What’s the easiest way to fill your home with music? Just ask Alexa. We’re partnering with Amazon to bring the Alexa voice assistant to Sonos speakers in homes around the world.

 

Connect Alexa to any Sonos speaker.

Starting today in open beta in the US, UK and Germany, you can wirelessly connect your speakers to an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot and control the music around your home—simply by speaking. This update works with all existing Sonos speakers, so it doesn’t matter whether you bought a PLAY:1 two years ago or a PLAYBASE two weeks ago.

 

Use Alexa on your Amazon Echo Dot to control your PLAY:5.

Play in any room.

Control the music, podcasts, and radio stations you love all over your home without ever picking up your phone or tablet.  Want to listen to a certain artist or playlist? Just tell Alexa what and where. For instance, “Alexa, play Kraftwerk in the kitchen,” or “Alexa, play Beats 1 radio in the bathroom.” To play something louder, just say, “Alexa, turn up the volume in the living room.”

What if you’ve already started a playlist with the Sonos app? Not a problem. Alexa and our app work together seamlessly, so you can ask her what’s playing or tell her to skip a song whenever you want. Everything stays in sync.

Alexa will get smarter, faster, better.

Use your voice to cue up and control music from Amazon Music (Prime or Unlimited), TuneIn radio, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. Or start a song from Spotify, Apple Music and your other streaming services using the Sonos app. Then use voice commands to skip or replay songs, pause the music and adjust the volume.

Remember the more you use Alexa with Sonos, the better she’ll become at interpreting your voice and responding to your commands. And since Sonos and Alexa are continually updating with new features, services and skills, your music and voice options will keep getting better over time. So look out for improvements—like fully supported voice control for Spotify, coming later this year.

Try it at home now.

Want to test Alexa out on your Sonos? Connect an Echo or Echo dot to your Sonos System. Make sure your Sonos system and apps are updated to Sonos 8.0 and enable the Sonos skill in your Alexa app. Then you’re all set to join the Beta and discover an easy, hands-free way to listen out loud.

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