Music services and sources
Find more information on which music services work with Sonos, playing from your music library, or using AirPlay 2 with Sonos.
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As it is right now, the only way people coming over to your house can find their own playlists, is by having them add their own Spotify account(having to remove it again before they leave), or making obnoxious playlist names so you can find them by searching. I would really like a way to search for profiles on Spotify. This was personally what made me wait so long before getting my own set of speakers, but I chose to dive in anyway as it is such a nice system. But when you have to show your friends how great your Sonos system is, and they spend minutes struggling to find their own playlist only to figure out that they really can't without the extra effort, some of the shine and polish wears off.:?
Probably been asked before but as a new Sonos owner...how do I play music from the iCloud....my iPod touch which holds my library is not supported by sonos and my iPhone & iPad are only 16gb, so have no room to download anything to the device...guy in the shop said I could play from iCloud....if this is not the case then it will need to go back
I have Deezer Elite and it's been skipping half way through tracks on a regular basis these last few days. Are others seeing this? I have no problem with local files or Internet radio stations (or even Netflix in the telly), so I think it must be a Deezer/Sonos interface thing?
Hey So I've had Deezer Elite since I bought my Playbar last year and I enjoy the service and use it regularly and for £9.99 a month with a Sonos product it seemed fair. That has since gone up to £19.99 as I'm now out of the offer. I'd like to share the account and get a family one from Deezer however this is £15 and doesn't provide the higher quality tracks that Elite does and currently Deezer do not offer an Elite Family account.. My question is this.. if I move over to the compressed Deezer version.. will I notice a difference?... Cheers :)
According to this video at 35 min... https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2017/509/ [img]bb2c4bca-0ef6-4dac-9ed6-f640cc7ba5ec.png[/img] ... Airplay 2 supports "various bit depths". Since I don't think they primarily mean 8 bit and stuff like that I'm guessning they mean 24-bit and possibly 32 bit float (Core Audio standard). So the question is how the new Airplay 2 compatible Sonos components handles this? Do they play 24 bit already from the Sonos controller och is that only possible throught Airplay 2? If it's the later then I would guess theres bit conversion (to 16) going on in the Sonos components. When it comes to streaming to the older speakers I would guess this conversion takes place in the Airplay 2-compatible. That's one explanation why older speakers can't handle Airplay 2 directly. They can't make the bit conversion required. Any more in depth knowledge here at the forum regarding these guesses?
Since I only found posts about this topic from a year ago or older, I wanted to check if there has been any progress for volume normalization when using a third party app (in my case Spotify). The setting for it in the Spotify app is only applied on the device youre changing it on. Because those settings are not accessible in the Sonos app, there is no way to set it for my brand new Sonos setup (neither through Spotify nor Sonos). The result is that the volume of the music varies frequently; often just slightly, but regularly its very noticeable. It happens often enough to degrade the user experience considerably.
Hi!I’m looking for advice on how to play CDs through my Sonos speakers without spending a fortune on a Sonos Port or Amp. I currently have a Sonos One Gen 2 and an IKEA Symfonisk, none of which have line-in. I’ve also ordered the Sonos Roam, which also doesn’t have line-in, but apparently has bluetooth. So, could I:Get a portable CD player with bluetooth and connect that to the Sonos Roam via bluetooth? Would that only play on the Roam then and not the whole system? If I get an Apple Optical Drive, could I then connect it to my Macbook and send it to the speakers via Airplay 2?Any other options?Grateful for any advice!
Hi, Can I get the sonos to play whatever the computer is playing? or am i restricted to the sonos app and radio stations there? I want to quite simply use this to play whatever my PC plays but this doesnt seem to work....... I just want to use i as a computer speaker is all. Please help.
I set up Amazon Music as a music service in the Sonos app yet I'm unable to play any songs. When I follow the steps to authorize, it appears to complete successfully. I'm able to browse Amazon playlists and stations. I know the account is being accessed since I'm able to find my personalized playlists. However, when I attempt to play a song, I get the error "Unable to add songs to the Queue". When I attempt to play a station, I get the error "Unable to play '' - the connection to Amazon Music was lost." Any ideas or suggestions?
I listen to BBC Radio 4 every morning on my Sonos system. It's my alarm clock.This morning there is a short audio insert just before each hour telling me that the service will be stopping on March 22nd 2021 and that I should contact my service provider to ask them how I can continue to access the BBC content.I'm not in the UK, so the TuneIn service is still available (until now). What are the options for me to still receive my daily dose of British content over my Sonos system?iPhone related options are not applicable in this house.
So, when Android users are going to get feature parity with iOS users?It's been a long time since Airplay 2 was implemented and so far nothing on Chromecast. Only Spotify (thanks to Spotify Connect) allows Android users to cast directly from the app, no other app can do it.Why the preferential treatment if Sonos charge the same to everyone? Is it because Sonos executives use iOS devices or what? The Sonos app is bad for everything but configuring the devices and it shouldn't be forced down the throat of customers to replace their chosen service app, it's user hostile and breaks usability.
Hi, I purchase audiobooks through IBooks. I might look into a Audible subscription, but ITunes is OK for now. I'm trying to play on them through Sonos but I can't see the author or book name when I search my library. (I've refreshed the Music Index). I've downloaded the audiobook and copied it onto my NAS drive in the same folder as all the music. The audiobook is a MPEG-4 Audio file, so I'm not sure if Sonos can read those. My music files are M4A Files. Does anyone know if playing audiobooks in this way is possible? Thanks
Hi I am having an issue where any new Apple playlist I create does not show up in the Sonos Controller. The odd thing is that if I delete a playlist, it removes itself from the list. It is only creating new ones that seem to not appear in the Sonos app. I have gone through the recommendations on this site that others have seemed to have tried but none of those checks worked. I have the following Iphone 11 Pro running IOS 13.2.3 Latest Sonos Controller App on Iphone Rebooted all Sonos Speakers (Just In case) Restarted Iphone Turned Apple Music Sync off and then back on (numerous times) Checked and reset preferences in ITunes on my Win10 Laptop Thanks in advance Pete
So I've got a Synology NAS and a couple of Sonos speakers. Some day I got the stupid (!) idea to switch SMBv1 off and soon I found out that my Sonos stuff was unable to find my local music library. Of course I agree that Sonos should move to v2 or v3, but since there is no sign they will, even after the whole S2 operation, it seems we will have to solve this ourselves. I’ve seen the Raspberry pi solution here on the forum, but I didn’t want separate devices and I thought it should be possible to do the same with docker on the NAS itself. If you are not familiar with Docker yet: it is like running an extra machine (called “container”) on your NAS, a little bit like virtual machines, but easier and more lightweight. The container runs isolated on your NAS, it only gets the access to your NAS you grant it specifically. Docker is a standard package on Synology. It also has a nice “registry”: an app store where everyone can share their containers. So the idea is: run a container with SMB (S
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