Answered

Will "Now Scrobbling" ever be added to the Last.fm service?

  • 3 November 2023
  • 2 replies
  • 144 views

I’ve been using the Last.fm service on the Sonos app to scrobble songs played through my speakers, it’s obviously very useful and it works well, but it never submits the “Now Playing” notification on my Last.fm profile; it only displays the scrobble after the song has ended.

I would say this problem is very miniscule and not a real “problem,” but every other scrobbler has the capability to send “Now Playing” notifications to Last.fm and they have a guide on how to add it on their API docs.

I was wondering if this is ever a planned addition. It’d be really nice to have my friends be able to see what I’m listening to at the moment and not after the song is finished. Thank you!

icon

Best answer by Sotiris C. 6 November 2023, 14:41

View original

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.

2 replies

Userlevel 7
Badge +14

Hello @aoskis, welcome to Sonos Community!

I had a look on our following Support Article Last.FM scrobbling on Sonos which shows some restrictions.

When does Sonos Scrobble?
In order to be scrobbled, a track must play for 240 seconds or halfway through, whichever comes first. It must also have a track length of 30 seconds or more. Once these conditions have been met, the track is scrobbled when playback completes or the track is changed by the user.

What I’ve done for you is, I marked this thread as a feature request and forwarded it to the appropriate teams. I would also suggest to reach out to Last.fm as they are in control of what features are available through Sonos.

I hope this helps.

Userlevel 7
Badge +22

I finally found out what that means!

What is Scrobbling?
Scrobbling is a system that tracks your listening habits and uploads them to your Last.fm account. Every time you play a track it is added, or scrobbled, to your Last.fm account. This allows Last.fm users to share their musical tastes, make and receive recommendations from other users, and create custom radio stations.