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[INFO] Enabling Native Alexa skill for Sonos


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Hi Forum,

The native skill for sonos is now available :-)

from Sonos 

 

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Now in Open Beta, wirelessly connect all of your Sonos speakers to any Amazon Alexa enabled device, like the Echo or Echo Dot, then just ask for the music you love. Blend the great sound and multi-room listening of Sonos with the convenient voice control of Amazon Alexa. Just enable this skill and you’ve got quick, hands-free control of your favorite music and more. Currently, you'll need to say the name of the room when you start music or control the volume. "Alexa, play jazz in the living room." "Alexa, turn up the volume in the kitchen." This is temporary, and will improve throughout the beta.

 

There are also updates for the system and for all the controller platforms (android, desktop, iOS)

 

To enable the skill you will need a Sonos account which you should have created with the last Sonos update.

Log into your Alexa account and find the and enable the Sonos Skill

 

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This will redirect you to you Sonos account to get your permission to link to your sonos system

 

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You will then be redirected back to the alexa account to discover your sonos devices

after discovery you will see the list of players

 

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List of voice commands (thanks @speedy)

 

  • SiriusXM

You can initiate playback from any service using the Sonos app, and basic playback commands, such as play/pause, volume and skip, will continue to work.

Spotify users: The ability to ask Alexa to play Spotify music on your Sonos speakers is not yet available, but is coming soon.

General playback commands 
Alexa, pause/stop/resume in the (room name) 
Alexa, pause/stop/resume the music in the (room name) 
Alexa, skip/next in the (room name) 
Alexa, play the next/previous song/track in the (room name) 
Alexa, pause 
Alexa, resume on (room name) 
Alexa, next song/track 
Alexa, previous song/track 
Alexa, stop 
Alexa, skip 
Alexa, skip song/track 
Alexa, what's playing in (room name)? 

Note: Skip and previous cannot be used with TuneIn radio, and previous will not work on Pandora and iHeartRadio. 

General volume commands 
Alexa, turn it up/down in the (room name) 
Alexa, louder/quieter in the (room name) 
Alexa, set the volume to 3 (30%) in the (room name) [0-10 volume levels] 
Alexa, softer in the (room name) 
Alexa, mute the (room name) 
Alexa, unmute the (room name) 

Note: Volume commands will only affect the player the command is directed to. If the player is grouped, the group volume will not be adjusted. 
 




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To start Amazon Music playback 
Alexa, play music in the (room name) (Alexa will select music) 
Alexa, play (artist) in the (room name) 
Alexa, play (song name) by (artist) in the (room name) 
Alexa, play (artist) on Pandora in the (room name) 
Alexa, play the album (album name) by (artist) in the (room name) 
Alexa, play (activity) music in the (room name) 
 




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To start TuneIn playback 
Alexa, play (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name) 
Alexa, put on (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name) 
Alexa, start playing (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name) 
 




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To start Pandora playback 
Alexa, put on (station of your choice) on/from Pandora in the (room name) 
Alexa, play (station of your choice) on/from Pandora in the (room name) 

If Pandora is setup as your default service in the Alexa app: 
Alexa, play (station of your choice) in the (room name) 
 




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To start iHeartRadio playback 
Alexa, play (station of your choice) on/from iHeartRadio in the (room name) 
Alexa, put on (station of your choice) on/from iHeartRadio in the (room name) 

If iHeartRadio is setup as your default service in the Alexa app: 
Alexa, play (station of your choice) in the (room name) 
 




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To start SiriusXM playback 
Alexa, put on (station of your choice) on/from SiriusXM in the (room name) 
Alexa, play (station of your choice) on/from SiriusXM in the (room name) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Sonos One has the Alexa skill built in.

Details can be found here

 

http://www.sonos.com/en-us/shop/one.html?utm_source=prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_content=hero-US&utm_campaign=sonosone 

 

 

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Hello guys,

 

Is Sonos One user able to add Alexa skill to control Fibaro, or is it just for Sonos functions (Radios, Deezer, Tidal, ...)?

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As for Spotify on Alexa, I had ever enjoyed this before. And to get Spotify music on Alexa, I prefer to use a tool to help me. It is a Spotify Music Converter, which can get music from Spotify as local files offline. Then it supports to move Spotify music to anywhere for using without any limit. BTW, it also supports Spotify free and premium users to enjoy Spotify songs with ease.

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