How to Stream Your Computer’s Audio Output on Sonos
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Sonos speakers are one of the best ways to fill your home with music—entirely wireless and controllable from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. They also sync with dozens of music streaming services, including Spotify, Google Play Music, and Apple Music.

But there’s one area where Sonos falls short: there’s no way to listen to your computer’s audio output with it.

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How to Stream PC Audio Output to Sonos

How to Stream Your Computer's Audio Output on Sonos stream what hear

To stream your computer’s audio output on Sonos, follow the step-by-step guide below.

  1. Download and install Stream What You Hear.
  2. Launch the app using the Start menu shortcut.
  3. Right-click on the app’s icon in the system tray.
  4. Go to Tools > HTTP Live Streaming.
  5. Copy the on-screen URL.
  6. Open the Sonos app.
  7. Go to Manage > Add Radio Station.
  8. Paste in the URL and give the link a name.
  9. Click OK.

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  1. Michael
    September 26, 2018 at 11:28 am

    This did not work for me, the software is not very intuitive, but I did eventually get it to stream to my sonos devices (not using method above). However the audio was so glitchy and fragmented, it was unusable. I quickly uninstalled the software and now seeking an alternative.

    • James Bruce
      September 27, 2018 at 8:39 am

      You need one of the bigger speakers. Play:5 includes a line-input. This can then be selected source for one or all speakers as usual.

  2. Becky
    August 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    This doesn't work. Computer audio is on and playing and Sonos will say it's playing/on air but nothing is actually coming out of the speaker.