Help. I have a Sonos Soundbar with Alexa and an Echo 3rd Generation also with Alexa. I also another have a Sonos speaker (without Alexa) in the home. For some reason the Echo will not Group with the 2 Sonos speakers. I can only get the 2 Sonos speakers playing grouped music. How do I get all 3 speakers playing the same music at the same time please?
Ive tried most of the Group settings to no avail. Can anybody help please?
I hate to be the one to break this to you dean, but this doesnt (and will never?) work.
Sonos devices are unable to become part of an Echo multi room music setup.
If its of any consolation, this is a really irritating thing and many people have asked about it over the last year or so. The Sonos customer forum is littered with threads requesting this.
Myself, I have a Sonos beam and would love to be able to make it part of my 'everywhere' group... but I cant.
It was my understanding that Amazon made the facility available to 3rd party speaker manufacturers to allow their devices to join multiroom speaker groups, but so far Sonos have refused to implement this on their Echo compatible speakers.
ironically, its the reason I have just purchased the new Echo Studio.
I need a high quality speaker in the lounge (where the Sonos beam is) - and the Echo Plus wasn't good enough.
The Echo Studio sounds good, but it doesnt sound as good as the Sonos Beam at all. Seems a bit of a shame to have two speaker systems in the room where one should suffice but its the only way to get multi room music.
The one thing I just cant understand, is that the Sonos speakers can be the 'preferred speaker' in a room... so you in theory you could buy a cheap echo dot but... for some unfathomable reason when you are playing multi room the 'preferred speaker' is ignored and the sound comes out of the device instead.
Sonos creates its own groups and with a Sonos speaker connected by ethernet it creates its own mesh network.
with the Beam, albeit a rather pricier option, is with two Play 1 (one) you can create surround sound for your TV (the speakers create their own 5ghz mesh). Music also sounds good.
the latest Sonos speakers can be used with either Alexa or Google Home - if required.
With respect, we know this.
The point being its frustrating that the Sonos cannot become part of the alexa multi room music system.
Sonos is not 100% alexa compatible - other things dont work such as the communications facilities also.
personally, I very much like the sonos beam, but am not wanting my multi room solution at home to be sonos based. Amazon echos are a much more cost effective way of filling the house and where quality isn't all that important such as a kitchen speaker etc.
I also like to be able to easily voice control everything (alexa, play music everywhere). In order to achieve the same with sonos you'd need at least a sonos 1 in all rooms, or a sonos play1 AND an echo dot.
I dont see why Sonos won't implement this. But hey, I suppose it treads on their toes just a bit too much with that functionality.