Spotify - Only Plays 1 Song, then I have to Reauthorize

  • 19 November 2021
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Help me please!

 

We just bought a Sonos One. We cannot get Spotify to work for more than a single song.  We are fairly frustrated so if I am unable to get this working I will have to send it back.

We only have a single Spotify account.

Asking Alexa for a song she announces the song and then proceeds to not play anything.

 

Alexa, play stairway to heaven 

Stairway to Heaven, Remastered by Led Zeppelin, from *(Wife’s)* Spotify

*Nothing*

 

I’ve tried everything I can think of. Unlinking accounts, installing and uninstalling apps.  What a mess.  The only way I can get this working is by using the Sonos app to Reauthorizing Spotify.  Then it will play one song.  The next song will not play, as above.

There’s no problem if I use the Sonos app to play a song.

Also we don’t have this issue on any of the Amazon echo devices, only seems to be the Sonos!


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Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Sonos skill in the Alexa app? You might also try removing and re-adding Alexa to the speaker in the Sonos app or unplugging the One from power for a couple of minutes and rebooting your router.

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 Hi

The integration between Sonos and Amazon can sometimes throw up annoying, confusing and sometimes completely random issues. A very large proportion of these issues can be resolved by some very simple tasks. These have been documented across multiple posts and have remained fairly consistent since the functionality was released. However, some of my earlier posts are now obsolete due to changes within the navigation and terminology of both the Sonos and Alexa Apps. As a result, I have compiled an updated set of steps to help users resolve the most common issues. However, before we start please don’t get phased by the scale of the steps below, they are not all required! I have tried to list these with the most common and easiest solutions first building to a complete reset. But before we start, if you are experiencing issues with Alexa, then please check for any outages on this page first: Sonos Status

 

 

 

Duplicate device names – Although Amazon states that Alexa has the ability to know the different actions for different device types, my experience is Alexa prefers that names for Devices, Groups and Scenes are unique,

1.1/ Please open up the Alexa App and press the ‘Devices’ button in the bottom right of your device. You’ll need to make a note of any duplicate names, a common mistake is to have a Room and a Device with the same name. I personally use the naming standard Room Name + Device type. e.g. Kitchen Sonos, Kitchen Echo Dot, Bedroom Sonos, etc. Although this would appear to make the voice control of devices more complicated, the use of Groups, removes the need to name these specific Device names in most voice commands. Here is a link to my naming standards: https://en.community.sonos.com/amazon-alexa-and-sonos-229102/best-practices-for-naming-of-devices-6819283/index1.html;

1.2/ You can then change them in the source app. e.g. Use the Sonos App to change the name of Sonos players.

1.3/ In the Alexa app, select the Alexa Icon in the centre of the row of Icons at the bottom of the screen and ask ‘Alexa, Discover Devices’.

 

 

 

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Account Linking - Some form of Account Linking or Authorisation has not completed successfully. There are a number of causes for this and it's best to try these steps one at a time and test before moving on to the next step if the problem persists:

2.1/ Open the Alexa App>Skills>Your Skills>Sonos and 'Disable' followed by 'Enable';

2.2/ If you have multiple Amazon accounts logged into different Apps on your device, this can confuse the Amazon Authorisation. Please ensure that you log out of all Amazon related Apps and accounts and then complete step 2.1 again;

2.3/ If the problem still persists, please logout of all Amazon accounts then select the Alexa App>Skills>Your Skills>Sonos and 'Disable. Now power down all Sonos devices for at least 10 secs, allowing for any wired devices to boot before booting the remaining Sonos players. Now log back into the Alexa App>Skills>Sonos and 'Enable'

 

 

Please Retest

 

 

Duplicate IP Address – Please see my Post here: en.community.sonos.com

 

 

 

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Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Sonos skill in the Alexa app? You might also try removing and re-adding Alexa to the speaker in the Sonos app or unplugging the One from power for a couple of minutes and rebooting your router.

Thanks for the reply - I have tried those things.  I hadn’t tried the unplugging/rebooting the router until just now and unfortunately it has not helped.

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Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Sonos skill in the Alexa app? You might also try removing and re-adding Alexa to the speaker in the Sonos app or unplugging the One from power for a couple of minutes and rebooting your router.

Thanks for the reply - I have tried those things.  I hadn’t tried the unplugging/rebooting the router until just now and unfortunately it has not helped.

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Spotify skill in the Alexa app and removing and re-adding Spotify in the Sonos app?

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Sonos skill in the Alexa app? You might also try removing and re-adding Alexa to the speaker in the Sonos app or unplugging the One from power for a couple of minutes and rebooting your router.

Thanks for the reply - I have tried those things.  I hadn’t tried the unplugging/rebooting the router until just now and unfortunately it has not helped.

Have you tried disabling and re-enabling the Spotify skill in the Alexa app and removing and re-adding Spotify in the Sonos app?

Yes, I have :(

It didn’t help at all

 Hi

The integration between Sonos and Amazon can sometimes throw up annoying, confusing and sometimes completely random issues. A very large proportion of these issues can be resolved by some very simple tasks. These have been documented across multiple posts and have remained fairly consistent since the functionality was released. However, some of my earlier posts are now obsolete due to changes within the navigation and terminology of both the Sonos and Alexa Apps. As a result, I have compiled an updated set of steps to help users resolve the most common issues. However, before we start please don’t get phased by the scale of the steps below, they are not all required! I have tried to list these with the most common and easiest solutions first building to a complete reset. But before we start, if you are experiencing issues with Alexa, then please check for any outages on this page first: Sonos Status

 

 

 

Duplicate device names – Although Amazon states that Alexa has the ability to know the different actions for different device types, my experience is Alexa prefers that names for Devices, Groups and Scenes are unique,

1.1/ Please open up the Alexa App and press the ‘Devices’ button in the bottom right of your device. You’ll need to make a note of any duplicate names, a common mistake is to have a Room and a Device with the same name. I personally use the naming standard Room Name + Device type. e.g. Kitchen Sonos, Kitchen Echo Dot, Bedroom Sonos, etc. Although this would appear to make the voice control of devices more complicated, the use of Groups, removes the need to name these specific Device names in most voice commands. Here is a link to my naming standards: https://en.community.sonos.com/amazon-alexa-and-sonos-229102/best-practices-for-naming-of-devices-6819283/index1.html;

1.2/ You can then change them in the source app. e.g. Use the Sonos App to change the name of Sonos players.

1.3/ In the Alexa app, select the Alexa Icon in the centre of the row of Icons at the bottom of the screen and ask ‘Alexa, Discover Devices’.

 

 

 

Please Retest

 

 

Account Linking - Some form of Account Linking or Authorisation has not completed successfully. There are a number of causes for this and it's best to try these steps one at a time and test before moving on to the next step if the problem persists:

2.1/ Open the Alexa App>Skills>Your Skills>Sonos and 'Disable' followed by 'Enable';

2.2/ If you have multiple Amazon accounts logged into different Apps on your device, this can confuse the Amazon Authorisation. Please ensure that you log out of all Amazon related Apps and accounts and then complete step 2.1 again;

2.3/ If the problem still persists, please logout of all Amazon accounts then select the Alexa App>Skills>Your Skills>Sonos and 'Disable. Now power down all Sonos devices for at least 10 secs, allowing for any wired devices to boot before booting the remaining Sonos players. Now log back into the Alexa App>Skills>Sonos and 'Enable'

 

 

Please Retest

 

 

Duplicate IP Address – Please see my Post here: en.community.sonos.com

 

 

 

Please Retest

I appreciate the answer.  I think I’ve tried much of this but I’ll read through it carefully and give it another go.

I think I'm going to send it back. Thought I was buying a premium product, it shouldn't be this difficult. 

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