Unable to import all my previous iTunes playlists into Sonos Imported Playlist.
I have read a great deal about how to do this, so please do not direct me to this information, I need info of what to do when it does not work. I have imported some playlist from My Music Library location but are missing some playlists. I have also in Apple Music exported Playlists to a .m3u file then directed Sonos to that file in Sonos’s Controller on my Apple Mac not forgetting to Update the Music Library. Nothing works in that I do not see all the playlists that I see in Apple Music. I have restarted the Sonos app and the MAC computer, still no joy. Any further relevent help would be much appreciated. Thanks very much.
Best answer by John Von
I have done some further investigation and found a solution to this problem, please read on.
The reason not all playlists can be seen is because your Mac/PC or IOS device has not downloaded all the songs in each playlist from Apple Music. When this is done a folder entitled with the name of the Artist will be created and populated with the downloaded songs on the devices storage. The Playlists file just contains pointers to the artist folders and its tunes on the devices storage and if they are not on the device the playlist will not be listed in Sonos, because Sonos cannot access a song that is not on the devices storage.
In Apple Music do
For each playlist download all the songs, you can do this for all songs in the playlist at a time.
In the Sonos Controller do
Manage, Update Music Library Now. This will probably take a few minutes.
Now if you look at the imported playlist you should see all of them there and be able to play each song with the Sonos app.
Assuming you now have all Playlists in Sonos, your Mac/PC will send them to iCloud which will then make them available to all your other Apple devices, assuming in Settings they allow the Music app to connect to iCloud.