Music Library Setup

Viewing shared folders

From the Settings menu, select Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.

The shared music folders that are currently accessible to your Sonos system are displayed. (If a computer on your network is turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, the music on that computer will be unavailable to the Sonos system until the computer is turned back on.)

Adding a shared folder

  1. From the Music menu, select Settings -> Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.

  2. Touch Add New Share.

  3. Choose one of the following options:

Stop accessing a shared folder

  1. From the Music menu, select Settings -> Manage Music Library -> Music Library Setup.

  2. The shared music folders that are currently accessible to your Sonos system are displayed.

  3. Select the folder you wish to stop using, and touch Remove.

Your music folder will remain untouched on your computer. However, you will no longer be able to access it from the Sonos system.

Updating the music index 

During the setup process, all of your available music folders are indexed for easy selection. If you add new music to a folder that is already indexed, you can simply update your music index to add the new music to your Sonos music library.

  1. From the Music menu, touch Settings.

  2. Select Manage Music Library -> Update Music Index Now.

  3. Select Scan Now.

The message, “updating music index” appears. When the message disappears, your new music is available.

Scheduling automatic updates

  1. From the Music menu, touch Settings.

  2. Touch Manage Music Library.

  3. Touch Schedule Music Index Update, and select On.

  4. Touch Music Index Update Time, and use the up and down arrows to select the time you would like your music index to update each day.

To turn off automatic music index updates, select Off from the Schedule Music Index Update menu option.

Contributing artists

Contributing Artists are those who appear on individual tracks within an album, including those on a compilation or soundtrack album. You can set your preferences to show or hide these individual artists within a Contributing Artists view.

  1. From the Music menu, touch Settings -> Manage Music Library -> View Contributing Artists.

  2. Select On or Off.

The View Contributing Artists preference setting you select applies only to this Sonos controller. If you have another Sonos controller, you can select a different Contributing Artist view for it.


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