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 favorite 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, favorites, internet radio, music library and playlists. You can also find settings to easily add new Sonos components.

  • Google Play Music
  • HypeMachine
  • Beats Music

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

  • Google Play Music
    Google Play Music
    Google Play Music makes it easy to explore, share, store, and listen to your favorite 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.
    Relaxing? Entertaining? Working out? Let Songza’s Music Concierge find the right music for every time of day, mood and room. With thousands of original playlists created by music experts, there’s unlimited listening possibilities in every room. Stream exclusive Sonos playlists curated by popular artists like Tori Amos and Peter Gabriel. Explore the playlist library, organized by genres, activities, moods, decades, and more. No audio ads or monthly listening limits. Free service.
  • 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.
    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.
  • Beats Music
    Beats Music
    Beats Music. Music that’s always right for you.

    Introducing the new music service that brings emotion to digital music. Beats Music combines music experts with the best technology to always deliver the right music at the right time. All you have to do is hit play.

    Beats Music is the first music service that understands you. Just download, pick your favorite artists and let the pros at Beats Music do the rest. Get playlists, curated by the best music experts and recommendations, served up based on your interests. Waking up, working out, BBQing, dancing, and romancing, you’ll always have the right music without having to search. And if there’s still something out there you want to hear, Beats Music has over 20 million tracks, from all genres, old and new that you can browse. Start your free trial today and enjoy music that’s always right for you.
    Great music discovery is effortless and free with Pandora. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, genres or composers and Pandora will do the rest. It’s easy to create personalized stations that play only music you’ll love.

    Tap into an entire world of music, including almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and obscure. Create up to 100 personalized radio stations with your free account. Not sure where to start? Explore hundreds of music and comedy genre stations.

    If you want the music and nothing but the music, you can also subscribe to Pandora One:

    • No Ads everywhere you listen to Pandora
    • Experience Pandora at 192K bits per second.
    Over 130 premium channels of news, exclusive talk, sports, comedy and more all streaming to every room in your home. Listen commercial free to near CD quality sound while taking in exclusive programming, original formats, legendary DJs and celebrity hosts like Howard Stern, Oprah and more. Premium SiriusXM Internet Radio account required. Free 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 programs, like podcasts, concerts and interviews. Stream it all in every room of your home. Free service.
  • 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.
    Dive in to a massive music library filled with millions of songs. Browse music by genre, check out the charts, create playlists or play over 100 ad-free music channels. Get new music and playlist recommendations based on the music you’ve chosen, and keep up on everything with artists bios, photos, projects album reviews and more. Stream it all on-demand without downloading. Premium Rhapsody account required. Free 30-day trial available.
  • 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.
  • <span style="text-transform: none;">iHeartRadio</span>
    <span style="text-transform: none;">iHeartRadio</span>
    FIND: The Best of Live Radio
    Listen to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and college. Browse radio stations by music genre and location, and let our DJs know what songs are hot or not by giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down.

    CREATE: Personalized, All-Music Custom Stations
    Simply pick a song or artist to create your own commercial-free, uninterrupted Custom Station featuring music from that artist and similar ones. Choose from our catalog of over 18 million songs and 450,000 artists.

    ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ALWAYS FREE: Take Your Favorite Radio Stations & Music Wherever You Go
    Log in to iHeartRadio through email or Facebook to make iHeartRadio uniquely yours. Create, save, and share your stations from wherever you access iHeartRadio.
  • RDIO
    Discover your next favorite song with Rdio, a social jukebox with over 25 million songs 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 song, album, or artist and lean back while Rdio plays a perfect mix of songs. Once you’ve found some favorites, 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 play.
  • Murfie
    Send your CD and vinyl collection to the future with Murfie. Murfie converts and securely stores your CDs and vinyl and provides you unlimited, high-quality streaming and downloads of the music you own and love. Add a Murfie HiFi membership for an exclusive, lossless streaming experience. Grow your collection on and enjoy your new music instantly on your Sonos system. When away from home, stream your music anywhere with Murfie’s iOS, Android, and browser apps.
    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
    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.
  • Batanga
    Select from hundreds of thousands of songs available on over 200 exclusive genre radio stations and over 14,000 artist radio stations to set your own personal musical experience. Create your own stations; tell us what songs, artist and genres you like or don’t like and let Batanga do the rest.

    Batanga is on the Web, iPhone or iPad, Android and at your home with SONOS. Login to access the music you love for free.
    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 favorites from over 5000 podcasts, radio shows and stations to create a custom playlist, or allow Stitcher to recommend shows based on past listening. Stream it throughout your house on-demand. Free service.
  • Slacker
    Slacker Radio is handcrafted radio from passionate music experts. Listen for free and discover the perfect music for any moment with hundreds of stations, playlists and recommendations. Turn up the volume on an old favorite or discover your next obsession as we help you explore one of the largest music libraries anywhere. Slacker Radio is constantly updated and adapts to your tastes so the music is always fresh, fun and unexpected.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • MLB
    Listen to every MLB Regular Season and Postseason Game LIVE with no blackouts. Choose from the home or away broadcasts or alternate feed (where available).
    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
  •™ is a Premium radio service targeted at the hospitality industry. With over 50 music stations to help set the mood there’s a multitude of station choices available to define an atmosphere, be it in a restaurant, hotel lounge or spa or even at home! Curated by professional DJ’s,’s music programming gives you the desired music mix, when and where you need it and also offers the chance of individually programmed music channels for the ultimate customisation service.
  • 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 favorite 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 favorites 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 favorites and specialized 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 favorite AM, FM and HD radio stations as well 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 favorites 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 favorites 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 eight to 10 feet 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.