Alexa Commands For Sonos: The 16 Best + Setup Guide [2021]

alexa commands for sonos

Updated:  March 11, 2021

If you’re lucky enough to have a Sonos One, Sonos Move, or Sonos Sub speaker, you have Alexa built into your speaker.

And it would be a crime if you didn’t take advantage of her!

Check out this guide for more details on how to set up Alexa with your speaker as well as the full list of Alexa commands for Sonos.

Let’s dive in.

The Basics

Using Alexa With Sonos

Sonos is an American maker of wireless audio products, including smart speakers.

The underlying theme among its products is “Whole House Audio.”  That is, Sonos is looking to give households the ability to play music from one or multiple sources in different rooms at the same time.

Sonos Speakers That Work With Alexa

Sonos makes a variety of speakers that work with Alexa, namely:

Sonos One (Gen 2): A smart speaker, which is Sonos most popular product

Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos Move:  A wireless bluetooth speaker

Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos Beam:  A smart TV soundbar

Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos Playbase: A “soundbase” that is placed under your TV and can be used for TV, movies, music, etc.

Sonos One (Gen 2)

How To Set Up Alexa On Your Sonos Speaker

If you have a voice-enabled Sonos speaker, such as those above, you can set up Alexa via the following three steps:

  1. Get Started:  In the Sonos app, tap Settings. Under Voice, select Services & Voice > Add a Service > Amazon Alexa. After this, sign in to your Sonos account.

  2. Choose Rooms:  You’ll then see a list of your Sonos speakers.  Choose the speaker(s) you’d like to set up and then tap Add Amazon Alexa.

  3. Sign-in to Amazon: After this, tap “Sign-in to Amazon” and sign in to your account.  Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to enable Amazon on your Sonos speaker.

At this point, you’re all set to use Alexa to control your music services with Sonos, including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, Audible, TuneIn, Deezer, iHeartRadio, and SiriusXM.

Not only that, you can play games, set timers, get news updates, find recipes, meditate, work out, order food, and utilize any one of thousands of Alexa Skills.

Voice Commands

Alexa Commands For Sonos

Without further ado, below you’ll find the full list of Alexa voice commands for your Sonos smart speaker.

Playback Controls

  • Alexa, play.
  • Alexa, pause.
  • Alexa, resume.
  • Alexa, skip.
  • Alexa, next.
  • Alexa, previous.
  • Alexa, play [artist].
  • Alexa, play [album].
  • Alexa, what’s playing?

Volume Controls

  • Alexa, turn it up.
  • Alexa, turn it down.
  • Alexa, mute.
  • Alexa, unmute.
  • Alexa, set the volume to 3.

Control Your TV

  • Alexa, turn on/off the TV.
  • Alexa, set mode to TV.

That's all she wrote...


And that should do it for this guide!

If you’re interested in some more examples of fun voice commanding, be sure to check out our related guides.

And of course, if you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and send us an email.

Otherwise, rest those fingers, relish these Alexa Sonos commands, and we hope to see you back here soon!

Warm Regards,
The Commands Guru

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