Play music stored on your Android device

Audio files downloaded to your Android device can be played on your Sonos system using the Sonos app. This article will show you how to manage your downloaded music to ensure it appears in the Sonos app and how to play it on your Sonos products.

Before you start

Play music from “This Mobile Device”

  1. Open the Sonos app for Android.
  2. From the  Browse tab, tap This Mobile Device.
  3. Choose the music you want to play.

Music from “This Mobile Device” cannot be added to Sonos playlists.


When playing tracks from your Android device, it needs to stay powered on and connected to your network. If the device goes offline, other Sonos apps will show an error message if they try to play Android tracks that are still in your queue. If that Android device is no longer available, clear out its tracks from the queue to prevent any further errors.

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.