I've searched everywhere but cannot find a resolution to my problem:
I have Alexa Echo Dot set up in our home and have Sonos (as well as Hue lights) connected. Discovering was a breeze and all works perfect.
I bought a second Echo Dot for our place in the mountains, Alexa is working perfectly fine on that Echo Dot. However, during setup it discovered only the Hue lights, I cannot get it do find & connect to the Sonos Speaker. I have exhausted all troubleshooting tips known to me...
Both Echo Dots are linked to the same Amazon Account in both homes, on the same Mobile phone Alexa APP (have also tried the Web Browser). I have reset the Echo Dot, as well as rebooted the Sonos bridge and speaker. Sonos is connected to the Sonos bridge (which is connected with Cat5 LAN cable to the router) not Wireless (same way as I have at home). Sonos works perfectly, just not through Alexa (as it can't discover it :-( )
Can anybody help with this? Would love to be able to use Alexa to control the Sonos system in our 2nd home as well...
"Getting Amazon Alexa to work across multiple houses can be tricky with Sonos. You will need to have a separate Sonos ID to keep Alexa from controlling the wrong house. The best way to do this with just one Amazon account would be to create a separate Sonos ID for the vacation home and then:
- disable the Sonos skill in Alexa app - ensure you are signed into the proper Sonos ID (if you are at the vacation home, sign into that account) - re-enable the skill and re-discover (at this point you may see your speakers from both locations)
In most cases where people have multiple houses, the best success is found when you treat each house as a different "person". This means a separate Sonos ID and a different Amazon Account. This keeps you from accidentally controlling your main home from your vacation home."
Ok... I created a new SONOS account, factory reset the Sonos Bridge and the Play 1 Speaker. Set up the new Sonos system linked to the new account (which worked as the new Sonos accounts shows the products registered to it).
Back to Alexa App, Discovered New Devices, but still cannot find the Sonos Speaker :-( Phew....