When I first bought my sonos you could. All of the music streaming services had a free portion to it that you could use with Sonos. There was the odd ad but now you need premium subscriptions. Bluetooth speaker are the way to go. The Sonos app just controls what and how you listen to music.
Having excitedly just prurchased my first Sonos element, of a complete house refurb, I was saddened to find the although Spotify is available on Sonos, it won't provide the free service. It's not that I'm mean. I'm retired and on a budget and am happy to listen to the adds, often of bands and gigs and related misice stuff, so I feel I'm doing my bit by listening. However, sadly, I'm now having to rethink the new sounds installation stragegy and will be returning my new Sonos, as it won't do as was stated, play Spotify as I listen to it at present.
One thing I can say is don't be so quick. I know I started this way back when and maybe someday they will listen. Sonos is not totaly to blame and you will definitely be missing out on some excellent sound. You may want to look into something newish Spotify is offering a family plan. It runs for $14.99 I think. They say all the members under the plan have to be in the same house but that is not true. You get premium service and what I did was split it with 5 friends so it's $3.00 a month. Each member gets their own sub account and can create their own pl, stations, follows, etc. The best part that I thought was so cool is with my Sonos I can now add their accounts and have quadrupled my Spotify/Sonos experience. Plus when one of them is over we can switch to their account if we want to pull up some new track or artist they found. So again I still agree that it stinks that the free Spotify does not work I really cannot stress that you look at the big picture...SONOS ROCK!!! Djaykrs
Bye bye Spotify. If I can't listen to you on Sonos you aren't worth anything to me. I'll stick with Google play.Pandora and iheart. I only tried Spotify for a playlist someone recommended .I'll stop back to see if you've come to your senses. I'm not thinking you will. This post started in 2014. It's now 2018.