One App to Rock Them All

Take total control of your home listening experience with the Sonos Controller app. Built for mobile, tablet and desktop, it connects you to all the music on earth, all over your home. Play, control and explore your music, your way.


Designed to Play

Now Playing
Music Menu
Room Control
Info View

The Sonos Controller App lets you play music in every room of your home, manage your queue, and quickly search across all your music services at once.

Smart Start

Your starting place is the Now Playing screen that features album art, basic controls and easy access to all of your music.

From here you can also:

  • Access the main menu
  • Control songs and volume by room
  • Access more options from the Info View
  • Add songs to the queue

Queue It Up

The Queue gives you ultimate control in listening to whatever you want, whenever you want. Choose any song from your library and add it to your queue on the fly or create your favourite playlists in a few seconds.

Other features include:

  • Easily edit and save playlists
  • Shuffle and repeat
  • Access additional controls like Play Now, Play Next, Add to Queue, Replace Queue

The Gateway

The full music menu is your gateway to browse your music sources, favourites, internet radio, music library and playlists. You can also find settings to easily add new Sonos components.

  • Google Play Music
  • HypeMachine
  • Napster

Room Moods

Hip hop for the kitchen, soul for the living room and classic rock for the bedroom – now you can set the right mood in any room. Mix it up with different songs in different rooms or choose “group all” to hear the same beat throughout your home. You can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.


The Inside Track

For a deeper dive on the music you’re listening to, tap the “Info View” feature to get artist bios, album reviews, and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band for your queue.

You can also:

  • Add to your playlists
  • Delete songs from your library
  • Share tracks to Twitter or Facebook

Access All The Music On Earth

Find everything you want to hear from your iTunes library, the latest and greatest music streaming services or internet radio from around the world. Whatever you want, we’ve got you covered.

Music Services

    Spotify gives you access to any song, anytime, to any Sonos player in your house. Just search for an artist, album, or track and hit play. You can create playlists, or collaborate with a friend to make the ultimate mix. All you need is a Spotify Premium subscription.
  • Google Play Music
    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music makes it easy to explore, share, store and listen to your favourite music. Play millions of songs instantly from anywhere on any device. Get free cloud storage for up to 20,000 tracks, create custom radio stations, and enjoy smart recommendations that get smarter the more you play. Together we’ve created a whole new way to experience music.
  • Your music. Everywhere. That’s the beauty of Amazon Music on Sonos. Simply import your entire music library to the cloud, then play it in every room with Sonos. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, stream your music to Sonos speakers all over your home. Amazon Music purchases are automatically stored in your library, and you can import up to 250 songs for free.
  • HypeMachine
    Since 2005, the Hype Machine's mission has been to help you fall in love with something new. We think the best way to find new music is just to listen to lots and lots of music—all kinds of it. That's why we don't use algorithms and we don't try to predict what you'll like—all we do is track hundreds of music blogs around the world. We present their posts in a single stream for convenient listening and easy discovery, and we let you find your favorites. It's free-form radio where bloggers are the djs. Their passion for music is your shortcut to hearing the next great thing, months before everyone else catches up.  

    Start on the Latest Tracks channel—the newest music just hitting our site. Our community of over 1 million users favorite the tracks they like here, bubbling them up to Popular Tracks. You can heart tracks to My Favorites directly from your Sonos and join in. Explore the blogs in our listings at, and subscribe to their posts to create My Feed, a stream of music customized just for you. Connect with your friends via Facebook and Twitter, and add their favorites to your Feed. Or listen to your favorite blogs via the Blog Directory—all posts from a blog, in a single playlist. There's a lot of music in here. Dive in.
  • Napster
    Enjoy 15 million tracks on your Sonos! Stream tracks from across every genre as often as you want. Music from cutting-edge dance to classical and a vast choice of thousands of audio books. Plus discover new favourites with the latest releases, charts, Napster radio channels, own playlists, and the picks of the Napster music team. Just press play to get unlimited music! Free 30-day trial available.
    Listen to the world's music, sports and news on TuneIn. With millions of listening options, TuneIn lets you hear what's happening right now on radio stations globally, or enjoy on-demand programmes, like podcasts, concerts and interviews. Stream it all in every room of your home. Free service.
    Qobuz is the first online music service, which grants High Fidelity access to all record labels (majors or independent) and all artists in all music genres.

    Qobuz offers:

    • Unlimited musical streaming subscriptions in genuine CD-quality (16-bit / 44,1 kHz)
    • Lossless download in genuine CD-quality (16-bit / 44,1 kHz) on its whole catalog
    • HD download up to 24-bit / 192 kHz out of more than 4 000 “Qobuz Studio Masters” albums
    • Qobuz also offers a wide documentation on the albums, including tens of thousand of digital booklets, biographies, artist interviews, and exclusive written contents
    • Qobuz purpose: offering the best music service in the world!
    • Qobuz applications available on iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows 8
  • RDIO
    Discover your next favourite track with Rdio, a social jukebox with over 25 million tracks to play instantly or in stations.

    Play what you want, when you want, from new hits to classic albums. Or, start a station based on any track, album or artist and lean back while Rdio plays a perfect mix of tracks. Once you’ve found some favourites, add them to your Collection or put them in a playlist.

    Feeling social? Follow friends, artists and other music lovers to see what they’re playing. The more people you follow, the more music you’ll discover.

    It’s music evolved. Go and play.
    Get more out of your Sonos by scrobbling to Turn on “Scrobbling” to build your profile and get music recommendations that you’ll love. The more you listen, the more specific recommendations you’ll get. Explore artist bios, tags, upcoming events and more at
    Instantly stream your favourite music from a library of millions of songs. Create custom radio stations based upon your favourite artists and discover more music with personalized stations, theme radio, and Deezer’s Top Radio stations. Play it all everywhere in your house on-demand. Subscribe to Deezer Premium Plus for superior sound and millions of songs.
  • 7digital
    7digital’s store offers a catalogue of millions of high quality digital music tracks. Your purchases are automatically kept in the 7digital ‘cloud based’ locker for secure storage. You can access your music wherever you want and through multiple devices on any operating system. Simply sign in to stream all your 7digital music instantly through your Sonos system for a great listening experience in your home. Free Service.
  • 8tracks
    8tracks is internet radio created by people, not algorithms. Think radio in the 1970s, mixtapes in the 1980s, and DJ culture since. DJs curate playlists for any taste, time & place; listeners get a unique blend of word-of-mouth sharing and radio programming on a global scale. Free service.
    Concert Vault is the world's greatest collection of exclusive live concerts from the '50s to the present day, all available for high quality streaming to Concert Vault Members. Choose from thousands of shows from any of eight music genre channels, Featured Playlists created by our curators, and more.

    Concert Vault is only one place where you can hear Bill Graham introduce the Allman Brothers at the Fillmore East, Bon Iver's Daytrotter set recorded just before they rocketed to stardom, and everything in between. With new exclusive releases every week there is always a new live experience for every kind of fan.
    Curate your own personalized list of podcasts and tune in to the most up-to-date content in business, sports, politics, and entertainment from brands like NPR, CNN, BBC, Adam Carolla and more. Pull together your favourites from over 5,000 podcasts, radio shows and stations to create a custom playlist, or allow Stitcher to recommend shows based on past listening. Stream it throughout your home on-demand. Free service.
    Listen to your favorite radio shows and stations whenever and wherever you want, thanks to on Sonos. Simply browse or search to find what interests you—sports, news, talk, and music—and will record and store them for you. Now you can tune in to virtually unlimited radio content in any room of the house—based on your schedule, not the station’s. Pause, rewind or fast forward to get to the good stuff. Free service. Available everywhere in English only.
  • Hearts Of Space
    Hearts Of Space
    In a few words...Slow Music for Fast Times. Hearts of Space creates calming atmospheres with contemporary ambient and electronic music, plus orchestral adagios, ethereal ballads, transcendent jazz, sacred chants, and spatial sounds from around the world and across the centuries.  Enjoy eight channels of carefully curated music, blissfully free from commercial interruptions, with or without minimal announcements. Ideal for any kind of concentrated or creative work. High quality AAC+ streams. Standard Service account required.
  • Calm Radio
    Calm Radio is an internet radio station specializing in Acoustic, Classical, Jazz, Ambient, Country, World Music as well as an extensive Classical Composers category.

    Plus! Enjoy our extensive selection of Atmosphere channels...especially crafted for sleeping, working ambience and for sufferers of ringing-in-the-ears or Tinnitus.

    We have one of the largest and most extensive selection of music channels anywhere...over 140 channels and more to come! All our channels are delivered to you in high resolution 192K CD quality sound.

    SHUFFLER.FM is internet radio powered by the web’s leading voices in music culture. A music discovery platform with contributions from online taste-makers incl curators and DJ’s. helps to filter the music information overload by serving up the latest and greatest in global music culture- In hot digestible chunks! Enjoy!

    • Play the latest hits and handpicked music videos from the web, powered by taste-makers from all over the internet
    • Add tracks to your favorites- "Star" the songs you love and save for later. Create your own hit channel on your profile
  • Radionomy
    Radionomy is an online radio platform featuring a wide variety of music and themed radio stations to discover and listen to for free.

    Browse through our directory classified by genres and find the perfect radio station according to your mood - or simply create your own radio station in a few clicks on and listen to it on your Sonos device!

    Radionomy is one of the largest user generated online radio networks in the world with thousands of radio stations managed by real passionate people. Tune in to one of the stations, sit back and relax!
  • RUSC
    Get instant access to over 25,000 classic old-time radio shows from the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Includes detective shows, thrillers, drama, comedy, science-fiction music, variety, westerns, juvenile and so much more. There really is something for everyone.

    Search for your favorite series, shows or stars. Create playlists to enjoy throughout the day.

    RUSC Old Time Radio is a wonderful resource that is guaranteed to bring hours of listening pleasure whether you are 9 or 90.

    Simply choose a show from your favorite category, put your feet up, and be transported back in time to a world when radio ruled the airwaves, and when good clean entertainment enthralled the nation.

    If you love audiobooks or audio drama then RUSC Old Time Radio will be like an Aladdin’s Cave of audio treasures from days gone by.

More Ways to Play

  • Your Library

    Play music housed on up to 16 PCs, Macs or other storage devices on your home network.

  • Your Mobile Device

    Wirelessly play your music library directly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android device.

  • Internet Radio

    Get over 100,000 free pre-loaded internet radio stations, shows and podcasts. Browse stations, type in specific call letters or search for your favourite radio host.

Control Stations

Browse and play your music from any device. Use your smartphone, tablet or computer to stream different songs in each room, group rooms together or hear the same song everywhere.

System Requirements

System Requirements


  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 and higher. Certain features may require higher versions of iOS.


  • Requires Android: 2.1 and higher. Certain features may require higher versions of Android.

MAC Software Requirements

  • Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or greater.
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended).

PC Software Requirements

  • PC running Windows® XP SP3 or higher, Windows Vista™, Windows 7, Windows 8.
  • 500 MHz Pentium class processor or better.
  • Latest Windows service packs recommended.
  • Internet connection for access to Internet radio stations and online software updates (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection recommended).

Now Featuring

Explore New Controller Functions

The latest Sonos Controller App for iOS and Android features more ways to search, explore and share all your old favourites and discover new finds.

Sleek New Design Effortlessly control your music and listen to the right song, in the right place, whenever you want. Explore Music Services Find exactly what you’re looking for from our wide selection of popular favourites and specialised music services. Universal Search Find an artist or song easily with multi-service integration that searches across all of your music services at once. System Requirements
  • Sonos update 5.0 is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 6 and higher (certain features require higher versions of iOS)
    • iPhone 3GS or later
    • iPod touch 4th generation or later
    • iPad 2 or later
  • Android: 2.1 and higher (certain features require higher versions of Android)
  • Windows® XP SP3 and higher
  • Macintosh® OS X 10.6 and higher

How To Add An Alarm

Did you know that you can schedule your system to play any of your music sources at a specific time? Select specific Sonos players or rooms to set volume, duration and more.

1. From the menu screen, click “Alarms”, and then click “Add”. 2. Choose the desired settings for this alarm, including the alarm time, the room you would like the alarm to play in, the music source you’d like to play from, the frequency of the alarm, and the volume and duration.
  • If you select “Include Grouped Rooms”, the alarm will play in the rooms that are grouped together at the time the alarm goes off. It does not play in the rooms that were grouped when the alarm was originally added to the Sonos system.
  • If you select “Shuffle music”, the play mode for the selected alarm music will be set to shuffle.
3. Click OK. 4. Select the ON checkbox for the alarm you want to turn on.

Explore Pre-loaded Radio Stations

The Sonos Controller App comes pre-loaded with TuneIn Radio to deliver over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts from across the globe – all for free. Get your favourite AM, FM and HD radio stations as well as internet radio programs.

Search and Save with Info View

Listening to one of your music services and hear something you really like? With Info View you can instantly search for an artist or song across ALL of your music services, then add it to favourites or playlists.

Search Using the Info View menu, select “Search for [current artist]”. The Search screen will open and the field will automatically populate with that artist’s name. Sonos searches all your services and your song library to present tracks and albums from that artist. You can add that song to your Sonos favourites or to the queue.

Create A Stereo Pair

The Stereo Pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:1s, PLAY:3s or PLAY:5s in the same room to create a powerful stereo experience. One unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel. Note: you cannot create a mixed stereo pair—the Sonos components in the stereo pair must be the same.

We recommend placing the two Sonos components 2.5 to 3 m away from each other. Less distance will increase bass, more distance will improve stereo imaging. In the Sonos Controller App: 1. Select “Settings” and then “Room Settings”. 2. Select a speaker to pair. 3. Select “Create Stereo Pair”, and tap “Next”. 4. Select the other speaker you wish to pair (remember it must be the same type of speaker). 5. Press the “Volume Up” button on the player you wish to use as the left channel. The units will automatically connect to form a stereo pair.

Tell Your Friends What’s Playing

Want to let your friends know what you’re listening to on Sonos? You can share your status or send an email or text message. Just tap the Info View Icon and select “Share”.

Play Files From Your Mobile Device

You can play music stored on your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) as well as Android. Just go to the Main Menu and select “This Mobile Device” and you will see all of your music, playlists and podcasts.