Sonos is gradually opening up its connected speaker systems to third-party music streaming apps and it’s kicking things off with the most popular music streaming service. At an event in New York City, the company has confirmed that Sonos will soon provide support for the Spotify app. This will enable users to control their Sonos speakers directly through Spotify on both mobile and desktop. A beta of this feature will be provided to users in October.

Sonos users previously required the Sonos Controller app to manage music streaming to their speakers but now that the hardware is being opened up to third-party apps, the Controller app won’t be required particularly if you use Spotify exclusively for music streaming.

The company wants to make it easier for users to manage music streaming on the speakers and one of the first steps is to ensure that users are not made to jump between apps. Soon, the main Spotify app will be able to control Sonos speakers through both Wi-Fi and cellular data.

Now that Sonos hardware is being opened up to third-party apps, many would hope that similar treatment will be provided to other popular music streaming services like Apple Music, Tidal, Pandora, and Google Play Music.

Sonos hasn’t confirmed if and when it will provide similar support for Spotify’s competitors.

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