Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

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Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

planetf1
Regular

I've been using Spotify for around 3 years, and sonos for a little under 1. Such a great combination..

 

I notice Spotify have now changed their desktop UI so that rather than making it easy to add an album to a playlist, the simple op is now to "save" the album. I guess they're making album's first class entities.. kinda makes sense... but...

.. the sonos client can't see these saved albums, only playlists.

 

I tend to browse spotify's "discover" and then go through adding anything I like to playlists, which I can then easily play in sonos.

This just got a lot harder.

 

I'm actually considering trying the same activity in google play music instead -- anyone have thoughts on comparing the two services for example
- ease of browsing
- broadness of catalogue
- quality (bitrate, codec) for streaming >> spotify is excellent!
- capability (radio etc)

- mobile support (I use all the time with spotify)

 

Are there any plans to improve the sonos support for spotify? I gather one of the issues has been lack of an open API. But the integration is now starting to lack with this latest change, lack of radio etc. 

 

I'm not interested in whether the issue is with spotify or sonos, I'm just looking for the best end user experience...... 

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Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

fake1710
Newbie

I got the same issues. I love Spotify and i love Sonos. But together they aren't that good.

 

How awesome it would be to play music on sonos directly out of your really great spotify app!

 

I am actually testing google play, cause they support this feature. But i don't wanna change, so PLEASE improve your compability to sonos!

 

Thanks and greets,

FaKe

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

swisskenny
Casual Listener

Apologies if I'm a bit late in the day or this has been solved - I can't find the solution.

 

I have Sonos and Spotify Premium. I have Sonos playlists and want to copy them (or have them appear) in Spotify. Is this possible?

 

Any help greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

camillo75
Community Legend

Hi,

as far as I know it is not possible to migrate a Sonos playlist to Spotify.

From what services did You create the playlist in Sonos?

Camillo

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

swisskenny
Casual Listener

Hi

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

90% of my playlist is from Spotify, some Soundcloud, some google.

 

Seems odd that I'd have to recreate a playlist in Spotify - kind of defeats the purpose of them being integrated I'd have thought?

 

Kenny

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

camillo75
Community Legend

Hi,

let me understand better.

On Sonos You have created playlist mixed with content from Spotify, Soundcloud and Google.

Now You want to migrate these playlists from Sonos to Spotify.

It means that Soundcloud and Google tracks should be identified into Spotify tracks and added to a Spotify playlist?

 

Only Sonos software or third party software using Sonos API could do something like this, but I am not aware of something like this.

 

There also a chance that Soundcloud tracks could not be identified as known tracks in Spotify.

 

By now I think the purpose of Sonos is to give You power to create mixed playlist to use them exlusively and only in Sonos eco system.

 

Camillo

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

swisskenny
Casual Listener

Hi

 

Yes, you understood correctly.

 

I presumed I would lose the soundcloud and google tracks if the playlist appeared in spotify and that would have been acceptable.

 

Am beginning to realise this:

 

"By now I think the purpose of Sonos is to give You power to create mixed playlist to use them exclusively and only in Sonos eco system"

 

however given that you cannot stream Sonos on the go and you can with Spotify it would make sense (to me anyway) to enable the Sonos playlist - albeit only those tracks sourced from Spotify - to be able to be played within Spotify whilst on the move. We put a man on the moon 40 years ago so how difficult can that be?

 

I presume therefore that within Sonos I'd be better creating a Spotify playlist which would show in Spotify, if I understand how this works now?

 

Thanks for your help - much appreciated.

 

Kenny

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

cleghornp
Newbie

I've just cancelled my Spotify membership due to the lack of Sonos integration. I also have google play and if I find a track I want to play I can just cast it to the Sonos app. 2 seconds. Not being able to do this from the Spotify app is a show stopper. The Spotify app is much better than the Sonos app for navigating Spotify content..obviously so. Why Spotify haven't allowed users to cast to a Sonos system directly is beyond me. Good bye Spotify!

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

camillo75
Community Legend

Re: Spotify and Sonos - integration needs work

bendem
Casual Listener
Issue of Spotify integration with Sonos should have been adressed a while ago. I just experienced Deezer with Sonos. The integration is much better. It is possible to access Spotify's albums and artists. Sad because this could have easily been solved by Spotify.
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