Sonos One with Amazon Alexa Smart Voice Speaker for Music Lovers

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa Smart Voice Speaker

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music Lovers Sonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music LoversSonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy

To me, listening to music can be a spiritual experience. There is something so relaxing about listening to some of my favorite songs. However, the speaker matters just as much as the sound and Sonos has come out with a new system that is frankly pretty exciting. The Sonos One combines the great sound that the company is known for with the power of the voice assistant. Powered (for the moment) by Amazon’s Alexa, the Sonos One is likely the best sounding all in one speaker/voice assistant currently on the market.

The form factor of the Sonos One is understated. Our unit, clad in black, would look good in just about any room. The device itself is a little bigger than both the Amazon Echo and the Google Home, but not by much. And unlike those units, the Sonos One doesn’t have multi-colored flashing lights adorning the surface. The only lighting on the device is found on the top, where you find backlit controls and a small light that activates to let you know it can hear you.

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music LoversSonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music Lovers Sonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music Lovers Sonos One with Amazon Alexa from Best Buy | Smart Voice Speaker for Music LoversSound quality is superb for such a small device. Music is both louder and better sounding on the Sonos One when compared to the current competition. And best of all, the Sonos One plays nice with just about every major music streaming service. From Amazon Music to Pandora, Google Play Music, the chances are your preferred streaming service works with the Sonos One.

Voice commands work as expected. I can ask Alexa to shut off lights via the Sonos One and it works. The integration of the Amazon’s Alexa is well done.

There are a few caveats however. For example, you cannot currently start playing music from Google Play with voice command. To listen to Google Play Music, you have to start the stream from your phone. Once you do that however, you can control things with your voice.

This may change in the future. Sonos has already announced that Google Assistant will arrive soon, meaning you will be able to choose which voice assistant you would like to use. So, if you have an Amazon Music account, you would use Alexa. But if you prefer Google Assistant and Google Music, you will be covered as well. This is a pretty big selling point to me…Sonos isn’t locking you into a specific providers ecosystem, and that is a win in my book.

Sonos One Features at a Glance

  • Start and control your music with your voice. Amazon Alexa built right in.
  • Play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and enjoy all those other helpful Amazon Alexa skills using a single Sonos speaker.
  • Combine voice with the Sonos app to manage all your music in one place: Amazon Music, Spotify, Apple Music, internet radio and hundreds of other streaming services.
  • Connect wirelessly with other Sonos Home Sound System speakers to play music in any or every room
  • Enjoy surprisingly rich, room-filling sound from a smart speaker
  • Seamless all-black or all-white color with smooth matte finish for an appearance that fits in any home

The convenient combination of your voice and the Sonos app allow you to manage everything you listen to in one place. You can start and control music using just your voice when you’re listening to Spotify*, Amazon Music (Prime or Unlimited), TuneIn radio, Pandora, and iHeartRadio. Or start songs on Apple Music, Deezer or any other streaming service with your app, then use voice requests to skip or replay tracks, pause the music, adjust the volume and more. Since Sonos and Amazon Alexa are continually updating with new features, services and skills, your music and voice options will both keep getting better over time.

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  1. Portable speakers are trending and I love to have them. It looks good.

  2. robin rue

    We always have music on in our house. I need to check out sonos One!!

  3. I like how small it is and can be used in any room. I need to look into getting one of these.

  4. This is exactly what my hubby would want for Christmas! I think I might surprise him with this for Christmas! I LOVE this idea!! 

  5. That is so awesome! I have to get over to Best Buy and get one of these for the house. We are huge music lovers here, and we love our Alexa, too!

  6. Music Lovers? I think you just came up with the perfect Christmas gift for my 17-year old grandson. We will be the #1 best grandparents on the planet!

  7. Sometimes I like the flashing lights. However, when trying to set a mood, sometimes the lights can be annoying. This would be a great option.

  8. Amy Desrosiers

    I think this is going to be on a lot of holiday wishlists this year. I bet my sister will be getting it since she has all the tech stuff in her home.

  9. reesa

    This sounds like an awesome gift idea for my brothers. I love the idea of this! And I love shopping at Best buy!

  10. We got this for my daughter for her birthday. She absolutely loves it. She is streaming her music and using Alexa all the time!

  11. Brianne

    Sonos is the best thing ever invented! We have one in every room in our house! 

  12. The hands-free interactivity sounds so convenient! The integration with Alexa was definitely a good idea.

  13. Kathy

    This is really neat. Sounds like something I need to get. I think my husband would really love this.

  14. I really like the look of the Sonos One. I need to add it to my Christmas list.

  15. Sherry

    I love playing music throughout the day and being able to use voice control would be awesome. I need to see about getting this for myself.

  16. Sonos One sounds like an awesome gift idea…for me! I’m totally putting this on my own personal Christmas list. 😉

  17. Sinisa

    Very cool speaker. I will definitely check it out 

  18. Portable speakers come in handy all of the time. We love using ours when we go camping. It’s always a major hit with other campers. 

  19. What a cool gift idea for a person who loves 🎶 music. Thanks for giving me another holiday gift idea.

  20. This is so cool! This would be the best gift for music lovers like me! Adding this to my wishlist!

  21. Ruth I.

    Oh cool, this has great features. It has voice control that will make it a lot easier. I think I will reward myself with this.

  22. Victoria Heckstall

    I am planning to buy this Sonos speaker this coming New Year. I am looking forward and I can’t wait for it.

  23. I have an ancient bluetooth speaker that I need to replace, especially after reading about how many features the Sonos one has. This looks like a really cool product and it would be fun to have this around the holidays so we can keep the Christmas music cranking!

  24. Wow, the Sonos One looks awesome. I like that you are not restricted if you are using other music providers.

  25. I would love to hear this in person. I collect speakers and have not found one yet to rival my wireless Klipsch but I would love to see something else try!

  26. I bet my daughter would love that Sonos Speaker, she is so into music right now 😀

  27. This Sonos Speaker is perfect for our Family room. We love to listen to music to relax and entertain our guest. I am so ready for holiday shopping and best buy is always on my top list.

  28. This is such a neat speaker! I bet it would be amazing for a gift idea. We love to listen to music and dance around as a family.

  29. This sounds like a great speaker! I have a bluetooth speaker that I love but I may need to check this one out!!

  30. I have to get this for the house! I can see blasting the Christmas music all through the house while we put up the tree with this!

  31. Pretty sure some people in my house would love to have Sonos one with Amazon Alexa for Christmas. What a great gift idea for the holidays.

  32. This would be perfect to get my husband for Christmas. He is always stealing my portable speaker and leaving it in his garage. Plus, he loves using Alexa, so I’d say this really is right up his alley.

  33. I’ve been wanting to get one of these. Love the idea of it as well as the lack of flashing crazy lights.

  34. What a revolutionary device. We also have one and it makes life so much more convenient, except that my music loving son took ownership f our Sonos One!

  35. Our family could certainly use such a hi-tech speaker! I enjoy listening to music while I clean the house and the kids would get a lot of use out of Alexa.

  36. My husband loves Alexa on his new fire tablet. I might have to get him an Alexa unit for our bedroom. My youngest loves asking Alexa jokes.

  37. Pam

    It’s nice that Sonos doesn’t have all those flashing lights. Sonos One looks really sleek.

  38. There are so many options these days, it’s tough to pick which speaker is the best one! This is really great though, I love the features that it has!

  39. This is a great product to have and to give as a gift for Christmas!

  40. That’s definitely something I would love. I bet my older kids would love it too.

  41. Claudia Krusch

    I would love to find this under the tree for me this year. I will have to add it to my Christmas wish list.

  42. It would be a lovely gift for any music lover this coming Christmas! I just love the sleek and modern look and the features are just as awesome! It’s definitely a must have.

  43. I have the Amazon Alexa and she does a pretty good job of being a speaker. I actually got her for Christmas last year – although I have to admit, at times… She is creepy because she will randomly start talking when I least expect it!

  44. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I would love to have this in my office at home. How I like that is activated by voice command. All I have to do is choose a function and voila! Perfect music everytime.

  45. This is really cool! Would be a perfect gift for the holidays!

  46. Erin

    What a neat device! It is perfect for music lovers and as a matter of fact, would make an excellent gift for them! I love that you can connect wirelessly with other Sonos Home Sound System speakers to play music in any or every room!! Neat!

  47. Kiwi

    I heard all of the cool things about Alexa. I bet this is gonna be a top holiday gift!

  48. We are a music family in my home. There is always something blasting out of a device in my home. They would love this one.

  49. This looks amazing for music fans like myself, I would put this at the top of my wish list for sure!

  50. The Sonos One would make the perfect gift for music lovers like myself. I usually use my laptop for music but the sound isn’t that great.

  51. Heather

    Check you out, making my holiday shopping so easy! My husband is the hardest to shop for most years, but he loves music and tech. This is the perfect choice for him.

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