SONOS speakers are great. I have a bunch of them in my home and I use them every day. For overall sound quality and design, SONOS is near-impossible to beat. Sure they’re pricey. But once you’ve used one, you’ll know where all that dosh went.
One issue I have with my SONOS system, however, is that it doesn’t really play nice with my Google Home. Newer SONOS speakers work with Amazon’s Alexa – it comes built into some models – but results with these new speakers are, umm… mixed at best.
Connect SONOS to Google Home Via Yonomi
Well, there is now a solution – it’s called Yonomi, and if you haven’t heard of it, allow me to explain. Like IFTTT, Yonomi is an application that lets you build routines for your smart home connected products – things like smart light bulbs and, in this instance, SONOS.
Yonomi supports SONOS natively and it now supports Google Home and Google Assistant, which means you can now merge the two together and control SONOS via Google Assistant, using Yonomi.
And if all this sounds complicated, DO NOT STRESS. It ain’t – in fact, it’s really very simple to setup.
Here’s How You Set Up Yonomi For SONOS and Google Home
- Download the Yonomi App via Google Play
- Create An Account
- Once Yonomi is up and running on your network, it should happen automatically, but if it doesn’t use the Hamburger menu to find NEW DEVICES
- Once this is done, head over to your Google Home App and link Yonomi to your Google Assistant – hamburger menu > Home Control > Add devices
- You now have a bunch of settings to select, find the one you want and select it
Of course, this isn’t ideal. But until SONOS pulls its finger out and sorts of Google Assistant integration, it’ll have to do.
Richard Goodwin has been working as a tech journalist for over 10 years. He is the editor and owner of KnowYourMobile.