Alexa on Sonos to get Spotify support by Xmas

by Volker Weber

Spotify users: Currently you cannot ask Alexa to start music from Spotify on Sonos. You can start music with the Sonos or Spotify app. We will offer full voice support for Spotify by December 21.

There is really only a handful of services supported. Amazon Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM. This is dragging along ...

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It seems to be a hard problem, or the first attempt had to be binned.

Frank Quednau, 2017-11-01 21:50

Sonos used to be dead simple and reliable. No more. Some settings in Sonos, some settings in Alexa. Naming collisions between Sonos and home automation, no feature parity. On top of that language issues. "Spiele SWR3 in Kitchen". "Ich kann Küche nicht finden".

Volker Weber, 2017-11-01 22:00

Not just issues in languages other than English....:

"Alexa play Sleaford Mods on Kitchen" works.

"Alexa play Sleaford Mods in kitchen" either fails or plays on the Echo Dot instead of the Sonos "Kitchen" device.

Sonos names devices after locations. So for me both are correct, but only naming it as a device works for me.

Mind you it could also be my strong Northern English accent....! My french wife also has issues, although my three year old daughter can play "Ba ba black sheep" ok!:-)

Chris Lindley, 2017-11-02 11:08

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