Voice control and smart home
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HiWhile I enjoy the new voice commands very much for modifying playback. I often end up asking for increased volume on great track, but forget to turn it down again.Suggestion: Voice command: “(Hey Sonos) This is a great track!”Response: Volume increase to a (in app?) set value, but for the remainder of the song only. For the next track, volume should return to whatever it was before.
Hello,I have being years and there is no update on new languages from Sonos on the Sonos Arc. I really do not understand why. Portuguese is native in Alexa. If you ask Alexa in Sonos Arc if she speaks Portuguese she answer yes and it is only a matter of configuration. But the app of Alexa does no give language to be configured for sonos and in the sonos app there is no Portuguese.What is happening. I love my sound bar but Im thinking to change as I need to have an alexa speaker in the same room just because of this issue. Please do not answer me showing the language status page, because I look that and nothing changes in the last 3 years. I want to know if there is any real intention to have Portuguese open as an Alexa language? If not, why? What is the position from Sonos about new languages.hope you guys can help me understand what is happening. I´m to buy a sub and some other things, but I will not do if I don´t know what is the future for those functionalities.
Hi all,I worked with assistant for about 2 yrs. now in the living room on Playbar-Sub-One (Rear) setup. We upgraded now the play:1 to Sonos One and SL in the kitchen one week ago, to get convience with assistant too. The distance between both speakers is about 5 meters, with a wall in between.Since the adding of the One in the kitchen, we encounter strange messages from Google like:no setup for room extremly slow performance in executing commands (about 10-15 secs) “your command is not supported yet”Does anyone has experience with this issue? It’s really annoying. It took me a long time to convince my wife, but now I’m angry on myself - waiting 15sec to get the light on or stop music.PS: Sonos App is working well, like before.kr, Thomas
I've had Sonos for over a decade. Started with a Play:5. Decent enough. Definitely not audiophile and doesn't compare to my B&W CDM 9NT speakers, nor do I expect it to, but I did hook a Sonos Connect up to that system for the better audio quality of those speakers. I also eventually got some Play:1's, a Playbase, a Sub, and a Sonos One.Sonos eventually rendered my old system incompatible with itself. The older Play:5 and Connect are not compatible with the other newer speakers. If I try to play through all of them on the legacy app, the sound keeps dropping out. Their solution is to buy more of their stuff and junk my old perfectly working $500 Play:5 and both of my $350 Connects. Yes. That is over $1,000 in equipment they want me to junk.Well, with the Echo, you can take the 1/8" jack and output audio to any type of amp and speaker. If the tech in the Echo becomes outdated, just get a new cheap Echo instead of throwing out $1,200 in equipment. In fact, I had an old, but good quali
Hi don't know if anyone else has came across this recently but whenever I ask alexa to play something it will play it but the first 10-12 seconds will play really quietly as if alexa hasn't stopped listening if you know what I mean... only started doing it in the last week any ideas peeps
Alexa will not connect to my sonos roam correctly- it will respond but then not play news, flash briefing, or music. All of my sonos devices (roam, beam, and move) will not play spotify through alexa. I have called support twice, and already tried the following:On sonos app: disconnect and reconnect devices On alexa app: Disable sonos skill and enable again Disable spotify skill and enable again Delete all sonos devices and add again Deregister all sonos devices and register again None of these things have resolved the issue. I was told to post on beta community but I don’t have any projects open so cannot post on that board.One of the reasons I bought the roam was for handsfree use of Alexa and to play music with spotify- none of these things are working.
I listen to my music through Sonos speakers and use Google assistant on hubs to voice control these.Up until this week BBC radio was available on TuneIn the radio app which Sonos used to radio stations. This now doesn't work which is fine as it advised I linked BBC sounds . I can listen to the BBC through the Sonos app all good. Problem is if I ask assistant to play BBC radio 1 on sonos the reply is " playing BBC radio 1 from tune in " this results in silence . I've deleted TuneIn from Sonos and it's still doing it. Even if I use the command "play BBC radio 1 from BBC" it either doesn't understand or just gives the same playing from TuneIn reply. It also does it for all stations like radio X or heart . What command can I use or change stop assistant using TuneIn ?Thanks sarah
Hola, tengo dos sonos five gen 2 y cuando quiero vincular el servicio de sonos a google me dice que aun no esta disponible en españa. Vengo probando esta opcion hace mas de un año y nada ha cambiado. Con alexa anduvo sin problemas. Alguien tiene alguna idea? Me dice que no esta disponible en españa
I live in Sint Maarten in the Caribbean most of the year. I would like to be able to stream Alexa through my Sonos Move, and bought it specifically because it was, “alexa enabled.” However, once I got it set up, I’ve found that Alexa does not work on the sonos in Sint Maarten. My amazon devices work fine, but don’t have the cordless capabilities that the Move has. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.
I just added Google Assistant to my Sonos and try to play SirusXM through it. The speaker says SiriusXM isn’t supported on this device.I can play SiriusXM on my Sonos through the Sonos app, but it refuses to play when I say “Hey Google play channel 23 from SiriusXM”…. it’ll say “Alright, playing Grateful Dead from SiriusXM… Sorry, it looks like SiriusXM isn’t currently supported on the music room”Some Google searching has yielded links to this Sonos Community forums where there is a staff member named “James L.” says the followingSiriusXM is not available via Google Assistant on Sonos as a supported service at this time. I don’t believe there would be a sufficient workaround to avoid this limitation.I can certainly pass on the comments that you’d like to see this service be a part of Google Assistant to our teams for consideration. It would be great if this information was published so I wouldn’t waste time trying to get something to work which is not supported. A matrix would be goo
Guys I have the following routine running with my Sonos One pair(I have two Sonos One namely Sonos One Left, Sonos One Right)When I say the voice command the routine does the following: Set volume to 1: Works Perfect Says a phrase: Works Perfect Turns Off the Master Bedroom Light - Works Perfect Starts playing music for 15 min on Spotify - Works Perfect Issue the Alexa Stop Music command to stop playing the music - Works Randomly. When it is not working, the music keeps playing after the 15 minutes until the playlist is finished. This has been driving me crazy for a while now. I have changed step 5 in stopping the music but again it worked randomly. It is like for a reason step 5 is missed or not executed at all.
I have a 4th group in my Sonos app that plays speakers in our ceilings that are connected to the port through a second amp. Works fine when using Sonos, but cannot get the Alexa app to cause anything to play on that group. Is there a common answer I’m missing?
My existing system has a Beam, a sub-woofer, three sonos ones set up in 3 groups, plus an external amp connected to the port that connects to multiple ceiling speakers that were in the house when we moved in. I can use sonos to play in the “house” group (the existing home speakes) as they show up as a group in Sonos controller. However, Alexa doesn’t recognize that group. Does anyone have a recommendation for how I add that group to my Alexa? Thanks in advance. John
We have Sonos in most rooms in our home. I've turned on the voice assistant in most of those rooms. Unfortunately, it keeps chiming in on my wife's 'regular' conversations in the house. Not me, just her. Anytime she says a word that contains or starts with a hard 'S', it will respond with that it doesn't understand and to check with the Sonos app. Well, frankly, we didn't ask you, and it's getting creepy!Since this is an edge device with no cloud component, how can we possibly troubleshoot this?
I have an issue which I thought I had sorted out last night by reading a really helpful post on the community.This morning a related issue but different outcome had presented itself.Basically I was getting no sound through the soundbar so turned off the HDMI-CEC controller in settings on the FireTV Cube audio visual settings.When I turned on the TV this morning I had sound through the surround speakers, no sound through the beam and sound through the TV speakers.The only way to fix it was to unplug the HDMI lead from the FireTV Cube, turn the beam off and then back on and plug the cube HDMI back in.After a couple of minutes the sound disappeared again so I turned the Beam off for 5 minutes and since I turned it back on there has been sound.This has happened a number of times since I installed the Cube on Thursday but there must be a technical reason for this.Can anyone offer any advice please.
We have a Sonos One and a Sonos SL paired in stereo, these are controlled with commands by an Amazon Echo Dot. This set up has been working perfectly for a long time now, but the other day it started to play up, on asking Alexa to play for example Radio 2, it would only play it on the Echo dot and not the Sonos. Nothing had been changed in the set up, we unplugged the Sonos speakers and echo dot rebooting them a few times, that didn’t work. I didn’t set the system up, we got someone in to do it, but hes no longer available. We switched them on this morning and they are sort of working again, but before when we gave the echo dot an instruction the reply always came via the Sonos speakers, it now comes from the eco dot and not the speakers, ie... Alexa play radio 4, echo dot replys playing BBC Radio 4, and the station comes through on Sonos speakers about 6ish seconds later. Any idea why this has changed and how to get it back to previous set up. I really like the Sonos Sound but not t
I have purchased the Sonos Move to replace our Echo in the Kitchen. Very impressed with the sound. I do have one issue…. When we set timers on Alexa and when the timer alarm goes off, the alarm is very quiet. I’ve looked through both the Sonos and Alexa apps to see if the volume can be turned up and I can’t find anything. Can this actually be done? I hope so as I don’t want to return the Move for a refund for something that should be quite simple to adjust and do.
I have two Sonos Ones, both with Amazon alexa enabled. Have had no problems for a year. Over the past month, now when I ask Alexa “play country music”, she starts streaming from Amazon, plays the intro commercial like “hello this is country star x, your listening to top country heat radio”… then repeats the same intro over and over and never actually plays music. I have (1) removed all Sonos devices from Alexa.amazon.com. (2) disabled the Alexa sonos skill, (3) turned off the Alexa voice service in each Sonos, (4) then went back thru the entire setup to re-enable Alexa. Alexa works, will respond to anything I ask, but gets stuck playing any music from Amazon. thoughts on why this new issue is popping up on multiple devices?
I’ve had my Sonos speakers for years and been able to to control them via my Google Home assistants, but since some time ago whenever I say “Play Music on Five (name)” I get the response “It seems you haven’t configured the account with the media distributor yet”.Its not Spotify its referring to but Sonos (If I just say “Play music” it plays music from Spotify on my iPhone”. I’ve removed/added the Sonos account in Google Assistant/Home multiple times, I can see the speakers in my devices list but I can not get inte to play.I’ve tried resinstalling all apps (Google/Sonos) and I’ve tried to different devices. It does not matter which speaker I ask Google to play on, I get the same message regardless.Any suggestions?
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