d like to use "Living Room Sonos”, where I also have “Living Room TV” and one day “Living Room Main Light” etc., but that Sonos name is too long.
I’m working around the limit with , “Living Sonos”, but it’s not as slick as we’ve come to expect from Sonos.
Please increase the limit to thirty-two characters from sixteen.
Best answer by Ryan S
HI James, getting into voice control can be lots of fun, I hope you enjoy! I’ll pass along the request for the room name character changes. Voice control is something that’s constantly changing and getting better. One big thing they work on is having commands figure out what you’re calling for, without them being specific commands. For example, if you want to play Netflix, it won’t try to play from your speakers, and if you try to turn off the volume, it won’t target your lights.
If you’re using Alexa, you can place Sonos speakers into room groups, so in the Alexa group “Living Room” you could have Sonos speakers called “Living Room” set up as preferred speakers. And then, if you called for “Play x in the Living Room”, it would play in the Sonos speaker, if you called for Music. You could also experiment with alternative names as well, such as calling the room “Den”, “Salon”, or “TV Room” for less characters.