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Alexa & Sonos One in Switzerland

Hi there,

In 2019 I set up some Echo and Echo Dot speakers for my father in Zürich (brought over from the US), we downloaded the Alexa app from the German store, set up the Echo's and they worked perfectly. You can ask about the weather etc.. and they will respond with the local weather, even understand Swiss german.

My Aunty now wants to replace her aging speakers but for her Living Room I suggested a Sonos One speaker with Alexa integrated, I know this works perfectly for me in the US. However, I noticed on the Sonos CH store that the One does not support Alexa in Switzerland. Can someone tell me if I can follow the same steps as above to get this working or what is the process?

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Alexa & Sonos One in Switzerland

You should be okay to do what you did before. As far as the Amazon part of the product, the hardware is the same for country-specific and the International versions, apart from the power plug. The functionality should be as before and you'll just need to do what you did before for the normal Echos.

You may have to download the Alexa app .apk from a third-party site to get the app version which supports the Sonos skill so you can enable it.

Not sure what sort of power connection the Sonos has - you may want to check that is it's not standard USB.
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Re: Alexa & Sonos One in Switzerland

I got my Sonos One Gen 2 from Digitec.

I use google home on it and it works perfectly.

According to one of the reviewers on Digitec Alexa works with a workaround. I guess what you described above. I’ve not tried it.

The cable is one of the standard electronics cable (not USB)
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