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Sonos and Spotify Team Up


Sonos and Spotify Team Up

Sonos has announced at IFA that it will bring Spotify to the wireless audio system, via a free update coming later this month.

This means Sonos owners will get to enjoy access to all of Spotify’s eight million available tracks – as long as they are in a Spotify territory, which currently includes the UK, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden. The US continues to miss out.

Spotify on Sonos requires an update to version 3.3 of the Sonos software, which the company said will be available at the end of September. You will also need to purchase a Spotify premium subscription, which costs £9.99.

"It's great that people will be able to listen to Spotify whenever they want, wherever they want in their home," said Daniel Ek, Founder and chief executive of Spotify, in a statement. "We're excited to partner with Sonos to deliver the unique Spotify experience in the home, with the same quality and ease of use that our users already love."

"Spotify on Sonos has been the number one request from our European customers and we're thrilled to deliver it," said John MacFarlane, founder and chief executive of Sonos. "By partnering with a leading music streaming service like Spotify, we can now offer more of our customers the ultimate jukebox experience at home."

It’s probably not such great news for Napster, though at only £5 a month, the rival service will still have its place. Still, with Sonos already being a premium bit of kit, it’s likely that owners won’t mind stumping up the cash for the higher bit-rate offerings available on Spotify Premium.

Link: Sonos UK

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September 3, 2010, 9:01 pm

I have been running a Napster account (because it was the only option of that kind on Sonos) and a Spotify premium account so my wife and I can listen to music on our phones.

One must go and as Napster made the foolish error of removing Napster Mobile as an option they will be getting the chop.

The only issue is that Napster sometimes has albums on the day of release that Spotify does not.


September 3, 2010, 10:29 pm

About bloody time! Well done to them both though, this was the last piece in the puzzle for me - now I will actually sign up to Spotify Premium.

One question though - will it work with older Sonos models? The page on the Sonos website repeatedly refers to the S5 model, though their is a brief mention about connecting a Zonebridge to your router - so I assume it will work with their other existing models as well.

Any ideas?


September 4, 2010, 3:18 am

Thank god my life doesn't revolve around absolutely having to have all the world's possible music played continuously in any room of my house ... I've far too many other things to waste my money on.

Sometimes it's quite nice to sit in a quiet room and read a book ... you know one of those papery things ;)


September 4, 2010, 5:10 am

"Sometimes it's quite nice to sit in a quiet room and read a book ... you know one of those e-papery things"

there fixed it for you ;D

Chris Hamer

September 4, 2010, 8:17 pm

I know the service should be available to all, as it is really great. What i used it mostly for though is just listening to the top hits and then buying those as you can listen to the hole song to decide weather to buy.

What is quite funny though is the UK has finally got something that the US has not. So we can sit back and enjoy while they cant (: Maybe they love us.


September 5, 2010, 3:31 am

Hopefully this will pave the way for an official Squeezebox option (unless I've missed something in recent weeks...)

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