Technical Guidelines to easily integrate Sonos Speakers into Business Networking Environments.
Wi-Fi & LAN
All Sonos products connect to IP networks over Wi-Fi.
Most Sonos products can connect over both Wi-Fi and wired Ethernet, except for the following, which do not support wired Ethernet connectivity
Sonos RoamSL and Roam
Sonos Move and Move2
Sonos Sub Mini
The Sonos app and all Sonos products need to be on the same IP subnet.
Best practices recommend:
Creating a separate VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) for Sonos devices.
Creating a dedicated SSID for Sonos devices.
WPA2 or WPA3 encryption is supported.
WPA/WPA2 Enterprise is not supported.
Networks with Guest Isolation are not supported.
Networks with Splash Pages or Portal Login Pages are not supported.
Ensure that multicast is enabled on the network.
Internet Access / IP Ports
A High Speed Internet connection is required.
Firewall Ports that Sonos uses include:
80 and 443 (Music services, radio, and Sonos account)
445 and 3445 (Music library)
1400, 3400, 3401, and 3500 (Sonos app control)
4070 (Spotify Connect)
4444 (System updates)
136-139 (Music library)
1900 and 1901 (Sonos app control)
2869, 10243, and 10280-10284 (Windows Media Sharing)
5353 (Spotify Connect)
6969 (Sonos setup)
Regularly update the firmware on Sonos devices to benefit from security patches and new features.
Keep detailed records of your network configurations, including VLAN settings, firewall rules, and any special considerations for Sonos.
Detailed Network Integration Guidelines From Sonos Support
Recommended settings for using Sonos on wireless networks
Sonos recommends a wireless setup for most home and small business users. This is typically the simplest way to set up and begin using your Sonos system.
Recommended settings for using Sonos with Ethernet networks
Sonos recommends a wireless setup for most homes and small businesses. However, there are some situations where connecting Sonos products to your network via Ethernet may be preferred.
Configure STP settings to work with Sonos
Sonos uses Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) to maintain communication between the products in your system when in a wired setup. This article provides our recommended STP settings for managed network switches to ensure Sonos works on your network.
Configure your firewall to work with Sonos
Select your firewall from the list below for instructions on how to configure it to allow access to Sonos. Kaspersky Internet/Total Security, Mac OSX Firewall, McAfee Total Protection, Norton 360, and Windows Network and Security Settings.
Sonos system requirements
This article provides the requirements for setting up and using S1 and S2 Sonos systems. An iOS or Android device is required to set up your Sonos system.
Sonos app requirements
This article provides the operating system and device requirements for the Sonos S1 controller and Sonos S2 app. See our article on Sonos system setup requirements for information on network, home theater, and music library requirements.