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Volume control doesn't work with Sonos





Device iPhone 7

(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.) iOS 12.3


My Question or Issue

This problem started only recently. Despite being able to control the Sonos volume from the Sonos app slider, I can't use the Spotify slider to control it accurately. It is delayed and then slides back and forth on its own, fluctuating the sound. I can't use the hardware volume control for either Spotify or Sonos. This happens whether I have the Spotify app open only or both the Spotify and Sonos apps.

THIS HAPPENS ONLY WHEN I AM PLAYING SPOTIFY THROUGH SONOS. If playing Spotify alone on my iPhone it works fine, with either the app or hardware volume controls. Same with using only Sonos.

I have the proper settings on for integrating Spotify and Sonos. Also to allow hardware volume control through my phone app. None have been charged from when this all worked. I've used both apps for years. This has never happened before.

I am using an iPhone 7, running iOS 12.3.


Hey folks,


Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue.


We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone! Just make sure your app is updated to the latest version.


If you're still having trouble, make sure to post a new thread in the relevant help board here.



Status changed to: Under investigation

Hey folks,


Thanks for reporting this issue to us.


We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team, who are currently looking into it.


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Could you also make sure to provide us with the following info, if you haven’t already:

  • device + OS version
  • exact Spotify version
  • steps to reproduce this issue?

Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.


Hi @CarlosE , thanks for working on the issue. Do you know approximately when it will be fixed? Thanks!


I have done a fresh install, I have 6 connect amps all hard wired to router. Both apps installed n the same day so they are the most recent version and the Sonos amps themselves on most recent firmware. All amps control perfectly from the Sonos app. They work ok at first from Spotify, then when left for a few seconds volume control & song selection lags considerably. Takes a minute or two to catch up. Switch back to Sonos app and all is fine again.


I am also having this issue. I have recently returned to Spotify from Apple Music to take advantage of Spotify connect in my Sonos system. Volume control is very flakey. When I first load up Spotify and connect it to the Sonos speakers it seems to work as expected, but after a short while it loses volume control. I seem to be able to restore it by force closing the Spotify app, but it will soon lose it again. 


I am using iOS 14 on an iPhone 11. Also an Apple Watch. 





Hey there @Jonwright192 and @Strongface,


Thanks for sharing those details! 


Do you mind providing some additional info, so we can have our developers look into it further:

  • exact Spotify app version
  • Sonos speaker model
  • Sonos firmware version
  • Sonos ID
  • Sonos diagnostic number (go into the Sonos app > settings > help > submit diagnostics) 

Cheers - We'll be keeping an eye out for your replies.


Hi @Xenia 


Sure, here are those details. 

spotify version - 8.6.14

sonos speaker - play 1

sonos firmware version - not sure where to find this (build? 62188020)

sonos ID - 115017888

diagnostic - 835053891



Today I noticed that the issue isn’t happening with my Sonos Playbar which I rarely use for Spotify. So perhaps this issue is isolated to the Play1? 


I have always had this problem since buying Sonos 5 years ago, always a huge delay in volume control or nothing at all and I will have to go and adjust volume on speaker manually. The recently though it does not work at all, I don’t even bother using my iPhone to adjust volume. Very frustrating.


Same issue here, no solution 😞


Re-installing the App (iOS) did the trick for me. 

I had issues with volume control of Sonos speaker via Spotify connect but also with all other Spotify connect speaker I have. It’s definitely a Spotify issue. 

After the re-installation of the app everything works fine now!!


Still struggle to understand what the issue was though.  Must be a nightmare for support staff. 

also - could we not get a better device overview. I would like to hide my stupid TV and my streaming boxes from the list. There are so many devices there that I never use for Spotify and there is now way of making them disappear. @sporify dev teams. Please please please. Give it some love ❤️