Voice control and smart home
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When my Sonos Beam volume is set a comfortable level for watching tv and I ask Alexa a question, the volume of her response is too low. I am unable to hear the answer. If I raise the volume of the Fire Cube it doesn’t change the volume on the Beam. If I raise the volume of the Beam I can hear her response, BUT the volume is WAY too loud to watch tv..
I live in Italy and here Android users are much more that the Android users that are in the USA…Personally all my family have an Android device, like Google Pixels, and all the house have integration with Google Assistant and Google Home. We are a Google Family.We bought a Sonos Move for have a portable speaker with a gorgeous sound, and I can confirm that it have, but we hear the lack of the Google Chromecast built-in integration.In fact the Chromecast built-in feature is a great opportunity for Sonos, we think, because in this way Sonos Speakers can appear in Media controls of Google Home and so can be controlled by all the people that live in the house. Also Chromecast built-in have plenty of integration with some services that made things really easy.So, we decide that for now Sonos for us it can be only the Sonos Move or the Sonos Roam that have also the Bluetooth, because we need it for limiting the lack of the Chromecast built-in functionality. But we appreciate that in the futu
Over the past three weeks or so voice control of my Sonos Move has become erratic. I have already worked with the tech support desk via chat to disable/enable Alexa and some of the music services. Normally after a reboot everything works great. At some time later, saying “Alexa stop.” doesn’t work. A command to play a channel or music in Amazon is successfully repeated by Alexa, but the action doesn’t take place. If I go to my Beam and tell Alexa to play X on the Sonos Move that seems to work. The Play5s, Beam, and Sub work great in my office and don’t seem to have this issue.
Can't add voice assistant to Beam "Google Assistant is not available in your country" when Sonos account is already set to "US" and when already have a Beam with GA active
I think subject say it all. I can't add voice assistant to Sonos Move that I have recently purchased and added to my Sonos System. I keep getting a "Google Assistant is not available in your country"Now the strange thing is that I already had a Sonos Beam for a while now and I managed to add Google Assistant to it by setting my Sonos Account Country to “US”.The Sonos Beam Voice Google Assistant is working just fine, however, when I try to add it to the Beam I keep getting the error "Google Assistant is not available in your country". What else should I do? I’ve tried loggin in and out of the app, I cleared data/cache, I tried setting Sonos account country to UK, then back again to US, but nothing seems to work. Am I missing something? As I understood it one didn’t need to make any changes to the Google Account right?
Why not have a push notification to connected phones when speaker starts playing from voice control?
Just a suggestion to offer the option of a push notification to system-linked smartphones/devices when a speaker starts playing via voice control (Alexa/Google). The notification would ask if the phone should open the app to allow control through the smartphone/device.I often start playing music on my Sonos One through Alexa and want to make volume/pairing adjustments through the Sonos app. If there was a notification on my phone ready to tap and make adjustments it would the whole process smoother and more integrated.Many thanks.
I used to manage my chromecast using my voice via Google Assistant, for instance “ok google, put Chromecast on pause” ou “switch Chromcast off”. But now, the answer si “unfortunately living room is not compatible”. In french : “malheureusement salon n’est pas compatible”.Is that a change on sonos products ? I have a Sonos BEAM (not the latest generation).Thanks
When you ask for something that is streamed right back from assistant api and not from an app like Spotify you don't have control on Sonos va app but only the option to ask Google assistant to stop. Substantially when the playback of something like "hei google tell me the news" you'll notice the status of the player from the app or the exposed API as "nothing in play".Missing the option to stop it via any other external API but pressing the physical buttons or asking for "ok Google stop".For speech impaired and movement impaired people this is frustrating. Could you please add a status like "assistant engaged" and a stop button on API and APP?As the playing status is already there this shouldn't be too hard to implement.Thank you.
It does not work with Google home. I don’t understand why I need to login into Spotify when I didn’t with the Bose 900, I can’t even play the radio without having to sign up for yet another service. Cannot control the audio through the Google home app, pretty sure it is possible seems purposeful. Cannot connect my laptop to the arc without purchasing additional hardware.Don’t really care about your law suite with Google. A good product and a good community cannot be copied so good luck with law suite but I am not Google so why are you punishing me?
I am not again scrolling through similar issues that were raised years ago - I would like a new topic opened please. I have an Echo Dot and a Sonos One.I have had same for 4+years.When I ask the Sonos “Alexa, play Absolute Radio” or “Alexa, ask BBC to play Radio 2” or similar commands, I get the expected response: E.g. “Absolute Radio from Planet Radio” or “BBC Sounds, and the jingle.Then SILENCE.This does not happen with the Echo Dot.I can start any radio station or music from the app on my iPhone.But when I ask Alexa to “Stop playing”, NOTHING HAPPENS. I have to unplug the damn thing or use the App.Yes, I have checked the microphone (why, I don’t know because my voice was clearly heard!).Yes, I have reset the One and started from scratch.Yes, I have disabled and reenabled all the skills.This MUST be an issue with Alexa & Sonos (My Echo Dot works fine)PLEASE CAN SOMEONE COME UP WITH A SOLUTION. If you cannot notice, I am getting VERY FRUSTRATED with this.Thank you
I am struggling to connect my Sonus Play 3 with Alexa. Does anybody have any ideas ? Both the Sonus and Alexa app are up to date (Software) I have enabled the Sonus Skill in Alexa and linked the account. I have a dedicated Alexa device to use but I cannot find the Sonus via the Alexa app.Is it even possible on an older speaker like the Sonus Play 3, Ive been advised it is but cannot get it to connect. Ive also disabled and enabled the Sonus skill in the Alexa app with no joy.
Hi, I recently purchased the Nest Doorbell (battery) version, it automatically announces when the doorbell is pressed to every device in my house (this is the expected behaviour). I then started manually stopping services from receiveing this notification in the Google Home application by setting those devices to “Do Not Disturb”. However, my Sonos devices (of which I have three serate instances (Beam + 2 Sonos Ones”, Sonos One outdoor (under a patio), Sonos One outdoor (under another patio)) do not provide me an option to set a “Do Not Disturb” for announcements (or broadcast messages). I do not want my outdoor speakers to announce someone is ringing the doorbell. I contacted Google help first and they said to contact Sonos. This thread is the same issue as outlined in this thread from ~1 year ago
So I have read a lot. I just recently got screwed with Insteon so I am looking at changing everything (yes expensive). This will be getting leak sensors and also switching to Lutron Casseta and switch to home kit and get a HomePod miniWhere it gets a bit muddy i have all older sonos products including the play one with Alexa. I could just keep my music separate with the use of Alexa, spotify and make my home automation on HomeKit. This is still not ideal as I would like to be able to use one interface if I can. Can I use my sonos with Alexa and still use my old speakers and have it work with HomeKit and HomePod mini?I have read various things where you can do it through airplay, if I was to get one of the new Sonos speakers but this is yet another rather large purchase.Can I add all my old sonos speaker into HomeKit and then ask siri to play music for example or just go into spotify and chose my music and have it play on my old speakers while still being able to ask Siri to turn
Verbally asking Google on my sonos arc to play music results in this response: "Sorry, it looks like you haven't set up Spotify Premium on your Sonos app. To play from Spotify Premium, link the same account on both Sonos and Google Assistant."I've tried looking at other posts but I haven't seen any working solutions. I've done exactly as Google said as well as reinstalling apps and reconnecting Spotify to Google assistant and to Sonos. But I still get the same message every time.
Hello I am brand new to Sonos (longtime Bose guy) I am setting up my Sonos 5 and am struggling to get Alexa assigned to the speaker. I’ve gone through the prompts of enabling the skill and finding the speaker but then nothing happens from there. I go back to the Sonos App and nothing happens. help!
Hi, I’ve recently bought a Sonos One, and I have been using the Google Assistant to set my alarm for the morning as part of a routine command. It sets the alarm, but it is waaay to quiet for the alarm to actually work and wake me up. Is there a way to set the alarm volume (from the google home) independtly, or at least make it louder?
Hi allI have a 6 Sonos One plus 1 Move setup at home. Started building that in 2018 because it integrated all room audio from Spotify perfectly with Alexa all my smart home needs. Everything has worked smoothly for almost 5 years.Last weekend I went to disable Alexa from my speakers to troubleshoot a Spotify playback issue. Disabling & enabling Alexa has been a trivial matter during my 5 years of using Sonos. This time the matter escalated however. Alexa can not be enabled on any of my speakers anymore.I only see “Alexa is not available in your country” error message now. Has anyone seen this problem lately or better yet… solved it?
Hi all, I'm trying to activate voice match to my Sonos Beam unsuccessfully. It used to work before but it is not working anymore. Any commands issued by my wife google thinks came from me. I've deleted my home and started from scratch and I was able to see the Beam as a supported device for Personal information. However, only my google mini shows as a device for voice match. Anyone had a similar problem and was able to fix this? Thanks Rennan EDIT: Managed to fix it. I clicked on Add device with Voice Match. However, I was getting a weird error "No WiFi connection" as I was definitely connected to my WiFi. I decided to spam the Try again button and after a few tries the Sonos Beam was recognised. Don't know what is wrong with my account to constantly pop up the no WiFi message, but spamming the try again button did the trick over here.
Sonos, After all this waiting. And after multiple articles. And after multiple phone calls to your service reps (including today), I’m now being told that you cannot group your Sonos system devices with your Google Home devices (after being told for months and more than a year that the aid be able to group them). Even the rep I spoke with today tried to help me and didn’t find out it wasn’t possible until he spoke to a system engineer. You can do it with Amazon devices, but STILL not with Google devices In all honesty, what is the point of adding Google assistant to Sonos if you can’t even use Sonos speakers with Google Speakers together in a group? It’s pretty useless for me to be in living room, have to get up and walk to my kitchen to say “hey google, play x in my Living Room” and then walk back.
Respected Sonos Team,I’m Big fan of urs.I want to use- The Fire StickTV 4k Max which is kept in the projector is in the HDMI Port for video output. And I would obviously do that by keeping the Beam 2 away from the projector. So will the Bean2 be able to connect via Alexa to the firestick on the projector when you put it away?please tell the use for Projector + The Fire StickTV 4k Max + Beam 2I can't use wire from beam 2 to projectorthanks, 😓 please help asap!!
Hey guysI’ve recently bought a Nest Doorbell (battery) but for some reason, I don’t get the Doorbell to send me a notification on any of my Sonos devices. Things I already tried:Re-linking the Google Assistant with Sonos (service) Re-linking Sonos speaker with Google Assistant (those are two different things in the apps) Factory reset my Sonos Beam (2)The Doorbell does give me a notification on my Google Home Mini in the bedroom but that’s not how I want my setup to be. I also had a chat with Google Support and they told me to ask Sonos because on their end, everything is working as it should, since I get notifications on my Google Home Mini. Pretty frustrating. And I did find another article on here but after trying all those solutions, still no result, which is why I’m writing this.
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