Is it possible to control a Sonos System using Amazon Alexa and where is the Sonos skill in the Alexa app?
If you have both Amazon Alexa and Sonos System in your home, you’ll want to know how to get the two working together.
Alexa is one of the most popular and affordable smart home devices around and Sonos, well, Sonos is an incredibly popular premium smart speaker designed to enhance and improve the audio experience, connecting speakers throughout the home using your home Wi-Fi.
So, is it possible to control your Sonos system using Amazon Alexa? And if so, where is the Sonos skill in the Alexa app?
Read on to find out how to pair these two incredibly popular smart devices and make listening to music seamless, simple and smart.
Can I Control Sonos System Using Amazon Alexa?
If you want to know whether you can control your Sonos system using Amazon Alexa Echo or Dot, the answer is yes – you definitely can!
Not only that, but you can link your Sonos to Alexa as easily as you would Spotify or any other skill on the Alexa app.
So, how can you connect the two devices?
Well, to start, switch on both your Sonos system and Amazon Alexa as normal.
Then, make sure that your Sonos system is running using the latest software. You will have to be using version 8.0 or above to be able to connect to Alexa.
If you’re unsure which version you are using, open Sonos on any device and go to ‘Settings’, then ‘System Updates’ and finally, ‘Check for Updates’.
Ready to get Sonos and Alexa connected? Read on to find out how.
Where is the Sonos Skill in the Alexa App?
You can connect your Sonos system to your Amazon Alexa easily in only a few simple steps:
- First, open the Amazon Alexa app on your chosen device.
- Next, go to ‘Browse skills’ and search for ‘Sonos’.
- Once you find the Sonos skill (it should be the first in the list of found skills), tap to select.
- Here, you should see ‘Enable to use’, which you should then tap.
- You will now be prompted to sign in to your Sonos account.
- Once signed in, follow the instructions on-screen.
You now need to link your Sonos speakers in your devices:
- In the Amazon Alexa app, go to ‘Devices’ on the bottom menu bar.
- Follow Alexa’s instructions to link your smart devices together.
Once the setup is complete, you can control your Sonos system using Amazon Alexa – simple!
Popular Alexa Commands For Sonos System
So, you’ve connected Sonos and Alexa, but what commands can you use to navigate Sonos via voice control?
Well, there are numerous ways you can command Alexa to navigate your Sonos system. This includes changing playlists, turning up the volume, skipping songs, activating shuffle and so many more!
Let’s take a look at some popular commands for using Alexa to control a Sonos system:
“Alexa, turn up the volume in the living room”.
“Alexa, skip to the next song”.
“Alexa, play sleep sounds in the bedroom”.
“Alexa, play Christmas playlist in the kitchen”.
“Alexa, mute sound in the living room”.
Of course, anything you use the Sonos app for you can command Alexa to do. Plus, the more frequently you use voice control to use Sonos, the more you will familiarise yourself with what it can and can’t do!
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