Will Sonos work with google home?
I am thinking about purchasing the new Google home voice recognition product, I understand that Sonos will work with Amazons echo in the near future. Does Sonos have any information regarding google home integration?
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Are you having any problems with your dot? How do you like it? I am interested in it for the integration with sonos but I have been reading mixed reviews. I have been reading the dot doesn't always hear you. Reviews coming from people who have both and one of the tech magazines (don't remember which site) and the consensus is the echo is better.
Sorry I just find it amusing when people come on here to complain that a product doesn't fit their needs Sonos does know they don't fit the needs of every person.
And I too find the effort to sign up for a support forum just to say you are returning something to be either childish taunting, or returner's remorse. Either impetus is rather sad.
You keep telling people you are sure it is coming, but you have zero facts or information to back up that opinion. I thought you were going to stop with these misleading posts? The fact is, at this time, there is no reason to believe Sonos will support Google Home, never mind a reason to be "sure it will".
The Playbar is actually ideal for Google Home integrstion. Just need a ChromeCast in your TV to be able to voicr conttol music and YouTube videos from Google's little "air freshener".
I actually have the air freshener, two hockey pucks and an Echo. Just asked Google to play some vocal jazz to the living room TV, works quite well, and sounds great on the Playbar. I can then group the Sonos Connect, and get even better sound via the big QUAD ESLs, or send the sound anywhere else in the house. So, Google Home isn't fully integrated with Sonos yet, but a ChromeCast bridges the gap for now.
Chromecast Audio into your Play:5 will give you voice control and great sound. Just tell the air freshener to play to the Chromecast.
That being said I posted to Sonos Facebook and received a response that I'm going to interpret as positive.
"Sonos Hi John, thanks for the well wishes, and same back at you. We generally don't share details about what's coming for the future, so we can't offer any specifics about Google Home, but we're happy to pass the suggestion on to the team for you. We recently announced some plans for closer integration with voice control with Alexa and other home automation devices too. You can read that here if you haven't seen the news: http://bit.ly/2hHBqSe
We're excited for the future and have some great plans for 2017. Stay tuned as things develop."
Sounds to me like Sonos might be getting the message. I'll remain positive for now.
Saying "Hey Google, turn the volume to 50" initiates an IFTTT applet to create a file in dropbox called "volume.50.txt" which I then setup a python script on a raspberry pi to check every 3 seconds for new files in the dropbox, then parses out the volume number and sets the sonos volume using https://github.com/SoCo/SoCo.
I'm not the best python developer out there and I only have volume working for now, so if anyone has anything they'd like to add feel free to fork, pull request, etc. It should be pretty easy to build out other commands like night mode, mute, and room specific commands too. Anyway it should work as a workaround until we get some officially supported functionality.