The new Sonos One with Amazon Alexa is The Smart Voice Speaker for Music Lovers!
Sonos has a reputation of being one of the best speakers in the marketplace, so they are a natural to be one of the first to integrate the Amazon Alexa platform into their system.
The initial set-up of your new Sonos One is quite simple:
Sonos One connects with Amazon Alexa easily over Wi-Fi:
-Just set up the speaker,
-Select the Sonos skill in the Amazon Alexa app,
-You’re all set to play music, get news and answers, manage your smart devices, and enjoy everything else Alexa does using nothing but your Sonos One.
Set-up does require some time, depending on the amount of apps you want to include in your device. Set-up is quickest when you add Alexa alone, the more music and other apps you submit, the more time it takes. Or you could add things as needed, no need to add 10 music services all at once as my son tried to do!
-Start and control your music with your voice, the Amazon Alexa is built right in! Hearing my son request song after song, every two minutes, was quite funny as he tested it out.
-Play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and enjoy all those other helpful Amazon Alexa skills using a single Sonos speaker. “Dad what’s the weather today,” is what my son asks us every morning as he prepares to dress for school.” Ask your Sonos One with Alexa!” is my new response!
-Combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, internet radio and hundreds of other streaming services. This is perfect for my son as he is in his high school’s musical production, which is a compilation from various musicals, so he can practice by singing along to all his music quite easily.
-Connect wirelessly with other Sonos Home Sound System speakers to play music in as many rooms as you like! All over the house!
-Enjoy surprisingly rich, room-filling sound from a smart speaker! Can you hear me telling my son to lower the music!
-Seamless all-black or all-white color with smooth matte finish for an appearance that fits in any home. Matching furniture and appliances is important!
My teenage son set this up and it is all his. He is not just a music lover, he also plays several instruments and sings! He listens to music all day long and takes all of my wireless speakers, as soon as I get one in the house. He has been wanting an Alexa of his very own, and now he has one inside this Sonos One, and he can voice demand all his music needs, all day long! I just hope he will come out of his room and talk to us on occasion. It will be interesting to watch him learn to rely on this machine, vs. constantly going to his phone to change his music. He will have to get used to this hands free device!
The convenient combination of your voice and the Sonos app allows you to manage everything you listen to, in one place. You can start and control music using just your voice when you’re listening to Spotify*, Amazon Music (Prime or Unlimited), TuneIn radio, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. Or start songs on Apple Music, Deezer or any other streaming service with your app, then use voice requests to skip or replay tracks, pause the music, adjust the volume and more. Since Sonos and Amazon Alexa are continually updating with new features, services and skills, your music and voice options will both keep getting better over time.
My spouse and I are going to be laughing as we listen to him call out to his device to change his music every two minutes! I wonder how many new services he is going to try to get me to pay for, as add-ons! And we can all use it, “No matter who says it, Sonos plays it.”
And, he can request a wake up call from his new Sonos One with Alexa! We have to wake him up every morning, and for anyone with a teenager, you know this is how resentments are created! Now, since he set the wake up call with his device, we are out of the blame game! He will still be tired and crabby, after all he is 14, but when he is reminded that he is in control, that brightens him up right away.
You know I asked Alexa to play my favorite Backyardigans song, We’re Going to Mars (I miss those days!)! That did not make anyone else laugh. Since Alexa responds to any voice, anyone in your home can take charge of the music. Kids can call out their favorite sing-alongs. Friends can skip or replay tracks and adjust audio settings, no app required. No matter who says it, Sonos plays it.
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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free