2 Methods to Add and Play Spotify on Sonos [2021 Updated]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 14, 2021 3:30 PM.

Spotify and Sonos have announced a partnership that enables Spotify users to directly stream and control their Spotify tracks and playlists on Sonos through the Spotify app under multi-room speaker systems. When this feature rolled out, it is only available for 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 are going to show you how to play Spotify on Sonos directly on computer and phone, along with an alternative way to stream Spotify music to Sonos with ease.

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Part 1. How to Play Spotify through Sonos with Mobiles/Computers
Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Sonos - Convert Spotify to MP3
Part 3. FAQs about Sonos and Spotify

Part 1. How to Play Spotify through Sonos with Mobiles/Computers

This is the full tutorial for how to add Spotify to Sonos, play Spotify on Sonos, and change Spotify account on Sonos.

How to Get Spotify on Sonos

Before you start add and play Spotify on Sonos, you should make sure 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. Go to Settings > Services & Voice > Music & Content > Add a Service > Spotify > Add to Sonos.

Step 2. Follow the instruction on screen to finish adding Spotify to Sonos.

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On Mac or Windows:

Step 1. Open the Sonos app. Go to Select a Music Source > Add Music Services > Spotify.

Step 2. Follow the instruction on screen to finish adding Spotify to Sonos.

How to Use Spotify on Sonos

To control Spotify on Sonos, follow this guide.

Step 1. Launch your Spotify app. Choose a song 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, please make sure your Sonos system and the device you're using for Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network.

How to Logout of Spotify on Sonos

You can log out of Spotify on Sonos. In order to log out of Spotify, just log in to your Spotify account on a web browser. You need to do that at a browser using the computer. And then click on Apps and remove Sonos from the list of approved applications. After that, you should go to the main page and click on Sign out everywhere.

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 app.

On iOS or Android:

Step 1. Go to Browse and choose Spotify.

Step 2. Tap the account name and the list of added accounts will be shown.

Step 3. 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. Tap the drop-down menu.

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

Part 2. Alternative Way to Play Spotify on Sonos

Although you can now listen to Spotify music on Sonos, no matter you've subscribed Premium account or not, many users have reported that they cannot use Spotify on Sonos due to some reasons. Since Sonos supports adding common music tracks, if you can have the Spotify songs downloaded to common formats such as MP3, it will become easy to stream Spotify to Sonos speakers without trouble.

To save your effort, here we highly recommend ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify, a smart Spotify downloader and extractor, which can download any Spotify music tracks and convert Spotify music beats to common audio formats including MP3, AAC,WAV, FLAC with 5X faster speed. After that, you'll be able to freely transfer the converted Spotify music to Sonos speakers for playback. Now follow this guide which will teach you how to convert Spotify and how to play Spotify on Sonos for free.

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Step 1. Launch ViWizard Music Converter for Spotify on your computer. Once the Spotify app is loaded successfully, log into your Spotify account and drag any track, playlist, or album from Spotify to the main home of ViWizard.

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Step 2. Click the top menu bar and choose Preferences. Then choose MP3 or other formats as the output audio format. In addition, you could also set the parameter of bit rate, sample rate, and channel as you like.

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Step 3. Press the Convert button to begin downloading and converting the Spotify songs or playlists. Wait till the conversion is completed, then click the Converted button to browse all the converted Spotify music files.

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Step 4. Open the Sonos app on your computer. Go to the Manage menu, select Music Library Settings. Then 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. FAQs about Spotify and Sonos

In this section, we've collected some common questions that many users have met while trying to use Spotify music 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? I'm a free user of Spotify.

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.


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