Voice control and smart home
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I have my Sonos system configured to work with Alexa. I can say "Alexa, play Pink Floyd in the living room", and it works. The same is true of my family room. I have a Sonos Connect in the living room and family room. I can also use voice commands to play music on a single play 1 in my garage. However, in my sun room, I have a pair of play 1 speakers paired in stereo. When I use voice commands to play music in the sun room, whatever was last played in the Sonos app on these speakers plays, not what I tell Alexa to play. There are no other devices named "sun room". I tried forgetting them and re-discovering them, but that did not help. I think I'll try a different name and see if that helps. Anyone else experience this issue?
Firstly, apologies if this has been covered before. Question 1 ---------------- I have a house full of Sonos, and currently one Echo Dot in the kitchen. So from the kitchen I can control any Sonos speaker in the house. If I were to buy another one (or more) Echo Dots for other rooms, would I have the same level of control of Sonos (interchangeably) from any of the Dots? E.g. I if have Dots in bedroom and kitchen and I'd like to : Via the kitchen Dot, start some music on the lounge Sonos and start TuneIn on the bedroom Sonos. Walk to the bedroom and via the bedroom Dot, stop the music on the lounge Sonos, start some music on the kitchen Sonos, and stop Tune-in on the bedroom Sonos. Is this possible? (Note I'm not interested in music or radio coming out of the Dots - I just want to use the Dots to control Sonos speakers.) Question 2 --------------- (Can't try this now as people are asleep...) Are voice control and control from the Sonos app interchangeable?
I was part of the beta and generally things worked fine. Now one of my devices won't respond to Alexa control, the other one still works. When I try playing from the desktop app, the one that won't respond to Alexa also returns the error 'Unable to begin playback' when I start a historical selection (in this case from Tune In). Any ideas how I can troubleshoot? I have tried forgetting the skill and devices then re adding, and the device works fine through the sonos app, and also a third party app called Macronos.
So they announce Alexa integration with our Sonos systems. But of course they send a coupon for an Echo Dot after I buy one specifically for my Sonos. :? The Alexa integration is working well so far by the way. Really recommend it to anyone still on the fence. All it needs is Spotify controls integrated more thoroughly.
I have a grouping setup that comprises 2 play:3's, a sub and a playbar, and im trying to make it work with my echo dot. I have other rooms working fine with them (so i can issue voice commands to my echo dot and play music/radio on my bedroom play:one speakers) - but it doesnt seem to work for the living room "group". Is this supported right now or is it something thats being worked on for a future update?
Is there a way to connect an Echo Dot to a Sonos Connect without using the Audio Inputs (i.e. wirelessly)? I ask this because I am already using the Audio input to connect the tv cable box to the Connect. I have a hard wired non-Sonos sound bar and hard-wired non-Sonos speakers throughout the house. I'm hoping to get this set up so that I can use the echo dot to control my speakers through the Connect. Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
I will start this with a caveat that all of this is speculation because I still have to see Alexa working with Sonos, so anyone that has is encouraged to shoot it down in a hurry if it isn't valid. It was triggered by a recent conversation here about trouble with Radio play started via a voice command as compared to via a controller tap. On reflection it occurs to me that compared to tapping a specific line item, voice commands are convenient, but not made granular as easily as the former. An example: A station that I listen to, Radio Paradise, offers users a way to pick a stream out of a few options, that works best for them. The higher 320k bitstream offer better sound quality but also needs/consumes more internet bandwidth than the also offered lower one of 128 k. But if one can use the higher one, choosing its URL in the Sonos controller and assigning the Radio Paradise name to it ensures that the controller tap on the name will always result in the 320k bitstream being selected
I have the sonos skill installed and it sees all of my zones. The issue I'm having is that I can ask alexa to "play music in the family room" and it will reply that it's starting a stream in the family room but nothing actually starts playing and the sonos app shows that there's nothing playing. I can then ask alexa to "play music in the kitchen" and it will first say "amazon music is already streaming in a different zone. Would you like to stream to the kitchen instead?" I can reply "yes" and she will reportedly start a stream in the kitchen but again nothing plays. I can then manually start playing something in the kitchen and I can get alexa to raise & lower the volume but if you ask her "what's playing in the kitchen?" she reports the wrong artist, presumably because she's looking at the "Amazon Music" stream that isn't actually playing anywhere. Adding further to the mystery... If I drop a zone from the Alexa app and then rediscover it, I can get it to actually start a stream
The Alexa app for my Dot has found all three of my Sonos devices. When I ask it to play, for example radio on the Playbar, nothing happens and the Dot tells me it doesn’t recognise the name Playbar. Thinking it may be confused when I say the name Playbar into it, because of inclusion of the word “play” in the instruction I renamed it TV in the Sonos app. However it’s made no difference. Now when I ask it to play on the TV, as before nothing happens other than it tells me it cannot find anything called TV although it is recognised in the Alexa app as I have rescanned my devices. Other two devices are okay. Anyone any ideas please? Thanks.
I currently have a Playbar, sub and 2 play 1's setup as living room, and a single Play 1 in the kitchen. I want to add voice control, obviously an option is to add an Echo Dot , but I was wandering if I bought one of the new 'Ones' .. if I could replace one of my current Play 1's in the Living room , and then move the reduntant play one to pair with the other in the kitchen . .So I'm guessing what the essential question is .... Do the new Ones sound the same as the Play 1's or will I notice the difference in the sound ?
hello Just after some advice of the following idea of getting the echo dot audio to play through a sonos connect amp. I have a connect amp with some ceiling speakers. The amp is hidden away and the echo dot can't be connected with a cable to the aux in on the amp. As AirPlay audio works with the aux in can you use 2 apple airport express to send and receive the audio from the echo dot to the connect amp? Just to be clear, I'm talking about the echo dot voice and not streaming music as I can see you can tell the echo dot to play audio on your different sonos players. I would use the older wall plug apple express devices as they had a audio jack, plus small and now cheap on eBay. 2nd question.... if you have a deezer account on your sonos app, will the echo dot play from that?
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