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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.
Im sure the majority of customers are very happy with sonos but they arent so likely to come on a forum like this and tell you that ! The majority of comments you will read here are therefore from people with a problem or issue with Sonos.  Spotify integration is very poor in Sonos compared to the native Spotify client.  I think the same is true of all the music services and Ive tried as many as I can where I am (UK).  If Spotify is what you always listen to and you are not so interested in multi-room then, if I was in your shoes, I would return your Sonos and go for a Bose or other device that support Spotify Connect.  Unfortunately its too late for me for that now.  I bought into Sonos when I used my own music collection and in that regard the Sonos app is OK.  However, times change and music services are the future and Sonos really need to sort their app out or allow others apps to play directly to Sonos speakers.  Unfortunately since Sonos refused to play ball with Spotify over Connect, I dont think Spotify will be very interested when Sonos come to them with their 'Play on Sonos' idea.
this might be of interest also http://forums.sonos.com/showthread.php?t=36038
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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.
Yeah, I know. Thx for the link by the way.
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Still, it is weird that as a user I wish to use my Sonos system via the Spotify app. Apparently, the Sonos app falls short in terms of user experience compared to the Sonos app.
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As mentioned by other commenters, if Sonos promises a best user experience with Spotify, then they should keep delivering on it. Yet, there seems to be little movement on the side of Sonos.
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Something tells me that Spotify has outgrown Sonos and Sonos is no longer the alpha male in streaming audio hardware. 
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To cope with the current shortcomings of the Sonos app (re. Spotify app) I have now connected a bluetooth streamer to my Play 5 so that I can use Spotify Discover and/or Spotify Radio to easily search & scan for new music.
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Because, really, saving stuff from Spotify into a playlist and then playing it from Sonos (or, alternatively, switching to Sonos and searching for stuff discovered in Spotify) is NOT considered to be user friendly. Not in 2014 (or 2013 for that matter).
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.
I stand somewhat corrected when I said Bose supported connect. The reason it worked for me was because my mums Bose is a dock, so I was actually controlling my Spotify on my phone which was connected to he dock, via my Spotify on my iPad. I checked out the device support for Spotify connect, if we want this type of service "now" we need to go B&O or Panasonic it seems. All I want to be able to do is find new music via my Spotify subscription, even if that was through the sonos app that would be good!
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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.
Amen, Rich. 
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.
"Play on Sonos" if only has open API would be way to go too. There are others but Spotify to implement it and honestly many of these services are basically the same as Spotify. It's just that I haven't seen any official mention of "Play on Sonos" other than that interview mentioned in this thread, not to mention anything about when should we expect to see it released. It's not really encouraging if we see no meaningful response from Sonos in that matter. I don't agree that having Spotify radio or discover inside Sponos app is an option for most, just look how awful it is with Deezer, they made it there and it is not usable. And I imagine it is possible to use Spotify (or any other music app) through "Play on Sonos" and let the Sonos app control the zones at the same time.
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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.
Dude, Spotify Discover and Spotify Radio are key for most Spotify users for finding new music. 
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.
I'm not sure to which part of my post you are referring to. I'm just saying that implementing it within Sonos app wouldn't be best solution. Anything that allows to stream to Sonos using the Spotify app itself would. And "Play on Sonos" could make it possible, but only if Spotify decides to support it though.
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.
I'm still completely confused as to whether or not this is going to happen in any form? be it Spotify app or Sonos app... has anyone actually said "we're working on making this happen?" or "we're not planning on it" yet?

Having to create playlists on Spotify to then access them via Sonos app is so fragmented and just ruins the Sonos experience, badly.
I just bought a sonos play:1 assuming i would be able to link to spotify. have just set it up and tried to play music through spotify and realised it cant be done. incredibly frustrated and feel mis-led/sold. tempted to take the speaker back and go for a standard audio system where i can at least connect my iphone/ipad through a line-in connector and play spotify through that. Sonos - any update??
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I just bought a sonos play:1 assuming i would be able to link to spotify. have just set it up and tried to play music through spotify and realised it cant be done. incredibly frustrated and feel mis-led/sold. tempted to take the speaker back and go for a standard audio system where i can at least connect my iphone/ipad through a line-in connector and play spotify through that. Sonos - any update??
Hi Chris,

Sonos can play music through Spotify but does not use Spotify Connect, which is a streaming method similar to AirPlay or Chromecast.  

What you can do is to setup your Spotify Premium account on Sonos, this is the method by which Sonos supports Spotify.  If you're still not satisfied, you can certainly take the PLAY:1 back then.
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I just bought a sonos play:1 assuming i would be able to link to spotify. have just set it up and tried to play music through spotify and realised it cant be done. incredibly frustrated and feel mis-led/sold. tempted to take the speaker back and go for a standard audio system where i can at least connect my iphone/ipad through a line-in connector and play spotify through that. Sonos - any update??
John. Please reply to the rest of this thread.. not just this comment where a user might not be signing in properly.
I just bought a sonos play:1 assuming i would be able to link to spotify. have just set it up and tried to play music through spotify and realised it cant be done. incredibly frustrated and feel mis-led/sold. tempted to take the speaker back and go for a standard audio system where i can at least connect my iphone/ipad through a line-in connector and play spotify through that. Sonos - any update??
I was specifically talking about spotify connect, can you tell me if there are plans to allow access to spotify connect either through the sonos app, or to allow you to stream to sonos speakers through the spotify app? At the moment I have a very pretty piece of equipment that I can't stream music through without paying for spotify premium. Thanks
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I just bought a sonos play:1 assuming i would be able to link to spotify. have just set it up and tried to play music through spotify and realised it cant be done. incredibly frustrated and feel mis-led/sold. tempted to take the speaker back and go for a standard audio system where i can at least connect my iphone/ipad through a line-in connector and play spotify through that. Sonos - any update??
Great to see that Sonos is still following this thread.
I have noticed that it's been a long time since there were any real updates to the Sonos apps. This can only mean to me that something great is in the making. I just wish that Sonos would shed some light on what's going on.
Spotify Connect is not the best solution for me. I would rather that Spotify added support for "Play on Sonos" to give me control of my zones.
If Sonos can come up with an app which rivals Spotify's while keeping support for all different services etc, it would be great too. But I do not see that this is possible.
"Play on Sonos" is my personal hope for the future, but Sonos needs to get aggressive before the competition gets ahead.
Sonos - this was last updated 7 months ago. Please tell me this is happening. All I want is to be able to control my Sonos through Spotify.
Completely agree. The Spotify player is great software. The Sonos player sucks incredibly hard. Even small things are done badly: search, for instance. But the bigger point is: if I'm already using another application, don't force me to do everything again in yours just so I can use your hardware. Would not buy another Sonos speaker until this is sorted; would much rather go with something that is Spotify native.
Now that you can control Sonos from Google Music play, it seems a better fit to be able to control Sonos from Spotify Apps.
Now that you can control Sonos from Google Music play, it seems a better fit to be able to control Sonos from Spotify Apps.
The arrival of Sonos support within the Google play music app is what just made me cancel my spotify premium and switch to GPM All Access. I became fed up with Spotify trying to control the streaming business.
Hi I personally would really like to try Spotify Connect on my sonos speaker to see whether it js worth it or not, but my spotify app cannot find my play5, even after a firmware update. Could you advise me when spotify connect will work with sonos as integration was confirmed I think. At least I thought I read something like this in a forum. Thanks
This is an excerpt  from Sonos CEO  october 2013   its self explanatory,  
Chill out people they appear to be on top of the situation, but I would like to see the roll out in western countries now..  including Auatralia..

There’s no need for a Spotify speaker aisleOf course, Sonos isn’t the only one looking to bring connectivity to home audio. Veteran speaker maker Bose announced its own connected speaker system dubbed Soundtouch last week, but priced it above even the more expensive Sonos products. MacFarlane quipped that Bose could be the next Nokia, or RIM, and left it at that.

Then there are all those consumer electronics manufacturers from Bang & Olufsen to Pioneer to Yamaha that recently teamed up with Spotify to announce a new initiative called Spotify Connect that will bring Spotify playback capabilities directly to speakers of participating hardware vendors.

Asked about the Spotify initiative, MacFarlane told me: “They asked us to participate, and we didn’t.” He went on to argue that it made little sense to tie speaker systems to the brand of a single music service, joking that stores like Best Buy shouldn’t have separate aisles for Pandora speakers and Spotify speakers.

Next up for Sonos: Chromecast-like in-app-beamingSo what’s next for Sonos? MacFarlane was vague when asked about new products, but he told me a bit about how the company plans to make its existing products better. Music services will soon be able to add functionality to their apps that will let users beam music directly to Sonos speakers. This means that users won’t need to fire up the Sonos app anymore to launch their favorite radio station or playlist from the cloud. Instead, they will be able to simply press a “play on Sonos” button within the app of their favorite service, and launch music playback on their Sonos system. Think of it like Chromecast, but for your music.

MacFarlane told me that Sonos intends to make this functionality available on both iOS and Android. He wasn’t quite ready to share a timeline for the full launch of “play on Sonos,” but he revealed that Sonos quietly launched the feature in China earlier this year, where users of QQ’s audio streams can already make use of it. This means it’s only a question of time before it will also be available to users of western music services. https://gigaom.com/2013/10/14/sonos-releases-new-200-speaker-ceo-dismisses-spotifys-connect-speaker-...
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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.
So Sonos won't implement the Spotify connect feature but are more than happy to allow Google Play music which allows the speaker to be controlled via the native Google Play Music app (Android only).

Bit of a turnaround from your statement 9mths ago Sonos?   You decline to support Spotify Connect yet here you are allowing the exact same thing on Google Play.  

Not sure if anyone else has noticed that Spotify isn't the main advertised 'platform' on Sonos but it's now Google Play.  First of all existing Sonos customers got 3 months free Google Play All Access and now for every new customer that purchases a Sonos speaker you get 6 months free!

Is Sonos going to be bought over by Google?  Either way you stated that you wanted customers to be able to enjoy music with whichever service they wanted to use.  I choose Spotify and would like to have the same functionality that you've offered Google Play customers.  
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so the ever growing list of other wireless streaming devices that work with Spotify Connect now includes the new Samsung range (see http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/09/spotify-now-handles-multi-room-streaming-on-samsung-devices/) along with the new Denon Heos, Panasonic Allplay, Jongo...

come on Sonos - you're no longer on your own and need to up your game
This is an excerpt  from Sonos CEO  october 2013   its self explanatory,  
Chill out people they appear to be on top of the situation, but I would like to see the roll out in western countries now..  including Auatralia..

There’s no need for a Spotify speaker aisleOf course, Sonos isn’t the only one looking to bring connectivity to home audio. Veteran speaker maker Bose announced its own connected speaker system dubbed Soundtouch last week, but priced it above even the more expensive Sonos products. MacFarlane quipped that Bose could be the next Nokia, or RIM, and left it at that.

Then there are all those consumer electronics manufacturers from Bang & Olufsen to Pioneer to Yamaha that recently teamed up with Spotify to announce a new initiative called Spotify Connect that will bring Spotify playback capabilities directly to speakers of participating hardware vendors.

Asked about the Spotify initiative, MacFarlane told me: “They asked us to participate, and we didn’t.” He went on to argue that it made little sense to tie speaker systems to the brand of a single music service, joking that stores like Best Buy shouldn’t have separate aisles for Pandora speakers and Spotify speakers.

Next up for Sonos: Chromecast-like in-app-beamingSo what’s next for Sonos? MacFarlane was vague when asked about new products, but he told me a bit about how the company plans to make its existing products better. Music services will soon be able to add functionality to their apps that will let users beam music directly to Sonos speakers. This means that users won’t need to fire up the Sonos app anymore to launch their favorite radio station or playlist from the cloud. Instead, they will be able to simply press a “play on Sonos” button within the app of their favorite service, and launch music playback on their Sonos system. Think of it like Chromecast, but for your music.

MacFarlane told me that Sonos intends to make this functionality available on both iOS and Android. He wasn’t quite ready to share a timeline for the full launch of “play on Sonos,” but he revealed that Sonos quietly launched the feature in China earlier this year, where users of QQ’s audio streams can already make use of it. This means it’s only a question of time before it will also be available to users of western music services. https://gigaom.com/2013/10/14/sonos-releases-new-200-speaker-ceo-dismisses-spotifys-connect-speaker-...


This is vapourware, Spotify Connect is real, the API's are there and have been for a year.
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Anyone who wants to get out of the Sonos ecosystem because of this situation, please send me a message. I will but your gear.

Not a Spotify fan. Prefer the Google system until lossless services launch later this year in North America.
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Sonos, 

Your official response from 10 months ago is: "There's not much to say at the moment"

Could you please update this response. I'm sure everyone following this thread would like to know whether or not the recently-added cast to Sonos functionality from the Google Play Music app means we will be seeing something similar in the Spotify app.
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.
So we are 10 months on, and is there any update from Sonos w/ respect to using spotify?

I just purchased two Connects and a Play1 to replace two AppleTVs and an Airport Express.  I was assuming that given that it is frequently toted as a great device for spotify that it would actually support this and that I could either use their App or the Sonos App would give me reasonable access to Spotify, particularly connect and radio/random play. 

We will see, but it is appears likely that all of this will go back to BestBuy in 12 days.