Spotify comes to Sonos devices in the US

By on July 15, 2011, 2:07 PM

Spotify is now available on Sonos devices in the US. Spotify for Sonos allows you to create queues based on Spotify content and play playlists you've created on your desktop. You can thus stream ad-free tunes (at 320kbps) throughout your home.

To add the service to your Sonos devices you'll need to sign up for Spotify Premium and then follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Music Menu on your Sonos Controller.
  2. Click More Music.
  3. Select the service you wish to add.

Most services require login information in order to begin streaming. Once you add your Spotify credentials, you'll be able to start discovering more content.

After many months of rumors and speculation, Spotify officially arrived in the US earlier this week.

For $5 per month you get unlimited, on-demand access to over 15 million songs, while the $10 monthly plan adds offline storage of tracks and lets you use the Spotify client on your mobile device. You can opt out of either plan at any time. There's also a free, ad-supported option in case you want to test the waters first, and it comes with unlimited streaming as well – unlike the European offering, which was recently capped at 10 hours per month. Unfortunately, the free option is in an invite-only beta phase so you'll have to get your email in the queue and be patient.

Four months ago, Spotify passed the 1 million subscriber mark, making it the biggest paid music service in the world. A leak last week showed that the company is projecting that the service will have 50 million US users in its first year of operation.




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Guest said:

1 Million to 50 Million Paid Subscribers in 1 year? Somehow I think they will be lucky to get to 5 Million. I mean they are ok but I still think Rhapsody is a better paid service since you can download the music to your computer and Mp3 players. They are the only service that allows that currently that I know of. I have have 3 Sansa Fuze Mp3 players...very cheap..And I can download as much music as I want to those devices...And you can also stream to phones like all the other services...like Spotify..So I think Rhapsody has better service in the Paid area...Now if Spotify is counting their free service then they might be correct.

Guest said:

unrelated but i think a huge factor to them selling premium service is ipod support for offline music. afaik rhapsody doesn't offer this unless you buy the music outright.

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