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How do I add a streaming service to my Sonos system?

You've just installed your Sonos speaker. Now it's time to add your favorite music streaming service. In this article, we'll explain how to add a streaming service like Spotify or Deezer to your Sonos system.

What do you need?

  • A working Sonos system.
  • How do I install my Sonos speaker?
  • The Sonos app installed on your smartphone or tablet.
  • The app of your streaming service installed on your smartphone or tablet. The Spotify app, for example.

Note: with most streaming services, you can only stream to Sonos speakers with a paid or premium subscription.

Step 1: open the Sonos app

Open the Sonos Controller app on your smartphone or tablet. You now see the standard screen which you use to play music and control your Sonos speakers.

Step 2: open the menu

Step 2: open the menu

If you follow these steps on a tablet, the menu is already opened in the left column and you can skip this step. If you're using your smartphone, tap the 3 stripes at the top left to drop down the menu.

Step 3: tap 'Add Music Services'

Step 3: tap 'Add Music Services'

Tap 'Add Music Services'. You'll find this option halfway down the list, right above the gray icons.

Step 4: choose your streaming service

Step 4: choose your streaming service

Choose your streaming service from the list. Can't find your service? In that case, tap the magnifying glass in top right corner to search for your music streaming service.

Step 5: select 'I already have an account'

Step 5: select 'I already have an account'

The app now gives you information about the selected service and asks you if you already have an account of this service. Choose 'I already have an account'. If you add Spotify, this option is called 'Connect to Spotify'.

Step 6: enter your username and password

Step 6: enter your username and password

The app now asks you to enter your username and password which you use to log in to your streaming service. Enter these. Isn't this information asked? In that case, go to the next step.

Step 7: give the service a name

Step 7: give the service a name

Give the service a name. This name is only used in the Sonos app.

You're done

Your music streaming service has been added. The app returns to the home screen. You'll see the service you've just added in the main menu. Use the magnifying glass in the top right corner to look for a number, artist, or playlist. Would you rather see the main menu of another music streaming service? In that case, tap the 3 stripes in the top left corner to switch between your added streaming services.

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