Voice control and smart home
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Hey Sonos used for work well on my Roam speaker, however over the last week or so - it fails to work if something is being played from the speaker. It’s almost as if the microphone is disabled once music plays automatically. The voice assistant works when nothing is playing - once playing it doesn’t pick up any voice commands (not matter how loud I shout!). If I manually pause, I sing the buttons at the top - it will then recognise my voice again. I am aware of the doable microphone button and this is not the issue. Can anyone help! It’s really annoying
This is really annoying. All the topics I check out seem to be marked as “This topic has been closed for further comments.” And most are several years old. In any case, my situation si that I have a Sonos Arc with my TV, and I have a pair of Sonos 1 in the living room, and I have 4-5 Alexa Echo devices aroune the hose. I have created a group called “Everywhere” that I thought inclueded all devices. But I cannot get audio to play on ALL the devices when I say, “Alexa, play [song title] on Everywhere Group.” I get only the Alexa devices or only the Sonos devices. Any suggestions on getting voice command to work on initiating the playback of the same music selection on ALL of the devices simultaneously?
I’ve been trying to get that both speakers (Echo dot and Sonos roam) sound in the same room, thought no success. The Amazon Alexa app says is not compatible both speakers. Is there a good trick or tip or guide to get both sounding in the same room? The thing is that before I bought the Sonos roam, I used to play music in a shelf speaker (audioengine A5+) connected to the 3.5 mm mini plug in the echo dot. The room where I want to pair both speakers (echo dot and roam) is quite big and my idea is to to complement the other side of the room with the Sonos Roam.
When I’m using TuneIn the “alexa, switch off” command doesn’t work. I have to use another skill like Spotify to then be able to use the switch off command.I then wanted to use another radio service provider but TuneIn is the only one that’s available and can’t add any others.What must I do to fix this?
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?
Yo fellow Sonos nerds!Really annoying one here, can’t seem to find anything online regarding, may be because the Blink doorbell is fairly new...here goes nothing…Have just purchased the Amazon Blink doorbell and set everything up and all is well, apart from the fact that it seems to be announcing on every single Sonos device in my house and I seem to have no control over disabling.From what I’ve found out on the web, I should be able to go into Alexa > Devices > Cameras > Blink doorbell > Announcement devices. And from here should be able to select/de-select my devices, unfortunately though only an old Amazon Echo that I had years back shows up on the list, no Sonos devices to be found.Any help or advice on this would be mint! Thanks!
I have a sonos connect that I am attempting to control with Alexa. “Alexa play WXYZ” will cause Tunein (my default service) to play the requested station on my Sonos Connect (my default speaker). Recently, “Alexa stop” results in either no response from Alexa, or causes Alexa to reply “I can not pause”. I have tried rebooting my alexa device, and also tried disabling the sonos alexa skill, and re-enabling it. My sonos system version as reported by my Android app is 14.10
I would like to use a button press in IFTTT to play a sound or certain length of music. I would want it to interrupt anything that is currently playing and then resume after the triggered sound. Here’s the scenario: music is playing in the house, someone presses the smart button. Music pauses and a doorbell chime plays for 8 seconds. Music resumes when the sound finishes.And no, I don’t want to buy a video camera doorbell like ring.
We know sonos is VERY slow on making alexa and google i) available in other locations (even if in english) and ii) in local language.but today all of the sudden the sonos skill just disappeared from the amazon skill store.i can install alexa on my beam, she will say hello, but when i call the service, the beam goes into listening mode for a bit and nothing happens. anyone else facing the same issue?
So, I was able to successfully get my new Sonos One to show up in Google Home. However, it wont show up in the Spotify groups -- Ive tried disconnecting and re-linking everything. any ideas? Only 3 of the 4 show up.I do use TP-Link everywhere. Thank you!
I have two One SL’s and a Roam in my Apple Home, Siri works accordingly but in the home app it shows as not playing, except it is! Please see attached screenshot. Is this expected behaviour? When looking at the studs bar, it shows as none of my Sonos are playing until a long press reveals what actually is playing I have checked this via AirPlay and via the Sonos app. Any insight is greatly welcomed my OCD is going crazy!
I just set up Google Assistant, and I'm largely happy with it, except that sleep timers don't work. When I have spotify playing, if I say "Sleep Timer for 10 minutes", Google Assistant responds "Sleep timers can only be set when media is playing". Is there any way to get this to work?
My Move has been playing music through its built-in Alexa fine since I got it a couple years ago, but recently (last couple months) will not pause or stop the music. It will still skip tracks, volume up/down, etc. but no way to stop the music without turning the Move power off. I tried disabling/re-enabling the SONOS skill in Alexa and rebooting things to no avail. It is VERY annoying seeing as how it used to work fine for years….and my network setup (router, etc) has not changed in that time.
I found several posts related to this, but no answers how to make it work. I have a solution that I would like to share:ProblemAlexa routine will stop if Alexa is asked to say something (Good Morning phrase, flash briefing, weather, etc.). This only happens when running a routine on a SONOS (or any other non-Amazon) speaker. SolutionAs a work around you can use and IFTTT trigger to run another routine in parallel. To stop things happening at the same time, you can add a time delay to your original routine. See examples below of how this works pragmatically. The solution is a workaround, not an ideal solution. However, I would rather have a higgldy piggldy workaround rather than the function no longer working as I want better audio than an Echo! Before:- Routine would stop after bracketed actionWorkaround:- Subroutine is run and delay is added IFTTT Subroutine:-
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?
Is there a good way to tell it to play a radio station with a non-english name? I want to keep the devices language to English. With google, I could at least spell it letter by letter, which it doesn't seem to support here. Is there a way of giving a radio station a nickname? Is there a way of making a list of presets? Any other ideas?I really would have preferred using Sonos voice, but it's even worse in this context. Google, doesn't have Audacy.Thanks
As the title states, when a compatible speaker is muted, when using “Hey Sonos” there is no audio indication that it heard the command, but it appears to function as normal - at least in the sense that the action requested doesn’t rely on any audio feedback.Is this functioning as expected, or should the voice/responses be audible when the speaker is muted?
Hello, as with any other voice assistant, I’d really like to see a minimal response option where I don’t get a spoken answer that’s twice as long as my command, but rather just a simple “pling” sound. Personally, as much as I like Giancarlo’s voice, I need voice assistants to be as unintrusive as possible - especially with “quick” commands which are used often, like volume control or grouping. UX-wise, a “pling” conveys a positive feedback as well as - or even better than - an actual answer. Any further ideas and discussion welcome.
Hi,I have an Alexa home theatre set up in my campervan,It uses 2x Echo Dot (3rd gen) and a Fire TV Cube 4k.I can request music from Amazon Music to play in stereo through the Echo Dots and also stream the audio from my Fire TV Cube in stereo to the Echo Dots when I'm watching Netflix. It's all connected via WiFi to my 4G router in the van and works great but I'd like to improve the sound quality, especially if I open the back doors to play music outside. The Echo Dots work ok but are obviously quite small so can only do so much in terms of sound quality. The obvious upgrade would be to switch to the full Amazon Echo units instead of the Echo Dots, but the full Echo units run on 18v and that would require a voltage converter to get to this voltage. Instead, I noticed that the Sonos Move units have a built-in battery, and are Alexa Enabled. They look a decent size and would alow me to either put them on the Sonos hook wall mount to watch TV and play Amazon music when inside the van, or
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