Setting up Amazon Alexa

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What is Amazon Alexa?
Amazon Alexa is the easy-to-use voice service from Amazon that allows you to control your music, get the weather, traffic reports, control your smart home, and much more. All with your voice. Use any Amazon Alexa enabled device to control your Sonos system with your voice. Just ask Alexa to play your favorite tunes and enjoy the music from your Sonos speakers.

Can I use Amazon Alexa with any Sonos player?
Yes, Amazon Alexa works on all Sonos players.

Where is Amazon Alexa on Sonos available?
Amazon Alexa is currently available in The United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Please note: Alexa on Sonos is available in English only in Canada.

What do I need to use Alexa with my Sonos?

– An Internet connection / WiFi router

– Sonos system running the latest update

– Alexa enabled device

How do I control Sonos with Alexa?

Follow the video below to setup your Sonos system with Alexa voice control:

Which music services can I use with Alexa?

Music services need to be added to both Sonos and the Alexa app. The following services are currently supported:

– Amazon Music (Not available in Canada)*

– Spotify

– TuneIn Radio

– Deezer

– Pandora (Not available in the UK, Canada, or Australia)

– iHeartRadio (Not available in the UK or Canada)

– SiriusXM (Not available in the UK, Canada, or Australia)

*Amazon Music is available for streaming in Australia through Alexa on Sonos, but it is not available within the Sonos app.

What commands can I use with Sonos?
Use your Amazon Alexa devices as you normally do, just say the name of the Sonos room you want to play the music through when instructing Alexa to play music. For example;

– “Alexa, play Blondie in the bedroom.”

– “Alexa, play Lorde in the living room.”

– “Alexa, turn the volume up in the bathroom.”

Any non-music related commands will still play over your Alexa device (weather, traffic, flash briefs, etc). For a list of commands you can use with Sonos check our article: Controlling your Sonos with Amazon Alexa.

If you experience issues using Alexa with Sonos, please contact us for additional help.