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  • This integration allows you to stream music through wi-fi speakers compatible with Spotify Connect like Amazon Echo and Bose SoundTouch. The Sonos API does not currently support Spotify Connect. Requires Spotify Premium subscription. Bluetooth speakers are not supported.

  • The button to switch which spotify connect speaker to use is a bit erratic, usually only responds after tapping 3/4 times

  • Spotify announced that the Connect service can be used also with a free account.
    Is there a Smart Remote update planned for that?
    It seems that using a new Spotify SDK is needed.

    • Alessandro Mazzega Thanks for sharing this information. I can't provide an estimated release date at this time, but we'll look into it for sure to allow all Smart Remote users to use Spotify.

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    • Alessandro  

      Hello Alessandro,

      Actually the Spotify connect Web API has only some APIs that are open to free users, those APIs are only for visualization, and not for control.

      So, unfortunately, we cannot control your Spotify devices if you don't have a premium account. And this is a Spotify API limitation.

    • Saad Z (Sevenhugs) thank you for your feedback.


      Maybe I misunderstood but why Sonos speakers are now compatible with any free Spotify account, then?


      Thank you,



    • Hello Alessandro 

      For Smart Remote, we have an integration that controls Spotify, which uses connect API that is open only to premium account. (Freemium account can only use this API to get current played track for example, but cannot control anything)

      For sonos, It is Spotify that has an integration of his service into the Sonos music provider ecosystem, and it is open to all Spotify users. (freemium and premium)

      For your instance, using the Smart Remote and Sonos speaker, you will be able to configure your freemium Spotify account in Sonos application, then control your Spotify account through the Smart Remote Sonos control. 

      Hope it is clear.

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  • Absolutely clear, thank you for the explanation.

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