Support Spotify Connect to allow users to use the Spotify app as the controller.



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Another vote for adding Spotify connect here; only just started the leap into Sonos (currently a heavy AirPlay user). It would be excellent if Sonos could be as slick to use.
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Chromecast to input works no different then Spotify connect. Just set input to auto and it will play anytime you cast to chromecast
Just bought a Play5 gen2 and I am disappointed that Spotify connect isn't supported. My parents bought a Bose soundtouch system and I now see Bose Soundtouch does support Spotify connect. The Sonos app doesn't work as intuitive as the Spotify app, so I would appreciate supporting it in the future. Using a chromecast audio on the analog line IN in order to get Spotify working feels so old school.
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I don't think you will ever see Spotify connect. Now Google cast I think is a maybe ...and that gives you same functionality.
Just putting my vote in for Spotify Connect functionality. I do miss using the Spotify App.
That would be great! In that case, I could start recommending Sonos to my friends 😉. It has not happened yet though, if I look in my Spotify app.
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Wow - that is truly exciting news ! Unless it's a mistake on spotify's part but it would be a very serious one ! Let's hope they go for a dual solution because, as pknowq mentioned above, Spotify Connect does not allow for different streams in different rooms. Let's hope Sonos introduce this very soon.
Today, on the Spotify website, I saw this, "These devices come with Spotify Connect built right in." When I clicked on the link below it, and scrolled through the list, I saw that Sonos Play 1, 3, and 5, were listed. I'm hoping that it is something that is coming soon. http://spotifygear.com/
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Mmm, careful what you wish for. If you look at some of the competitors that have integrated Spotify Connect, they are often restricted to only being able to play one stream of Spotify at a time.

With Sonos you can have say 3 zones each playing a different track from Spotify at the same time.
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That's wonderful random user239366. I assume you hang out here because HEOS doesn't have a message board for competitors to come on and bash their product or employees. Hope you enjoy running a music server for local music, having dropouts when your home wifi busy with no independent Sonosnet - best of luck to you. How is the BBC and HLS working for you - since they said they won't support which is obviously a management decision (at least since they have no place for discussion so they don't have to listen to their customers). HEOS just says no and moves on.
I gave up and bought Heos. Works perfect with Spotify Connect. It is a mystery how Sonos management ignore its customers. Do like me, vote with your wallets.
If SPOTIFY values SONOS customers, SPOTIFY could integrate control of a SONOS system in the SPOTIFY App.
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Your opinions. They have chosen not to support spotify as proprietary to them. Something like Google Audio is more universal and new (not available for them to do before)
I have one Sonos play 1 for about one month now and I think it going to be with that one. They don’t include Spotify Connect and force us to use the Sonos app with is really bad software. The program crashes way to often, the UI is at best mucky and the integration with Spotify is a joke. The only explanation I can understand for not letting us play directly from Spotify is that Sonos is not capable of including the Spotify Connect API. Is there any other reason?
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Chromecast Audio dongle works fine with Sonos, giving Spotify users same thing as Spotify Connect. I'm actually glad Sonos did not implement a proprietary method such as Spotify Connect as I think that shows preference to a particular service.

I do think Sonos should integrate Chromecast Audio as it is much more universal now and fits in the Sonos model of pulling from the internet. However, in meantime the Chromecast Audio for $35 handles it just fine into my Play:5 and then my whole system.
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Greatly disappointed by how Sonos is handling the issue with Spotify connect. The Sonos systems are great and (though expensive) worth the money IMHO. But the app falls far behind when use of Spotify is concerned. Now with Chromecast audio there is an even cheaper solution (instead of ROCKI) to "stream" to our Sonos devices BUT, SERIOUSLY, do we have to do DO THIS dear gentlemen of Sonos? Then all the minimalistic design is gone, spoiled by an extra device with its power adaptor and some more cables hanging behind each Sonos speaker. This was never how it was supposed to be, right? And this is not what we are paying premium prices for in the first place... I don't get it how well paid managers and CEOs in well known companies ignore their customers and take silly decisions, frequently dooming their companies.
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Bought a ROCKI for $49, plugged it into the SONOS Line In, now I have both Apple AirPlay and SPOTIFY CONNECT on the SONOS. And Rocki also does DLNA so I can use Windows>Play To command on mp3 files. ROCKI is awesome and makes SONOS awesome. Quick, easy, good times.
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It seems that Sonos does not plan to support Spotify Connect. I think that it would be like Apple supporting Windows or Android on their Macs & IPhones, and from a strategic point of view Sonos seems to choose the Apple business model : very high-end expensive hardware, closed model. 

This can of course be a success BUT, IMHO, to be sustainable it would require the following key factors : 
- implementing a very good version of spotify so that the user experience is equal or better than Spotify App.
- lower the price of the Sonos Connect in order to avoid customers going to Gramofon.

If you compare with the Apple business model, think of it as :
- Give the customer the BEST user experience. (Think about MAC OS)
- Allow connectivity with existing material with an affordable device (think of Sonos Connect as a parallel of Airport or Apple TV). 

My 2 cents. If you want to be the best, BE the best.

Jerome, happy SONOS customer du to the huuuge quality of SONOS hardware.

I'm using the latest Sonos beta and indeed, the Spotify support has improved, but it is still a far cry from the Spotify app. With Spotify, I can search the artist bios and information, find related artists, add them on the fly to my playlist etc.

Another thing I can do with Connect is to switch to my PC when I come home from work and continue listening exactly where I was with the same song queue that have built while walking back from work.

And there are other stuff that I discover with the Spotify app every week. I really don't think it's a good idea for Sonos to try to reimplement the functionalities that are working so well in the Spotify app. Best case scenario, you'll do an OK job and you'll always be lagging behind the real thing. I buy Sonos for the hardware, not the software.

So please, implement Spotify Connect.
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We need this! The sonos app is slow. It's missing features.
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It seems that Sonos does not plan to support Spotify Connect. I think that it would be like Apple supporting Windows or Android on their Macs & IPhones, and from a strategic point of view Sonos seems to choose the Apple business model : very high-end expensive hardware, closed model. 

This can of course be a success BUT, IMHO, to be sustainable it would require the following key factors : 
- implementing a very good version of spotify so that the user experience is equal or better than Spotify App.
- lower the price of the Sonos Connect in order to avoid customers going to Gramofon.

If you compare with the Apple business model, think of it as :
- Give the customer the BEST user experience. (Think about MAC OS)
- Allow connectivity with existing material with an affordable device (think of Sonos Connect as a parallel of Airport or Apple TV). 

My 2 cents. If you want to be the best, BE the best.

Jerome, happy SONOS customer du to the huuuge quality of SONOS hardware.

Jerome Did you sign up to the latest Sonos beta yet ? Sonos 5.4 has much improved Spotify integration with song radio, artist radio, time based playlists, mood and genre playlists and both playlists and songs from 'your music'. Sign in to your account and join the beta program to try it out (not yet available for IOS) It's a big leap forward but still missing Artists and Albums from Your Music, Playlist Radio, Genre and Decade based radio, radio history and any kind of social integration. Let's hope they address some more items in the coming releases.
It seems that Sonos does not plan to support Spotify Connect. I think that it would be like Apple supporting Windows or Android on their Macs & IPhones, and from a strategic point of view Sonos seems to choose the Apple business model : very high-end expensive hardware, closed model. 

This can of course be a success BUT, IMHO, to be sustainable it would require the following key factors : 
- implementing a very good version of spotify so that the user experience is equal or better than Spotify App.
- lower the price of the Sonos Connect in order to avoid customers going to Gramofon.

If you compare with the Apple business model, think of it as :
- Give the customer the BEST user experience. (Think about MAC OS)
- Allow connectivity with existing material with an affordable device (think of Sonos Connect as a parallel of Airport or Apple TV). 

My 2 cents. If you want to be the best, BE the best.

Jerome, happy SONOS customer du to the huuuge quality of SONOS hardware.
Hi folks, There's not much to say at the moment but we'd like everyone to understand where we're coming regarding the announcement from Spotify. Sonos is a platform for music lovers and we want Sonos customers to enjoy all the music on earth from whatever source they choose. We have an excellent partnership with Spotify which is, and will continue to be, an important part of many of our customers music listening experience on Sonos. Thanks for your continued support.
really Sonos?!? almost two years later and still no support for Spotify Connect? If you didn't get it yet your customers are not happy!
What's the matter not implementing Spotify Connect? Did Google pay you more to implement Google Play?
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Mark, the API can handle this but Spotify needs to expose it. Radio Stations, Playlists, Moodxollectiins etc. are from a API perspective all the same just with different tags. But Spotify needs to expose those to enable the Sonos app to consume it.

Hope that helps.
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google play has now replaced SPotify for me. Same price, pretty much same catalog and I can stream / upload music that isn't available to the Google cloud ( ie: my favorite band tool isn't on either service ) and stream it to Sonos . Also i believe Google play highest stream quality is > spotify.
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I dont know what is right or wrong, but SONOS and Spotify should some together and fix this issue.
It will harm them both if people stop buying SONOS and stop using Spotify. 
I have written this on Spotify Comunity and i have written it on SONOS, but none of the firms will take action. Why?
Please take our customers seriously
Poul Erik