Sonos PLAY:1 User Manual Playing Music
Make a selection from the Menu on your mobile device or from the MUSIC pane on a Mac or PC.
Sonos includes a radio guide that provides immediate access to thousands of free Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world—music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
To select a radio station, simply select Radio by TuneIn and choose a station.
A music service is an online music store or online service that sells audio on a per-song, per audiobook, or subscription basis. Sonos is compatible with several music services - you can visit our website at www.sonos.com/music for the latest list. (Some music services may not be available in your country. Please check the individual music service’s website for more information.)
If you are currently subscribed to a music service that’s compatible with Sonos, simply add your music service user name and password information to Sonos as needed and you’ll have instant access to the music service from your Sonos system.
To add a music service, touch Add Music Services from the Menu.
Select the Sonos-compatible music service you would like to add.
Select Add to Sonos, and then follow the on-screen prompts. Your login and password will be verified with the music service. As soon as your credentials have been verified, the music service displays on the Menu.
Free music service trials are available in some countries. (Please check the individual music service’s website for more information.) If there is a music service trial visible on the Music Services menu, simply touch it to select. Touch Add to Sonos -> I’m new to [music service], and then follow the prompts to activate the music trial. After the trial period is up, you will need to subscribe to the music service to keep the music playing.
Local music library
Sonos can play music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders (up to 65,000 songs). During the setup process, you are guided through the process of accessing your local music library (such as your iTunes library). Over time, you may wish to add or remove folders from this list.
Note: We recommend using the Sonos app for Mac or PC to add shared folders. For more information, please visit our website at http://faq.sonos.com/manage.
To make changes to your local library using a mobile device, go to Settings and choose one of the following options:
To add a music folder, select Music Library Setup and:
Touch -> Add New Share (iOS).
Touch Add New Share (Android).
To remove a music folder, select Music Library Setup and:
Touch next to the folder you wish to remove (iOS).
Touch the folder and select Remove Share (Android).
Sonos indexes your local music so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or songs.) If you add new music, simply update your music index to add this music to your Sonos music library.
To update your music library, select Manage Music Library -> Update Music Index Now. If you’d like your music library to update automatically each day, select Schedule Music Index Updates and then select an update time.
Playing music from your mobile device
You can play music and podcasts stored on any mobile device that’s on the same network as Sonos. Just choose On this [mobile device] from the Menu.
Google Play Music (Android devices)
You can play music to Sonos directly from the Google Play Music app on any Android device. This feature is available for both Standard and All Access Google Play Music customers.
To play music directly from the Google Play Music app to Sonos, you must have both the Google Play Music app and the Sonos app installed on your mobile device.
Simply open the Google Play Music app and connect to a Sonos room or room group to start the music.
Control Sonos from your Spotify app
You can always play Spotify from the Sonos app. Now you can control Sonos directly from your Spotify app too (Spotify premium subscribers only).
While you’re listening to music in the Spotify app, select DEVICES AVAILABLE to connect to a Sonos room or room group.
To use this feature you need to have a Sonos account. If you don’t have one, choose one of the following options:
On a mobile device: Go to Settings -> Advanced Settings and choose Control Sonos from Spotify.
On a PC: Go to Manage -> Settings and choose Advanced. From the Music Sources tab, choose Control Sonos from Spotify.
On a Mac: Go to Sonos -> Preferences and select Advanced. From the Music Sources tab, choose Control Sonos from Spotify.
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