Listen to podcasts on Sonos

This article will show you how to listen to podcasts on Sonos. You can stream podcasts to Sonos directly from your device using AirPlay, Bluetooth, or direct control in a supported app. You can also use the Sonos app to search for podcasts using a supported service.

Stream podcasts using Bluetooth, AirPlay, or direct control

These methods let you stream podcasts directly from your device’s podcast app.


Sonos products with Bluetooth support allow you to play audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Pair your Bluetooth-enabled device with Sonos, then start playing a podcast using your podcast app.


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. Visit our Services page to find services that offer podcasts and support direct control to Sonos.

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.


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


  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 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.