Following the release of Sonos One with Alexa integration, a few of our partners have asked how Josh connects with this new two-in-one device. Although this may initially cause some confusion, it is actually as simple as thinking of the Sonos One like a Sonos PLAY:1 with an Echo taped to the top. Since we already built Alexa integration a while back, there is nothing different that you would need to do to use the Sonos One with Josh. You can use it like a normal Sonos player in terms of music integration, and you can speak to it like any Alexa device.
Saying “Alexa, tell Josh to turn on the lights” will work, as well as “Alexa, tell Josh to play the Beatles.”
Similar to any other Sonos device, Josh will handshake the Sonos One when it’s connected to the network and bring it onto the dashboard. From there it will populate Josh as a Music Player with the options to add aliases and assign it to any of the rooms in your home.
Upon Josh Micro’s release, we’ll be transitioning away from the Alexa skill to further enable our natural language capabilities around the home. At that point your Sonos One will continue working with Josh as a Music Player to provide an additional zone of audio.