On January 31st, Songza will be merged into Google Play Music. Songza’s themed playlists and services will live on within Google’s service. They’re already available to free Google Play Music accounts, and the paid version has all the free features plus on-demand listening, without any ads.
Both paid and free Google Play Music accounts can be added to Sonos already. However the free version on Sonos lacks the Songza stations currently. We’re working to get the full features of the free service added to Sonos and plan to have these stations added to free accounts for you this spring.
For more details about the Songza and Google Play Music merger take a look here: http://www.sonos.com/songza-google
We’d like to keep the music playing in your homes, so here’s a link for a 3-month trial of Google Play Music
so you can continue listening to your favorite Songza playlists and more on Sonos. The trial does require you to input a credit card, though there is no charge until the trial expires, and it’s only available to Google accounts that haven’t used a trial or other coupon within the last 12 months. You can cancel the automatic renewal at any time during the trial.
Latest Update May 10th, 2016:
We’ve been working to bring the full features of Google Play Music's free offering (including the newly acquired Songza stations) to Sonos, but a recent change in development has made us unable to execute this prior to your Google Play Music trial expiration. We apologize that we were unable to deliver on this feature integration and we understand this is disappointing news for many users.
If you have an Android device, you can still enjoy all the free features of Google Play Music by playing directly to Sonos. Simply tap the cast button and select the Sonos group you’d like to play it to, all without ever leaving the Play Music App.
There are many music services available on Sonos, both subscription based and free, and the list is constantly growing. If you’re looking for a radio service similar to that of Songza, you may want to try AccuRadio. AccuRadio is one of the oldest operating Internet radio services and offers hundreds of customizable channels targeting a wide range of genres. You can find more information about our available services here: https://sonos.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3736.
One of our major focuses for the future is improving our streaming service integration on Sonos, and Google Play Music will remain to be a priority for us. While we don’t have a timetable available for getting the features of free radio added to Sonos, we’ll keep you updated if anything changes in the future.