Set up a Google Assistant device to control Sonos

This article will help you set up a Google Assistant-enabled device, like a Google Home or Google Home Mini, to control Sonos. Once set up, you can use the Google Assistant to play music to Sonos, skip songs, pause playback, adjust the volume, and more.

To find out if the Google Assistant is available on Sonos in your region, check our article Google Assistant availability on Sonos.

You can also add the Google Assistant directly to your voice-enabled Sonos products. For more information, see our article on setting up Google Assistant on a voice-enabled Sonos product.

Before you start

  • Make sure your Sonos app is up to date and your Sonos system is running the latest software version. Learn how to update Sonos in this article: How to update your Sonos system.
  • Download the Google Assistant app to your mobile device. We recommend opening the app and signing in to your Google account before you begin.

Add the Google Assistant to Sonos

Sonos app version 80.0

The Google Assistant is currently unavailable to add Sonos systems using the latest Sonos app for Android, but it will return in a future update. You can still add the Google Assistant to Sonos using the Sonos app for iOS.


Get started

Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android and navigate to your voice assistant settings to add the Google Assistant.

  • Sonos app: Go to the Settings menu and select Manage next to My System. Select Voice Assistants, then choose Add a voice assistant.
  • Sonos S1 Controller app: From the Settings tab, select Services & Voice, then choose Add a Service.

When prompted, select Google Assistant from the list.


Sign in to your Sonos account

The Google Assistant app will prompt you to sign in to your Sonos account. If you’ve forgotten your password for your Sonos account, you can reset it here: Reset your Sonos password.


Add music services and choose a default

To play music to Sonos using the Google Assistant, you’ll need to add the same music service account to both the Google Assistant and Sonos.

In the Google Assistant app, check which music services you’ve added by selecting your profile icon at the top right, then choosing Music. You can also set your default service from this menu.

To add a music service to your Sonos system, see our article How to add a music service to Sonos.


Use the Google Assistant with your Sonos speaker

After the Google Assistant has been set up, you’ll be given some sample commands to test with Sonos to make sure it’s working properly. You can also select a default speaker so content always plays in a specific room without saying the room name in the command.

To learn more about using the Google Assistant and Sonos together, see our article Control Sonos with the Google Assistant.

Supported music services

To see available music services, open the Assistant app for iOS or Android, select your profile icon to get to your account page, and then select Music. Available services are listed under More Music Services. Music service availability will vary by region.

In order to use your selected music service with your Google Assistant on Sonos, you must also add it to your Sonos app. You can ask your Google Assistant to play music from iHeartRadio, TIDAL, and TuneIn Radio on Sonos if they’re available in your region, but they can’t be directly added to your Google Assistant app.

Need some help?

If you’re having any trouble using the Google Assistant with Sonos, please check our troubleshooting article for some help.

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.