Update News

Sonos 11.1 Brings Sonos Radio

Sonos 11.1 Brings Sonos Radio
Userlevel 7
Badge +26
  • Retired Community Manager
  • 12372 replies

We’re proud to announce the launch of Sonos Radio, the premier radio experience on Sonos.  This is a free, ad-supported streaming radio service available to Sonos customers, offering access to an extensive assortment of music, news, live sports and more. 


Sonos Radio connects you with radio stations from around the world, with over 60,000 broadcast radio stations brought together in an easy to use interface. You can also use Sonos Radio to access radio services from our partners, such as iHeartRadio in North America, with more on the way. 


Sonos Radio features exclusive Sonos Stations, 30 genre-based stations based off of the music our owners listen to most. Get quick access to music with stations designed to complement the things you do at home, like getting ready in the morning, relaxing, working from home, cooking, and more.


Broadcasting from our Sonos Store in New York City, Sonos Sound System is the destination for music discovery and sonic inspiration. You can find Sound System along with our exclusive artist-curated stations under Sonos Presents in the app. 

Learn more here: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/482

This topic has been closed for further comments. You can use the search bar to find a similar topic, or create a new one by clicking Create Topic at the top of the page.

181 replies

It is nice service when it is available, but days “Sonos Radio not found”, I get ONLY ads, which is odd for a service that claims to be ad free...

James L,

Thank you.

You have confirmed that SONOS can not give a solid Yes, and therefore I will leave my SONOS speaker at home when I travel abroad in a few days time.  I will buy a bluetooth speaker - may be a Move - we’ll see what I can get in the airports during the trip (insufficient time, now, to order anything online).

Re. the attack thing - sorry, I do very much feel attacked by other community members.  I’ll sign up for the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Badge +17

Hey @Wilderbeast,


The thread Iansandraward linked is definitely the best place to learn more about the changes the BBC are making to their streams. That’s the place I will be updating with any updates as and when we know more about what will happen after 22nd March. If you’re looking for a simple yes or no, that’s not something I can give with 100% certainty, since we’re still not entirely sure of how these changes are going to affect streaming BBC live content on Sonos after that date. The workaround right now is to use the Radioplayer service since that service appears to not have the automated reminder on the hour. 

The community members here are trying to help, not attack you. If you have further concerns you’re more than welcome to send me a direct message, but I would recommend subscribing to the thread above for any future updates.

And the SONOS community mafia attach continues.

Wilderbeast, maybe a bit more investigation on your part and you would find out a bit more information.

Try looking here



Again, I’m not seeking a technical discussion on who does what.

I just want to know if I will be able to get BBC Radio on SONOS Radio after 21 March, or not.

A simple Yes or No from SONOS will be great, thanks all.

I am heading to Nigeria for work, on 15th March.  If it’s a Yes, I will take my trusty SONOS Play 1 (note: no Airplay) with me in my suitcase.  If it’s a NO, I will leave it at home (England).

That is my simple quest for today, thank you.

Userlevel 7
Badge +22

Seems we are talking to a 12 year old.


Seems I am being targeted by the SONOS community bullies.

Userlevel 7
Badge +22

Wilderbeast your being a bit much here.    

Ask the BBC they control their streams.   Otherwise - answer is no there is no confirmed change in availability announced with Sonos and BBC.


I don’t like your tone and bullying treatment of me.

I vehemently disagree with you - SONOS should be able to tell me a straight answer - Yes or No.

I am not looking for a solution or technical response.  I simply want to know - Yes or No.

Will SONOS Radio play BBC Radio 2 for me after 21 March, or will it not?

I’m not sure how providing information is rude. You asked the community a question, the community provided an answer. 

It remains something that Sonos has no control over. Asking the question of the Sonos community will garner guesses, and not a definitive answer, as the controlling factor is the BBC, and not Sonos, nor TuneIn, nor RadioPlayer. 

There is not currently a simple answer from the Sonos perspective. Sonos does not have a direct relationship with the BBC, Sonos has relationships with other services, TuneIn and RadioPlayer, and it would be up to those service’s relationship with the BBC that would control whether or not the BBC would be available on Sonos in the future. 

The other option would be if the BBC were to incorporate the Sonos API on their own servers, which would then provide us users a ‘plug in’ to directly access the BBC content, rather than relying on other company’s streams. Given the many years Sonos has been in business, it seems as though the BBC is uninterested in doing so, but I’ve not confirmed that with anyone at the BBC.

You may be able to get a more definitive answer from the BBC.

How rude.

I’m not asking who it depends on.

I’m asking a straight question to SONOS and it’s community.

The answer is a simple one - Yes or No.

If Yes, I will continue to buy SONOS products.  If No, I won’t.

Simple as that.

That would depend on the BBC, who controls their stream, and not Sonos.

Will BBC Radio stations be available on SONOS Radio, after 21 March 2021, wherever I am in the world?

Badge +1

Stop asking me to try Sonos radio every time I go on the app!!! If I press X it means I am NOT INTERESTED so why does the notification keep reappearing it’s ridiculous 


Love the music curations on Sonos Radio, but the ads are tough. Any chance of a subscription option coming to remove the ads?


See here for Sonos radio HD: https://www.sonos.com/en-us/sonos-radio


...Sonos Radio, the premier radio experience on Sonos.  This is a free, ad-supported streaming radio service available to Sonos customers, offering access to an extensive assortment of music, news, live sports and more. 


Love the music curations on Sonos Radio, but the ads are tough. Any chance of a subscription option coming to remove the ads?

While I agree with your sentiment, and find the pop ups for ‘help’ a bit much, have you turned off the marketing messages on your account? If memory serves, you log in to your account on the Sonos website, not these forums, and go to your profile. You can then choose whether to get marketing emails from Sonos, or get them in the controller under the ‘Contact Options’. That might help. 

OK - enough with the in-app pop ups and constant Sonos Radio advertising.  Create a setting inside of Notifications.  I don’t agree to being constantly marketed for an add-on service.  I’ve already paid lots of money to Sonos and I paid for spam-free app usage.  

How about you reply to my messages about my play base and play1 speakers not working we paid alot of money for the speakers we deserve some customer service

Really enjoying the Encyclopedia of Brittany station… pretty eclectic. 

Can I use Sonos Radio in egypt ??

I immediately went looking for the David Byrne show, “Here Comes Everybody.” But I cannot find it in the archive, or search, it isn’t in with the “Sonos Presents” artists like Thom Yorke or the Third Man channel. I can’t even find when the new episodes air if it is live only.


How the heck do I find this show, it sounds amazing!!??!!??


Many thanks for anyone with answers.

Sonos - you had a great thing with Sonos Radio until you put advertisements. Now it sucks. It’s great listening to Classical and be interrupted by a crappy jingle for Crest toothpaste. Damn. 


When are Sonos Stations and Sonos Presents being available in Poland?