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Can’t get your Sonos speakers working with Amazon Alexa? Here’s the fix!

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Can’t get your Sonos speakers working with Amazon Alexa? Here’s the fix!

Operating into problems connecting your Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Dot, Faucet, Display, or Glance with your Sonos machine? Listed here are a few of the not unusual problems — and our fixes for them!

Once I first attempted hooking up Sonos system to my new Amazon Echo, I bumped into... only a couple problems. And since I might like to forestall you, expensive reader, from going thru the similar Google frenzy I did, listed below are some not unusual issues (and their answers).

Alexa says I haven't any Sonos speakers!

When registering your Sonos account with the Alexa app, chances are you'll get an alert that insists you haven't any speakers hooked up to your machine. Fortunately, this can be a fairly simple repair: You can simply must talk over with the Sonos app.

  1. Be certain your Wi-Fi community is enabled.
  2. Cross to the Sonos app on your iPhone.
  3. Faucet on the Extra tab.
  4. Choose the Settings choice.

  5. Faucet on My Sonos Account.
  6. If your gadgets have not but been registered, it's possible you'll wish to check in to your Sonos account.
  7. After signing in, your attached gadgets will routinely sign in with your account.

If your gadgets are already registered, you'll be able to simply see a "Arrange my account" button at the backside of the display; log in and faucet "My Merchandise" to verify all your merchandise had been correctly registered.

Nonetheless having hassle? Take a look at to look your gadgets are operating model 8.0 or later. If they are now not, you'll be able to routinely be brought about to put in a device update.

  1. Be certain your Wi-Fi community is enabled.
  2. Cross to the Sonos app on your iPhone.
  3. Faucet on the Extra tab.
  4. Choose the Settings choice.

  5. Faucet On-line Updates.

Alexa is not finding my Sonos speakers!

This was once the factor that plagued me all through my setup procedure — whilst looking to arrange my Sonos ability, I by accident did so over LTE, fairly than Wi-Fi; because of this, Alexa could not to begin with to find my speakers.

There are a couple of explanation why Alexa would possibly now not to find your speakers; listed below are a couple of of the maximum not unusual fixes.

First: Take a look at your speaker names and rooms

Spoiler: When you've got lighting named "Dwelling Room" and a Sonos speaker named "Dwelling Room," chances are you'll now not notice your Sonos speakers had been arrange.

Sonos speakers seem below your attached gadgets with a space icon enclosing a Wi-Fi icon; this is methods to see if they are attached.

  1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet the hamburger menu icon in the higher left nook.
  3. Faucet Abilities.
  4. Faucet on Your Abilities.

  5. Choose Sonos.
  6. Faucet Settings.
  7. Choose Arrange Sensible House Units.
  8. Scroll to seek for your Sonos speakers.
  9. Faucet on a machine to look whether it is, in truth, a Sonos speaker.

When you've got a Sonos One, reset your Voice Products and services

Now we have noticed a couple of stories of Sonos One homeowners operating into problems with the Alexa app that stem from a peculiar setup in the Sonos app itself. To mend it, talk over with Voice Products and services and reset your Alexa integration.

  1. Be certain your Wi-Fi community is enabled.
  2. Cross to the Sonos app on your iPhone.
  3. Faucet on the Extra tab.
  4. Choose the Voice Products and services button.

  5. Reset Alexa integration.

When you've got different Sonos speakers, take a look at the Alexa ability

The primary troubleshooting step value making an attempt is rescanning for your speakers, and — if that does not paintings — putting off and atmosphere the Alexa ability again up once more. This manner, when you (like me) by accident attempted to set it up over LTE, or bumped into server timeouts, you'll get started contemporary.

  1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet the hamburger menu icon in the higher left nook.
  3. Faucet Abilities.
  4. Faucet on Your Abilities.
  5. Choose Sonos.

  6. Faucet Settings.
  7. Choose Arrange Sensible House Units.
  8. Faucet Upload Software.
  9. If Alexa does not to find your speakers, go back to the Sonos ability menu via tapping the again button two times.
  10. Faucet Disable Talent to unlink your account.

As soon as you have got disabled your account, you'll reset the ability and (with a bit of luck) pay attention to a few candy candy song.

Alexa would possibly not play the track I need on my Sonos machine!

When you've got an Echo, you could have a device-limited model of Amazon Tune — you'll be able to get the complete Tune enjoy on your Echo, however try to play on your Sonos and you'll be able to simply get track previews (or no track in any respect).

You'll improve to the "complete" model of Amazon Tune at once from your Alexa product via announcing "Improve Amazon Tune."

Then again, if you are the usage of Spotify (and you have got approved it by means of the Sonos app), be sure you mark it as your most popular carrier in the Alexa app:

  1. Open the Alexa app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet the hamburger menu icon in the higher left nook.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Scroll all the way down to the Accounts phase and make a selection Tune & Media.

  5. Faucet the Make a selection Default Tune Products and services button at the backside.
  6. Exchange your Default song library from Amazon Tune to Spotify (or Pandora, or another song carrier you like that Alexa helps).

I need an album to play, however Alexa helps to keep enjoying the track of the similar title!

Albums frequently have eponymous songs hooked up to them — which makes voice requests a tad tough. When looking to play the album "Each Day is Christmas" via Sia on my Playbar, for instance, Alexa insisted on most effective enjoying the track.

One of the simplest ways to do that is upload "the album" sooner than your request. As an example:

"Play the album 'Each Day is Christmas' via Sia on Dwelling Room."

Different questions on hooking up Alexa and Sonos?

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