Tip: Listen to NPR Music on Sonos

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Sonos Support in Music On Sonos, Tips & Tricks

Many of you may have already tuned in to NPR for its wealth of educational content, talk shows, and news, but did you know about NPR Music? This subset of the public broadcasting station is actually available on Sonos. Although you’ll need to do a tiny bit of digging to access the content, it’s actually quite simple. And since NPR Music has a great selection of free music, we want to make it even easier by laying out the steps here.

In this example, we take you to a feature called Tiny Desk Sessions, where you can listen to intimate recordings of artists such as Adele and Josh Ritter, who are recorded desk-side by All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

How to listen to NPR Music on Sonos

Step 1: Using one of the Sonos Controllers, navigate to Radio > Shows > Search.

Step 2: In the search bar, type in “NPR Music.” Then, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Finally, click “Live Concerts.”

The Live Concerts section includes all of the Tiny Desk Sessions available. You can also access other live music recordings, such as those made during the SXSW 2011 conference. And don’t forget to take a step or two back and check out all of the other free music on offer in the NPR Music section.

What are some of your favorite stations to listen to on Sonos?

Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Sonos Support in Music On Sonos, Tips & Tricks

8 Responses to “Tip: Listen to NPR Music on Sonos”

ZippcyhimpMay 25th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

very cool.  please feature more articles like this on how to get more enjoyment out of my sonos!

DgstevenMay 26th, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I agree – it’s great to get these hints – thank you.  One NPR music related item I’d enjoy being able to find/stream is the “preview new albums” feature.  It’s great to do it on my iPhone or iPad, but I’ve not been able to figure out how to do it on Sonos. 

StapletonbillMay 26th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Gracias amigos. I already download tiny desk concerts to the iPod Touch, but even better to access them on the Sonos.

AnonymousMay 27th, 2011 at 8:24 am

Isn’t it possible to do this with the Sonos Desktop Controller? Would be nice if it works on the Desktop Controller also.

betsyMarch 17th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

These instructions don’t work, Sonos. Can you please update? Would like to find out how I can listen NPR concerts/First Listen over my Sonos player.

Sonos Support TeamMarch 28th, 2013 at 9:01 am

Please try to the following steps. Start by selecting Radio as the source. I searched for “NPR live concerts” , chose “SHOWS” , and then selected “Recent Shows”. There should be an option for “Live Concerts” there.

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