Listen to music with spatial audio on Sonos speakers

Some content services offer music that plays in spatial audio formats like Dolby Atmos. If you’re subscribed to one of these services, you can play music with spatial audio to supported Sonos speakers.

To play music with spatial audio, your Sonos speaker needs to be connected to your WiFi network and the supported content service must be added to your Sonos system.

When playing music with spatial audio from a content service, the Sonos app will show a Dolby Atmos badge on the Now Playing screen.

Sonos Ace can also play music with spatial audio from supported services on your iOS or Android device. Learn more in our article about spatial audio music on Sonos Ace.

Content services that offer music with spatial audio on Sonos

Sonos speakers that support spatial audio

  • Arc
  • Arc SL
  • Beam (Gen 2)
  • Era 300

Disable or enable spatial audio for music

You can toggle spatial audio music playback on or off by changing the Spatial Music setting in your Sonos app. This setting is enabled by default.

  1. In the Sonos app for iOS or Android, go to the Settings menu.
  2. Under Your System, choose your product that supports spatial audio from the list.
  3. Scroll down to the Sound section and toggle the Spatial Music setting.

This setting will take effect when the next track begins playing.

Additional details

  • When playing music with spatial audio, creating a group with a Sonos product that does not support spatial audio will switch the group’s audio playback to stereo. When the product is removed from the group, the audio will revert to spatial audio when the next spatial audio track begins playing.

Still need help?

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