Sonos to launch Google Assistant support next week

(Simon B) #1

Anyone here use Sonos and excited for this?

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(Tom ) #2

I’ve been searching “Google assistant Sonos” once a week minimum since 2017. Very much looking forward to this.

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#3

Is this saying that you’ll be able to swap over from Alexa to google on your existing device? If so that’s very cool!

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#4

Yes, I use Sonos and am quite looking forward to trying this out. However probably less so than when it was first announced almost 2 years ago. Since then I’ve come to realise I only really use my voice controlled speakers for very simple things (play news, play music, set timer) so doesn’t really make much difference which assistant I use.

What I really want is for Sonos to add Google Cast support like they have done for Airplay 2.

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(Sacha Zarb) #5

Good stuff, been waiting for this for a while on my Sonos Ones, and hopefully there’s a load more functionality under the hood.

(Daniel O Williams) #6

Excellent news. Been waiting for this for ages.

(Brandon Billingham) #7

Annoying it’s US only at launch.

#8

So close to being able to activate google assistant!

(Tom ) #9

I’ve set it up by tricking it that I’m in the US.

A) use a VPN with country set to USA
B) temporarily change your Sonos account address to United States

Best thing so far is getting a Google Mini to play something on an old Sonos Play:1, which I wasn’t sure would be supported.

It’s super slow though - perhaps because it’s getting a hammering!