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:
- Navigate to the Music Menu on your Sonos Controller.
- Click More Music.
- 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.
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.