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How to Set Up Amazon Alexa with Sonos

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Introduction

Many Sonos speakers now come with a built-in microphone, and can be used in combination with Amazon's Alexa service to provide a simple, voice-activated personal assistant to control your home and beyond. This guide will help you setup your Sonos speaker to communicate with Amazon Alexa so that you can use voice commands.
Before You Begin:
SonosSonos Setup
You will need to have the Sonos App installed and your Sonos speaker setup first.
Amazon AlexaAlexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup.
Alexa on Sonos

1 Enable Voice Services

First, you will need to enable the microphones on your Sonos speakers using the Sonos app.
Sonos

  1. Select the Menu at the top, then select Voice Services.
    Menu
    Sonos menu with Voice Services highlighted.
  2. Enter your Email Address, and Password, then select Sign in.
    Amazon sign in with Email, Password, and Sign in highlighted.
  3. You'll hear a chirp from your speaker. Select Continue.
    Microphones ready with Continue highlighted.
  4. A short note about adding devices to Alexa will be shown, select Next.
    Device discoverability with Next highlighted.
  5. Voice services are now enabled, select Done.
    Voice services enabled with Done highlighted.

2 Add Sonos Skill to Alexa

Next, Alexa needs to have the Sonos skill added, so you can control your Sonos products using Alexa. This is done in the Alexa app.
Amazon Alexa

  1. Select the Menu at the top, then select Skills & Games.
    Menu
    Alexa menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  2. Select Search at the top.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  3. Type in Sonos, and select the Sonos skill from the search results.
    Search with search field and Sonos skill highlighted.
  4. Select Enable to Use.
    Sonos skill with Enable to Use highlighted.
  5. Select Continue.
    Sonos welcome with Continue highlighted.
  6. Enter your Email Address, Sonos password, and select Sign In.
    Sonos sign in with email password and sign in highlighted.
  7. Sonos is now connected to Alexa!
    In order for Alexa to connect to all your Sonos speakers, it will need to be told to search for them. Say "Alexa, discover my devices" at this time. The Alexa service will reach out to your Sonos system, and set up connections to your entire Sonos system.

3 Add Music Services to Amazon Alexa

In order to use your various music services, both Amazon Alexa and Sonos need to know about the music services. You need to link your music service to both Alexa, and to Sonos.

Amazon Alexa Heavy Plus Sign Sonos Heavy Plus Sign Musical Notes

SonosAdd Music Service to Sonos
  1. Open up the menu from the top left corner of the screen.
    Placement of menu symbol in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  2. Select Add Music Services.
    Menu in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
    If you're using the Sonos Controller for computers, you can find the same option in the source browser on the right side of the screen.
    Music source selection  in Sonos Controller for computers
  3. Search for the music service you want to add and tap on it.
    List of music services that can be added to the Sonos Controller
  4. Tap on Add Account.
    Adding music service in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  5. Create a new account for the music service or login with an existing one.
    Adding account for music service
  6. Login with your music service credentials.
    Logging into music service account
  7. Once your account is verified you'll get to the setup completion screen. Then set a nickname for this account.
    Setting account name
  8. Once set up you can add another account for the same music service or tap on Done.
    Finishing up or adding another account for music service
  9. The music service will now show up in your Sonos Controller across all devices.
    Music service showing up in source selection list in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  10. If you added another account you can select which one to use by tapping on the nickname you set earlier. Another way to add another account is by following the same steps from the beginning to add the same music service but with the other account.
    Placement of account switching option for music service
  11. Select the account you want to use from the Change Account menu at the bottom.
    Account switching screen for music service
Amazon AlexaAdd Music Service to Alexa
  1. Select the Menu in the top-left corner.
    Menu
  2. Select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. Select Categories at the top.
    Alexa Skills with Categories highlighted.
  4. Select Music & Audio.
    Music and Audio
  5. Here you can browse the most popular and featured music and audio skills available for Amazon Alexa.
    Music and Audio skills
    You may also search for a specific skill using the magnifying glass in the top-right corner.

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Many Sonos speakers now come with a built-in microphone, and can be used in combination with Amazon's Alexa service to provide a simple, voice-activated personal assistant to control your home and beyond. This guide will help you setup your Sonos speaker to communicate with Amazon Alexa so that you can use voice commands.
Before You Begin:
SonosSonos Setup
You will need to have the Sonos App installed and your Sonos speaker setup first.
Amazon AlexaAlexa App
You will need to have the Amazon Alexa app setup.
Alexa on Sonos

First, you will need to enable the microphones on your Sonos speakers using the Sonos app.
Sonos

  1. Select the Menu at the top, then select Voice Services.
    Menu
    Sonos menu with Voice Services highlighted.
  2. Enter your Email Address, and Password, then select Sign in.
    Amazon sign in with Email, Password, and Sign in highlighted.
  3. You'll hear a chirp from your speaker. Select Continue.
    Microphones ready with Continue highlighted.
  4. A short note about adding devices to Alexa will be shown, select Next.
    Device discoverability with Next highlighted.
  5. Voice services are now enabled, select Done.
    Voice services enabled with Done highlighted.

Next, Alexa needs to have the Sonos skill added, so you can control your Sonos products using Alexa. This is done in the Alexa app.
Amazon Alexa

  1. Select the Menu at the top, then select Skills & Games.
    Menu
    Alexa menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  2. Select Search at the top.
    Skills and Games with Search highlighted.
  3. Type in Sonos, and select the Sonos skill from the search results.
    Search with search field and Sonos skill highlighted.
  4. Select Enable to Use.
    Sonos skill with Enable to Use highlighted.
  5. Select Continue.
    Sonos welcome with Continue highlighted.
  6. Enter your Email Address, Sonos password, and select Sign In.
    Sonos sign in with email password and sign in highlighted.
  7. Sonos is now connected to Alexa!
    In order for Alexa to connect to all your Sonos speakers, it will need to be told to search for them. Say "Alexa, discover my devices" at this time. The Alexa service will reach out to your Sonos system, and set up connections to your entire Sonos system.

In order to use your various music services, both Amazon Alexa and Sonos need to know about the music services. You need to link your music service to both Alexa, and to Sonos.

Amazon Alexa Heavy Plus Sign Sonos Heavy Plus Sign Musical Notes

SonosAdd Music Service to Sonos
  1. Open up the menu from the top left corner of the screen.
    Placement of menu symbol in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  2. Select Add Music Services.
    Menu in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
    If you're using the Sonos Controller for computers, you can find the same option in the source browser on the right side of the screen.
    Music source selection  in Sonos Controller for computers
  3. Search for the music service you want to add and tap on it.
    List of music services that can be added to the Sonos Controller
  4. Tap on Add Account.
    Adding music service in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  5. Create a new account for the music service or login with an existing one.
    Adding account for music service
  6. Login with your music service credentials.
    Logging into music service account
  7. Once your account is verified you'll get to the setup completion screen. Then set a nickname for this account.
    Setting account name
  8. Once set up you can add another account for the same music service or tap on Done.
    Finishing up or adding another account for music service
  9. The music service will now show up in your Sonos Controller across all devices.
    Music service showing up in source selection list in Sonos Controller for mobile devices
  10. If you added another account you can select which one to use by tapping on the nickname you set earlier. Another way to add another account is by following the same steps from the beginning to add the same music service but with the other account.
    Placement of account switching option for music service
  11. Select the account you want to use from the Change Account menu at the bottom.
    Account switching screen for music service
Amazon AlexaAdd Music Service to Alexa
  1. Select the Menu in the top-left corner.
    Menu
  2. Select Skills & Games.
    Alexa Menu with Skills and Games highlighted.
  3. Select Categories at the top.
    Alexa Skills with Categories highlighted.
  4. Select Music & Audio.
    Music and Audio
  5. Here you can browse the most popular and featured music and audio skills available for Amazon Alexa.
    Music and Audio skills
    You may also search for a specific skill using the magnifying glass in the top-right corner.