Sonos speaker instructions

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Sonos PLAY:1 The PLAY:1® is the most compact Sonos wireless speaker that lets you use the Sonos app to control and enjoy all the music you want all over your home (see The Sonos App for more information). • Two custom-designed drivers, 3.5 in / 9 cm mid-woofer and tweeter, each with a dedicated amplifier. • Play/Pause functionality remembers the last thing you were listening to. You can even skip to the next track with a double press. • Pair two PLAY:1s for amazing stereo sound or use two PLAY:1s as rear speakers for your Sonos PLAYBAR® home theater system. • Works seamlessly with the complete range of Sonos products. New to Sonos? It takes just a few steps to get Sonos up and running—simply follow the setup instructions packaged with your PLAY:1. Once you’ve got it set up, you can add more speakers any time. Adding to an existing Sonos system? Sonos can be easily expanded room by room. If you are adding a PLAY:1 to an existing Sonos system, see Adding to an Existing Sonos System for more information. Your Home Network To use the Sonos app, your device must be on the same network as Sonos. If you need help, please go to

2 Product Guide Requirements To access music services, Internet radio, and music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, make sure your network meets these requirements. Note: Make sure your network has a high-speed Internet connection because Sonos is designed to provide you with free, online software updates. Your Sonos system must be registered to receive these updates so be sure to register during the setup process. We do not share your e-mail address with other companies. • High-speed DSL/cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of music services. (If your Internet service provider only offers satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuating download rates.) • If your modem isn’t a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos’ automatic online updates or use a streaming music service, you’ll need to install a wireless router before setting up Sonos. Note: Sonos communicates over a 2.4GHz home network supporting  802.11 b/g/n wireless technology. 802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11 b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router. • Connect a Sonos BOOST or speaker to your router if: • You have a larger home where the WiFi performance isn’t reliable and you want to strengthen the wireless performance of your Sonos system. • Your WiFi network is already in high demand with streaming video and web surfing and you want to create a separate wireless network exclusively for your Sonos speakers. • Your network is 5GHz only (not switchable to 2.4GHz). • You have configured your router to support only 802.11n and can’t change the settings to support 802.11 b/g/n. • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your network router using an Ethernet cable. The Sonos App You can use the free Sonos app with any compatible device, including: • Sonos app (Android)—Android 4.0 and higher; certain features require later versions.  Touch the Play Store or Market button on your Android device to download the free Sonos app from Google Play. • Sonos app (iOS)—iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later; certain features may require later versions. Touch the App Store button on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to download the free Sonos app, or download the application from iTunes®. (If you download from iTunes, you will need to sync before you see the Sonos logo display on your device.) • Sonos app (PC)—Windows® 7 and higher; certain features require later versions.  Download from our website at

Sonos PLAY:1 3 • Sonos app (Mac)—Macintosh® OS X 10.9 or later  Download from our website at Note: Sonos CONTROL has been discontinued, but it’s compatible with your new Sonos product. PLAY:1 Top / Back On/Off Sonos is designed to be always on; the system uses minimal electricity whenever it is not playing music. To quickly stop streaming audio in all rooms, select Pause All from Rooms. To stop streaming audio in one room, press the Play/Pause button on the player. Play/Pause button Toggles between playing and pausing the audio in this room (defaults to restarting the same music source when pressed unless a different source is selected). • Press once to start or stop streaming audio • Press twice to skip to the next track (if applicable to the selected music source) • Press three times to skip to the previous track (if applicable to the selected music source) Status indicator Indicates the current status. During normal operation the white light is dimly lit. If desired, you can turn off the white light from Room Settings. See Player Status Indicators for a complete list of status indications.

4 Product Guide Volume up (+)  Press these buttons to adjust the volume up and down. Volume down (-) Threaded mounting hole The PLAY:1 has an integrated mounting hole on the back of the unit so 1/4 inch / it can be wall-mounted if desired (mounting bracket not included.) See 20-thread Wall Mounting for more information. Ethernet port You can use an Ethernet cable (supplied) to connect the PLAY:1 to a router, computer, or additional network device such as a network- attached storage (NAS) device. AC power (mains) input  Use only the supplied power cord to connect to a power outlet (using a (100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz) third-party power cord will void your warranty).  Insert the power cord firmly into the PLAY:1 until it is flush with the bottom of the unit. Selecting a Location You can locate a Sonos PLAY:1 just about anywhere. For maximum enjoyment, we have a few guidelines: • The PLAY:1 is designed to work well even when placed next to a wall or other surface. For optimum performance, maintaining more than 1 inch (2.5 cm) clearance around the back of the unit is recommended. • Care should be taken if placing the PLAY:1 close to an older CRT (cathode ray tube) television. If you notice any discoloration or distortion of your picture quality, simply move the PLAY:1 further from the television. • The PLAY:1 is humidity-resistant so you can use it in the bathroom; however it is not water-resistant so don’t position it near water or leave it outside during a rain storm. Wall Mounting The Sonos PLAY:1 has a standard 1/4”-20 threaded mounting socket. If desired, you can easily wall mount your PLAY:1 using a suitable mounting bracket (not included). Simply choose a location that’s close to an electrical outlet (power cord length is 2m), taking care to avoid heat, steam, dripping water or hidden wiring, and follow the instructions included with the wall mount kit. You can hang it right side up (control buttons on top) or upside down (control buttons on the bottom). Note: Be sure the wall mount bracket you purchase will support at least 8lbs. (3.6 kgs) and has a 1/4”-20 threaded post. Adding to an Existing Sonos System Once you’ve got your Sonos music system set up, you can easily add more Sonos products any time (up to 32). 1. Select a location for your PLAY:1 (see Selecting a Location above for optimal placement guidelines.)

Sonos PLAY:1 5 2. Attach the power cord to the PLAY:1 and apply power. Be sure to push the power cord firmly into the bottom of the PLAY:1 until it is flush with the bottom of the unit. Note: If you want to make a wired connection, connect a standard Ethernet cable from your router or another Sonos product (or a live network wall plate if you have built-in wiring) to an Ethernet port on the back of the PLAY:1. 3. Choose one of the following options: • Using the Sonos app on a mobile device: Select Add a Player or SUB from Settings and follow the on- screen prompts to add this product to Sonos. • Using the Sonos app on a Mac or PC: Select Add a Player or SUB from the Manage menu and follow the prompts to add this product to Sonos. Thick walls, 2.4 GHz cordless telephones, or the presence of other wireless devices can interfere with or block the wireless network signals from Sonos. If you experience difficulty after positioning a Sonos product, try one or more of the following resolutions—relocate the Sonos product; change the wireless channel your music system is operating on; connect a Sonos product to your router if your setup is currently wireless. Tune Your Room with Trueplay™ Go ahead, put your Sonos speakers wherever you want. Trueplay listens to your room and tunes your speakers so you hear the sound you love, custom tuned to the room where you’re listening (works on mobile devices running iOS 8 or later). Choose Settings -> Room Settings. Pick a room and touch Trueplay Tuning to get started. Note: Trueplay tuning is not available if VoiceOver is enabled on your iOS device. If you want to tune your speakers, first turn VoiceOver off on your device and then select Settings -> Room Settings from the Sonos app. Creating a Stereo Pair The stereo pair setting allows you to group two PLAY:1s, PLAY:3s or PLAY:5®s in the same room to create a wider stereo experience. In this configuration, one unit serves as the left channel and the other serves as the right channel. You cannot create a mixed stereo pair—the Sonos products in the stereo pair must be the same.

6 Product Guide Optimum placement information • When creating a stereo pair, it is best to place the two Sonos products 8 to 10 feet away from each other. • Your favorite listening position should be 8 to 12 feet from the paired Sonos products. Less distance will increase bass, more distance will improve stereo imaging. Note: The stereo pair setting is for use with PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 units only. You cannot create a mixed stereo pair—both Sonos products in the stereo pair must be the same. Using the Sonos app on a mobile device 1. Select Settings -> Room Settings. 2. Select a PLAY:1 to pair. 3. Select Create Stereo Pair, and follow the prompts to set up the stereo pair. To separate a stereo pair: 1. Select Settings -> Room Settings. 2. Select the stereo pair you wish to separate (the stereo pair appears with L + R in the room name.) 3. Select Separate Stereo Pair. Using the Sonos app on a Mac or PC 1. Choose one of the following: • Using your PC, select Settings from the Manage menu. • Using your Mac, select Preferences -> Room Settings from the Sonos menu. 2. Select a PLAY:1 you want to pair from the Room Settings for drop-down list. 3. Click Create Stereo Pair and follow the prompts to set up the stereo pair.

Sonos PLAY:1 7 To separate a stereo pair: 1. Choose one of the following: • Using your PC, select Settings from the Manage menu. • Using your Mac, select Preferences -> Room Settings from the Sonos menu. 2. Select the Sonos stereo pair you wish to separate from the Room Settings for drop-down (the stereo pair will appear with L + R in the room name). 3. On the Basic tab, click Separate Stereo Pair. Surround Speakers Adding Surround Speakers You can easily pair two PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 (gen2) speakers with a PLAYBAR to function as left and right surround channels in your Sonos surround sound experience. You can either configure surround speakers during the setup process, or follow the steps below to add them. • Make sure the Sonos products are the same—you cannot combine a PLAY:1 and a PLAY:3 to function as surround speakers. • Be sure to follow these instructions to set up your surround speakers. Do not create a room group or stereo pair as these will not achieve the left and right surround channel functionality. Using the Sonos app on a mobile device 1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings. 2. Select the room the PLAYBAR is located in. 3. Select Add Surrounds. 4. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker. Removing surround speakers 1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings.

8 Product Guide 2. Select the room the surround speakers are associated with. The room name appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room Settings menu. 3. Select Remove Surrounds. 4. Select Next to drop the surround sound speakers from your surround system. If these were newly purchased PLAY:1s they will appear as Unused on the Rooms menu. If these PLAY:1s existed in your household previously, they revert back to their previous state. You can now move them to another room for individual use. Changing the surround settings The default setting is determined by the calibration process. If you wish to make a change, you can follow the steps below. 1. From the Settings menu, select Room Settings. 2. Select the room the PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in. It appears as Room (+LS+RS) on the Room Settings menu. 3. Select Advanced Audio -> Surround Settings. 4. Choose one of the following: • Surrounds: Choose On or Off to turn the sound from the surround speakers on and off. • TV Level: Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers for playing TV audio. • Music Level: Drag your finger across the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers for playing music. • Music Playback: Choose Ambient (default; subtle, ambient sound) or Full (enables louder, full range sound). This setting applies only to music playback, not TV audio. • Balance Surround Speakers (iOS): Select Balance Surround Speakers and follow the prompts to manually balance your surround speaker levels. Using the Sonos app on a Mac or PC 1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac). 2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left. 3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down list. 4. From the Basic tab, select Add Surround Speakers. 5. Follow the prompts to add first a left and then a right surround speaker. Removing surround speakers 1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac). 2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left. 3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR is located in from the Room Settings for drop-down list. The room name appears as Room (+LS+RS). 4. From the Basic tab, click Remove Surrounds. If these were newly purchased PLAY:1s, they will appear as Unused in the Rooms pane. If these PLAY:1s existed in your household previously, they revert back to their previous state.

Sonos PLAY:1 9 Changing the surround settings The default setting is determined by the calibration process. If you wish to make a change, you can follow the steps below. 1. Select Manage -> Settings (PC) or Sonos -> Preferences (Mac). 2. Select Room Settings if it is not already highlighted on the left. 3. Choose the room the PLAYBAR and surround speakers are located in from the Room Settings for drop- down. 4. Select the Surrounds tab. 5. Choose one of the following: • Surrounds: Check to turn the sound from the surround speakers on; uncheck to turn it off. • TV Level: Click and drag the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers for playing TV audio. • Music Level: Click and drag the slider to increase or decrease the volume of the surround speakers for playing music. • Music Playback: Choose Ambient (default; subtle, ambient sound) or Full (enables louder, full range sound). This setting applies only to music playback, not TV audio. Playing Music Make a selection from the Menu on your mobile device or from the MUSIC pane on a Mac or PC. Radio Sonos includes a radio guide that provides immediate access to thousands of free Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world—music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts. To select a radio station, simply select Radio by TuneIn and choose a station. Music services A music service is an online music store or online service that sells audio on a per-song, per audiobook, or subscription basis. Sonos is compatible with several music services - you can visit our website at for the latest list. (Some music services may not be available in your country. Please check the individual music service’s website for more information.) If you are currently subscribed to a music service that’s compatible with Sonos, simply add your music service user name and password information to Sonos as needed and you’ll have instant access to the music service from your Sonos system. 1. To add a music service, touch Add Music Services from the Menu. 2. Select the Sonos-compatible music service you would like to add. 3. Select Add to Sonos, and then follow the on-screen prompts. Your login and password will be verified with the music service. As soon as your credentials have been verified, the music service displays on the Menu.

10 Product Guide Free music service trials are available in some countries. (Please check the individual music service’s website for more information.) If there is a music service trial visible on the Music Services menu, simply touch it to select. Touch Add to Sonos -> I’m new to [music service], and then follow the prompts to activate the music trial. After the trial period is up, you will need to subscribe to the music service to keep the music playing. Local music library Sonos can play music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders (up to 65,000 songs). During the setup process, you are guided through the process of accessing your local music library (such as your iTunes library). Over time, you may wish to add or remove folders from this list. Note: We recommend using the Sonos app for Mac or PC to add shared folders. For more information, please visit our website at To make changes to your local library using a mobile device, go to Settings and choose one of the following options: • To add a music folder, select Music Library Setup and: • Touch -> Add New Share (iOS). • Touch Add New Share (Android). • To remove a music folder, select Music Library Setup and: • Touch next to the folder you wish to remove (iOS). • Touch the folder and select Remove Share (Android). Sonos indexes your local music so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or songs.) If you add new music, simply update your music index to add this music to your Sonos music library. • To update your music library, select Manage Music Library -> Update Music Index Now. If you’d like your music library to update automatically each day, select Schedule Music Index Updates and then select an update time. Playing music from your mobile device You can play music and podcasts stored on any mobile device that’s on the same network as Sonos. Just choose On this [mobile device] from the Menu. Google Play Music (Android devices) You can play music to Sonos directly from the Google Play Music app on any Android device. This feature is available for both Standard and All Access Google Play Music customers. To play music directly from the Google Play Music app to Sonos, you must have both the Google Play Music app and the Sonos app installed on your mobile device. Simply open the Google Play Music app and connect to a Sonos room or room group to start the music.

Sonos PLAY:1 11 Control Sonos from your Spotify app You can always play Spotify from the Sonos app. Now you can control Sonos directly from your Spotify app too (Spotify premium subscribers only). While you’re listening to music in the Spotify app, select DEVICES AVAILABLE to connect to a Sonos room or room group. To use this feature you need to have a Sonos account. If you don’t have one, choose one of the following options: • On a mobile device: Go to Settings -> Advanced Settings and choose Control Sonos from Spotify. • On a PC: Go to Manage -> Settings and choose Advanced. From the Music Sources tab, choose Control Sonos from Spotify. • On a Mac: Go to Sonos -> Preferences and select Advanced. From the Music Sources tab, choose Control Sonos from Spotify. Equalization Settings The Sonos PLAY:1 ships with the equalization settings preset to provide the optimal playback experience. If desired, you can change the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, or loudness) to suit your personal preferences. Note: Balance is only adjustable when the PLAY:1 is used in a stereo pair. 1. Using a handheld controller, select Settings -> Room Settings. 2. Touch to select a room. 3. Select EQ, and then drag your finger across the sliders to make adjustments. 4. To change the Loudness setting, touch On or Off. (The loudness setting boosts certain frequencies, including bass, to improve the sound at low volume.) I have a new router If you purchase a new router or change your ISP (Internet service provider), you will need to restart all your Sonos products after the router is installed. Note: If the ISP technician connects a Sonos product to the new router, you only need to restart your wireless Sonos products. 1. Disconnect the power cord from all of your Sonos products for at least 5 seconds. 2. Reconnect them one at a time, starting with the Sonos product that is connected to your router (if one is usually connected). Wait for your Sonos products to restart. The status indicator light will change to solid white on each product when the restart is complete. If your Sonos setup is completely wireless (you don’t keep a Sonos product connected to your router), you will also need to change your wireless network password. Follow the steps below: 1. Temporarily connect one of your Sonos players to the new router with an Ethernet cable.

12 Product Guide 2. Select Advanced Settings -> Wireless Setup from the Settings menu. Sonos will detect your network. 3. Enter the password for your wireless network. 4. Once the password is accepted, unplug the player from your router and move it back to its original location. I want to change my wireless network password If your Sonos system is set up wirelessly and you change your wireless network password, you will also need to change it on your Sonos system. 1. Temporarily connect one of your Sonos players to your router with an Ethernet cable. 2. Choose one of the following options: • Using the Sonos app on a mobile device, select Settings -> Advanced Settings -> Wireless Setup. • Using the Sonos app on a PC, select Settings -> Advanced from the Manage menu. On the General tab, select Wireless Setup. • Using the Sonos app on a Mac, select Preferences -> Advanced from the Sonos menu. On the General tab, select Wireless Setup. 3. Enter the new wireless network password when prompted. 4. Once the password is accepted, you can unplug the player from your router and move it back to its original location. Player Status Indicators Indicator Lights Status Sonos Product Additional Information Flashing white Powering up BRIDGE, BOOST, CONNECT, SUB, CONNECT:AMP, DOCK, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Solid white Powered up and associated BRIDGE, BOOST, You can turn the white status indicator (dimly lit) with a Sonos system (normal CONNECT, SUB, light on or off from Room Settings. operation) CONNECT:AMP, (Sonos products that are paired together DOCK, PLAY:1, share the same setting.) PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Solid white Touch control(s) active PLAY:5 (gen2), Brightens when touch controls are (brightly lit) PLAYBASE activated.

Sonos PLAY:1 13 Indicator Lights Status Sonos Product Additional Information Flashing green Powered up, not yet BRIDGE, BOOST, For a SUB, this may indicate the SUB is associated with a Sonos CONNECT, SUB, not yet paired with a speaker. system CONNECT:AMP, Or, DOCK, PLAY:1, WAC (wireless access PLAY:3, PLAY:5, configuration) join ready PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Slowly flashing Surround audio is off or  PLAY:1, PLAY:3, Applicable for speaker configured as a green SUB audio is off PLAY:5 (gen2), surround speaker, or for a SUB paired SUB with a PLAYBAR. Solid green Volume set to zero or muted CONNECT, CONNECT:AMP, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Flashing orange During SonosNet setup, this BRIDGE, BOOST, occurs after a button press CONNECT, SUB, while the product is CONNECT:AMP, searching for a household to DOCK, PLAY:1, join. PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Rapidly flashing Playback / Next Song failed CONNECT, Indicates either playback or next song orange CONNECT:AMP, was not possible. PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Solid orange During wireless setup, this CONNECT, SUB, If the orange light is on AND the speaker’s occurs while the Sonos open CONNECT:AMP, volume level automatically reduces, this access point is temporarily PLAY:1, PLAY:3, indicates the speaker is in warning mode. active.  PLAY:5, • Press the Pause button to stop the If you are not setting up PLAYBAR, audio. Sonos, this may indicate PLAYBASE • For Sonos products with a vent warning mode. opening (SUB, CONNECT:AMP), check to make sure it’s not blocked. • Check the room temperature to make sure it’s less than 104°F/ 40° C. • If the speaker is in direct sunlight, provide shade. • Allow the speaker to cool for several minutes and then press Play to restart the audio. • If the problem does not resolve, please contact Customer Care.

14 Product Guide Indicator Lights Status Sonos Product Additional Information Flashing green Speakers are being linked to BRIDGE, BOOST, Link the speaker(s) to your account. For and white your Sonos account. CONNECT, SUB, more information, see  CONNECT:AMP, DOCK, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Flashing red and Speaker repartitioning failed. BRIDGE, BOOST, Please contact Customer Care. white CONNECT, SUB, CONNECT:AMP, DOCK, PLAY:1, PLAY:3, PLAY:5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Flashing red Speaker setup timed out. CONNECT, SUB, Unplug the speaker, wait 10 seconds, This happens if a speaker is CONNECT:AMP, plug it back in, and set it up. plugged in for 30 minutes PLAY:1, PLAY:3, without being set up. PLAY5, PLAYBAR, PLAYBASE Important Safety Information 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry soft cloth. Household cleaners or solvents can damage the finish on your Sonos components. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.

Sonos PLAY:1 15 9. Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 10. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 11. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 12. Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped. 13. The Mains plug should be readily available to disconnect the equipment. 14. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. 15. Do not expose apparatus to dripping or splashing and do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus. Specifications Feature Description Audio Amplifier Two Class-D digital amplifiers Tweeter One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response Mid-Woofer One mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, as well as delivery of deep, rich bass Stereo Pair setting Turns two PLAY:1s into separate left and right channel speakers 5.1 Home Theater Add two PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience

16 Product Guide Feature Description Music Audio Formats Supported Support for compressed MP3, AAC (without DRM), WMA without DRM (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates. MP3 supports all rates except 11kHz and 8kHz. Note: Apple “FairPlay”, WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple “FairPlay” DRM-protected songs may be upgraded. Music Services Supported Sonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Apple Music™, Deezer, Google Play Music, Pandora, Spotify and Radio by TuneIn, as well as downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. Service availability varies by region. For a complete list, see  Internet Radio Supported Streaming MP3, HLS/AAC, WMA Album Art Supported JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF Playlists Supported Rhapsody, iTunes, WinAmp, and Windows Media Player (.m3u, .pls, .wpl) Networking* Wireless Connectivity Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11 b/g/n router. 802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11 b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router. SonosNet™ Extender Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for Sonos to reduce WiFi interference. Ethernet Port One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port SonosNet Extender Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0 General Power Supply 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, auto-switchable Top Panel Buttons Volume and Play/Pause.  Press Play/Pause button once to start or stop the music; twice to skip to the next track Top Panel LED Indicates PLAY:1 status Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 (in) / 161.45 x 119.7 X 119.7 (mm) Threaded mount Standard 1/4”-20 threaded mounting socket Weight 4.08 lb (1.85 kg)

Sonos PLAY:1 17 Feature Description Operating Temperature 32º to 104º F (0º to 40º C) Storage Temperature 4º to 158º F (-20º to 70º C) Humidity Resistant Designed to withstand high-humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. (The PLAY:1 is not waterproof or water-resistant.) Product Finish White with light metallic grille; black with graphite grille * Specifications subject to change without notice. Need More Help? • Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages at • Ask us a question at Product Guide Feedback? We’d love to hear from you! We’ll read your feedback carefully and use it to help us improve our product guides. Write to us at: [email protected] If you’re having a problem with your Sonos system, please contact Customer Care so they can help. Email them at


Here is the user manual for the Sonos Playbar, the wireless soundbar offering from the Sonos Company.  While this device is extremely user friendly, you may need to consult the user manual (referred to as the user guide by the company) from time to time if you have any questions.

Here is the Sonos Playbar User Manual available in pdf for you to download.

About the Playbar

Introduced in February of 2013, the Playbar is a revolutionary piece of stereo equipment, representing a confluence of top notch speaker equipment and new wireless technology.  It is controlled entirely through a smart phone or tablet on the music controller app, and you can seamlessly integrate streaming music services such as Pandora, Sirius, and Spotify.  The Playbar is easy to mount and set up as well and the app is extremely easy to use once you get it set up.

What is In the User Manual/ User Guide

In the user manual it discusses everything from how to properly care for your speaker, to how to set it up, what is included when you purchase one, and how to get the most from it in terms of optimal sound.

If you are setting up multiple devices on one Sonos system, this user manual will also come in handy because it describes in detail how to do this both from a hardware installation perspective and how they are all integrated on the controller app.  Keep in mind that you can easily add multiple Sonos speakers to a system.  These can be added to the same room, or a different room.  If they are located in different rooms they can be made to play the same music from every speaker, or to give control individually to each room.  You can also switch back and forth between these modes.

If you have invested in this high tech piece of speaker equipment, even though it is really a “plug and play” type device, we still recommend that you read and consult the user manual before you set it up in order to do it safely and to get the most from your system.

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For convenience, we allow you to view the manual in the page as well.  If you find this helpful, go ahead and scroll using the blue buttons at the top and bottom of the PDF.  You can also click the link at the top and open the PDF as the whole page, which you can also download for yourself.

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Sonos OneContents of the user manual for the Sonos One
  • Product category: Virtual Assistant Speakers & Displays Sonos
  • Brand: Sonos
  • Description and content of package
  • Technical information and basic settings
  • Frequently asked questions – FAQ
  • Troubleshooting (does not switch on, does not respond, error message, what do I do if...)
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User manual for the Sonos One contain basic instructions that need to be followed during installation and operation. Before starting your appliance, the user manual should be read through carefully. Follow all the safety instructions and warnings, and be guided by the given recommendations. User manual is an integral part of any Sonos product, and if it is sold or transferred, they should be handed over jointly with the product. Following the instructions for use is an essential prerequisite for protecting health and property during use, as well as recognition of liability on the part of the manufacturer for possible defects should you make a warranty claim. Download an official Sonos user manual in which you will find instructions on how to install, use, maintain and service your product.

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Product description

Sonos Announces 2nd-Gen Sonos One Smart Speaker Read More With integrated wireless connectivity, voice control, and home automation support, the 2nd generation black Sonos One isn't your typical wireless speaker. Equipped with Wi-Fi and an onboard microphone system, the Sonos One connects to your home's wireless network and allows you to intuitively play music, check the weather and traffic, hear sports scores, and more. Using far-field voice control technology powered by Alexa, the built-in microphones allow the Sonos One to pick up your voice from any direction in the room, even while music is playing. Note: Certain Alexa- and location-based features will have limited functionality outside the US. The 2nd generation Sonos One does not support Alexa voice calling. Please see the manufacturer's website for more information. Content acquired via certain apps may require subscription to a service.
    Control Sonos with Your Voice
  • The Sonos One allows you to start and control your music with your voice with Amazon Alexa built-in. Use just your voice for hands-free control of your music and more. You can also control the speaker via the Sonos app, AirPlay, or your favorite music service's app.
    Does Everything that Alexa Does
  • Play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices, and enjoy all the helpful Amazon Alexa skills using the Sonos One.
    Compact Design
  • The compact construction of the Sonos One makes it versatile enough to fit in areas where space is at a premium.
    Expands with You
  • The Sonos One is part of the Sonos ecosystem, allowing you to add more speakers to fill every room with sound.
    Class-D Amplification
  • The Sonos One is powered by a pair of Class-D amplifiers, which are tuned to match the drivers and acoustic architecture to help provide rich, room-filling sound.
    Driver Features
  • The tweeter is designed to create a crisp and clear high-frequency response, while the mid-woofer is engineered to provide mid-range vocal frequencies and deep bass.
    Adjustable Bass and Treble Controls
  • Customize your sound in one room or groups of rooms with additional speakers.
    Far-Field Microphone Array
  • The microphone array of the Sonos One is used for smart voice capture and features noise cancellation.
    Audio Chime Response
  • Alexa provides an audio chime to let you know that the Sonos One heard you and is working on a response.
    Ethernet Port
  • An Ethernet port is onboard in case your Wi-Fi signal is weak or unstable.
    Engineered to Help Ensure Privacy
  • An illuminated LED indicator light lets you know when your speaker's microphone is active or turned off.
    Capacitive Touch Controls
  • Use the touch controls to adjust the volume, skip to the previous or next track, pause or resume playback, or mute the microphone. The LED indicates status, mute status, and voice feedback.
    Modular Design
  • Pair two Sonos Ones together in the same room for stereo sound, add a Sub for augmented bass, or pair with your display's Beam, Playbar, or Playbase for wireless home theater surround sound.
    Humidity Resistant
  • Designed to resist humidity, the Sonos One can stream your favorite songs in music-starved places like bathrooms and outdoor patios. All you need is Wi-Fi and a power source.
    Trueplay Speaker Tuning
  • Trueplay fine-tunes the Sonos One to help ensure that you get enhanced sound quality in nearly any room.
    Versatile Compatibility
  • Sonos speakers play a variety of popular streaming services, on-demand internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, and your collection of downloads.
    Designed for Simple Setup
  • Download the Amazon Alexa app and either sign in or create a free account. Download the Sonos app, then connect your Sonos One to power. Follow the setup instructions in the Sonos app, then sit back and listen. During the initial setup, Bluetooth BLE is used to temporarily communicate with your compatible smart device.
    Additional Features
    • Increased memory and updated processor compared to the original Sonos One
    • Seamless matte finish
UPC: 878269007272 In the Box Sonos One (Black, Gen 2)
  • Flat Ethernet Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Technical parameters

    Sonos One Gen 2 Specs

    Virtual Assistant Support Amazon Alexa
    Amplifiers 2 x Class-D
    Drivers 1 x Tweeter
    1 x Mid-Woofer
    Audio None
    Ethernet 1 x 10/100 Mbps
    USB None
    Wi-Fi Standards 802.11b/g
    Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 GHz
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 6.4 x 4.7" / 119.7 x 161.5 x 119.7 mm
    Weight 4.1 lb / 1.9 kg
    Package Weight 5.165 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.9 x 6.8 x 6.8"


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    User manual Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK

    User manual for Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK

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    Sonos  PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK
    • Manufacturer: Sonos
    • Basic description and contents of package
    • Product classification: TVs & Entertainment - Speakers - Soundbar Speakers
    • Safety instructions
    • Startup and operation of the soundbar speakers
    • Tips for setting up your Sonos
    • Settings and expert assistance
    • Contact Sonos service
    • Troubleshooting
    • Warranty information
    • Price: 699 USD
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    User manual for the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK

    The user manual for the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK provides necessary instructions for the proper use of the product TVs & Entertainment - Speakers - Soundbar Speakers.

    The Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar features a 9-speaker design with angled left and right tweeters. Plus, each speaker is driven by a Class-D amplifier. The soundbar supports wireless connectivity with your home network, but there is also an Ethernet jack for making a wired connection. The PLAYBAR supports connection to your TV using a digital optical cable. However, if you just want to stream music, the soundbar comes pre-loaded with thousands of free Internet radio stations that you can listen to without even turning on your computer.
    If you own a Sonos soundbar speakers and have a user manual in electronic form, you can upload it to this website using the link on the right side of the screen.

    You can upload and download the manual for the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK in the following formats:
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    Additional parameters of the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK:
    Amplifier 9 x Class-D digital amplifiers
    Speakers 9 x Amplified speakers (total)
    6 x Midrange
    3 x Tweeters
    Channels 3.0
    System Requirements TV with optical audio output
    Broadband Internet
    One Sonos component wired to router
    Sonos Controller App
    Operating Systems Supported Windows XP (SP3) and higher
    Mac OS X v10.6 and higher
    NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS
    Supported Media Players Amazon Cloud Player
    JB Hi-Fi NOW
    Slacker Radio
    Stitcher SmartRadio
    Wolfgang's Vault
    Internet Radio (MP3/WMA streaming)
    Downloads from services offering DRM-free tracks
    Audio Formats Compressed MP3, iTunes Plus
    WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads)
    AAC (MPEG4)
    Ogg Vorbis
    Audible (format 4)
    Apple Lossless
    Flac (lossless) music files
    Uncompressed WAV and AIFF files
    Native support for 44.1 kHz sample rates
    Additional support for 8 - 48 kHz] sample rates
    Album Art Supported JPEG
    Playback Modes Crossfade
    Playlists Supported iTunes
    Windows Media Player
    MusicMatch (.m3u / .pls / .wpl)
    Wireless Connectivity SonosNet (secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network)
    Extender Yes (SonosNet Extender enhances power of SonosNet 2.0)
    Ethernet Port 2 x Ethernet port
    First Ethernet port is for connecting PLAYBAR to a wired home network
    Second Ethernet port can be used to share wireless control
    Supported Devices Works with all amplified and non-amplified Sonos products
    Connects to your TV via digital optical cable
    Buttons Volume up, volume down and mute (side panel)
    Control Control volume and mute with TV, cable or universal remote
    Free Sonos Controller app for smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac computer
    LED Indicators Indicate PLAYBAR status (side panel)
    Orientation Wall mounting above or below TV
    Lay flat on your TV table
    Power Supply AC 100 - 240 V (50 - 60 Hz)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature 4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 35.43 x 3.35 x 5.51" (900 x 85 x 140 mm)
    Weight 11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
    Package Weight 21.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.5 x 10.5 x 8.5"
    The user manual for the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK can be downloaded in .pdf format if it did not come with your new soundbar speakers, although the seller is required to supply one. It is also quite common that customers throw out the user manual with the box, or put the CD away somewhere and then can’t find it. That’s why we and other Sonos users keep a unique electronic library for Sonos soundbar speakerss, where you can use our link to download the user manual for the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK.

    The user manual lists all of the functions of the Sonos PLAYBAR Wireless Soundbar PBAR1US1BLK, all the basic and advanced features and tells you how to use the soundbar speakers. The manual also provides troubleshooting for common problems. Even greater detail is provided by the service manual, which is not typically shipped with the product, but which can often be downloaded from Sonos service.

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    Instructions sonos speaker

    what is Sonos and how does it work?

    Updated on 06/23/2021

    You may have heard ofSonos Speakers, but are not sure what they are or how their products work. This is the perfect blog for you as we will explain step-by-step how they work and give a brief overview on the Sonos range.

    If you have questions along the way, feel free to give us a call or email, and we'd be happy to explain further.

    1. What is Sonos?

    2. How does Sonos work?

    3. Sonos range overview

    4. How to set up Sonos

    5. Does Sonos support Bluetooth?

    6. What music services are supported?

    7. Can I play my vinyls through Sonos?

    8. Can you play TV audio through Sonos?

    9. How to control Sonos

    10. How to choose the right speaker

    What is Sonos?

    Sonos is the leading multi-room wireless speaker system that lets you listen to your music all around your home.

    It offers a modern alternative to traditional HiFi systems that take up large amounts of space, are fiddly to use and do not take advantage of today's offering.

    If you are looking for the ability to get the music to multiple rooms or you are simply wanting the best sound with complete flexibility, then Sonos is the current market leader.

    The range includes a small variety of speakers from compact to very powerful, each with their own purpose and suitability for each of your rooms.

    Let’s jump right in and explore how it all works.

    How does Sonos work?

    Sonos uses your WiFi to stream music from a growing list of more than 100 streaming services including all the popular ones like Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music but you can also stream free radio, podcasts or even audiobooks to your speaker.

    Find your favourite music service on the full streaming service list.


    All a Sonos speaker needs is mains power and a WiFi or ethernet internet connection, and the rest is done via the freeSonos app on your phone, tablet or PC. Check out our complete walkthrough on the Sonos app. 

    There are no monthly fees for using Sonos, other than the monthly fee you may pay for your chosen music streaming service e.g. Spotify Premium.

    If you have more than one speaker, you can group the same audio to all speakers at once, or you can choose to have each speaker playing something different, all from the palm of your hand. This is a big benefit of your speakers operating over WiFi.

    As each speaker is given a room name, it’s also straightforward to know what you are controlling at any given time.

    This means that you can be watching a movie on your Sonos Beam in the lounge and your other half can be listening to the radio in the kitchen at the same time.


    We cover the Sonos wireless speaker range in our video below:

    How to set up Sonos

    The speakers run off your mains power, so the first thing you need to do is plug them into a power socket.

    You'll then just need to download the Sonos S2 app from your app store.

    sonos-s2-appThe app will act as your remote control for your speaker, where you can play music, adjust volume, add your music service accounts and much more.

    The app takes you through the set up step-by-step and will ask to connect wirelessly to your WiFi and enter your WiFi password. This is similar to any other device in your home would connect like a laptop or mobile phone.

    The whole set up of a Sonos speaker takes about 5-10 minutes.

    You’ll call your speaker a room name such as Dining Room and this will appear in the app under “Rooms”. You’ll do this for each Sonos speaker you have.

    You can play the same music in every room, or each room can play their own music.

    Read our full Sonos set up guide >>

    Does Sonos support Bluetooth?

    All Sonos speakers operate via WiFi but there are currently 2 options that support both WiFi & Bluetooth, namely the Sonos Move and Sonos Roam.

    These are both classed as portable speakers, ones that you might use out and about, and is where Bluetooth is exclusively the simplest and most convenient method of control away from the home.

    When you're at home, WiFi is the better option due to a variety of reasons such as not interrupting the music when you receive a notification, not being limited in range and not compressing the sound as much.

    Both the Sonos Move and Roam can switch instantly from Bluetooth and WiFi and vice versa at the tap of a button.

    Sonos Roam Lifestyle

    What music services can I play on Sonos?

    As mentioned earlier, Sonos supports more than 100 music streaming services from across the globe including the popular ones like Spotify, Amazon Prime Music (included with any Prime subscription), Apple Music and many more.

    View full list of streaming services supported by Sonos >>

    The chances are if you have a music streaming subscription, it will be supported by Sonos.

    Sonos is also starting to support native app control. This means you will be able to control your speakers by using the official music app of your selected services to control your music. This is great for those of you who already love your current music app and don't want to be bound by the Sonos app.

    Currently, native app control works with Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, Audiobooks with more planned over the next few years.


    You can also stream any radio station using the built-in TuneIn radio app as well as import an iTunes library that you have at the moment.

    Can I play my vinyls through Sonos?

    Got a vinyl or CD collection? No problem, you can use certain Sonos products to integrate your existing HiFi with Sonos. Watch our video below for all of your available options and see how simple it is.

    Find out more about using a turntable with Sonos  >>

    can you play tv audio through Sonos?

    Yes! Sonos provides 2 dedicated solutions for TV audio. These are the Sonos Beam & Sonos Arc.

    The Sonos Beamis their most compact soundbar but also the smartest, coming with voice control and AirPlay 2 (more on these later). We recommend the Beam for small-medium sized rooms at £399.

    If you’re looking for something extra special for your TV listening experience, then consider the Sonos Arc. Arc offers cinema-quality sound with Dolby Atmos support and is ideal for larger sized rooms or TVs over 49 inches. The Sonos Arc is priced at £799.

    Similar to Sonos’ music speakers, you can group the TV audio to any other Sonos speakers you may have in your home too.

    On each of these TV products, they have simple HDMI ARC connections to your TV that are designed to work with almost all TV setups.

    For convenience, Sonos does not provide a separate remote control - instead, you can pair your existing TV remote with the system for volume controls.

    Sonos Arc Blacksonos-beam


    How do I control my Sonos speakers?




    Sonos believes in giving maximum flexibility when controlling any of its products and offer the below control methods.

    1. Sonos App
    2. Voice control (Via Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant)
    3. On-device control
    4. Direct App control (native control from Spotify / Tidal Apps)

    The main way most users control their system is with the Sonos app outlined above. The app is a breeze to use and has been focused on the end-user which is you.

    It has been refined over many years and even technophobes should have no trouble setting this speaker up and using the app day-to-day. Check out our full Sonos app tour below:

    Another way is by using your voice as a form of control. Sonos have approached voice services the same way they have with music services, by making their platform agnostic.

    This means any voice service can be selected by Sonos users. Currently, Sonos supports Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant but allows for more voice assistants to be added in the future.

    Currently, five Sonos speakers have integrated voice support, the award-winning Sonos One, Move & Roam smart speakers & the Sonos Arc & Beam soundbars which all feature Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built into the unit, right out of the box.

    Another bonus is that if you have any Amazon Echo or Google Home device at the moment, you can integrate that with any Sonos speaker, not just the voice-activated ones.

    Voice assistants let you use your voice to do cool things like turning your TV on and off, play music from your Spotify or Amazon Music library, as well as using it for fun things like quizzes, stories and world knowledge - all completely hands-free.

    Find out more about using voice control with Sonos >>

    All of the modern Sonos range also have AirPlay 2 which is a way of casting audio from one device to another. This means you wouldn’t even need to use the app to get the music playing. As this service is owned by Apple, you would need an iPhone, iPad or Mac to do this.

    Find out more about AirPlay 2 with Sonos >>

    Ok, I think I get it. Where should I start my Sonos journey?

    First, consider if you are primarily looking for a soundbar for your TV or if your smart speaker will be for general music listening. Watch our lowdown / review videos on any speaker that takes your interest, to find out more!

    Best for compact size but powerful sound - Sonos One Gen 2 (£199)

    For general music listening, the Sonos One Gen2 is an affordable smart speaker which looks great, sounds great and is ideal for filling bedrooms, kitchens, studies and similar rooms with exceptional audio. It has also won numerous awards such as best gadget of the year in the 2018 T3 awards.

    View Sonos One Gen 2

    If you are not interested in voice control but love the appearance and size of the Sonos One, then the Sonos One SL would be perfect for you as it has no microphones built-in, but still benefits from the same sound quality as the Sonos One at a slightly cheaper price point of £179.

    Both the Sonos One and Sonos One SL can be used one of the 3 following ways:

    • On their own as a single speaker
    • As a powerful stereo pair
    • As rear surrounds to a Sonos Beam or Arc

    Best for music-lovers at home - Sonos FIVE (£499)

    If you accept few compromises when it comes to sound quality, you're going to want to look no further than the Sonos Five

    The Sonos Five is designed for large spaces and listening at loud volumes as this can fill your room easily. Thanks to its 3.5mm jack, you can also connect other devices such as a turntable or CD player via this method.

    Very few speakers sound this good at this size and is one of Smart Home Sounds favourite speaker of the range for music-lovers.


    Best for portability - Sonos Roam (£159)

    If you want the option to listen anywhere, the Sonos Roam features WiFi and Bluetooth built-in so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

    With a high weatherproof rating at IP67, you can listen out loud even when the rain is pouring.

    It also has 2 voice assistants built-in (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant) and AirPlay 2 for those of you with an Apple device.


    Best for general TV & Music listening - Sonos Beam (£399)

    For your TV audio, the Sonos Beam has already won WhatHiFi best soundbar in the £300-£500 category 3 years in a row.

    It does an excellent job of filling small-medium sized living rooms with TV audio, music and radio that is both crystal clear and far-reaching. It has received hundreds of 5* reviews from customers already enjoying the experience of significantly better TV audio.

    View Sonos Beam

    Read full Sonos Beam review >> 

    Best for home cinema - Sonos Arc (£799)

    If your budget is more flexible and you are in pursuit of something extra special, for example, a cinema room, consider the Dolby Atmos equipped Sonos Arcwhich offers a premium listening experience.

    All TV speakers mentioned above have the ability to add a Sub and rear speakers for a more immersive surround sound experience. These can be added at entirely your own pace.

    View our Sonos Home Cinema bundles

    Check out our helpful table below to see a birds-eye view of the key feature differences between each Sonos speaker in the wireless speaker range.

    Sonos One SLSonos One Gen 2Sonos FiveSonos RoamSonos MoveSonos BeamSonos Arc
    Colour optionsBlack / WhiteBlack / WhiteBlack / WhiteBlack / WhiteBlack / WhiteBlack / WhiteBlack / White
    S1 & S2 compatible?YesYesYesS2 onlyYesYesS2 only
    Built-in voice controlNoYesNoYesYesYesYes
    Battery lifeN/AN/AN/A10 hours11 hoursN/AN/A
    Weather resistanceSteam / moisture onlySteam / moisture onlyNoneIP67IP56NoneNone
    TruePlay typeManual TruePlayManual TruePlayManual TruePlayAutomatic TruePlayAutomatic TruePlayManual TruePlayManual TruePlay
    Stereo pairingYesYesYesYes (WiFi only)Yes (WiFi only)NoNo


    If you love music and appreciate great sound quality, Sonos could be the perfect fit for you. If you'd like to build up an audio system in multiple rooms of your home, then Sonos is class-leading in this field and has the awards to show it.

    Hopefully, you now have a general understanding of how Sonos works and if it is going to be the right system for you. If you're still unsure, please feel free to get in contact and we'd be happy to have a chat with you and discuss Sonos as well as other options!

    Remember we offer a 30-day Listen better promise, as we are sure you will be happy with your purchase but if not, you can return it to us for a full refund.

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    • Sonos One (£199): Voice-activated smart speaker with AirPlay 2. Use on its own, as a stereo pair or as rear surround speakers.
    • Sonos One SL(£179): Non-voice speaker but identical to Sonos One above
    • Sonos Move (£399): Portable, battery-powered speaker for listening at home and away
    • Sonos Roam(£159): Ultra-portable, battery powered speaker
    • Beam (£399): A smart, compact soundbar featuring Amazon Alexa built-in and AirPlay 2, to supercharge your TV audio. See Sonos Beam review.
    • Sonos Arc(£799): Sonos's premium soundbar with Dolby Atmos 3D audio capability. Your movies, Movies, TV & video games will never sound so good. Watch our Arc in-depth review
    • Sonos Five (£499): Sonos' most premium wireless speaker with AirPlay 2 onboard for audiophile sound quality, and the loudest of the Sonos range. Watch our Sonos Five video review
    • Sonos Sub (Gen 3) (£699): Pair this powerful subwoofer wirelessly with any speaker above to add deep, rich bass. Read Sub review.

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    Sonos Setup Guide: How to set up Play:1, Play:3 and Play:5 speakers

    Looking for a guide on how to set up your new Sonos speakers? Look no further – here’s everything you need to know about installing a Sonos system for the very first time, whether you’ve got Play:1, Play:3 or Play:5 speakers.

    When Sonos first launched its multi-room speakers, setting up was quite the headache, and even required purchasing a Sonos Bridge to enable Wi-Fi connections. While those grim days are behind us, setting up your new Sonos speaker can still be a little tricky.

    We’ve explained how it all works below, but you can also watch the following video created by Sonos that will help you get started.

    Related: Sonos Tips and Tricks

    Setting up your first speaker

    When you’re setting up a speaker for the very first time, these are the steps you’ll need to take.

    Step 1: Unbox and plug it in

    First, unbox the speaker and place it where you’ll want it to be for the foreseeable future.

    If you plan on connecting the speaker over Wi-Fi, place the speaker close enough to your router so that the Wi-Fi signal is strong (or alternatively, near a range-improving Sonos Boost).

    If you want to use a wired internet connection, make sure your speaker is close enough to the router for an Ethernet cable to connect the two.

    Use the cable supplied in the box to connect the Sonos speaker to a power outlet. The light should start flashing green after a while, which means they’re ready to be set up.


    Step 2: Download the Sonos app

    You’ll then need to download the Sonos app. If you’re on PC or Mac, open your web browser and go to, where you’ll be able to download the app.

    Alternatively, iOS or Android users can download the Sonos app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store respectively – just search for ‘Sonos’, or try the following links:

    Step 3: Choose your setup type

    Once you’ve installed the app, open it and press ‘Set up a new Sonos system’. You’ll be asked what sort of setup you want to go through. If you’re not using an Ethernet cable, and you haven’t bought a Sonos Boost, then just press ‘Standard Setup’ – this for anyone connecting over a Wi-Fi network.

    Step 4: Select your speakers

    If your smartphone, tablet, or computer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, you should be able to see any available Sonos speakers that are in your home. If you have multiple speakers, you can choose which one you want to set up first by swiping between them on your screen.

    Related: Sonos Trueplay guide


    Step 5: Put your speakers into ‘Join’ mode

    The app will then ask you to press a couple of buttons on the Sonos speaker at the same time – the buttons depend on the speaker you have. This will create a temporary Wi-Fi network for your device to connect to, allowing the setup to work.

    For the Play:1, you need to press the Play/Pause button and the Volume Up button at the same time. Other speakers, like the Play:5, have their own dedicated ‘Join’ button – it looks like an infinity sign, or a figure of eight on its side.

    The app will tell you which buttons you need, in any case.

    Step 6: Connect to the Wi-Fi network (if you need to)

    Once you’ve pressed the buttons, you’ll hear a chime, and the speaker will show a flashing orange light. The app will ask you to confirm that you see this.

    Once you do, the app will begin configuring the speaker. You may have to connect to the temporary Wi-Fi network, although some Android phone and tablet users won’t need to do this. And if you’ve got a Play:5, it will work automatically too.

    If you do need to connect, go to your device’s Wi-Fi settings and choose ‘Sonos’. Once you’re connected, go back to the Sonos app and continue. You may be prompted for a password.

    Once that’s done, you can select a name for your new Sonos speaker. We recommend choosing the room it’s in: Try ‘living room’, ‘dungeon’, or ‘bat cave’ – whatever suits your home.


    Step 7: Add more speakers if you have them

    If you want to set up a second speaker (or even more, you moneybags), hit ‘Add Another Player’, and go through the setup process again. You’ll need to assign a name to each new speaker, just like you did before.

    Once that’s done, all your speakers will be connected to your Wi-Fi system, and you’ll be able to use the Sonos app to play music on all of your connected speakers.

    However, you’ll need to choose ‘Add Music Services’ first, so you can add any eligible services you use, like Spotify or Apple Music. Then, just track down a song you want to play, and tap it – voilà!

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    What do you think of Sonos speakers? Let us know in the comments.


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