Playing Spotify Without The Sonos App

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“Can you play Spotify on Sonos without Premium? I know that I could directly play Spotify on Sonos by upgrading to Spotify Premium plan but this will cost me $10 every month. I don’t want to pay extra money on this. Do you know how to play Spotify on Sonos without Premium subscription on Spotify? Please show me some practical and easy to use solutions to use Spotify through Sonos without Premium. Thanks in advance.”

Streaming music over home speakers has been a wonderful way for home digital music listening. The speakers like Sonos and Amazon Alexa provide excellent audio effect. You could fully enjoy your Spotify songs over Sonos to the most. However, there are still people who are not familiar with how to play Spotify through Sonos speakers. In this guide, we would like to show you how to play Spotify on Sonos speakers with and without Premium subscription on Spotify.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Spotify and Sonos

As background information, we would like to firstly make a brief introduction to Spotify and Sonos to you. Spotify is the world’s biggest online music, podcast and audiobook streaming platform that offers over 70m works from artists all over the world to worldwide customers. You could get Spotify streaming service with ads for totally free, or upgrade to Premium plan subscription at $9.99 every month to listen to Spotify streaming content without ads. With Spotify Premium, you could even stream Spotify content over other devices and platforms like Sonos and Amazon Alexa speakers.

Sonos is a Wi-Fi enabled home sound system that streams music, news, and audiobooks from different services such as Audible, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM and more. That means you could listen to almost all kinds of music and audiobooks streaming online at home.

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  1. First, you’ll be able to directly control your Sonos speakers right from Spotify – no need to open the Sonos app. It’s an important move for making Sonos playback a bit more seamless.
  2. At launch, the One couldn't play music from Spotify with voice; you had to start playing from the Sonos or Spotify app and then could use voice for skipping tracks or adjusting volume.

If you want to stream Spotify content over Sonos speaker, the below content would show you how to play Spotify on Sonos with and without Premium subscription.

Part 2: How to play Spotify music on Sonos with Spotify Premium directly

Spotify and Sonos will allow access to all of your existing Spotify playlists and their entire catalogue in every corner of your home. However, you need to upgrade to Spotify Premium subscription to complete this.

The following guide will show you how to play Spotify on Sonos speaker with Premium in detailed steps:

Playing spotify without the sonos app free

1. Install and fire up the Sonos app on your phone, tablet or laptop.

2. Set up your Sonos speakers on your Wi-Fi, following the steps in the app.

3. Tap Add Music Services and select Spotify. (Make sure Control Sonos from Spotify is turned on in Settings.)

4. Make sure your Sonos system and device using Spotify are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then open the Spotify app.

5. Play a song and tap on the button marked Devices Available beneath the playback bar.

6. Select a Sonos speaker and start listening.

It’s quite easy for you to stream Spotify over Sonos speaker with Premium subscription. However, in this way, you have to pay extra $9.99 per month, which would be a big money for long term use. The below content would show you how to play Spotify on Sonos speaker without Premium subscription. These solutions are much more cost-effective.

Part 3: How to play Spotify through Sonos without Premium but Leawo Prof. DRM

We would like to firstly recommend Leawo Prof. DRM to help you play Spotify on Sonos speakers without Premium subscription since it is a professional Spotify DRM removal and Spotify music downloader suite that could remove DRM protection upon Spotify songs, then download and convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, FLAC files. Therefore, you could transfer downloaded Spotify music to your mobile devices for playing Spotify music on Sonos speaker easily.

Actually, Leawo Prof. DRM is a comprehensive DRM removal and converter tool that is not only a Spotify music downloader and converter. Leawo Prof. DRM could perform as an iTunes DRM remover to help you convert iTunes DRM M4V video to DRM-free MP4 video, convert iTunes DRM M4P music to DRM-free MP3 file, convert iTunes/Audible audiobooks to DRM-free audiobooks, and eBook converter tool to help you convert eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition.

Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer. The below steps would show you how to download and convert Spotify songs for streaming over Sonos speakers without Premium subscription every month.

Note: Download and install Spotify app on your computer before you try Leawo Prof. DRM. Log in with your own Spotify account.

Step 1: Open Leawo Spotify DRM Remover

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM, and on the main interface, open the “Spotify DRM Remover” option. It will automatically help you launch or relaunch Spotify app on your computer afterwards.

Step 2: Add Spotify music

Then, directly drag and drop desired Spotify songs you want to listen to on Sonos speaker to Spotify DRM Remover for downloading and converting.

You could download Spotify music via URL. Just copy and paste URL of Spotify playlist or album, click the “Add Files” button on the main interface, and then click “OK” button to download Spotify music playlist or album.

Step 3: Set output format and audio quality

Click the edit button in pencil icon in each loaded Spotify music title to choose output format from MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. in the “Format” box and adjust audio parameters including Channel, Sample Rate, and Bit rate on the popup “Edit” window. Choose audio format as output format according to Sons requirements. After that, click “Apply to All” button for time saving.

Step 4: Set output directory

Move mouse to the bottom, then open the “Output” box to set output directory.

Step 5: Download and convert Spotify songs

Finally, press the big blue “Convert” button at the bottom right to start downloading and converting Spotify songs.

You could view the downloading process immediately. All downloaded Spotify songs would be available under the “Converted” tab. After downloading and converting tasks complete, you could then transfer the downloaded and converted Spotify songs to your Sonos connected devices for streaming Spotify songs over Sonos speaker.

Part 4: How to play Spotify through Sonos without Premium but Leawo Music Recorder

Also, Leawo Music Recorder could help you play Spotify songs on Sonos speaker without Premium subscription by recording Spotify songs into MP3 or WAV audio files. Then, you will be able to import the recorded Spotify songs to Sonos speaker connected devices for unlimited offline streaming of Spotify songs on Sonos speaker. What’s more, Leawo Music Recorder could help you automatically download and add music tags including artist, album, artwork, etc. to recorded Spotify songs, which makes recorded Spotify songs easier for managing.

Download and install Leawo Music Recorder on your computer. Follow the below steps to learn how to record Spotify songs for streaming to Sonos speaker without Premium subscription.

Step 1: Set output directory

Launch Leawo Music Recorder, and then click on the tiny microphone icon. Then open the “General” tab to set output directory for saving final Spotify songs. You could also set program language here.

Step 2: Set audio source

Then, open 'Audio Source' tab to choose 'Record Computer Audio' option as you are going to record and download Spotify songs on your computer.

Step 3: Set output format

Spotify Sonos Setup

Thirdly, open the 'Format' tab to choose either MP3 or WAV as output format. Adjust audio bit rate and sample rate according to your needs. MP3 is highly recommended for higher popularity, while WAV is recommended for higher audio quality.

Step 4: Start to record Spotify songs

Finally, click the red 'Start' button on Leawo Music Recorder, and then play back the Spotify song to start recording Spotify songs. Click the red button again to stop/complete recording.

As mentioned above, Leawo Music Recorder downloads and adds music tags like artist, album, genre, cover, etc. for recorded Spotify songs. However, it still enables you to manually edit these music tags by right clicking target recording and then choosing “Edit Music Tags” option.

After recording, you could play back recorded Spotify songs to check if they are what you want. Then, import recorded Spotify songs to the Sonos speaker connected devices for unlimited offline streaming.

Part 5: A comparison between above solutions

Spotify Free On Sonos

Both Leawo Prof. DRM and Leawo Music Recorder could help you play Spotify songs on Sonos speaker without subscribing to Premium plan. The below table would show you their differences.

Add Spotify To Sonos

Leawo Prof. DRM

Leawo Music Recorder

Play Spotify music over Sonos without Premium



Play Spotify music over other speakers



Download and convert Spotify music



Convert iTunes DRM video, music and audiobooks


Convert iTunes DRM music and audiobooks only

Convert Audible audiobooks



Convert eBooks from Kindle



Convert eBooks from Kobo



Convert eBooks from Adobe Digital Editions



Retain subtitles and audio tracks for iTunes videos



Select audio parameters



Automatically add music tags



Manually edit music tags



Convert Spotify music, iTunes music and audiobooks, Audible audiobook in batch



Download and install