What Is Sonos

Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Everything You Want To Know About Sonos

A Complete Illustrated guide to Sonos
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Sonos Multi-Room Audio THE WIRELESS HIFI SYSTEM In this article, we are going to:

● Talk about what Sonos is

● Discuss how Sonos is controlled

● Explore how Sonos provides internet access to endless music

● Outline Internet music service providers

● Show what makes up a Sonos system

● Layout 15 questions to ask yourself about digital music


Overview Sonos is a multi-room audio system that lets you listen to different music in different rooms simultaneously. Sonos lets you listen to three main types of music:

● Your digital content (think about all the music you have in iTunes)

● Sirius Satellite radio

● Internet Radio, both individual stations from around the world and music services


Control Control is easy through:

● Desktop program

● iPad, iPhone or iTouch and Android

The various components of Sonos “sit” on your local area network (LAN). One component is physical connected to your LAN and the rest “talk” amongst themselves on the wireless network. Sonos Controller apps let you control your Sonos Wireless HiFi System for free right from your Android, iPhone or iPad. Search for songs, browse music and control the volume from anywhere. Play different songs in every room or play the same song everywhere in perfect sync. Download free apps anytime.

Instant Access Sonos Music Library
What is the Sonos App?

Instant Access to Endless Music Liberate the music on your computer and enjoy it in every room Sonos can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, including MP3s and iTunes®. Sonos also has a iPod dock available. Sonos plays these popular music formats:

● MP3 (compressed)

● WMA (compressed)

● AAC (MPEG4)

● iTunes

● Ogg Vorbis

● Audible (format 4)

● Apple Lossless

● Flac (lossless)

● WAV (uncompressed)

● AIFF (uncompressed)


Enjoy computer-free music playback Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations — without ripping, downloading or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice.

Pre-loaded Internet radio stations — free of charge Sonos includes more than 100,000 radio stations, shows and podcasts – all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love.

Get endless music from the most popular online music services Sonos works seamlessly with Deezer, iheartradio, Last.fm, Napster®, Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SIRIUS® Internet Radio, Spotify®, Wolfgang’s Vault®, and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)



Play Internet Radio On Sonos
Does Sonos Play Internet Radio

Internet Radio

Favorites - Have a station or show you want to listen to again and again? Simply Add to Favorites so it’s easy to find and play what you love. Got a favorite station that’s not on our list? You can add it to Sonos in seconds using your Mac or PC. Any station that streams using the MP3 or WMA format is yours to enjoy. Once you’ve added stations, you’ll find them all in Favorites


Searching - Find your favorite radio station, show or host in seconds. Just type in the call letters or a name and hit Search. Play Now or Add to Favorites so it’s easy to find the next time you’re in the mood.


Local RadioThink globally. Listen locally. Just tell us where you live and we’ll give you all the local radio stations streaming on the Internet. Wake up to local news and traffic or tune in to the game on your local sports station


Music - If it’s on the Internet radio dial, you can play it on Sonos. Browse by genre or check out the featured stations. The options are virtually endless. Looking for a radio show that sparks your curiosity? You can listen to what’s playing now or hear a podcast of a recent show you missed. You can even keep track of shows that will be playing soon and know exactly how long you’ll have to wait (by the number of days, hours and minutes). Add the show to Favorites so you can tune in when it’s ready.


Talk - Books and business, health and home, politics and religion. There’s clearly a lot to talk about…and listen to. And you’ll find it all — stations, shows and podcasts — in Talk on your Sonos Radio guide. Listen to podcasts of book and film reviews. Tune in to interesting interviews and conversations. Add any station or show to Favorites so you can keep on listening day after day.