How to Play Spotify on Sonos in 2 Ways [Updated Recently]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 30, 2022 3:30 PM.
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Spotify and Sonos have announced a partnership that enables Spotify users to directly stream their Spotify songs and playlists on Sonos through the Spotify app under multi-room speaker systems. When this feature rolled out, it is only available for those Spotify Premium users. But later in 2019, Sonos had expanded its service to all Spotify Free users, which brought affordable listening to many more people. Here we're going to show how to play Spotify on Sonos directly from computer and phone, along with an alternative way to listen to Spotify on Sonos with ease.

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Part 1. How to Play Spotify on Sonos with Mobile/Computer
Part 2. Alternative Way to Listen to Spotify on Sonos
Part 3. More Tips to Use Spotify on Sonos for Playing
Part 4. FAQs about Spotify and Sonos

Part 1. How to Play Spotify on Sonos Speakers with Mobile/Computer

Since Spotify opens its streaming service to Sonos, both Free and Premium Spotify users can access the entire catalogue of Spotify in every corner of your home. This is the full tutoril for how to add Spotify to Sonos and then play Spotify on Sonos.

How to Get Spotify on Sonos

Before you start to add Spotify on Sonos for playing, you should make sure that you have the latest version of the Sonos app, as well as, the Spotify app. After that, you can follow the quick steps below to connect Spotify to Sonos.

On iOS or Android:

Step 1. Open the Sonos app and go to Settings > Services & Voice.

Step 2. Under Music & Content, tap Add a Service and find Spotify then select it.

Step 3. Tap Add to Sonos and follow the on-screen instructions to add Spotify to Sonos.

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On Mac or Windows:

Step 1. Open te Sonos app and go to the Select a Music Source tab.

Step 2. Click on Add Music Services and select Spotify then choose to add your account details.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instruction to authorize Spotify on Sonos for playing.

How to Play Spotify on Sonos

After adding Spotify to Sonos, you can use the Sonos app to directly play Spotify through your Sonos speaker. But you can also browse all of your existing Spotify playlists and play them on your Sonos speaker via Spotify Connect or Apple AirPlay. To control Spotify on Sonos, follow this guide.

Step 1. Launch Spotify on your device. Then choose a playlist to play and go to the Now Playing screen.

Step 2. From the screen bottom, tap the Devices Available button and select your Sonos speaker.

Note: For a successful connection, make sure that your Sonos speaker and device you're using for Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network.

Part 2. Alternative Way to Listen to Spotify on Sonos

Although you can listen to Spotify on Sonos, no matter whether you've subscribed to any Premium plan or not, many users have reported that they cannot use Spotify on Sonos due to some reasons. Sonos supports adding common music tracks, so if you can download Spotify songs to common formats such as MP3, it will be come easy to play Spotify on Sonos speaker without trouble.

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Now follow this guide which will teach you how to download Spotify songs and then listen to Spotify music on Sonos even without the internet.

1Import Spotify Songs to ViWizard Software

Launch ViWizard Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Once the Spotify app is loaded successfully, log into your Spotify account and drag any music track, playlist, or album from Spotify the main home of ViWizard.

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2Configure the Output Audio Format for Spotify

Click the top menu bar, choose the Preferences option, ans switch to the Convert tab. Then choose MP3 or other formats. In addition, you could also set the parameter of bit rate, sample rate, and channel as you like.

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3Start to Convert and Download Spotify to MP3

Click on the Convert button to begin downloading and converting Spotify songs or playlists. Wait till the conversion is completed, then click on the Converted button to browse all the converted Spotify music files in the history list.

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4Go to Upload Spotify Songs to the Sonos App

Open the Sonos app on your computer. Go the Manage Menu, select Music Library Settings, and click + on Mac or Add on PC. Then import the converted Spotify music tracks. Once added, you can freely play Spotify on Sonos speaker without limit.

Part 3. More Tips to Use Spotify on Sonos for Playing

While using Spotify on Sonos, you can will encounter lots of problems. To use Spotify on Sonos better, you can check the following tips about using Spotify on Sonos.

How to Logout of Spotify on Sonos

There are two methods for you to log out of Spotify on Sonos. You can directly log out of Spotify on the Sonos app or remove the Sonos device from your Spotify account.

On the Spotify app

Step 1. Simply log into your Spotify account on a web browser and then click on Apps.

Step 2. Go to remove Sonos from the list of approved applications. After that, you should go to the main page and click on Sigh out everywhere.

On the Sonos app

Step 1. Open the Sonos app and tap Settings, then Services & Voice.

Step 2. Under Music & Content, select Spotify and tap Remove Account.

How to Change Spotify Account on Sonos

You can also change your Spotify account on Sonos. Follow the different guides below to learn how to change Spotify account on Sonos.

On iOS or Android:

Step 1. Go to Browse and choose Spotify then tap the account name.

Step 2. The list of added accounts will be shown and choose the account you want to change to.

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On Mac or Windows:

Step 1. Go to the Select a Music Source panel and tap the drop-down menu.

Step 2. Choose Spotify and choose the account you want to switch to.

How to Fix Spotify Not Working on Sonos

Sometimes, you can't find Spotify on the Sonos app. Then you can resolve this issue with the following steps.

Step 1. Sign into your Sonos account and click Profile.

Step 2. Make sure the country is set correctly under the Address section.

How to Solve Spotify Not Showing on Sonos

To solve Spotify not showing on Sonos, you can try several those methods. For example, you can disconnect Spotify to Sonos speakers and link it again. Or you can clear the cache on your Spotify app or reset Sonos speaker.

Part 4. FAQs about Spotify and Sonos

Here we've collected some common questions that many users have met while trying to use Spotify on Sonos smart speaker. Also, we offer some proven answers to these questions. Hope they can help you solve the issues. If you have other questions, welcome to leave your voice below.

Q1. Can I use Spotify with Sonos with a Free account?

A: Yes, you can. Spotify Free music now can be played on Sonos speaker directly through the Spotify or Sonos app. You can refer to the guide in Part 1 to learn how to do that.

Q2. Why can't I play Spotify on Sonos?

A: If you have problem while playing Spotify music through Sonos, it might because you're using an outdated Sonos app (10.13 or earlier). Please go to the More > Settings > System Updates > Check for Updates to update your Sonos system.

Q3. Can I play my own music on Sonos?

Of course! Sonos allows you to stream your own music tracks from the computer to your Sonos system. You can launch the Sonos app on Mac or PC. Then go to Manage > Music Library Settings. Click + (macOS) or Add (Windows) to add your own music to Sonos. When the process is done, you can then play your own music tracks on a Sonos speaker.

Q4. What bitrate and format does Spotify use?

Spotify audios are in OGG format up to 320kbps, but that also depends on your internet connection.

Conclusion

In this article, you'll find two ways for playing Spotify on Sonos. You can choose to play your favorite songs from Spotify with the Spotify app or the Sonos app. In addition, you can download Spotify songs to your computer and then upload them to your music library on the Sonos app for playing anytime. If you have any problem of using Spotify on Sonos, you can try the below solutions.

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