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How to Listen to Apple Music on Sonos

Karlie Harris
BY Karlie Harris   
LAST UPDATED: May. 27, 2017

Sonos, is one of the best wireless speaker systems in the world. It is considered as being the ultimate in-home music system, promising seamless streaming throughout your entire house. And now Sonos speakers have already offer a huge list of streaming music services including Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Tidal, etc. Of course, the Apple Music addition is inevitable.

Cooperation between Apple Music and Sonos

When the Apple music first launched on June 30, 2015, it was noticeably absent from the Sonos system. Many Apple Music users are frustrated with this sad truth, because they want to fill their homes with apple music. So, Apple Music on Sonos has been highly anticipated.

On December 15, 2015, Sonos has released an update to its controller apps that add support for Apple Music, though it is in beta form. After a two month beta testing period, Sonos announced that Apple Music will be officially available on Sonos wireless speakers starting on February 10, 2016.

Then, Sonos customers across the world will be able to stream Apple Music content and directly access Apple Music features including For You, Radio, and My Music.

Apple Music and Sonos

How to Add Apple Music to your Sonos

A few things you need to know before starting:

• An Apple Music membership or free trial is required.

• To add Apple Music to Sonos, you must be using the iOS 8.4.1 or later or an Android phone with Android 4.3 or later. Once you add Apple Music, you'll be able to control it from a Sonos controller on any platform, including iOS, Android, Mac, or PC.

• You can't add Apple Music to Sonos with Kindle devices, Android tablets or the Sonos Controller App for Mac/Windows. But Apple Music on Sonos can be controlled from these devices once it's set up with a supported device.

• Download the Sonos Controller app to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android phone. And then update the Sonos system to the latest version.

Follow the steps below to add Apple Music to Sonos

Step 1. Open the Sonos Controller app. And then tap Add Music Services in the Main Menu.

Step 2. Choose Apple Music and then tap "Add to Sonos".

Step 3. Sign in with your Apple ID for Apple Music Subscription. Then you can play Apple Music songs on Sonos.

Add Apple Music to Sonos

Can I Control Sonos from Apple Music App Directly?

No, you can't. Now Spotify have just added direct access where you can control Sonos directly from the Spotify app. So many Apple Music subscribers are asking if there is any plans for Apple to make this improvements. So far, there is no any official news shows that Apple Music has this planning. If you are one of the users who concern about this question, you can get help from the Apple airplay.

Steps to Play Apple Music on Sonos speaker from Apple music app

Step 1. See your current play song screen, and tap on AirPlay button.

Step 2. Under the list you can see all sonos music system.

Step 3. Choose device on that you want play directly from apple music.

Play Apple Music on Sonos Offline

Actually, Apple Music allows you to save your songs, albums and playlists to your iPhone, PC or Mac for offline listening. But, there are some limitations due to the DRM protection. Once you canceled the subscription, all your music will be greyed out and can't be access any more. Therefore, some users seek for a way to play Apple Music on Sonos even after the subscription.

Here, Apple Music Converter can help you. This program has the ability to get rid of DRM from Apple Music songs and convert Apple Music to plain MP3, M4A, FLAC, AIFF, etc. Thus to help you keep the files even after subscription. If necessary, you can read the detailed guide below:


How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

How to Keep Apple Music after Subscription Ends


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