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how do you play instagram live stories on sonos play 5?

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Sonos interoperability with Instagram

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Best answer by Airgetlam 23 March 2020, 02:25

There isn’t any currently. Sonos isn’t a web browser. You could potentially stream a ‘story’ to your TV, and have the TV send the audio to a connected Sonos device. 


Moderator Note: Great advice in this topic. One thing to add: You could always use Line-In on the Sonos PLAY:5. 

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I am able to play my Instagram stories (or anything from Safari) on my iPhone. This only works in Safari and not from the Instagram app. Once logged in and the story is playing, swipe to bring up the iOS control panel, and you will see in the top right a window that allows you to choose where the audio will play. My Apple TVs and Sonos speakers show here as choices.

Sonos doesn’t have the ability, perhaps as a legal issue, to hijack other people’s streams. What they’ve done is create an API along with instructions and assistance so that others can incorporate themselves in the Sonos ecosystem. You could certainly suggest to Instagram that you would love to see them implement this concept, and point them to the Sonos partners page

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I assume you could Airplay it from your phone to an airplay-compatible Sonos device.

It's a shame. Could you think to make it possible in a futur version?

Thanks

There isn’t any currently. Sonos isn’t a web browser. You could potentially stream a ‘story’ to your TV, and have the TV send the audio to a connected Sonos device. 


Moderator Note: Great advice in this topic. One thing to add: You could always use Line-In on the Sonos PLAY:5. 

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