Blog Articles Tagged with “sonos”

    In my last articles "How to connect Sonos to Google Assistant - Part 1" and "Control Sonos with Google Assistant - DynDNS - Part 2" I explained how to create a service to consume webhooks from Google to control your Sonos with your voice and how to setup a DynDNS domain. This part will focus on the configuration of an application in Googles Dialogflow. These platform gives us the ability to design flexible dialogs we can have with the Google Assistant by defining phrases the user has to say and the assistant responds. The cool thing here is that the Google Assistant in comparison to Alexa is capable of handling variations to the phrases you specify. If you for instance define the sentence "play a song from $artist", the Assistant will recognize "play a track from $artist" as well. In my eyes this is super fancy and a great technology.

    Create the Dialogflow agent

    In the first step you have to go to Dialogflow and create a new agent. As far as I know it, the name doesn't really matter

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    Quite a time ago I bought a Sonos Play:1 because I was super sure I can control this with my new Google Home Mini and this would be super fancy. Sadly I was negatively suprised :(. There wasn't and still isn't native support and even on google there were not that many options to work around this. I checked out if IFTTT is able to connect to my Sonos but no luck here. I read that Logitech Harmony products are able to control the Sonos players but this wasn't working as I expected and I keept searching. I found an option with the service Yonomi which seem to be similar to IFTTT but i didn't want to register for another not fitting service. Yesterday I was thinking about the way I searched and that I might find solutions which requires development skills and I found something. Actually Sonos players got an HTTP API and there is a NodeJS project out there which wraps this API in a simple to use gateway. I'll explain in the next articles how to setup the Sonos HTTP gateway, a Google

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