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How to Use TIDAL on Your Sonos Device

Setting Up TIDAL on Sonos

Via the Sonos App

  • Open the Sonos app on your device.
  • Tap on 'Music Source' and select 'Add Music Services.'
  • Choose 'TIDAL' and select 'I already have an account.'
  • Enter your TIDAL credentials to log in.

Via the TIDAL App (Direct Control)

  • Play any track on the TIDAL app.
  • Tap the speaker icon.
  • Select your Sonos device.

Minimum Requirements for Streaming

  • 5 Mbps for 1 FLAC stream.
  • 7.5 Mbps for 2 FLAC streams.
  • 10 Mbps for 3 or more FLAC streams.

Adjusting the Volume

  • Volume control is available within the TIDAL or Sonos app.
  • Physical volume keys on your mobile device work only when the TIDAL or Sonos app is open.
  • Sonos users cannot control volume from the lock screen or outside the Sonos app.

Common Issues and Troubleshooting

Audio Dropouts with TIDAL on Sonos

  • Ensure your internet speed meets the minimum requirements.
  • Reconnect Sonos to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Consider using a wired connection for more stability.
  • Reset and reconfigure the Sonos app. Steps are available here.

Functionalities and Limitations


  • It's not possible to connect to Sonos using the TIDAL desktop application.


  • Volume control only active when TIDAL app is open.
  • Fixed volume settings on some streamers.
  • Max tracks automatically fallback to High when played.
  • Streaming quality cannot be changed.
  • TIDAL Mini controller not available on the locked screen or notification bar.
  • Video content will not play (audio only through Airplay 2 on new Sonos models).
  • The repeat button is disabled when connected to Sonos.


  • Similar functionalities and limitations as iOS.

Next Steps for Troubleshooting

  • Test connecting Sonos with an ethernet cable.
  • Reset and reconfigure the Sonos app.
  • Consult the Sonos support page for device-specific issues.