playback > seek

Use the seek command in the playback namespace to go to a specific position in the current track. Optionally add the cloud queue itemId to target a specific track.

Use itemId to ensure the group seeks on the current item. If the current item’s itemId does not match the one provided, the player returns an ERROR_INVALID_OBJECT_ID error.



Request Parameters

This command requires a groupId to determine the target of the command. See the Control documentation for details.

See the table below for descriptions of parameters in the body.

Parameter Type Value
itemId string (Optional) The identifier for the item. If included and it does not match the currently playing item, the command fails. This ensures that playback does not jump back to a track if a user starts to scrub just as the player begins to play the next item or due to latency.
positionMillis unsigned int Position within track in milliseconds. If this value exceeds the current track duration time, Sonos moves to the end of the current track, which results in a skip to the next track.


Returns an empty body with a success value of true if successful.

In the event of a failure, returns playbackError when the scrub operation fails. Returns globalError for all other errors. For example, the player may return ERROR_DISALLOWED_BY_POLICY when scrubbing is not allowed or ERROR_INVALID_OBJECT_ID when the heard track does not match the given itemId.