Alexa Commands For Sonos

Sonos speakers are one of the best smart speakers on the market, and if get a Sonos One or Sonos Beam smart speaker they even have Alexa voice assistant built in. Which makes understanding how to use Alexa commands for Sonos even more important.

The Sonos One and Sonos Beam have Alexa built in, but all Sonos speakers will work with Alexa commands when paired with a compatible Alexa device like the Echo Dot or Echo Show.

If you have a Sonos Device with Alexa built in you can speak Alexa commands directly to your Sonos Speaker as it has a microphone and the Alexa smart voice assistant built in which will automatically convert your voice into actions.

If you have an older Sonos device or a Sonos device without Alexa built in you can still use the Alexa commands for Sonos but you will need to be in voice range of one of your Alexa compatible devices like the Echo Show.

What Can You Do With Alexa Commands for Sonos?

Alexa commands for Sonos are designed around letting you control the music on your Sonos device with your voice just like you would with the remote or through the app except your verbalizing the commands. You can play music, stop the music, control the volume and skip or replay tracks all using Alexa voice commands. You can also use Alexa commands for Sonos to search for a specific song, play a specific playlist, artist, music genre or control different Sonos speaker zones throughout your house.

Below we’ve included the full list of Alexa Commands for Sonos so you can get the most out of controlling your smart Sonos Speakers with Alexa.

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Alexa Commands For Sonos: Playing Music

“Alexa, play music in (room name).”

“Alexa, play music in office.”

“Alexa, play (song name) in (room name).”

“Alexa, play Old Town road in office.”

“Alexa, play (artist name) in (room name).”

“Alexa, play Red Hot Chili Peppers in office.”

“Alexa, play (music service).”

“Alexa, play (sonos playlist) in office.”

“Alexa, what’s playing in living room?”

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Volume Commands

“Alexa, turn it up in (name of room).”

“Alexa, turn it down in living room.”

“Alexa, louder in living room.”

“Alexa, quieter in living room.”

“Alexa, set volume to 4 in (name of room).”

“Alexa, set volume to 40% in office.”

“Alexa, softer in office.”

“Alexa, mute in office.”

“Alexa, unmute in office.”

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Controlling Music

“Alexa, pause in (room name).”

“Alexa, pause in living room.”

“Alexa, stop in (room name).”

“Alexa, stop in living room.”

“Alexa, pause.”

“Alexa, resume in living room.”

“Alexa, resume on living room.”

“Alexa, skip in living room.”

“Alexa, next in living room.”

“Alexa, next song.”

“Alexa, next track.”

“Alexa, previous song.”

“Alexa, previous track.”

“Alexa, stop.”

“Alexa, skip.”

“Alexa, skip song.”

“Alexa, skip track.”

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Alexa Commands for Sonos: Controlling TV

These Alexa Sonos commands will work if you have a Sonos Beam connected to via HDMI to a compatible TV. “Alexa, turn on the TV.”

“Alexa, turn off the TV.”

“Alexa, set volume to 3 (name of room)”

These Alexa Sonos commands are designed for Sonos product in a home theater configuration like the Sonos Beam, Sonos Amp or Sonos Playbar.

Alexa, set mode to TV on (room name).

Alexa, switch to Night Mode in (room name).

Alexa, switch to speech enhancement mode.

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Sonos Beam & Sonos One

If you have either the Sonos Beam TV sound bar or the Sonos One smart speaker with Alexa built in they are both compatible with the large majority of Alexa commands and you can speak them directly to your Sonos Speaker with Alexa built in.

With Alexa commands on your Sonos Speaker with Alexa built in you can control your smart home devices, ask for information, set timers, ask the weather and even play games.

Some of our favorite Alexa Commands for Sonos speakers with Alexa built in are below.

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Smart Home Control

Alexa, set thermostat to 73 degrees.” -This will work with a compatible smart thermostat like the Ecobee or Nest Thermostat

“Alexa, turn on living room lights.” - This command will turn on your lights when you install a compatible smart home light switch installed in your home like these switches available on Amazon.

“Alexa, Arm Security System.” - This Alexa command will allow you arm your compatible Ring Security System using Alexa.

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Daily Tasks

“Alexa, set alarm for 8AM.”

“Alexa, set timer for 10 minutes.”

“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”

“Alexa, what’s the temperature today?”

Alexa Commands for Sonos: Other

“Alexa, let’s play a game.”

“Alexa, what time do the cubs play today?”

“Alexa, what is Amazon stock Price?”

“Alexa, who won the bears football game.”

“Alexa, when is the next time the bulls play?”