How to Listen to Spotify Music on Sonos? Fixed!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 29, 2020 3:30 PM.
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Spotify and Sonos have announced a partnership which enables Spotify users directly stream and control their Spotify tracks and playlists on Sonos through Spotify app under multi-room speaker systems. When this feature rolled out, it is only available for Premium users. That's to say, you'll need to subscribe Spotify Premium to play Spotify music straightly on Sonos speakers. But later in 2019, Sonos had expanded its service to all Spotify Free users, which brought affordable listening to many more people.

So, what if they want to connect Spotify to Sonos for listening but didn't know how? Don't worry. Here we are going to show you how to play Spotify on Sonos directly, along with an alternative way to stream Spotify music to Sonos with ease.

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Part 1. How to Listen to Spotify on Sonos Directly
Part 2. How to Listen to Spotify on Sonos with TunesKit
Part 3. FAQs about Sonos and Spotify

Part 1. How to Play Spotify Through Sonos Straightly

Before you start the playback of Spotify on Sonos, you should make sure you have the latest version of the Sonos app as well as Spotify app. After that, you can follow the quick steps below to get started.

Step 1. Launch the Sonos app on your phone.

Step 2. Set up your Sonos speakers on your Wi-Fi, following the steps in the app.

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Step 3. Tap Add Music Services and select Spotify. Make sure you have turned on the option of Control Sonos from Spotify in Settings.

Step 4. Launch the Spotify app on your phone, tablet or laptop.

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Step 5. Play a song and select Devices Available. Select a Sonos speaker and start enjoying and controlling the Spotify music as you like.

Note: For a successfully connection, please make sure your Sonos system and the device you're using for Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Sonos Easily

Although you can now listen to Spotify music on Sonos, no matter you've subscribed Premium account or not, many users have reported that they cannot use Spotify on Sonos due to some reasons. Since Sonos supports adding common music tracks, if you can have the Spotify songs downloaded, it will become easy to stream Spotify to Sonos speaker without trouble. Therefore, the key point here is to find out a solution that can download Spotify tracks for free.

To save your effort, here we highly recommend TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify, a smart Spotify downloader and extractor, which can download any Spotify music tracks and convert Spotify music beats to common audio formats. After that, you'll be able to freely transfer the converted Spotify music to Sonos speakers for playback.

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Step 1. Launch TunesKit Music Converter for Spotify on your computer. Once the Spotify app is loaded successfully, log into your Spotify account and drag any track, playlist or album from Spotify to the main home of TunesKit.

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Step 2. Click top menu bar and choose 'Preferences'. Then choose MP3 or other formats as the output audio format. In addition, you could also set the parameter of bit rate, sample rate, and channel as you like.

select output format

Step 3. Press 'Convert' button to begin downloading and converting the Spotify songs or playlists. Wait till the conversion is completed, then click 'Converted' button to browse all the converted Spotify music files.

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Step 4. Open Sonos app on your computer. Go to Manage menu, select Music Library Settings. Then click "+" on Mac, or "Add" on PC. Then import the converted Spotify music tracks. Once added, you can freely play Spotify on Sonos speaker without limit.

Part 3. FAQs about Spotify and Sonos

In this section, we've collected some common questions that many users have met while trying using Spotify music on Sonos smart speaker. Also, we offer some proven answer to these questions. Hope they can help you solve the issues. If you have other questions, welcome to leave your voice below.

Q1: Can I use Spotify with Sonos? I'm free user of Spotify.

A: Yes, you can. Spotify Free music now can be played on Sonos speaker directly through the Spotify or Sonos app. You can refer to the guide in Part 1 to learn how to do that.

Q2: Why can't I play Spotify on Sonos?

A: If you have problem while playing Spotify music through Sonos, it might because you're using an outdated Sonos app (10.13 or earlier). Please go to the More > Settings > System Updates > Check for Updates to update your Sonos system.

For more related issue, please read this article: Spotify and Sonos

Q3: Can I play my own music on Sonos?

Of course! Sonos allows you to stream your own music tracks from computer to your Sonos system. You can launch the Sonos app on Mac or PC. Then go to Manage > Music Library Settings. Click "+" (macOS) or "Add" (Windows) to add your own music to Sonos. When the process is done, you can then play your own music tracks on Sonos speaker.

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