Using Apple Music, how to enable "Autoplay Similar Songs" within Sonos App

  • 19 January 2021
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In iOS14 Apple added a new feature to “Autoplay Similar Tracks” when a playlist or queue is finished.  Its supposed to continue to play similar music to what was on the playlist.  Similar to Create a Station that does work (but is fairly buried in Sonos and Apple), but instead it kicks in at the end of an existing playlist vs. creating an unending playlist from scratch like Create Station does from a selected song.

 

See here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208383

 

Apple show an infinity symbol on the player to control this feature.

 

Its supposed to be somewhat better than create a station as it has the context of the entire preceeding playlist when picking a new song, vs. a single song.


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Hi @buddyrich33

Thanks for reaching out to the Sonos community and for letting us know about your concern.

We appreciate you for sharing this new feature with Apple Music. Users with Apple Music subscriptions will have this Autoplay similar tracks available in their account. It would be great if this feature will be available in the Sonos app.  What I can do is to pass along your interest with our engineers.

In the Sonos app, you can use the queue when playing music from your music library or from on-demand music services like Apple Music. If you have Sonos devices with AirPlay capability, you can stream via AirPlay from your Apple Music app and enjoy playing similar tracks. 

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns, we'll be glad to assist you.

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I have to say this autoplay feature is brilliant and it would be a HUGE boost to the Sonos capability if it could support it.

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I second or third this request...I would much prefer to select an Apple Music song from the Sonos App and have Apple Music Autoplay Similar Music RATHER THAN having to stream a song from my iPhone to a Sonos unit to make this happen….this, to me, is a must have feature! 

Upvote this functionality. I love the Apple Music AutoPlay feature it’s brilliant.

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Given that Apple cannot even be bothered to fix Activity Playlists in the Sonos SMAPI endpoint, I’d say the chances of them adding actual features such as this are slim-to-none.

I would love to see this feature incorporatedin Sonos also!

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Hello, guys, the feature of Apple Music to continue playing music automatically in the same style as the playlist is indeed incredibly good.

That's why I'm also asking the Sonos developers to integrate the whole thing into the Sonos app. It's super easy to discover new music that you really like and also fits the playlist.

We need Autoplay! Thanks… 😍😘😀

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Hello, guys, the feature of Apple Music to continue playing music automatically in the same style as the playlist is indeed incredibly good.

That's why I'm also asking the Sonos developers to integrate the whole thing into the Sonos app. It's super easy to discover new music that you really like and also fits the playlist.

We need Autoplay! Thanks… 😍😘😀


Sonos know nothing about the music they play (other than the name). Only the music services that provide the music know more, and this specific request should be directed to Apple.

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