How to Connect Spotify to Sonos

You can easily connect Spotify to Sonos using the Sonos app on your phone or computer. You need to have a Spotify Free or Premium account for this to work, but it’s a great way to stream your favorite music on a Sonos system. 

My name is Donovan, and I’m a musician, producer, and all-around audio lover. I have set up several Sonos speakers systems recently and know through first-hand experience how to connect Spotify to it. 

This post will show you how to connect Spotify to Sonos. I’ll walk you through all the steps to connect to Spotify through the Sonos app for your phone or computer. I’ll also provide you with some other important and relevant information to get the most out of your system. 

Let’s get to it. 

Key Takeaways

  • You can use the Sonos app to connect Spotify to your Sonos system. 
  • You need to have a Spotify account to connect it to Sonos. You can choose between the Free and Premium accounts if you need to set up Spotify. 
  • Once you have Spotify connected to Sonos, you can control your music streaming through the Sonos app, the Spotify app, or with voice controls on your Sonos speakers. 
  • Connecting Spotify to Sonos is a great way to take advantage of this streaming service’s convenience and vast library. 

Connecting Spotify to Sonos: The Complete Guide

Connecting Spotify to Sonos is an excellent way to listen to music, podcasts, and other audio content available on the popular streaming service. You can quickly take advantage of both by linking them directly through the Sonos app. 

If you have a Sonos system and use Spotify as your primary streaming service, I highly suggest connecting them. This will allow you to control Spotify directly on your phone or computer and have the audio play from your Sonos speakers. 

Before getting started with the instructions on how to connect Spotify to Sonos, I want to give you a quick reminder on a few things you must have for it to work. 

You need to have the Sonos app and the Spotify app downloaded on your phone or computer. There are versions available for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. No matter what type of device you choose to use, you can get things connected.

You must also have a Spotify account to link that to Spotify. If you don’t already have an account, you need to set one up before getting started. Both Spotify Free and Premium accounts are compatible with Sonos. 

Spotify Free won’t cost you anything, but you’ll listen to ads occasionally and have some features limited. Spotify Premium is affordable and gives you full access to everything the service offers. 

Once you have those two important things in place, you can connect Spotify and Sonos by following the steps below for your phone or computer. 

Follow these steps to connect Spotify and Sonos on your iOS or Android phone: 

1. Open the Sonos app. 

2. Tap Settings

3. Tap Services & Voice

4. Tap Music & Content

5. Tap Add a Service.

6. Tap Spotify

7. Tap Add to Sonos

8. The app will then direct you to sign in to your Spotify account, so you’ll need to know your login credentials. Follow any additional instructions within the app to complete the process. 

9. Try to play music from Spotify to ensure it comes through on your Sonos system. 

Follow these steps to connect Spotify and Sonos on your computer: 

1. Open the Sonos app on your computer. 

2. Navigate to the Select a Music Source section of the app. 

3. Click Add Music

4. Click Spotify

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the connection process. The app will take you to Spotify, where you’ll need to log in with your credentials to connect the two services. 

6. Attempt to play music from Spotify on your computer to ensure the audio is heard through your Sonos system. 

Once everything is connected, you can control Spotify as usual, and the audio should play back through your Sonos system. You can adjust volume and other controls directly in the Sonos app or change songs through Spotify. 

If you have your Sonos system connected to a voice assistant (or a voice-enabled Sonos speaker), you can control Spotify with voice commands. Getting this set up will make everything even more convenient. 

Why Isn’t My Sonos Connecting to Spotify? 

If you had any trouble connecting Spotify to Sonos through the steps above, explore this section for some troubleshooting tips. I developed this list by testing some common problems and dealing with them myself through the setup process. 

Again, make sure you have a Spotify account set up before attempting to connect to Sonos. Without an active account, you won’t be able to connect at all. And you need to have this in place before attempting to connect through the Sonos app. 

Also, double-check that your device has the most recent versions of the Sonos and Spotify apps. If you run an outdated version of either, you might experience connectivity issues or other problems. 

Sometimes a random bug or glitch will also prevent Spotify and Sonos from connecting. Try resetting your phone and speakers to resolve this. You can just power them down and turn everything back on again for a quick reset. 

Your Sonos speakers and the device you use to control the Sonos app and Spotify (likely your phone) need to be on the same WiFi network for this to work. If you are using cellular service, join the WiFi network to complete the connection. 

It’s also possible that you might be in a region where Spotify is not supported. It should work in most countries and definitely works through the US, but you can double-check the list of available regions here if you are traveling. 

If none of those tips helped, you should contact Spotify or Sonos customer service for further assistance. Spotify has a 24/7 chat feature that I’ve found helpful numerous times. 


Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to how to connect Spotify to Sonos. 

How do I connect my Sonos app to Spotify? 

You can easily connect Spotify to your Sonos app through the Settings and Services & Voice tabs within the app. Once you navigate to that section, you can choose Spotify as a voice service and play music on your Sonos system. 

Can I play Spotify on my Sonos? 

As long as you have a Spotify account, you can easily play the streaming service on your Sonos system. To get started, you need to add Spotify as a service through the Sonos app. Once everything is set up and connected, you can play Spotify on your speakers. 

How do I listen to my Spotify playlist on Sonos? 

You need to connect Spotify to Sonos to play anything on your Sonos system. You can do this within the Sonos app. Once you have the two connected, you can play Spotify playlists right on your phone or computer, and they will play through your Sonos speakers. 

What quality is Spotify on Sonos? 

You can expect to get solid audio quality when you use Spotify on Sonos. It should sound just as good as any other audio source you play through your Sonos system. Keep in mind that you’ll likely get better audio quality if you use wired speakers rather than wireless ones. 

Final Thoughts

You need to have a Spotify account set up in order to connect that to Sonos. Do this before attempting to connect with the instructions here, or you’ll be spinning in circles. Then you can complete the connection through the Sonos app on your phone or computer. 

Once you have Spotify connected to Sonos, you can control all of your music directly through the Spotify app, and it will play through your Sonos speakers. Take advantage of this easy connectivity to help make the most out of your Sonos setup. 

Do you use Spotify Free or Premium? How many speakers do you have in your Sonos setup? Let me know in the comments below.

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