Sonos Voice Control
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Full list of Sonos Voice CommandsInformation
Hi all,This is a list of all current (date of release) voice commands you can use to control your Sonos system with Sonos Voice Control.Sonos Voice control will work in any region, however it only understands US English at the moment.We have added in a table of contents to make the list a little easier to scan through, to find what you’re looking for.Remember, to activate Sonos Voice Control you start by saying “Hey Sonos” and then you follow with your chosen command, for instance volume control:“Hey Sonos, volume up”You can also specify where the command should be executed:“Hey Sonos, Volume up in the kitchen”Click through the list here to find what you’re looking for, and click ‘show content’ to see the details.The basics Getting started with Sonos Voice Control Controlling your music Play Playing music through supported music services and playlists Stop Pause Resume Control Volume Mute / Unmute Changing your music Previous Song Next Song Shuffle Repeat Restart Forward /
Manually start on-demand Apple Music radio show in Sonos app - then when song plays - say “Hey Sonos - Play More Songs by this artist” it does.
By experimenting, I Have just discovered that if you manually start an on-demand Apple Music radio station show in the Sonos app - and then when a particular song plays - you use a follow up voice command to say “Hey Sonos - Play More Songs by this artist” it does. Also “plays more songs by an artist” - if you start by manually starting a station based initially on a particular song - where it usually plays a playlist of similar songs by various artists - and follow up with a similar voice command to the one previously mentioned.
Sonos Voice Control - “Hey Sonos - Play more songs by this artist” command is inspiring when used to create playlists of songs based directly on current artists playing on ‘Live Apple Music One Radio Station!’
On Sonos One - using Sonos Voice Control - “Hey Sonos - Play more songs by this artist” voice command when a certain artist is playing on ‘Apple Music One Live Radio’ is so inspiring that it makes me Eager to listen more and try it on more music artists. Particularly useful if the name of the artist is unfamiliar to pronounce like some of the classical music artists - or you just simply forget what to ask for - making this more convenient - to quickly get to the music. The result is it plays a radio station type playlist which I feel is sequenced in the style of what you have just heard and the chosen tracks portray the style of music that particular artist conveys - a bit like Creating a Station - Based on a particular song.” Alternatively, To get achieve a similar concept you could say “Hey Sonos - Play a station by this Artist” or “Hey Sonos - Play a Playlist by this Artist.”
Sonos Voice Control voice response way too loud .... How to change response volume level ?
Turned on Sonos Voice Control and it works great. Problem is that the volume of the Voice Control reponse is much to loud. No matter what the level of music playing is the Sonos Voice Control reply seems to remain constant … but the volume is problematic as it is so loud. Hoping there is a way to control and change the volume of the Sonos Voice Control response voice. Does anyone know how to do this and are you experiencing the same problem where the voice response is much much too loud ? The command “Hey Sonos Voice Control Softer” does lower the level of the voice control response. If I set the music level louder though the voice control level seems to then match the music level volume. Problem is that playing music at 70 or 80% sounds fine and not too loud but then the Voice Control level response changes and sounds much louder that the level of the music that was playing. Want to be able to play music at a pleasant level and have the Sonos Voice assistant response level stay t
If a Sonos One Gen 1 is stereo paired with a Sonos One Gen 2 - does the speed of the Gen 1 hinder the speed of the Sonos voice assistant?
If a Sonos One Gen 1 is stereo paired with a Sonos One Gen 2 - does the speed of the Gen 1 hinder the speed of the voice assistant booting up as Alexa currently boots up quicker on my Gen 1 - almost automatically - than Sonos Voice Control? Is Sonos Voice generally more responsive on Sonos One Gen 2?
SVC Suggestion: A Way To Use Voice Commands To Find Out What Is Playing On ‘Apple Music One Radio’ While Listening To Something Else.
If I am currently enjoying listening to a piece of music or podcast or radio station - I would like a way to use Sonos Voice Control to ask what is currently playing on ‘Apple Music One’ or ‘Apple Music Hits’ or ‘Apple Music Country’ while listening to my initial audio selection - to see if the alternative radio show is something I might like to listen to instead - before I decide whether or not to leave what I am currently listening to.This will help me to better be able to contemplate the listening options - to decide what would be best depending on my mood at the time etc - based on the information options Sonos Voice Control gives me - based on the current radio show schedule.
Voice assistant does not recognise Spotify
When asking Sonos voice assistant to play music it says that I must have a music subscription.I use Spotify all the time with sonos. Alexa has no trouble with Spotify. I recently used sonos voice assistant with One of my Sono One devices and it worked fine. When I moved the speaker to another location it stopped accepting Spotify.I have since deleted Spotify and reinstalledI have deleted Sonos and reinstalledI have removed voice assistant and reinstalledI have run out of choicesWhen I look at music services in setting I see that Spotify is greyed out with a comment … not compatible
Custom commands for Sonos Voice Control [developer API?]
I was wondering if there are any plans to expose some kind of developer API or custom commands for Sonos Voice Control?What I have in mind is invoking a webhook with a command recognized by Sonos. I’d love to use Sonos in my home automation system e.g. by saying Hey Sonos, turn off the lights.As developer I don’t actually need Sonos to integrate with any of the home automation systems. What I would be happy to have is Sonos system to call a defined webhook with recognized words or broadcasting this with MQTT or any other common protocol.In ecosystems like Google Assistant or Alexa these are vastly more complicated, but having this kind of easy-access API would open Sonos to home automation community and similar enthusiasts.
Improving Sonos Voice “Play More Like This” Feature
I am loving using the new Sonos Voice Control version 1.1 features particularly when a song is playing on a live radio Stream such as Apple Music 1 and you can say something like : “Hey Sonos, play a station by this artist” or “Hey Sonos, play a playlist by this artist.” You can also say, “Hey Sonos, play more songs by this band/artist.” I notice that using Sonos Voice Control if a song is playing you can say “play more like this” and it will play one or two further similar songs - perhaps a feature which will be further developed later on - as I would like the stream to play more than one or two similar songs. I also see the ability in the Sonos App to start a station manually based on/from an individually selected a song. I would love this feature to be available using voice commands - just like the functionality of the HomePod mini - as I am contemplating whether to buy one of these to get this feature or upgrade my audio to stereo audio with an Era 100 - which I tried in a local te
Sonos Voice control for Bass/ Treble/ & Sub Volume
I would really love to see voice control for more settings like Bass/ Treble/ & Sub Volume. Example-“Hey Sonos, set bass to -4””Hey Sonos, set sub volume to -2”Also it would be cool if you had different options for the increments raising and lowering those settings. For example, instead of just Volume percentage, also add a 0 through 10 scale like the Alexa voice control has. Less spoken words equals easier voice control, e.g., Alexa, set volume to 5. Would anyone else love to see these features added?
Sonos Voice Control & Youtube Music
When will Sonos Voice Control work ok with Youtube Music? I want to speak to my Sonos Roam in the bathroom. Giving commands like «play something from Nirvana», «play relaxing music».Not able to do this. I can’t believe it! Please fix this already.When will Sonos get this basic functionality?
cant set default service for sonos assistant
I wanted to use the so os assistant, but when I ask it to play music it tells me I need to subscribe to a service. I have a YouTube music subscription and a spotify account added. But when I try to set either as the default service for the assistant, the app shows not compatible. How can that be? Anyone knows why this could be? Help appreciated :)
Sonos One + Sonos Voice Control + Apple Music -- Poor Accuracy
I am a long time Amazon Music + Assistant user on my Sonos One, and am attempting to change to Apple Music. Since my listening workflow is calling out songs or bands using voice-control, which works fairly well with Amazon, I am trying to use the Sonos Voice Assistant with my new Apple Music sub.Here is my problem -- accuracy is ABYSMAL for me so far! I’m not seeing this complaint often online, so I wonder (and hope) I am doing something wrong. The Sonos Assistant is using Apple Music (in fact I disconnected Amazon entirely from Sonos to make sure it wasn’t causing issues), but nearly all of my requests are failing entirely or being mistaken. Here is a sample workflow:Q: “Hey Sonos. Please the song ‘Solitary Man’ by ‘Crooked Fingers’” A: “Sorry, I didn’t understand what you asked for. Do you want to play something by Crooked Fingers instead?” Q: “Hey Sonos. Play the song ‘Solitary Man’ A: [Plays ‘Solid Men to the Front’] Q: “Hey Sonos. Play the song ‘Solitary Man’ A: [Plays ‘S
Sonos Voice Control answer volume too loud
Hello, I’m using SVC on the Roam. Any answer given by SVC is (subjectively) twice as loud as the actual media volume. This makes it extremely disturbing and unusable for me because it’s basically yelling to the whole neighborhood about my Sonos setup status… making me go to great lengths to actively not use it. What’s the solution here? Thanks in advance. (P.S. this goes somewhat hand in hand with a different topic of mine, discussing the need to not have answers at all.)
Does Sonos Voice Assistant have ”voice match” like Google Assistant have?
Hi! Sonos Era 100 does not have Google Assistant, instead Sonos Voice Control. Does SVC have “voice match” similar to GA, so it knows if it’s me or my girlfriend who speaks to it? I want it to use the correct Spotify account, eg if my girlfriend is at home asking it to play music, it should use her Spotify account. I still want to be able to listen to music on my Spotify account at work. I think this is possible with the GA in eg Sonos One gen 2. Thanks!
Sonos Voice wont play LBC UK
Title says it all, really. I can’t get SVC to play LBC radio. If I choose it through the app, it’s fine. But with SVC I get weird and wonderful results. I’ve scoured the forums and tried everything I’ve found as suggestion, all to no avail.Has anyone been successful in this, and if so, could you please tell me the magic words?
Sonos Voice control works for me, ignores my wife
Hi there,Both myself and my wife’s Apple Music is setup in the Sonos App under the same Sonos ID (Mine)If I use ‘Hey Sonos’ and issue a command, I have no issues.If my wife issues the same command she is totally ignored?Is this usual behaviour, or are we doing something wrong with our setup please?Should each user in the house login to the Sonos App with their own login credentials or share mine? Or is this irrelevant 😀 We are using the Full Home Cinema set-up with Arc, Sub, and two One SL’s. Any help would be greatly appreciated.thanksGary
Voice Command "Switch to TV mode" for Group
I have GROUP called Main that includes my:1.TV ARC/L&R Play Ones/Sub in Family Room 2. Play One in KitchenWhen watching TV in Family Room with full TV audio playing I often say “Hey Sonos play on MAIN” while in earshot of the Kitchen Sonos 1. I’m finding that I must say “Hey Sonos switch to TV Mode” for the entire MAIN group to stop playing music and start playing the TV audio; for some reason it defaults to music on the “Play on Main” command. I finally discovered the “Switch to TV Mode” command here on the forum and thanks for that BUT: Is there a way to make my DEFAULT audio to always be TV (vs Music) when I say “Hey Sonos play on Main” when the TV is already playing and I want to include the entire “MAIN” group with that same TV audio? BTW turning the TV off/on again will default to TV audio on MAIN group and incidentally “hey sonos stop” in the kitchen first causes the TV to go on mute with unmuting NOT flowing to TV audio in the group/kitchen; both less than desired intents.
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