Sonos Voice Control
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iTunes Match with Sonos Voice Control
Hello All,Wondering if there is a way to get the new Sonos Voice Control to work with iTunes Match? Technically, iTunes Match works by matching your physical copies of songs with songs on the Apple Music Library. On the Sonos App, I’ve linked my Apple Music (iTunes Match) subscription with their services, but because it is not legitimately “Apple Music”, I can’t get Sonos Voice Control to work properly with my Match catalogue. Anyone have any suggestions here? Would be nice to be able to send music easily from Roam to Move, but you can’t do that simply with Airplay Music, so I was hoping to be able to start up music directly on the speakers with the Sonos App.
Are all of your speakers working for SVC grouping commands?
I’d love to know your experiences with the Sonos voice control grouping commands. It’s been wildly inconsistent for me, and support is stumped. Maybe we can find a workaround together.Using many permutations of grouping commands (e.g. “Add <product name>”, “Group <product 1> and <product 2>”, “Remove <product name> from group”) some products work great, and others are inconsistent, regardless of which phrasing I use.Sometimes it silently fails (but the music goes back to normal volume when it stops listening, so I know I did wake it up), sometimes it says "I can't locate that, please check your product names in the Sonos app."For a long time I thought it was fine for one-word names but failing on with two-words, but then “Living Room” and “Dining Room” started working along with “Kitchen” and “Office.”Consistently failing:Front Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom(Could these be reserved words? I might try renaming later and will update if anything changes.) Upda
SVC and "My Radio Stations"
I have numerous streams set up as URLs via the "My Radio Stations" functionality in my Sonos Arc. Included among these are Soma.FM's Groove Salad (and a number of Soma’s other streams), and a bunch of subscription-only streams from DI.FM.I can easily start these from the Sonos controllers on my Mac, iPhone, and iPad.How do I start these streams with Sonos Voice Control? I've tried a bunch of different ways of phrasing the request, and SVC doesn't seem to understand.I'm not looking for any level of interaction with these services (or the others that I use by URL) - I do NOT care about Next/Previous, Forward/Rewind, Shuffle, Repeat (none of these are available with a URL-based stream anyway) - I just want SVC to start playing the requested URL-based streams that are already saved in "My Radio Stations".(It would be nice if the "what's playing" request worked - the controller apps seem to be able to pull this from the mp3/aac stream just fine - but I'd give even that up if I could just as
Sonos New Voice Control is not showing up as an option
It seems that I am unable to get the newly released Sonos Voice Assistance now that it has been released. I have updated all of my apps (both on the Mac and iPhone) checked for updates, which shows as up to date and I still don’t have the option available. I have power reset the entire system.I have tried using multiple mobile devices, same result.App Version: 14.8.1Build: 68329240Can I get assistance?
Sonos Voice Control works out and about (in a basic way)
I’m currently on holiday, renting a cottage on the south coast of the UK. Took one of my Roam’s plus my Move with me to use with Bluetooth and I’m super impressed to find that Sonos Voice Control works on the speakers in a basic way on both the Roam and Move speaker. It will play/pause/go forward or back a song etc. I did notice when I got here that both white mic lights were on which I didn’t expect, but obviously they are on because it will work with basic functions (speaker only functions, rather than app functions). Do any of the other voice assistants works with a portable Sonos speaker out and about? I used to use Google Assistant but hadn’t at that point, taken any of my portable speakers out and about, so don’t know if it would have worked or not. I’m guessing not.
Sonos voice control with with Sonos One SL and Playbar
Hello -- I have one Sonos One speaker (voice enabled), one Sonos One SL (no mic) and two Sonos Playbars (no mic). I’m trying to create various groups so I can ask my voice enabled Sonos One to play music “upstairs.” This would require grouping the Sonos One, Sonos One SL and a Playbar (as an example). Will my Sonos One group itself with my Sonos One SL and Playbar, both of which do not have mics? Thanks. Dave
Controlling Sonos Connect Amp (Second Gen) with Voice Control.
Bare with me here:My setup for the past few years since we got our pool is this.Sonos Second Gen Connect Amp (the white/grey one, not the new black one).This powers two outdoor speakers. I had a google mini speaker outside, that I would talk to while in the pool to change songs, change artist, etc. This has all been working until I changed to the Nest Audio.Below is my thread I have created on the google forums just for reference. I was thinking of purchasing a Sonos Roam since it is portable and waterproof. I would use this to tell Sonos what to do while I am in the pool.My question is, can I get it to function similar to the google speaker, where it does not play music, it just plays on the amp and two speakers.For example, if I am in the pool and I tell the Roam to play an artist, it will start playing on the connect amp, and not the roam. Basically just want the Roam for Sonos voice control. Can it work like this?I am considering an Alexa device just for this, but all my stuff
Sonos Voice Control - roll out dates?
It seems US has already got the SVC released and seen online that France will get SVC (French?) later this year, but what about the rest of the world? Would be nice to see some kind of timeline for us who don’t want to share what we say with google or amazon.I would be happy to be able to use the same version as for the US, as English is still the main language in my household and I wouldn’t want a local language version.
Sonos Voice Control is GREAT!
Just got Sonos Voice Control on my Beam Gen 2.(I have 5 other speakers around my home) I purposely avoided all the other voice Sonos speakers because I didn’t like the idea of Amazon or Google listening in on me, not to mention their annoying voices. But Sonos knocked it outta the park with their new Sonos Voice Control. The professional actor chosen is perfect. It is quick as can be and best of all never interrupts the mood or feel of the music. His voice truly has the class and charm of Sonos. I like how it listens a bit longer so when you say “Hey Sonos turn it down” you can wait and see if you like the volume, if not, follow up with “More” and the volume will go down more. This is a nice touch without any chime or voice interrupting the music. You can follow when Sonos Voice Control is listening if you look at the brightness level on the light near the mic. Now I have a massive music library that lives on Dropbox and is meticulously organized in Apple Music(iTunes). I play my
Sonos Voice not working with radio stations.
I've been trying for the last few days to get Sonos Voice to play radio stations but to no avail. I've tried just asking, I've tried specifying '...on sonos radio', it just says it doesn't understand, or it can't find that content. Anyone else have this issue or could offer any suggestions?For info, the specific station I really need to work is LBC (my wife listens to it all the time and until this works I can't switch from alexa) but I've tried various others too.
Unable to add Sonos Voice
I am trying to add Sonos voice to a Beam. The Beam is powered on and is on the latest version (I checked in the app). I can play Sonos radio on it fine from the app so the Wifi is working correctly. However when I step through the process of adding Sonos voice I get the end and always get this error:“There was a problem connecting to Family Room. Make sure all your products are powered on and connected to Wifi”I’m not sure what to do at this point.
Sonos Voice "Drop In" or 2 way communication feature request.
We used to have Echo devices for home automation but when Sonos came out with voice control on their speakers I got rid of the Echos and put Sonos speakers throughout and used Alexa. The only feature I miss is the “Drop In” feature from Alexa that is not available on Sonos. We then switched to GA since it at least has the “Broadcast” feature. I know you can use the Intercom app on your phone but that is not as easy as using a voice assistant especially with kids who dont have phones. I was hoping the new Sonos Voice would include something like this. What is the proper way to submit a feature request? I see several “Feature Request” posts scattered throughout the forums but didnt know if Sonos had any other official way to request things. I would like to use Sonos Voice but since it can’t be used with GA in order to keep using Broadcast it’s not really an option at this point. I did play around with it this morning and it seems to work really well for the music side. If they a
A More "Music-Optimized" Sonos Voice Assistant
Back in 2019, Sonos purchased Snips, a voice platform, with the intention of making “the voice experience on Sonos even better”. Reflecting on my own experiences lately using both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, I really hope Sonos is close to launching their own voice assistant soon that can overcome many of the shortcomings of these two voice assistants, especially in terms of playing music.In particular, I’d like to see a voice assistant that can:Play lossless / Hi-Res / HiFi music from a music service Differentiate between your personal playlists and public music platform playlists Play music from your own local music libraryWhat would you like to see it do, based upon the issues and frustrations you’re encountering in trying to play music with your voice assistant of choice?
Sonos Voice Assistant Default Service
Hi All, I just started using the new Sonos Voice Assistant and it seems to be working quite well so far. Whenever I ask it to play an album or a song it likes to always default to Apple Music, but I’d rather it default to Amazon Music without have to always specify “On amazon Music” every time I ask it something. Any ideas how to achieve this?Thanks
"Hey Sonos" - Sonos Voice Assistant
Coming June 1?https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/4/23056149/sonos-voice-assistant-features-release-date?“Hey Sonos” will be the wake word for Sonos Voice Control, and the company’s internal tests show it to be quicker than competing assistant services at core music tasks.I would love to see the ability to play songs from my personal music library using Sonos Voice.
Sonos Voice Assistant & Home Theater OS Launching With Matter This Fall?
This is a completely speculative question that can’t be confirmed yet but I’m just wondering if people think it’s possible. Based upon what I’ve seen and what’s coming up, it really looks like a strong possibility to me.Sonos previously purchased a voice assistant company called Snip a while back and it’s currently looking to hire someone to lead their Home Theater OS department. While thinking about how they could then use their own voice assistant to control not just music but TVs as well, I also remembered that Matter is being delayed to this Fall as well.Suddenly this all made me realize something. What if Sonos is going to take advantage of this and create not just a music/tv voice assistant but a full blown home voice assistant that suddenly will have access to tons of Matter compatible devices this Fall, thus making Sonos no longer dependent upon third-party voice assistants like Google, Alexa, & Siri?Be interesting to see how this unfolds and if it becomes a reality or not.
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