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How to add your music to Sonos

Managing Music Folders


The Sonos Wireless HiFi System can play music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders (music shares). During the setup process, you are guided through the process of accessing these shared music folders. Over time, you may wish to add or remove music folders from this list. Sonos is designed to work with large music collections. Music folders are indexed so you can view you music by categories- you can index approximately 65,000 tracks to the Sonos library. If the metadata in your files contains lengthy artist, track, or album names, your music index may fill up more quickly.

   •You can add or remove the shared folders Sonos accesses music from at any time. You may need to make changes if you add a computer to your home network, or if you move shared folders from one location to another.
   •If you add new music to a folder that is already indexed, simply update your music index to add this music to your library.
   •To play music from imported playlists, drop the playlist file .PLS, .M3U or .WPL into the same music folder that you have shared to the Sonos system, update your music index, and the custom playlists will appear when you select Imported Playlists from the Music menu.

Using the Sonos Controller for PC

Adding a shared folder

1. From the Manage menu, select Music Library Settings... shared music folders that are currently available to your Sonos Wireless HiFi System appear.
2. Click + on a Mac, or Add from a PC.
3. To add music that is stored on this computer, select In my Music folder, and click Next.
   a. Click Next and enter your computer login credentials if prompted.
   b. Click Next.

4. To add music stored on a remote computer or a NAS device, select On a networked device such as a network attached storage (NAS) drive.

   a. Type the network path for the music folder \\Name\Sharename, where Name is the network name for your computer or NAS device, and Sharename is the name of the top level shared folder, or click Browse to search for it.
   b. If it is not shared anonymously, enter the user name and password of a user with permission to access this folder, and click Next.
   c. Click OK to confirm.

Updating your music index

If you add new music to a music folder that is already indexed, you can update your music index in order to add this music to your library.

1. From the Manage menu, select Update Music Library Now.
2. Click Yes to confirm.
Indexing may take several minutes to complete. From the Music menu, you will see Music Library - Indexing.... This message will disappear when indexing has finished.

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