Sonos and Spotify News & Updates: Sonos Speakers Is Now Connected To Spotify; Will Amazon’s Alexa Voice Be Available Soon?

By Arlene Limsiaco , Updated Dec 07, 2016 09:38 PM EST
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Streaming service of Spotify had announced that all Spotify Premium subscribers can now connect and control their Sonos speakers using the music-streaming service's application. From its volumes, skips forward or backward to even creating groups of speakers within Spotify.

Now that Sonos speakers can be easily controlled using Spotify app, it is easier to switch any kinds of music playing from your mobile devices through headphones to Sonos speakers. In addition a user can also switch from Sonos speakers to headphones. In the Spotify app, you can adjust the volume of each Sonos speakers, as well as add and remove groups.

With the new update between Sonos and Spotify mobile app called Spotify Connect, there has been a confusion regarding its setup procedures. Here are the steps you need to follow to use this feature:

First, you have to set up your speakers properly with Sonos' app and check if you have a Spotify Premium account. The account must be connected to your Sonos' app and have a Spotify app on your mobile device.

Second, download the latest version of Sonos' app which is the Sonos 7.0 with 96.3 MB. It is now available for free download. With this, you have to update your Sonos hardware as well. When downloading is done, you have to create your Sonos account and there you have it. Open your Spotify, play one amazing song and tap "device available" on screen and you can now stream music.

Make sure you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network that you Sonos speakers have. However, Sonos' application beta program has set its limitations, it was only compatible with Android, Windows, and MacOS devices.

After Google Cast support in 2015, Sonos became the latest service that enables the streaming service's assistance connection protocol. At the press conference last August, Sonos announced that there will be a plan to add the Amazon's Alexa Voice compatibility next year.

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