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Apple Music on Sonos Now Available in Beta, Final Version Launches Early 2016

A public beta of Apple Music on Sonos is now available, allowing those who own Sonos wireless speakers to use them with Apple's streaming music service for the first time since it launched in June.

The companion Sonos Controller app for iPhone and iPad was updated today with beta support for Apple Music, providing you with access to your streaming music library and playlists for playback in multiple rooms.

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Sonos has posted step-by-step instructions on how to join the Apple Music beta program on its website:
How to join the beta program:
1. Open the Sonos app
2. Tap “Settings” then “Advanced Settings”
3. Tap “Beta Program”
4. Tap “Join the Beta Program”
5. Update your Sonos system*
6. Add Apple Music from the “Add Music Services” menu

*“Update Now” prompt may take up to 15 minutes to appear. Tap “Online Updates” in the Settings menu to update immediately.
Sonos users can stream songs from For You, New, Radio and My Music through Sonos apps on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and Windows PC. The beta will be limited in some areas compared to the final version slated for release in early 2016.



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10 months ago

I don't see the use of Apple Music in a World where Spotify and Deezer is so much easier to live with.
I have tried for three months to understand it, but failed to get offline playlists etc to work as nice as it does on Spotify.


Easy: because no service offers seamless integration between my owned music library and the streaming cloud.

Example: I bought Adele's "25" last week. Ripped, imported to Apple Music. Now I can listen to it anywhere, anytime, on any device. And it shows up just like if it was added from Apple's music cloud. Same with The Beatles or any other artist that isn't on AM.

That's why I use Apple Music and not Spotify. Spotify is for the folks who base their listening off playlists, and little else.
Rating: 3 Votes
10 months ago
I don't see the use of Apple Music in a World where Spotify and Deezer is so much easier to live with.
I have tried for three months to understand it, but failed to get offline playlists etc to work as nice as it does on Spotify.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

It's very counter-intuitive. I just wish they had integrated the Apple Music into the On This Phone section rather than a separate stream. Suppose I'll get used to it, but it's a little confusing!

It would be more intuitive if Apple would split the :apple: Music service into its own iOS app. There is just too much going on in the current iOS Music app.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

It would be more intuitive if Apple would split the :apple: Music service into its own iOS app. There is just too much going on in the current iOS Music app.

Totally disagree! The beauty of Apple Music is that it is all together. Owned content alongside streamed, rather than split out.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago
Working a treat here, setup very straightforward, although I wish Sonos would update their app, it's pretty clunky. Feels like it's from 1997.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago
I'd really love to buy into the Sonos system, but until their speakers work directly with third-party apps (like Music on iOS, or Netflix), it's a no go for me.
Rating: 2 Votes
10 months ago

So playlists are not working this beta?

The My Music area just says 'your library is unavailable' on my system.

I have the same problem. My music library is not available.....


A few people on the Sonos support page ('https://en.community.sonos.com/announcements-228985/apple-music-now-available-beta-on-sonos-6733728/') are reporting it takes about 25 mins to show up.
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago
Well it doesn't sound good, but I feel it has nothing to do with bitrate as it still sounds bad playing lossless from our NAS library.

We just received the new Play:5 at the end of last week and set it up in anticipation of being able to use Apple Music. I was actually rather shocked at how poor it sounds, it isn't as good as our ancient Apple Hi-Fi, and it is not even in the same league as the B&W MM-1 we use on our desktop.

The Sonos has a sort of boomy, muddy heavily DSP'ed sound that I would liken to listening to what your neighbors are playing by pressing your ear to the wall. Passages from well known songs are often unrecognizable.

Anyways quite a disappointment. We are now thinking about something like the B&W A7 or A5.
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago
This was pretty much all I was waiting for in order to drop Spotify.
Anyone want to tell me why I should keep Spotify when I can use siri and my apple watch with Apple music?
Plus already Apple has more mainstream artist that Spotify won't be able to sign. i.e. ColdPlay
Rating: 1 Votes
10 months ago

No.

However, you can sign up for the free three month trial and then turn off auto renew in iTunes.

Thanks mate, that should be a good workaround for now and I can give apple music a shot ;)
Rating: 1 Votes

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