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I just bought several Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers (http://spotifygear.com/type/wifi-speakers/), and I might just dump Sonos entirely in the future. Technology does move fast, and it's leaving Sonos behind.
I just bought several Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers (http://spotifygear.com/type/wifi-speakers/), and I might just dump Sonos entirely in the future. Technology does move fast, and it's leaving Sonos behind.
Agree - songs time is limited with me too. The whole point in ease of use - and using spotty as my only content provider for music is going to make me switch too. Let me know if you make the switch and how it is
I just bought several Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers (http://spotifygear.com/type/wifi-speakers/), and I might just dump Sonos entirely in the future. Technology does move fast, and it's leaving Sonos behind.
Sonos's time that is
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I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
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I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
This doesn't really sound accurate. If Sonos updated the speaker software to support Spotify Connect I assume that we could just select one of them, for example a Play:1 as the destination speaker for Connect - and after that use the normal Sonos functionality to stream it to the other Sonos speakers.
I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
I'll be receiving a couple of Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers. I'll post an update when i test their multi-room capability
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I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
Eh ? Google play doesn't support multiroom either yet Sonos works with that via the Google app directly. Spotify could work just like Google - select a speaker within spotify then use the sonos app to group they speaker with others. Hey presto - multiroom ! Spotify couldnt be used to send different streams to different speakers but neither can Google - you would need a second spotify device to send different content to another speaker. I see no difference between Google play and spotify connect except a willingness to implement it.
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I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
No radio on Spotify, Yes on Google
I am an Android and Web Developer and I have to agree on all 3 points! I bought Sonos to replace my hodge-podge of AirPlay speakers but I have so much more flexibility with Airplay! Opening up an API for us developers and adding a "Play on Sonos" button from major web services is key! Chromecast and other services have this integration down and its not that difficult to replicate.
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I agree. I do have an airport express connected to a Play:5 on the system, which integrates Airplay with Sonos. I called it "Sonos" on my network and so the result is that you select Line-in on the sonos app and "Sonos" on any Airplay device and it plays. 
I never thought of that work around! Thank you for posting that! Saves me a lot of time. Still I would rather just have an API I can call to like with ChromeCast
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I think they are both contributing to the issue. Spotify is focusing on Spotify Connect, which is at odds with the design approach Sonos has taken.

I've been using Google Play and am very happy with it so far. It does everything Spotify does and in some cases better and the integration with Sonos is decent. (The equivalent of "Your Music" is supported in GP and also local files.) Although Songza is integrated into Google Play, GP's Songza functionality isn't in Sonos at this point, so I use Sonza in Sonos too - both work well. 

Songza is fully integrated in the Google Play app, but isn't dubbed Songza. I no longer use the Sonos Controller for Google Play since you can now connect to Sonos from within the Google Play app, which is far, far more functional than the limited implementation in the Sonos controller. I am doing a trial of Spotify right now and will cancel because the Sonos integration stinks compared to Google Play. Both Sonos and Spotify are to blame.
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I think they are both contributing to the issue. Spotify is focusing on Spotify Connect, which is at odds with the design approach Sonos has taken.

I've been using Google Play and am very happy with it so far. It does everything Spotify does and in some cases better and the integration with Sonos is decent. (The equivalent of "Your Music" is supported in GP and also local files.) Although Songza is integrated into Google Play, GP's Songza functionality isn't in Sonos at this point, so I use Sonza in Sonos too - both work well. 

How do you connect to Sonos from within the Google Play app?
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I think they are both contributing to the issue. Spotify is focusing on Spotify Connect, which is at odds with the design approach Sonos has taken.

I've been using Google Play and am very happy with it so far. It does everything Spotify does and in some cases better and the integration with Sonos is decent. (The equivalent of "Your Music" is supported in GP and also local files.) Although Songza is integrated into Google Play, GP's Songza functionality isn't in Sonos at this point, so I use Sonza in Sonos too - both work well. 

Ahh - I see it's for Android - nevermind.
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I think they are both contributing to the issue. Spotify is focusing on Spotify Connect, which is at odds with the design approach Sonos has taken.

I've been using Google Play and am very happy with it so far. It does everything Spotify does and in some cases better and the integration with Sonos is decent. (The equivalent of "Your Music" is supported in GP and also local files.) Although Songza is integrated into Google Play, GP's Songza functionality isn't in Sonos at this point, so I use Sonza in Sonos too - both work well. 

Oh. I didn't think about iOS. Don't think that's coming anytime soon. Too bad. The Android experience is solid for Google Play and Sonos.
I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
I agree.  Interesting no reply from Sonos.  It's really annoying that I can't access my music on the Sonos app, only playlists.  I end up saving albums twice. - once in my music and once in a playlist.

Pretty rubbish given how much Sonos uses Spotify as an incentive for purchase.
I just bought several Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers (http://spotifygear.com/type/wifi-speakers/), and I might just dump Sonos entirely in the future. Technology does move fast, and it's leaving Sonos behind.
I've tried two setups, and am pretty happy with both of them:

1) I connected a ROCKI (http://www.myrocki.com/) to an amplifier and speakers. ROCKIs support Spotify Connect out of the box.

2) I managed to buy several of the discontinued Pioneer wireless speakers on Amazon (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Home/Wireless-Speakers). A firmware update enables Spotify Connect on them.

So I'll complete my migration away from Sonos by purchasing a couple of additional ROCKIs.

My guess is that Sonos won't implement Spotify Connect because it will commoditize their products: they'll be pretty much undistinguishable from the competition, and thus unable to charge premium prices for their products. That leaves them in a very difficult position: they can't join Spotify, and they can't compete with it.
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I just bought several Spotify Connect-enabled multi room speakers (http://spotifygear.com/type/wifi-speakers/), and I might just dump Sonos entirely in the future. Technology does move fast, and it's leaving Sonos behind.
Oscar - that was a great tip - Id forgotten all about those [now] Spotify Connect enabled Pioneer speakers and they're available at rock bottom prices.  I just ordered a new XW-SMA3 from Argos Outlet (via eBay uk) for £69 (reduced from £299).  I was going to pick up another Play 1 but, since its only needed for my home office and I wont be grouping it with my other Sonos speakers, I decided to give Sonos a miss this time.  Spotify is my main music source and Sonos really sucks with Spotify and Im tired of waiting for them to improve it. Its also portable, battery powered, splash proof and Air Play enabled so will be great for outdoors and holidays.w
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I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
I was a Spotify user and did a pretty extensive comparison of Heos and Sonos. Although not an ideal situation in the end I went with Sonos and have been using Google Play in place of Spotify. Frankly the only things that Spotify does better are the family plans and, well, it looks cooler. GP's functionality exceeds Spotify's in my opinion. 
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Just thought I'd add that I was also disappointed by Sonos' lack of proper Spotify integration. I returned my Sonos connect around two weeks after purchasing it and have just replaced it with a Denon HEOS Link.

So far it has been excellent. From what I've read there have been several app updates in the last few months. I find the app just as responsive - if not more so than the Sonos app. I'm running a wired system so haven't tested the wireless capabilities.

Considering that I only used the Sonos for local music on my NAS, Pandora and Spotify, I feel I've made the right choice switching to a HEOS.
Hello,

Just thought I'd add that I was also disappointed by Sonos' lack of proper Spotify integration. I returned my Sonos connect around two weeks after purchasing it and have just replaced it with a Denon HEOS Link.

So far it has been excellent. From what I've read there have been several app updates in the last few months. I find the app just as responsive - if not more so than the Sonos app. I'm running a wired system so haven't tested the wireless capabilities.

Considering that I only used the Sonos for local music on my NAS, Pandora and Spotify, I feel I've made the right choice switching to a HEOS.

Good tip. I am a Sonos user since years and I am tired to make suggestions for proper Sonos integration with Spotify or even Deezer with no reply from them or just banalities. I´ll look at HEOS and won´t hesitate to switch over if integration with Spotify and/Deezer is good. Sonos is a dying brand because it is not able to follow the change in technology. It´s a shame.
Thank you for your advices.
I've just learned that Sonos refuses to integrate spotify connect into their players because spotify connect doesn't have the multi room playing function (with spotify connect you can only use your spotify account on one device at the same time), and i find this very good! for me spotify connect is not even in my considerations without multi room function! Sonos on the other hand does a perfect job when it comes to this! However I still hope, that the integration of the control options when it comes to using spotifi through Sonos improves vastly in the near future!!
well spotify has biggest collection of English / international music compared to any other provider, Shame on Sonos for not supporting spotify connect. I am planning to sell my play 5 for Bose sound touch. Good bye Sonos
My understanding is that Sonos Spotify integration is limited due to Spotify not providing access to some features through their API:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/ideas/v2/ideapage/blog-id/ideaexchange/article-id/16743/

Ideally I'd like to use Spotify's own app and send to Sonos through Spotify Connect. I expect Sono's could easily add this feature with a software update but it's probably being stalled by Spotify/Sonos failing to agree / still negotiating terms. 


Hello,
I can't access the link you provided on Spotify Community. I get the error message:
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Can you still access the link?
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Update - I happened to be on the phone with customer support this week and asked about Spotify. They had the usual response - this is really in Spotify's hands as they are not making available the functionality we are asking for for integration.

At the same time, I have really decided it is a non-problem as I've found Google Play Music to be a more than adequate replacement for Spotify in most respects and superior in many ways. I've been using both services for a while now and have not found a single track that was missing from GP that I could find in Spotify. Discovery, radio, etc. are great in GP. I love Songza, which is now owned by Google and partly integrated into GP. 

What makes it superior to Spotify for me is its handling of local files. In GP you upload your local files and they become completely integrated into your library (equivalent of Your Music) and available everywhere. None of the goofy syncing, or needing to make playlists out of local albums, etc. 

Downside is primarily that GP's social support is not as good and well doesn't have a cool app with a black theme. But other than that, if you really are upset with this issue, seriously consider Google Play as an alternative before you start selling all your equipment. 
thanks for this... i am in the process of checking out google play myself, and am really liking it so far. i like sonos a lot, so i think i'm willing to cancel spotify and sacrifice the social features to use a service that works better with sonos. also, songza could soon replace pandora for me... great curated playlists!