Wireless Playback From Android Devices

Published 06/18/2013 01:27 PM   |    Updated 03/21/2014 11:32 AM

  • How can I play music stored on my Android device to Sonos?

  • Sonos update 4.1.1 includes a great new feature for Android devices. Now you can stream music and podcasts straight from your Android device to your Sonos system.

    To play music from an Android device, open the Sonos app, choose This Mobile Device from the Music menu, and make an audio selection. Any audio file stored in the Music folder on your device is available for selection.

    • After selecting audio from your Android device(s), you can use any Sonos controller to control playback.
    • Wireless music playback is compatible with any device running Android 2.1 and higher. Wireless playback of podcasts is supported on Android 2.2 and higher.
    • Supports AAC, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, Ogg and WAV audio formats (and WMA audio formats on limited Android devices).
    • You can play from as many Android devices in the home as you want.

    Note: Tracks downloaded directly from the Google Play Store are not immediately available for playback as they are stored in an inaccessible location on the device. To play these tracks through Sonos, you must download them from Google Play to a computer, and then transfer them to your Android device’s Music folder.

    The Google Support pages have further information on both downloading music to your computer from the Google Play Store as well as steps for transferring Google Play Music from your computer to your Android Device.

    Download music from your library
    Transfer music files to or from your computer via USB

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