Controlling Sonos with Alexa

Though you may have missed it given it clashed with Google's announcements, Sonos also had some news to share last week. You can now control your Sonos wireless speakers using Amazon Alexa.  It's still in Beta, but I've been trying it out.

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Discovering Sonos Trueplay Tuning

Our Sonos speakers sounded great out of the box, but with Trueplay tuning they sound even better! In this post I explore how this feature works, and why everyone should do it.  However, I also outline how you might not be able to use this feature.  Read on...

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Sonos Playbar Home Cinema

We've expanded our Smart Home Entertainment system with another Sonos speaker - the Playbar.  Here, I explore some of the major differences between the Playbar and the Play 1 (besides the obvious), and outline the features you might be interested in for your own setup.

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Sonos Setup

Our Sonos Play 1 speaker arrived!  So, it's time to run through setup, and here I share with you the experience of doing this, and the process of getting it up and running.  Also a few first thoughts on the unit are included.

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Starting Smart Entertainment

Whilst I'll be continuing with my smart lighting efforts, I thought it was a good time to get going with a new section for NewHomeTricks - Smart Entertainment.  Specifically, I'll be starting with Music.  In this post & video, I wanted to explore what a smart music system really is, and how it might differ from more basic solutions.

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