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Nov 11, With Sonos One and Sonos Beam, an external Echo device is not required to use Alexa voice control, as it is built-in. However, you still need to perform some steps to activate Alexa after you have performed the Sonos part of the setup. Oct 26, You can now wirelessly connect the the Echo Dot to control music on your entire Sonos system if you are in the US, UK, or Germany. This topic has been closed for further comments. You can use the search bar to find a similar topic, or create a new one by clicking Create Topic at the top of the page. Anyone who owns a One, a Beam, or any Sonos speaker plus an Amazon Echo device, can use Alexa to control their Sonos systems by voice. Alexa on Sonos | Sonos Anyone who owns a One, a Beam, or any Sonos speaker plus an Amazon Echo device, can use Alexa to control their Sonos systems by voice, alongside everything else that Alexa already does.
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I have 2 songs play 5 paired in the same room, will Amazon Dot play both speakers. Currently I can only play through 1 speaker. Thank you.
Hi John. I just read through some of the Play:5 manual, and there is no mention of how pairing speakers may be limited to playing sound from apps, as opposed to the line-in connection.
Mar 12, The echo dot can only command one room (Sonos) at a time. However, once that room is active (playing music) you can go to other Sonos speakers and have them join by depressing the play/pause for a 2 seconds (if stereo pair you only need to touch one speaker). Oct 19, The cheapest Alexa device is the Echo Dot ($50), and if you own a Sonos speaker, adding one to enable full-fledged voice control is almost a no-brainer. While owners of the One are handheld through the process, Author: Ty Pendlebury. Aug 26, If you have older Sonos equipment, you can also connect the Echo Dot to the ZonePlayer and the ZonePlayer When you have your Amazon Echo Dot connected to a Sonos, you can wirelessly stream the audio from the Dot to any other Sonos .
Their number is Where is it now? Alexa hears my request e. Is there any way to automatically switch back to the music rather than remaining on Line-In waiting for more sound to be sent from the Echo? I am having the same issues as Peter is above.
As of October 4th, if you have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you can wirelessly connect your existing Sonos speakers to Alexa voice assistant devices to use your voice to play and control songs, playlists, radio stations, podcasts, etc. That's for any Sonos speaker Author: Ron Rumer. Oct 05, Your Sonos speaker(s) will always lower the volume whenever you call out to Alexa on an Echo. Every speaker does it - no matter if it's the closest one to the Echo or saporiviafrancigena.com: Chris Welch. Dec 17, The Sonos Playbar just has an optical audio input and Ethernet jacks, so you can't connect an Echo Dot directly to it. If you're an advanced tech person, it is possible to get the Echo you already have to control Sonos using this .
Once the line in is recognized my SONOS play 5 will not go back to the grouped music playing through my Spotify app on sonos. It will await audio input from Alexa and not revert to the original source providing music for the Play 5. Then I ask Alexa a question and she answers via the Sonos5 connected to it while Pandora keeps palying on my other Sonos payers.
Combine Alexa and Amazon Echo with Sonos for enhanced music listening options
Last night I was playing music on my Play:5 speaker from the Spotify Connect app on my phone. I asked Alexa what the weather forecast was, she told me, and when she finished up the music did not return. So, it appears that this is a limitation. Last year Sonos announced that they are working on an integration with Amazon to bring complete control to the Echo. It could come this week, it could come in December. I was using the line-in also but I wanted the Echo away from my Sonos Play 5.
I added the Play 5 device to this activity.
It prompts you to add a playlist to your Sonos favorites. At this point I can use the Harmony Hub remote controller to pause music, set the volume on Sonos and select next song or previous song.
I had no idea that was possible. But, using an Echo remote gets round this - just group the Sonos rooms together that you want using the Sonos app, and talk to the Echo remote and away you go! The Echo looks like a good echo system except for the sound quality.
The Sonos lacks airplay and Bluetooth which is a shame but I understand some of the reasoning. Hi Ian.
How to Connect Your Sonos Speaker to Alexa
I downloaded Naturespace, and I looked through the app for a while trying to find a way to send the audio to my Echo Dot, but I was unable to do so. I suggest contacting the maker of Naturespace and submitting a feature request.
Thanks for the article. Any thoughts on this? Hi Sam - Thanks for that. Just stopping via Alexa means the music stops of course, but the line-in is still chugging away silently generating heat!
To get any audio from iPhone to sonos try AirSonos. Its on Github but is easy enough to install and works fine.
How to connect Amazon Alexa to Sonos
Lets you stream to any Sonos device. Thanks for the info. Do you know if it is possible to configure the Dot to output stereo. I have it connected to my sonos, which is connected to my amp and then stereo speakers.
No matter what I do direct to amp music only comes out of one speaker. TIA, Eddie.
First question: What cable are you using to connect your Dot to your Sonos? Thank you for such an informative and well written article.
I have a question. I have a stand alone Echo and Sonos playbar and sub. However the Echo dot does. Is there a solution? Regarding quality: A Every Sonos has a DAC in it to convert the wifi digital signals to analogue to send through the amp section to the speaker.
Can you hook up echo dot to sonos
You'll need to utter the wake word, typically "Alexa," each time you want to give a command. Annoyingly, there's no way to specify one speaker as your default. Instead, you'll need to say the name of the speaker, like "living room," each time you begin a playback session.
For subsequent commands, saying the name again isn't usually necessary, however. Overall I found the system worked pretty well, though it had some small issues. Asking Alexa to playback Spotify Playlists didn't work so well, and sometimes the song would be completely wrong.
Also, voice control is only really good for "snacking. Lastly, you also can't group speakers or transfer music from one speaker to another with your voice yet.