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.

Apple-Music-Sonos
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.

Top Rated Comments

Paradoxally Avatar
107 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HiRez Avatar
107 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Malcster Avatar
107 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ryanmcv Avatar
107 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stupotpot Avatar
107 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kave Avatar
107 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.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update

Friday March 1, 2024 1:30 am PST by
Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
Google maps feaure

Google Maps Finally Rolls Out Glanceable Directions

Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:07 am PST by
After more than a year since announcing the feature, Google Maps is finally rolling out glanceable directions on Android and iOS (via Android Police). The feature allows users to view turn-by-turn directions and a live ETA directly from their device's lock screen – information that was previously only visible when a phone was unlocked. Glanceable directions also work on the app's route...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:31 am PST by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
M3 MacBook Air Feature

New MacBook Air Models Launching This March: 5 Features to Expect

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:50 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in 600 days. But rumors suggest that is unlikely to be the case for much longer. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has...
iPad Pro OLED Feature 2

OLED iPad Pro's Thin Design Highlighted in CAD Drawings

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:22 pm PST by
Apple is working on a new version of the iPad Pro that is set to launch as soon as March, and the refresh will mark the biggest design update to the Pro lineup since 2018. Apple is transitioning to OLED displays, and the swap will allow for a major change to the overall thickness of the device. CAD drawings of the upcoming ~11-inch and ~13-inch iPad Pro models give us some insight into just...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...