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Full list of Sonos Voice Commands

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Full list of Sonos Voice Commands
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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

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”

Getting started with Sonos Voice Control

What can you do?
How can I ask for music?
What time is it?
How can I group my devices?

 

Controlling your music

Play

Play music / Play something
Play music here
Play something on [music service]
Music in living room please
Play downstairs except in the kitchen
Play music on Move only
Play in the kitchen instead
Play music in the kitchen too

 

Playing music through supported music services and playlists

Click here to see the supported music service for Sonos Voice Control.

Play music by [artist/band]
Play [song]
Play [album]
Play Cruise Control
Play [playlist]
Play [artist/band] Essentials
Play [genre] music
Play something uplifting
Play music from the 90s
Play workout music
Play Bob FM
Play my playlist Feel-Good Indie Things
Play San Diego KGB
Play WSUN
Play 109.6 FM
Play [artist/band] at 60%
Play [artist/band] really loud
Shuffle music by [artist/band]
Play songs by [artist/band]
Play [artist/band] on [Music service]
Play [artist/band] in the kitchen
Play [artist/band] in the basement except the kitchen
Play [artist/band] in the kitchen only
Play [artist/band] in the kitchen too
Play [artist/band] in the kitchen instead
Play [artist/band] in the kitchen' group
Play a station by this artist
Play a playlist by this artist
Play more songs by this band/artist
Play 80’s hits on [specific Music Service]

 

Stop

Stop the music
Stop in the kitchen
Stop everywhere except in the kitchen
Stop on Roam only

 

Pause

Pause
Pause the music
Pause in the kitchen

 

Resume

Continue playing
Continue the playlist
Resume on [music service]
Continue playing in the kitchen

 

Control Volume

Volume up/down
Volume up/down to 60%
Volume up/down by 20%
Raise the volume a little
Play a bit quieter
I want the volume much louder/quieter
Raise the volume to the maximum
Lower the volume to the minimum
Play very quietly
Kitchen volume up/down
Volume up/down except in the kitchen
Volume up/down in the kitchen only
What’s the volume level?

 

Mute / Unmute

Silence the music
Mute/Unmute
Mute/UnMute the playlist
Mute/Unmute sound on [Music service]
Mute/Unmute in the kitchen
Mute/Unmute everywhere except the kitchen
Mute/Unmute the kitchen only
Mute/Unmute the kitchen and the living room

 

Changing your music

Previous Song

Previous song
Previous song on the playlist
Previous song on [Music service]
Previous song in the kitchen

 

Next Song

Next song
Skip
Next song in the kitchen

 

Shuffle

Turn on/off shuffle
Shuffle [Music service] music
Turn on/off shuffle in the kitchen

 

Repeat

Turn on/off repeat
Repeat music in the kitchen
Repeat this album

 

Restart

Restart the song
Restart in the living room

 

Forward / Rewind

Forward/Rewind
Fast forward/Rewind music on [Music service]
Skip ahead a bit in our kitchen
Back it up in the living room
Fast forward 1 minute and 20 seconds
Go back 10 seconds

 

Change the music

Change the music
Play something else on [Music service]
Play something else in the kitchen
Play a different song

 

Grouping, ungrouping, and moving your music

Grouping

Also play it in the kitchen
Play here too
Add the kitchen to downstairs
Add living room and kitchen
Group everywhere

 

Ungrouping

Ungroup the kitchen

 

 

Moving your music

Move this playlist from my kitchen to my living room
Move the music from the kitchen to the living room
Move the music here
Stop playing in the kitchen and play in the living room
Stop this playlist in the kitchen and play in the living room
Stop playing in the kitchen and play in the living room instead

 

Informational

What’s playing?

What's playing?
What is playing on Amazon Music?
What's playing in the kitchen?
What's this song?

 

Battery levels

What's the battery level?
What's Move's battery level?

 

Home Theater controls

TV On / Off

Turn on/off the TV
Turn on/off the living room TV

 

TV / Music mode

Switch to TV mode
Switch to Music mode in the living room
TV mode on/off
Turn off music mode in the living room
Back to default mode
Turn on/off night sound mode
Switch to speech enhancement mode in the bedroom

 

Sleep Timers

Play Johnny Cash for 20 minutes
Stop the sleep timer

Timers

What kinds of timer commands can you use?

Setting a timer and stopping the end-of-timer sound.

“Hey Sonos, set a timer for three minutes and thirty seconds”

*Alarm rings*

"Hey Sonos, stop"

"Hey Sonos, stop the timer"

Setting a timer and stopping the end-of-timer sound from another room.

In the bedroom: “Hey Sonos, set a timer for three minutes in the kitchen

*Alarm kings in the kitchen*

In the bedroom: “Hey Sonos, stop the timer in the kitchen”

*Ring in the kitchen stops*

Cancel a timer.

“Hey Sonos, cancel my timer”

Inquiring about a timer.

Hey Sonos, how much time is left?”

Adding more time to a timer.

Hey Sonos, add thirty seconds to my kitchen timer

Removing time from a timer.

Hey Sonos, remove thirty seconds from my kitchen timer

Pausing a timer.

Hey Sonos, pause my timer

Resuming a timer.

Hey Sonos, resume my timer

 Note: If you have multiple timers running, your follow-up commands need to specify the room name where your timer is active.

For help with SVC, see our official support pages for Sonos Voice Control

For more information about SVC, see our official product page for Sonos Voice Control

 

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate with starting a new topic to discuss.

 

 

Moderator note: We updated this article in October 2023 with new information below.

For an up to date list of the supported voice control commands please have a look at this support article.


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