Voice control and smart home
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I have about 12 Sonos speakers - and all of them are connected to SonosNet - except for my Move (which must use Wi-Fi). Whenever I play music - even if I’m not using the Move - as soon as motion is detected on my Ring cameras, the music will stop and I have to manually press play. Most of the solutions I read here were to ensure at least one speaker was hard-wired to router (4 of my speakers are) and rebooting each speaker so that it joins SonosNet. And that’s what I’ve done. Still no luck. Any ideas?
Back in 2019, Sonos purchased Snips, a voice platform, with the intention of making “the voice experience on Sonos even better”. Reflecting on my own experiences lately using both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, I really hope Sonos is close to launching their own voice assistant soon that can overcome many of the shortcomings of these two voice assistants, especially in terms of playing music.In particular, I’d like to see a voice assistant that can:Play lossless / Hi-Res / HiFi music from a music service Differentiate between your personal playlists and public music platform playlists Play music from your own local music libraryWhat would you like to see it do, based upon the issues and frustrations you’re encountering in trying to play music with your voice assistant of choice?
My main room TV audio is connected through eARC with Sonos (Arc, Sub, Plays) and other rooms in my place have HomePods. If I am trying to play music throughout the house if I am in-between the room where the Sonos Speakers are and the HomePods are there is a distinct delay in what is being played even though they are all being airpplayed through the same device. This just may be another case of HomePods and Sonos just don’t match well together, but any help would be great- thank you!
Hi,I have a strange issue with my Sonos Beam and Alexa. Alexa is linked correctly in my Beam and responds to all my commands except for the ones to control smart devices.Things that are working fine with my Beam when I ask Alexa:Play music in spotify Weather forecast Open Skills Execute my Routines Play radioThe only thing that is NOT working is the control of smart devices such as switches or lights. If I ask Alexa to turn on my bedroom, it answers “I cannot find any device or group called bedroom”. But the same command on other Amazon echo devices that i have at home work fine. And this happens with any device… It’s really strange because the routines execute just fine, even the routines that turn on some lights…This initially worked fine for about 1 year, but then stopped working in the last couple of months. So i don’t know what happened in between.I contacted Sonos support and we unlinked the Beam from Alexa completely and added again from scratch with the same result. We also tri
I have a Sonos Beam along with sub and surrounds. I had long been frustrated that I couldn’t default my Apple TV to play through my Sonos system. It would default to television speakers, which do run through my Sonos system, but not the optimized sound. I could select the speakers through temporary audio, but I had to keep going back and re-selecting it. Finally, I was told I could add my Sonos to Home Kit. So I added it to my Living Room room, and boom… when “Living Room” was set as default speakers, I was getting the full-on Sonos perfect audio. Well, my son happened to notice the light on the HomePod staying on and unplugged it. I realized this when I suddenly had no audio!Well, I plugged it back in, and since then, if “Living Room” is my default audio output, it goes through the Home Pod itself. I tried removing the Sonos system and re-adding to Home Kit, but no luck. It still defaults to the measly little Home Pod, leaving me to change default to TV speakers and then switch tempor
Hola Amigos,siguiendo los pasos se logra que Alexa funcione (febrero de 2022).Aqui el hilo:“En realidad es muy fácil hacerlo, en 5 minutos lo lograrás, solo se necesita hacer lo siguiente y funciona para cualquier pais: Tener la cuenta de Amazon con ubicación en EU Acceder a sonos.com/myaccount con el correo electrónico y la contraseña que usaste cuando registraste tu sistema Sonos, Mira en la sección Información de dirección en la pestaña Perfil y pon la misma dirección de EU que usaste en Amazon Una vez hecho esto entras a Amazon Alexa, en Skills ya te va a aparecer sonos, la instala y deja que detecte nuevos equipos y ya te aparecerán los sonos que sean compatibles entras a la app de sonos, seleccionas ajustes, servicios de voz y seleccionas Alexa, sigue los pasos y listo una vez todo esté instalado pueden regresar sus cuentas a la configuración inicial.”
Hey y’all. I have a Sonos Play:5 (Gen 2) set up in my living room and I recently purchased a Google Nest Mini (Gen 2) to control it. I’ve set everything up to the point where I can tell the Nest to do things like pause and start music on the Sonos, but when I try to command the Nest to play a specific artist / genre / playlist etc. (e.g. “Hey Google, play jazz on Sonos in the living room”), it replies with the following error message: “Sorry, it looks like Apple Music isn’t currently supported on the living room”. I have set up Apple Music as the default music service on the Nest, and have logged into the same Apple Music account on both devices. I’m a bit puzzled by the error message, since I’m pretty sure I was able to control Apple Music on the Sonos via the Nest at an earlier stage of setting the two devices up. But maybe I’m just misremembering. I’ve read suggestions elsewhere online that controlling Apple Music on a Sonos Play:5 via the Nest just isn’t supported. In any case, doe
Hi All,I hope someone can help me. I am trying to get Google Assistant to turn on a particular radio station (RTE Radio 1) on my Sonos.The strange thing is that it finds it and plays it on Google speaker but when I set the Sonos as default speaker it does not work. “Said turn on RTA Radio 1“Sure, RTÉ Radio 1 from TuneIn. Playing on Kitchen…Sorry, I can't find what you asked for….”I am not having this issue with any other radio channels I listen to. But unfortunately this is what my partner listens too and now wants to throw out the Sonos speakers.. Any help or ideas would be great.Thank you all.corcadorcha
These speakers are good enough.In a world where interoperability is the norm, Sonos just doesn’t cut it. I can’t get my TV audio to stream wirelessly.I can’t get my other non-Sonos speakers to play at the same time as the Sonos. If you have other Google home devices, don’t pay extra for the Sonos One’s with the assistant integration--they don’t integrate. You can only reinstall the music services and they will not work the same. I don’t know what the point of that is. Actually, the point is to likely to try and force Sonos users to buy only Sonos speakers. But the world isn’t like this in 2022. I hope the Product Owner was replaced and there are plans to actually make these work in a connected home with other devices. The speaker quality is 6/10 for the price. I might replace them with the Klipshe.
I’ve read online that older Sonos devices (without Airplay2) will not appear appear in Homekit. However, once you add a single Airplay2 compatible Sonos device, it will act as a bridge, enabling all Sonos devices to appear in Homekit.I have a house full of older Sonos devices that don’t support Airplay2 (but all are S2 compatible). And then I have two devices that DO support Airplay2 - a Sonos Move, and an Ikea Symfonisk. The Move and the Symfonisk appear in Homekit, but none of the legacy devices are there, which contradicts what I’m reading online.Hoping someone here can tell me if what I’ve read is incorrect, or if something is wrong with my setup.Thanks
I have the Sonos Beam & Roam. It plays Apple Music through the app… BUT it will not play Apple Music through voice controlled Alexa on the Beam or Roam. I have disabled services, disabled skills, deregistered devices, deleted apps, reset services and it will not work. HELP! PLEASE!
Really annoying that Apple Music doesn’t show up as one of the options to choose when being asked to choose music service in google Assistent. Only YouTube Music and Spotify are to be chosen. I don’t use neither of those. When is this going to be adjusted? I’m very disappointed that Sonos have these shortcomings.
Hello! I have a Beam and a Roam, and I would love them to work with Alexa as just speakers, not microphones. I don’t want to ever have Alexa’s voice coming out of my Sonoses.For example, I’d like to tell my Echo Dot, “Alexa, play a song on the Roam,” and for it to only PLAY there. I do not want the Sonos to serve as the Alexa, only the Echo Dot. Is this possible?
Really disappointed that Sonos voice assistant isn’t available in Hong Kong yet in your stores in HK you readily market it that you have voice assistant but you don’t….this is false advertising…What I want to know isWhy isn’t it available outside of the countries listed here? When is it going to be rolled out?
Hi there Sonos experts !I have a simple, but annoying, difficulty that I’m hoping someone has already overcome or reached a dead end with.I regularly group a number of our Sonos speakers together so we don’t get the phasing issues with them when moving from one room to another (kitchen, dining room, study). I have always used the Sonos app to group/degroup them (& have enabled the Sonos skill in the Alexa app so I can speak to ‘her’ to play music, raise/lower volume and short circuit the syntax to do so), but I’m curious as to whether I can also use specific syntax to also group/degroup the speakers from one another if I want to play different music/content in different rooms, rather than having to use the Sonos app on my phone/iPad to do so ?If the answer is ‘you can’t (yet)’ that’s fair enough, but I didn’t want to not use the feature through ignorance. Cheers,Mike
Hi AllHope all is well.I have a Sonos ONE in the kitchen running as expected with Alexa.I have just added a PORT into the lounge hooked into my existing amp and speakers.Via the Sonos App I can get both the PORT and ONE playing music together in sync.I use the ONE for voice control and I what I would like to do is is ask the ONE to also play music into the lounge at the same time rather than using the Sonos App. I am trying to set this up via the Alexa app adding groups but Its all getting a little confusing.So simply put, music is playing on the ONE, I then want to add the PORT via Alexa so both the ONE and PORT are playing at the same time in sync.Anyone any ideas, is this possible?Thanks :)
I don’t really understand why I can’t use Google Assistant with Sonos when I can use it with Android. One of the reasons buying a Sonos product was it’s Google Assistant support. I found the list of supported countries: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3491?language=en_US When will Hungary be added to the “coming soon” part and when can I expect it to be supported?
I just got new Sonos One devices and trying to add my first one to a “Downstairs” group that contains an Amazon Echo Dot (oder model) and an Echo Plus (also, not newest model). The Sonos One shows as incompatible. When I remove the echo devices from the group and add the Sonos One, then the echo devices show as incompatible.I did add the Sonos skill and followed all those steps. I also disabled and then re-enabled the skill several times. I made the Sonos one a preferred speaker for the “Downstairs group” but it just accepts the command but does not play on it when the other (echo) downstairs speakers are playing.Any help will be very much appreciated!
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