Two things that are not obvious about Spotify Connect & Sonos

by Volker Weber


There are two things that are not obvious about Spotify Connect when working with Sonos:

When your friends don't need a Sonos app, neither do your kids. They never have to touch the Sonos controller, once the system is set up.


So I guess the gatekeeper is your Wifi password/access. Don't want people messing with your sonos, don't give access :) I can't wait for this to be out of beta.

John Head, 2016-11-02

It is. I also have a guest network which is firewalled off the local network. Only gives Internet access.

Volker Weber, 2016-11-02

One question on this one:
Spotifiy Connect knows your speakers, even when you are not on your home Wifi. That means you can play something when you are not yet connected. Transfer the music from your car to your home, maybe?

Does this really mean that it works to control your sonos player through the public internet?


Johannes Koch, 2016-11-02

No. It talks to Spotify. Which then talks to your speaker. You are not controlling your speaker. Spotify is.

Volker Weber, 2016-11-02

This immidiately brings me to the question:
Does the guest unregister from my speaker once he left my Wifi (digital lawn)?

I see someone having a heart attack because their partner accidentally switched on the music in the living room instead on the bluetooth in the car. :-D

Patrick Bohr, 2016-11-02

I bought all that Yamaha multicast stuff because of Spotify Connect, and now that message. Does Thomas offer a trade-in program? :-)

Markus Wolff, 2016-11-03

You can always buy something else first, if you are rich. ;-)

Volker Weber, 2016-11-03

Hmmm. I upgraded to v7 and enrolled the beta programme. All software and firmware seems current. Still: no Sonos speakers visible on Spotify. Does this only work if Sonos operates on wifi instead of its own mesh network, connected via Ethernet? Am I missing a magic trick?

Maikel Maes, 2016-11-06

Found the culprit - had to update the MacOs Sonos app as the IOS updated version did not "upgrade" the sonos devices to become Spotify Connected. Now they are! Very cool feature, however overdue.

Maikel Maes, 2016-11-06

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