Listen to podcasts on Sonos

This article will show you how to listen to podcasts on Sonos. You can stream podcasts to Sonos using direct control, AirPlay, the Sonos app, or play downloaded podcasts using a Sonos music library.


Stream podcasts using Apple AirPlay or direct control

The easiest way to stream podcasts to Sonos is by using AirPlay on a supported iOS or macOS device or using a service that supports direct control.


AirPlay

If you have a supported iOS or macOS device, you can stream any audio from that device directly to Sonos using AirPlay, including audio from your podcast app. See our article on using AirPlay with Sonos for more information.

Direct control

Services like Spotify and iHeartRadio support direct control. Direct control lets you play a podcast within the service’s app, then cast the audio directly to Sonos. See our article on direct control for a list of services that support it.



Stream podcasts from the Sonos app

Some services let you browse, search, and play podcasts from within the Sonos app. Not all services that provide podcasts will have their podcast catalogs available in the Sonos app via browsing or searching. If you can’t find the podcast you’re looking for in the Sonos app, we recommend using direct control or AirPlay.

Browse

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap the  Browse tab.
  3. Tap the desired service to browse their content.

Search

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap the  Search tab.
  3. Tap the Podcasts & Shows filter at the top.
  4. Search for a podcast.


Stream downloaded podcasts to Sonos

Podcasts stored on an Android device

Download the podcasts to your Podcasts folder on your Android device. For podcasts to show up in the Sonos app under On This Device, they must reside in the Podcasts folder on your Android controller. The podcasts folder should be in the root directory of your Android device. If you have podcasts located in your Music folder, the podcasts will be listed under Music, not Podcasts. For more information see our article about playing music stored on your Android device.

Podcasts stored on a computer

If you have podcasts downloaded to a macOS or Windows computer, you can play these on Sonos by adding them to a Sonos Music Library.

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.