Best 2 Ways to play Spotify music on Sonos
Over the years, the Sonos smart speaker ecosystem has become very robust. Today Sonos supports voice commands via Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple AirPlay 2, as well as many popular music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. With the addition of the affordable IKEA Symfonisk, the number of Sonos-compatible speakers today makes the multi-room system more attractive than ever.
With Sonos, you can access to all of your existing Spotify playlists and their entire catalogue in every corner of your home.
What subscription level do I need to use Spotify on Sonos?
Sonos supports Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts. A Spotify Free account allows you to search for Spotify artists, albums, and playlists in the Sonos app. When listening to music with a Spotify Free account, you will hear ads and are limited to six song skips per hour.
How to listen to Spotify on Sonos speakers
Spotify music can be played through Sonos speakers directly from Spotify (using Spotify Connect) or through the Sonos app.
Related: Play Spotify music on Roku
Option 1 Control Sonos from the Spotify app
You can control Sonos directly from the Spotify app by tapping on Devices Available icon on the Now Playing screen in the Spotify app from your computer, phone or tablet.
- Open the Spotify app.
- Go to the Now Playing screen.
- At the bottom of the screen, tap Devices Available icon and select your Sonos speaker or group.
Option 2 Add Spotify to Sonos
The Sonos speaker system allows you to add all your favorite streaming platforms to the app — where you can log in and play your favorite music at any time. Add Spotify to your Sonos system and control your tunes with the Spotify app, Sonos app, or with your voice using Alexa. Here's how to add Spotify to your Sonos speaker.
|Sonos app for iOS or Android||Sonos app for Mac or PC|
|1||Open the Sonos app.||Open the Sonos app.|
|2||From the Settings tab, tap Services & Voice.||Under the Select a Music Source section, click on Add Music Services.|
|3||Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service.||Click Spotify.|
|4||Tap Spotify.||Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.|
|5||Tap Add to Sonos.|
|6||Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.|
When listening to music with a Spotify Free account, you’re limited to six song skips per hour, shuffle play, streaming only, basic audio quality and will encounter ads.
If you want to remove these limitations without paying for Spotify premium, you can download Spotify music to mp3 with Ondesoft Spotify Converter. Then play your tracks to Sonos from a Mac, PC using the Sonos app for Mac or PC.
Sonos allows you to stream your music library from any computer to your Sonos system. Foolow below steps to add your music library using the Sonos app for macOS or Windows.
- Open the Sonos app for macOS or Windows.
- From the Manage menu, select Music Library Settings.
- Click + (plus) on macOS, or Add if you are using Windows.
- If you use iTunes or are not sure where your music is stored, select My Music folder. If your music is not located in the My Music folder, select the appropriate option.
- Type in your computer’s password if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your music library. Depending on the size of your music library, it may take several minutes to index.
You can also stream your tracks to Sonos over the internet using Plex. You can find more information on how Plex works with Sonos in this article: Plex and Sonos.
If you want to play the offline songs from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can also use Airplay. To play the songs from Android, place them in the Music folder on your Android device, from the Browse tab in Sonos app, tap This Mobile Device and choose the music you want to play.
How to download Spotify music to mp3?
Ondesoft Spotify Converter allows you to strip DRM from Spotify music and convert Spotify to MP3 , M4A , WAV and FLAC with lossless quality. It remains all original ID tags and convert Spotify music at a faster speed. With Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter , you are able to stream Spotify music to Sonos without Premium account.
The following is a detailed tutorial about how to play Spotify music on Sonos for free.
Step 1: Download, install and open Ondesoft Spotify Converter on your computer
Step 2 : Select Spotify music from the built-in web player
Go to Spotify to find any songs or playlists you want to convert, you can drag&drop them to the Spotify Converter directly. Or you can copy&paste the link of the song/playlist from Spotify web player. Then Click the Add button to import all songs.
Step 3 : Start Converting
Click the Options button to customize the output format. You can choose output format (MP3, M4A, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 512kbps, medium320kbps/256kbps, low 128kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.
When you finish customization, click the Convert button to start the conversion. After the conversion, click the History button, then you will find all converted songs.
Step 4 Add converted Spotify songs to Sonos
Download the Sonos desktop Controller App(https://www.sonos.com/en-us/controller-app ) and install it on the computer. From the “Manage” menu, select “Music Library Settings”. Click + (plus) on a Mac, or “Add” if you are using a PC. Type in your computer's password if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your music library.
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