Checking the 65,000 songs limit in Sonos Play One

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There is a well known “issue” in Sonos that they only support a maximum of 65,000 songs in their library. This is the MUSIC library in the Sonos that you will configure to “store” the metadata (not the actual songs lah) in. This is not the same as RADIO, or even Amazon Music Cloud etc and/or other sources of cloud based music you can access from Sonos.

There are lots of discussions on this in the Sonos Forum: For example:

There was hope that this limit will be gone in the newer generations of Sonos eg the latest Sonos Play One. This is because people believe this was a hardware limitation in the older versions of Sonos and by now (Year 2013), it would have clear to be more than 65,000 songs (who will have thought of more than 65,000 songs 10 years ago !). Unfortunately, I am sad to inform you even in the Play One, the 65,000 limit is there. This is probably due to the need for backward compatibility, something that Sonos is proud of.

So how do you check what is the number of songs you have loaded into Sonos ?

Do this:

First, in Sonos Controller (e.g in iPad), find out what’s the IP address of your Sonos Play One.

For example, here’s mine:
IP address of Sonos Play One Singapore

Then go to this particular URL in your web browser:

Go to http://x.x.x.x:1400/status/tracks_summary (where x.x.x.x is the IP of one of your Sonos Players), and see if either Store Used or Entries Used are approaching their respective Sizes.

I did that and can see that for mine, it is 42,000 songs.. and also take note of the Store usage versus Store Size:

How many songs are stored in my Sonos Singapore

About 15,000 songs more to go ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Roughly the time I die ? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Lets see – I have 10 Sonos devices . . . and have heard the same non-answers for 3+ years. The guys in Product Management obviously don’t care about solving this issue – otherwise Development would have solved it. It can be solved – not a question . . . it is just not a priority as the pain of serving those of us with 65K songs is not a priority. The part that kills me is that folks like me have spent a TON of money on this system – NOT knowing this limitation . . . and have yet to hear a clear commitment to solve the issue. Sonos keeps releasing new products – all of which have this limitation . . . but the problem remains unresolved. So – should I just sell my Sonos ‘collection’ and never come back? That is what you’re telling me as a customer . . . the message is clear, you don’t care enough about me – you want the NEXT customer. You’ve communicated very clearly through you lack of action. My turn to communicate back – by NOT spending any more money on Sonos. If you Sonos Management wants to discuss this – fine, then reply to this thread on WHO to contact who gives a REAL crap about this. Hmmmm – seems I make this same post about every year or so . . . yawn . . .

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