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  1. Stephane Saussier
    February 27, 2017 @ 6:13 am

    Thank you very much for this detailed post! Answers a lot of questions.

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  2. mk
    October 10, 2017 @ 4:05 am

    How can I connect “AUKEY Bluetooth Receiver Wireless Audio Music Adapter A2DP with Hands Free Calling and 3.5mm stereo jack for Home and Car Audio System (BR-C1)” to the speaker? Can I then play all musics from the device that I am connecting with bluetooth with (like other bluetooth speakers)? How should I configure it then? Can I use it in car and home? what else is required?
    thank you

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    • Samuel Tan
      October 18, 2017 @ 10:33 am

      Hi MK, thank you for your message. These are Bluetooth Receivers that goes to the Line-in source of the Sonos speaker. Currently, only Sonos 5 has this. You will then need a Bluetooth music source, this is typically your smartphone or tablet with your favourite music streaming app such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Tidal, Napster or local content. You can also use YouTube or streaming video app. Effectively any sound from your mobile device will be piped through to the speaker via Bluetooth using your mobile device’s Bluetooth and the Bluetooth receiver (as long as they are within range).

      For in car models, these receivers have built-in battery so does not require a power source. It will also function as a speak phone to take in-coming for hands-free calling. Obviously, you will need to plug and unplug to move the receiver between your Sonos speaker and the car if you have only one but as they are quite affordably price, you might consider one for the car and a second one for the speaker. These receivers remember your last device so connecting your source will be easy. I would say, apart from your mobile device and the receiver, the only thing you will need is a car adapter or wall adapter with USB charger to top up the charge on the Bluetooth receiver.

      Do let us know if you would like more information.

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      • mk
        October 19, 2017 @ 3:22 am

        unfortunately I have Sonos play:1 is there any way that I can use these methods with Sonos play:1 speaker?

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        • Samuel Tan
          November 1, 2017 @ 8:47 am

          Hi MK, you are right, Sonos Play:1 does not have a Line-in source option. To make your speaker truly smart, you can invest in an Echo Dot. With the Sonos Skills added and configured using the Alexa app, you can get Alexa to play your favourite music on Sonos Play:1. Appreciate that this does not solve your Bluetooth connectivity issue for Play:1 as it is a technical limitation.

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  3. Bradley Thorstenson
    October 20, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

    is there a date when the Play 5’s will pair with my Echo?

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    • Samuel Tan
      November 1, 2017 @ 8:34 am

      Hi Bradley,
      Thank you for your question. The Play 5 and other Sonos speakers now work with Alexa. You will need the latest Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet to update the Sonos speakers. You will also need the latest Alexa app. There, you can install the Sonos Skills. This will add the speakers under devices. You can see this in the Alexa App under Smart Home. If not, tap on Add Devices under Devices and add your Sonos speakers that way. The speakers are identified by name if you have set this using the Sonos app e.g. Living Room or Kitchen. Once the speakers have been added, you can issue voice commands to Echo to play your favourite radio channel, tunes or playlist to the speakers e.g. “Alexa, play Classic FM in the Living Room”

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