I am planning to buy my first Sonos (PLAY:1) speaker, both as the “voice of my smart home” and as a starting point for a future multi-room setup. On the SmartThings side I would like to use it for text-to-speech and/or to play prerecorded sound files based on actions, sensor readings etc.
I know that there are many threads here about Sonos and I have read many of them, but a lot of them are very old (2014/2015) and some users made good, others bad experiences. Before spending 230€ for such a speaker, it would be great to know the current state of the Sonos integration (ideally from Sonos owners).
Are there other speakers that work better (i.e. more reliable) with SmartThinks (e.g. Bose SoundTouch)? What I don’t want is to setup a dedicated Raspberry other something like that with some kind of connected speaker.
Any help or hint is appreciated.