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#270237 30-Apr-2020 00:33
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We've got a Sonos Play 5, one Alexa Echo Plus (in the living room, where music plays out of the Sonos) and three Alexa Echo Dot's (in three bedrooms).

 

I was subscribing to the Spotify family plan, but this doesn't allow me to play different music on different Alexa devices.

 

I then switched to Amazon Music Unlimited, which allows for the requirements...however, Amazon Music Unlimited is not available in the Sonos app (Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music all are).

 

Does the required feature work with Apple Music? (being able to control Apple Music from the Sonos app AND also allow each Alexa device to play different music (on the Apple Music family plan obviously).


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  #2475139 2-May-2020 10:34
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With Spotify and Alexa, Sonos devices, Alexa group all speakers in multi room and in Spotify app in settings you can change listening devices under devices say with each phone or tablet etc, not sure with Amazon music or apple music but in Amazon Alexa app you can change echos speakers to go through Sonos or amp etc but make sure they are on otherwise you can hear Alexa speak etc



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  #2475515 2-May-2020 20:58
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Thanks.
Not that straight forward but I appreciate the input.
When Amazon Music can be chosen in the Sonos app (if you’re located in Aus/NZ) it will be perfect.

 
 
 
 


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  #2475541 2-May-2020 23:22
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All good, I can do some screenshots if your not sure or can do more detailed message from

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  #2475552 3-May-2020 01:42
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technician14: With Spotify and Alexa, Sonos devices, Alexa group all speakers in multi room and in Spotify app in settings you can change listening devices under devices say with each phone or tablet etc, not sure with Amazon music or apple music but in Amazon Alexa app you can change echos speakers to go through Sonos or amp etc but make sure they are on otherwise you can hear Alexa speak etc

 

That works fine for the Spotify account attached to the Alexa skill. Unfortunately it doesn't work for other family accounts.


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  #2475583 3-May-2020 08:12
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That's annoying, could Bluetooth them too it



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  #2475590 3-May-2020 08:49
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technician14: All good, I can do some screenshots if your not sure or can do more detailed message from


Screenshots would be awesome 🙂
Thanks



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  #2475770 3-May-2020 13:30
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I’ve managed to get Amazon Music to work with Sonos in the Sonos app (now available as a music service).
I changed my country settings from NZ to USA.

Question: Are there any disadvantages by changing country settings?

 
 
 
 


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  #2475917 3-May-2020 17:13
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danepak: I’ve managed to get Amazon Music to work with Sonos in the Sonos app (now available as a music service).
I changed my country settings from NZ to USA.

Question: Are there any disadvantages by changing country settings?

 

At least with spotify if you ask for a song in the US catalog and not in the NZ one, it will try to play it and fail when you ask for it. No idea if that same problem happens with other services.





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  #2475957 3-May-2020 19:20
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richms:

danepak: I’ve managed to get Amazon Music to work with Sonos in the Sonos app (now available as a music service).
I changed my country settings from NZ to USA.

Question: Are there any disadvantages by changing country settings?


At least with spotify if you ask for a song in the US catalog and not in the NZ one, it will try to play it and fail when you ask for it. No idea if that same problem happens with other services.



But wouldn’t this depend on the music service and not Sonos?
My Amazon Music is still set to Aus/NZ, only Sonos has been changed to USA.

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