Setup Instructions for My Speaker

Hardware Requirements

One-Time Configuration

How does it compare to the official Sonos Alexa integration?

When we created My Speaker we assumed the official Sonos Alexa integration would make it obsolete. We were wrong! My Speaker offers many features that the official solution does not, and here is our summary:

Alexa Speech Integration Features
Feature My Speaker Sonos
Local music support
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Group/Ungroup Players
Group Volume Control
Remembers last room
Remembers last music service
Supported countries USA,UK,Canada,Australia,India USA,UK,Germany,Others
Alexa Invocation tell My Speaker to play artist play artist in the roomname
Other Supported Music Services
  • iHeartRadio
  • Napster
  • Slacker
  • Many others
  • Google Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • SiriusXM

In fact if you enable both the official Sonos Skill and My Speaker you can get automatic-volume-reduction-when-you-say-Alexa (known as 'ducking') with the extra features of My Speaker.

Important Notes

The My Speaker app will need to be on a device that is on the same network as your Sonos equipment - if it powers down or you take it to Starbucks, you won't be able to talk to your Sonos speakers.

The app will be automatically run in the background if it is not explicitly started.

You can run the app on as many devices are you like, even a mixture of iOS and Windows. So long as one of them can be found, My Speaker will work.

iOS users: If you force-kill the app you will need to manually start it, once, for iOS to run it in the background in future.

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