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Old 06-10-2017, 08:43   #461
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Hopefully the older Play 1s will be discounted so I can pick up a couple more.
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Old 06-10-2017, 18:53   #462
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Pretty sure I read that the Play:1 will be selling alongside the One for the same price, which seems a bit mental.
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Just had the new app forced on me. It is bloody awful. What the hell were they thinking
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:15   #464
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Pretty sure I read that the Play:1 will be selling alongside the One for the same price, which seems a bit mental.
That's a bit rubbish I thought they would have reduced the prices of the older Play 1s a bit to what they were before the increase in Feb
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I did see something about discounts on the play 1 a free days ago, something about when ordered through alexa, not sure if it was US only, can't remember where I saw it though.

Re the new app, it's awful. We've been using it for a few months and it's so counter intuitive. My wife really hates it, says she wouldn't recommend sonos to anyone whilst they have to use it, whereas she's always been a huge fan until the change
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Oh God my wife is going to go bonkers when they force the new app on her
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Get her to disable auto app updates quickly, the old one should still work
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She has already, as have I but it forced me to update yesterday. It wouldnt work until I did. 😠

She is on a different Android build to me so hopefully won't have the same thing

Just found the apk of the previous version so will try that out when I'm back in the house.

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Just read this, I hope it's true.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/...-echo-dot-sale

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Old 18-10-2017, 08:20   #470
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Just read this, I hope it's true.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/...-echo-dot-sale

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Yep. Got a £25 off code from Sonos via email today.
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Yep. Got a £25 off code from Sonos via email today.
Yes, just received mine!

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I got mine as well and have ordered. Not sure i really want a Dot but rude not to at £25
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Done. More likely to use the Dot in the kitchen with the Play 5 than require Dot integration in the play 1 in the bedroom.

May still hock the existing 1 and get a One voice though.
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No idea where I will use it or what I'll use it for but I'm sure I'll find out when the missus decides whther or not she likes it
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I'm quite liking the new app update but unless I'm doing something wrong there is still no support for Apple smart playlists.

It's one of the main reasons I haven't moved to Spotify permanently as I rely quite heavily on using the smart playlist feature but this omission, as well as direct Sonos control from the Apple Music app, are glaring. I'm not sure if this is down to Apple locking the software down or Sonos not bothering, either way it's frustrating.

Have also been having a lot of 'Sonos cannot connect to Apple Music' despite working flawlessly and only fixing after a lot of faffing between devices.
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I fell for the Sonos/Amazon deal of a Dot for £25.

How do people have their speakers set up / named ? I've tried calling my Play 5 "Sonos", "Play 5" or "bedroom" and it never connects.

I have the Sonos Skill downloaded and active.

I'm in two minds if this was a good purchase, even if I do get it working saying "Alexa, play BBC 6 Music from TUNEIN on Play 5' is a faff if I'm half asleep in the morning!
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I fell for the Sonos/Amazon deal of a Dot for £25.

How do people have their speakers set up / named ? I've tried calling my Play 5 "Sonos", "Play 5" or "bedroom" and it never connects.

I have the Sonos Skill downloaded and active.

I'm in two minds if this was a good purchase, even if I do get it working saying "Alexa, play BBC 6 Music from TUNEIN on Play 5' is a faff if I'm half asleep in the morning!
Works fine for me, A phrase such as "Alexa Play Pink Floyd in the Living Room" will work no problem. That will play from Amazon music service.

The phrases for Tunein are:-

Alexa, play (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name)
Alexa, put on (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name)
Alexa, start playing (TuneIn station/radio call sign) in the (room name)

Btw. You have to set it up both in Sonos and the Alexa App
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Yes, works fine for me too - we have kitchen, bedroom, TV (playbar) and conservatory and I just say something like "alexa, play BBC Five Live in the kitchen". For BBC radio I find you need to say BBC (ie BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio six) otherwise it plays a similarly name US station.

I went for the half price Dot too..... disappointed that the white one actually has a black face! Seems a bit daft, most people who buy a white speaker will want it white to fit with room design, having the white one half black makes it less hidden on a white surface.

Might be worth checking your Alexa app to see if it's picked up all the devices correctly.
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Dunno if anyone else has this but, tip, Alexa play Queen Night at the Opera results in her playing Night at the Copacabana. This is solved with saying Alexa play ALBUM QUeen Night at the Opera. Probably as without album it assumes you want a single track.
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