For music fans, today is the big day. Apple Music will be available on Sonos systems worldwide starting today, Feb. 10. Music fans worldwide will have access to Apple Music features like For You, New, Radio, and My Music, and will also be able to stream the entire Apple Music catalog through Sonos smart speakers tuned for great sound in every room of their homes.
Apple Music on Sonos was tested by hundreds of thousands of listeners through a successful beta program that started in early December. To stream Apple Music on Sonos, customers simply select 'Add Music Services' from any Sonos controller app, scroll down to the Apple Music icon, and login.
Apple's Eddy Cue, senior VP of Internet Software and Services commented by saying that "The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great. Sonos plus Apple Music provides an amazing listening experience at home – and we're excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting" today.
John MacFarlane, Sonos chief executive officer happily noted that "This partnership has been an excellent example of two companies that truly care about music coming together to deliver a great listening experience, Working with Apple gives us the opportunity to share Apple Music throughout people's homes in a way that's easy, intuitive, and sounds great."
Apple Music is all the ways you love music, all in one place, with the expertise of world-class music experts who have programmed playlists for any moment. Curation is at the core of every element of Apple Music, from the handcrafted radio stations and Beats 1, to the suggestions in For You and top albums and songs in New. A Sonos station on Apple Music, curated by artists in collaboration with Sonos, is also launching today. New users can sign up for a free, three-month trail membership of Apple Music.
While the announcement is great, The Verge smartly points out that there's some pretty important stuff that's missing on day one. For instance, you won't be able to edit playlists and search is limited to the first 100 results that come up. Here's a few other features to be aware of that won't be available today:
Ability to enable Apple Music service on an Android running less than 5.0.
Search is limited to the first 100 results and only pulls from Apple Music catalog — not your 'My Music' section
Ability to listen to Beats 1 Radio shows on demand.
Adding songs, playlists or albums to your library is not yet supported.
Ability to edit playlists.
Sorting within My Music is alphabetical and may look different than your Library on the Apple Music app.
Newly added content within My Music may take up to 24 hrs to show up within the Sonos app.