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How to Set Up an Alexa-Enabled Sonos One



How to Set Up an Alexa-Enabled Sonos One

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for this moment since the Sonos One was announced in 2017: the ability to use Alexa on your Sonos One. Well, that day has finally come! Amazon and Sonos have released an update that allows you to ask your Sonos One to play music, control smart home devices connected through Alexa, etc. Let’s walk through how to set up Alexa on your Sonos One so you can get started with voice control.

The Alexa-enabled Sonos One is easy to set up and gives users more control over using their Sonos system.

If you’re like me and have been dying to get your hands on a Sonos One speaker, this is the perfect time to buy one. I recently picked up a pair of Sonos Ones at my local Best Buy and was surprised by how easy it was to set them up with my existing WiFi network. While there are plenty of good reasons why Alexa may not be for everyone, it’s hard to deny that Amazon has done an excellent job with its virtual assistant technology regarding its smart speakers.

The best thing about using an Alexa-enabled Sonos One is to use it as either a standalone unit or link it with other speakers from the same brand (or other brands) using AirPlay 2 technology. If you don’t want another Sonos system but still want some extra functionality around your house without going all out on expensive home automation systems like Crestron or Control4, this could be your answer!

Connect the Sonos One to power and your WiFi network.

Now that you’ve got your Sonos One hooked up to power, it’s time to connect it to your WiFi network. You’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Download the Sonos app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Open the app and sign in with your Amazon account information (if you’re setting up an Alexa-enabled speaker).
  • Tap on Set Up Device from within the app’s home screen. This will begin a guided process for connecting your device via WiFi, so follow along as prompted by screens within this app section. You’ll be asked if you have access to an ethernet port on your router; if not, tap Next > Yes/No and continue following instructions without any additional changes required by yourself or by us here at How-To Geek!

Open the Alexa app on your phone.

The first step is to download the Alexa app from the App Store or Google Play and enable the Alexa skill in the app.

You’ll also need to add your Amazon account to the Alexa app settings. The next step is to add the Sonos skill, which will allow you to control your Sonos speakers through Alexa. Finally, you can add or remove devices from this menu under “Your Devices” in your device list within Amazon’s official mobile application.

Follow the on-screen instructions for setting up a new device in the app.

The first step is to follow the on-screen instructions for setting up a new device in the app. This can be done either on your phone or computer, depending on which device you have already set up with Alexa.

Once you have logged into the app, go to Settings > Add Device and select Sonos One from the dropdown menu at the top of this page. After selecting Sonos One, it will prompt you to put your speaker into pairing mode to connect with your WiFi network (make sure both devices are connected to the same WiFi network).

After confirming that both devices are paired together successfully, name your speaker and create an account for it if necessary by entering its serial number or model number to receive warranty information about repairs made by Amazon directly through them, as well as access technical support services such as online manuals or FAQs should something go wrong with one’s device while using them regularly throughout their life cycle period?”

In Conclusion

That’s it! You’re all set up and ready to take advantage of the new Alexa Sonos integration. The setup process is very straightforward, but these things have a way to get buggy sometimes. If you run into any issues, just go back through the steps for your device, or head on over to the Sonos or Amazon forums for some help from other users.

Unyime Anthony is a gaming enthusiast specializing in first-in-class gaming content, including PS4, Xbox, Nintendo, and Movies, to educate and inform readers.