Sonos PLAYBASE User Manual Play music


The PLAYBASE streams all your favorite music even when the TV is off. Just open the Sonos app on your mobile device or computer and choose the music you want to hear.


Note: If TV Autoplay is set to On, the PLAYBASE automatically stops playing music and switches to TV audio whenever the TV is turned on. Go to TV autoplay for more information.

Radio by TuneIn

Sonos has over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts from around the world. Choose Radio by TuneIn to start exploring.

  • Sonos currently supports MP3, HLS/AAC, and WMA streaming audio formats.

  • If you can’t find your favorite radio station or show, go to for additional information.

Music services

A music service sells audio on a per-song, per audiobook, or subscription basis. Sonos is compatible with many music services, like Pandora, Spotify and Apple Music. Add your own or discover something new. See the latest list at

Some music services may not be available in your country. Please check the music service’s website for more information.

If you’re currently subscribed to a music service, just add your music service login and password information to Sonos and you’ll have instant access to the music service from your Sonos system.

(If you haven’t subscribed yet, first go to the music service’s website to sign up. Once you become a subscriber, follow the steps below to add your account information to Sonos.)

  1. From the Menu, select Add Music Services.

  2. Choose the music service you want to add.
    You can also add a music service account by going to Settings -> My Services and choosing Add Another Account.
    You’ll be asked to name the account so you can see one is in use if there are multiple accounts for this music service in the house.
    As soon as your credentials have been verified, the music service appears on the Menu.

Music on your computer

Sonos can play music from any computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Once it’s set up, just choose Music Library from the Menu to browse and play your personal collection.

  1. From the Sonos app on your computer, go to Settings -> Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.

  2. Choose Add New Share and tell us where you’ve stored your music. (It’s usually in your computer’s Music folder.)


Note: If your music collection is big, it may take up to 15 minutes to sync it with your Sonos app.

Music on 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 enjoy the Spotify features you love without ever opening the Sonos app (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.


Note: Once a Sonos account has been created, the option no longer appears.

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