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Spotify songs not available on sonos

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Spotify songs not available on sonos

psmts
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A lot of the songs in my Spotify playlists are not available on Sonos (they show upp with a strike-thru). Sonos claims this is a Spotify problem, that they have not cleared rights for "third party speakers". SPOTIFY HAS BEEN SILENT ABOUT THIS FOR OVER A YEAR! despite the massive number of complaints that were on the previous forum (Getsatisfaction).

 

SPOTIFY WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO FIX THIS? I'm paying to listen to music in my house and I don't want to hook up my iphone or computer to my sonos system.

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David
Spotify Legend

If, for any reason, a track on an album or playlist becomes unavailable Spotify will attempt to find an identical copy of the recording from another source in the catalogue. Where this has happened, you will still be able to play the track, and you will see a link icon to the right of track when viewing in a Spotify desktop client.

Unfortunately, the Sonos Spotify client does not perform this "re-linking".

It is possible to work around this, by manually replacing each track in playlists with the specific "source" track (found by clicking the link icon) on the desktop version of Spotify. It's rather tedious, but it should be able to get these tracks playing on your Sonos machine. 

Airhorn Enthusiast

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user-removed
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On my iPad all my playlists are available. When logged into Sonos playlists are not there. ????

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mrbirch
Newbie

This also happens if you search through the Sonos app for certain tracks - just looked for Jack White's Blunderbuss but it's unplayable through Sonos - is that becaus the search results are cached and are out of date or because of licensing issues?Screen shot 2012-04-24 at 21.50.25.png

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user-removed
Not applicable

This seems to have been a problem for some years now.  Is this actually being fixed and it is just taking a long time, or is it just something that Spotify is going to ignore (and not work with Sonos to fix it)? 

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sirector
Newbie

Same probleme here, with premium account. I'm searching e.g. for David Guetta - Nothing but the beat, but all songs are not available on Sonos. On spotify client and android app all songs are available.

 

Is there any solution?

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cvallender
Casual Listener

Same issue here with loads of good albums....gutted.

An answer from Spotify would be appreciated.

Re: Spotify songs not available on sonos

Jokke
Music Fan

Looks like there's lots of problems with Spotify on Sonos.

So its no option for Logitech owners to change hardware ;-)

Re: Spotify songs not available on sonos

David
Spotify Legend

Hello guys,

 

We've been racking our brains a bit and think we might have come up with a little bit of a idea.

 

If you subscribed to a playlist with these tracks on, something might be getting caught up and is not showing the appropreate tracks. 

 

So, here's something to try: 

 

* On the desktop version of Spotify, search for an album that you previously were having issues with

* Ensure the album has no "Link" icons next to the track (if it does, there might be a workaround. Just let me know if you need it)

* Add this album to a new playlist

* Head over to your Sonos / Squeezebox / Device of choice and then pop over into this new playlist. Are the tracks available now?

 

 

Airhorn Enthusiast

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user-removed
Not applicable

Thanks for the response.

I have identified a track that (still) does not come up on Sonos.  I located the album using my desktop version of Spotify and created a new playlist of that album.

 

From that new playlist in Sonos I can now successfully play that track (and all the others from that album).

 

Have you changed something - if so it seems to be working!

 

I've now deleted the Playlist that had the sample 'missing' song, and after Sonos has updated to remove that playlist, I'll re-add it and see if the song now works.  Will let you know once that is complete.  (PS how do I get Sonos to update Spotify playlists a little faster than it seems to take at the moment?)

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