List of voice requests for Sonos Voice Control

This article contains a list of the types of voice requests you can make with Sonos Voice Control. You can start a request by saying “Hey Sonos.”

You can ask Sonos for multiple things at once as well as direct each request to any product in your Sonos system. For some actions, you can make follow-up requests without saying “Hey Sonos” again. Learn more in our article on using Sonos Voice Control.

Note that the examples below are not comprehensive – there are many ways to ask Sonos Voice Control to do a particular action.


Playing music

You can start some music right away by asking Sonos to play music from your supported music services. You can also ask for specific tracks, albums, playlists, and more.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Play music

"Play some music"
"Play something"

Switch the music to something else

"Change the music"
"Play something different"

Play a specific song, artist, or album

"Play the song Borderline"
"Play Tame Impala"
"Play the album The Slow Rush"

Play music from a genre or mood

"Play some jazz"
"Play something relaxing"

Play music from a certain era or decade

"Play 80s music"

Play a radio station by name, callsign, or frequency

"Play Sunset Fuzz on Sonos Radio"
"Play KTYD"
"Play 99.9"

Play from a specific music service

"Play Tame Impala on Apple Music"

Play in another room or on a saved group

"Play some jazz in the kitchen"
"Play Tame Impala downstairs"


Product controls

You can ask Sonos to adjust the volume, skip tracks, and pause the music.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Start or stop the music

"Pause"
"Stop the music"
"Resume"

Fast forward or rewind

"Fast forward"
"Skip ahead"
"Go back a bit"

Skip to the next track or go to the previous track

"Next track"
"Play the previous track"
"Go back"

Restart music

"Restart this song"
"Play this song from the beginning"

Adjust the volume

"Volume up"
"Turn it down"
"Set volume to 50%"

Mute and unmute

"Mute"
"Set volume to zero"

Turn playback modes on or off

"Turn shuffle on"
"Repeat this album"


Grouping, ungrouping, and moving music

Group products and Rooms together or move music from one place to another.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Group and ungroup products or Rooms

"Group the kitchen and living room"
"Remove this room from the group"
"Play here too"

Move the music from one place to another

“Move the music from the living room to the kitchen”
“Move the music upstairs”
“Stop the music in the office and play it in the backyard”


Manage your library

Some music services allow you to like tracks, save them to playlists, or add them to your library with a voice request.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Like or unlike tracks

"Like this track"
"I don't like this track"

Add or remove tracks from your library

“Add this track to my library”
“Save this album”
“Remove this song from my collection”

Add a track to a playlist

“Add this song to my morning playlist"


Home Theater

You can control some functions that are specific to your Sonos home theater products using Sonos Voice Control.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Turn your TV on or off1

"Turn the TV on"
"Turn off the TV in the living room"

Toggle Night Sound or Speech Enhancement

“Turn on Night Sound”
"Turn Speech Enhancement off"

Play TV audio

“Switch to TV mode"
"Go back to TV audio"

1 Requires your Sonos home theater product to be connected to your TV with HDMI-ARC


Get information

Ask Sonos for some basic information about your products or your music.


Action

Example requests with "Hey Sonos"

Ask what's playing

"What song is this?"
"What's playing?"

Check the battery level on portable Sonos products

“What's the battery level?”
"How much battery is left on Roam?"

Ask for the time

"What time is it?"

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.