The home theatre soundbar and streaming music speaker in one.
 
4.5

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$999

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  • Two-in-one. Adds full-theatre sound for your TV. Streams music, too.
  • Simple two-cord setup. One for power. One for your TV.
  • Works with your existing TV remote.
  • Syncs wirelessly with SUB and two PLAY:1s for 5.1 surround sound.
  • Works lying flat or wall-mounted.

Common questions about PLAYBAR

The soundbar for music lovers.

PLAYBAR delivers cinematic sound for all your movies, TV shows, sports, and games—and wirelessly streams your favourite music too.


Set up over Wifi.

Plug in. Connect. Stream without interruptions or interference.

Start in any room. Add on.

Play different songs in different rooms. Or the same song everywhere.

Control with one app.

Pick a room. Pick a song. Hit play.

Keeps getting better.

Software updates mean the product you buy today will be even better tomorrow.


Not just louder. Clearer.

Thin is great for TV screens, but not so great for sound. PLAYBAR to the rescue. With nine amplified speaker drivers—six mid-range and three tweeters—PLAYBAR replaces your TV's built-in speakers with deep, rumbling lows, crystal-clear dialog, and immersive waves of sound.

What you see is what you hear.

PLAYBAR features nine speakers designed in a phased speaker array to deliver “directionality”, creating a wider sound stage. That means if there’s a huge crash on the left side of the screen, you’ll hear it there because the speakers on the left are playing the sound and the speakers on the right are playing the inverse of that sound.

One app. Complete music control.

The Sonos app helps you quickly search through all your services to track down favourite music, send it to different rooms, and adjust the volume and other settings. You don’t even have to be in the same room. And if your friends have the Sonos app, they can do the same.

Check out the app.

Over 30 streaming services available.

Sonos plays everything–the most popular streaming services, on-demand services, Internet radio, your favourite podcasts and audiobooks, your go-to collection of downloads­–whatever you love to listen to.

Explore music services.

Trueplay, custom speaker-tuning for your PLAYBAR.

The size, shape, and setup of your room–as well as the location of your TV–all have a big effect on the sound you hear. Trueplay software—right on the Sonos app—measures your room and fine-tunes the sound to fit the space. To make sure whatever you’re watching sounds as spectacular as possible.

Learn more about Trueplay.

Dialog enhancement.

Having a hard time hearing what’s being said? PLAYBAR uses custom drivers to deliver crisp, clear dialogue to the centre channel where your ears can best discern it. Need even more clarity? Turn on Speech Enhancement to keep the dialogue at a consistent level and reduce the volume of any loud sound effects.

Night mode.

Watching late at night and don’t want to disturb the rest of the house? Turn on Night Sound. At lower volumes, quiet sounds are enhanced and the intensity of loud sounds is reduced.

Two cords. That’s it.

One power cord. And one optical cord that connects to your TV. You don’t even have to read a manual because the Sonos app guides you through every step of the setup process. Including connecting PLAYBAR to your WiFi so you can stream your favourite music.

Plays everything.

Cable boxes. Gaming consoles. Satellite boxes. Blu-ray players. If it’s connected to your TV, PLAYBAR will play it.

Installation options.

Place it beneath your TV, on a table or console. Or mount it on the wall. Either way, it looks and sounds beautiful.

Expand beyond the TV room.

PLAYBAR makes movies, sports, TV, games, and music come alive…but just in one room. Add more Sonos speakers to your home and you can listen to what’s playing on your TV in any room.

Grows to 5.1 with zero drama.

PLAYBAR is just the beginning of the ultimate home theatre experience. Add a Sonos SUB for soul-shaking bass. Want full surround sound? Use a pair of PLAY:1, PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 speakers for rear channels.

One less remote to worry about.

PLAYBAR works with almost all TV, cable box, and universal remotes by learning their infrared (IR) commands during setup. The remotes you have are all you need.

Play music from Spotify straight to Sonos.

Enjoy all the personalized Spotify playlists and other listening features you love and more - without ever opening your Sonos app.

Learn more.

Expand your sound

Wall Mount Kit
Add a SUB
Add a pair of PLAY:1s
  • Wall Mount Kit

    PLAYBAR Wall Mount Kit

    An easy and secure wall-mounting solution for Sonos PLAYBAR.

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    • Makes PLAYBAR easy to install to any wall with pegs in precisely the right place
    • Ensures a secure and rattle-free wall-mount installation
    • Allow for placement horizontally above or below your TV
    Add a SUB

    SUB

    The subwoofer for Sonos speakers.

    $999

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    • Adds dramatically deeper bass to any Sonos speaker (or amplified component).
    • Zero cabinet buzz or rattle.
    • Versatile. Place it anywhere. Standing up or lying flat.
    • One-button setup.
    Add a pair of PLAY:1s

    2 Room Music System

    Two PLAY:1 speakers for two rooms in your home or pair with PLAYBAR for full surround sound.

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    • 2 wireless PLAY:1 speakers for any two rooms.
    • Play different songs in each room, or the same song in both rooms.
    • Crystal-clear HiFi sound at any volume.
    • Stream all the music on earth from an app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
    • Sleek, compact design fits any space.

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Specs

Audio

Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the nine dedicated speaker drivers and the acoustic architecture.

Three tweeters create the crispest and clearest high-frequency response.

Six mid-woofers give you the full range of sound effects and music from the left and right channels, and crisp, clear dialogue from the centre. Mid-woofers act together as a phased speaker array so what you hear matches what you see on screen.

Optical input to connect to your TV. Allows PLAYBAR to speak DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo.

Adjustable bass, treble, and loudness controls to customise your sound preferences.

Autoplay setting lets you choose whether or not TV audio will begin playback automatically.

Physical

Dimensions - H x W x D
3.35 x 35.43 x 5.51 in. (85 x 900 x 140 mm).

Weight
11.9 lbs. (5.4kg).

Side panel buttons & lights
Volume and Play/Pause buttons.
LED indicates Sonos component status and mute status.

Power & Networking

Power supply
Auto-switching 100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC universal input.

WiFi, not Bluetooth
Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4 GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.

Ethernet ports
Two 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports to connect PLAYBAR to a wired home network and bring standard Internet connectivity to other devices.

System requirements
TV with optical audio output.
Broadband Internet in your home. Internet-connected TV not required.

Contents

Sonos PLAYBAR, power cord, flat Ethernet cable, optical audio cable, Sonos QuickStart Guide, and Legal/Warranty information.

Reviews

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SONOSPLAYBAR
 
4.5

(based on 864 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (564)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (225)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (25)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (527)
  • Clear sound (334)
  • Interfaces well with TV (294)
  • Great sound quality (247)
  • Intuitive controls (234)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (30)
  • Poor interface (22)
  • Poor sound quality (17)
  • Unreliable (14)
  • Expensive (12)

Best Uses

  • Living room (301)
  • Movies (251)
  • Home theatre (214)
  • Television shows (188)
  • Surround sound solution (158)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (393), Practical (314), Musically inclined (191), Professional (177), Audiophile (161)

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5.0

Fantastic product

By Rossi

from Glasgow

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Crisp Sound
  • Easy To Connect
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home Theatre

    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

    Amazing quality and overall performance

     
    5.0

    Simply the best soundbar

    By MikeG

    from Aberdeen

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Crisp Sound
    • Easy To Connect
    • Expandable
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theatre

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      I use the playbar mainly for watching TV, the enhanced dialogue feature is a great bonus. As a home theatre sound system it is very good but needs the sub & two play 1's for the ultimate movie experience. My kids use the playbar with spotify to stream their music and love the sound quality.

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      5.0

      Easy set up and great sound!

      By Tony C

      from Dublin

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Easy To Connect
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theatre

        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

        I listen to a lot of music and love the ease of playing music from phone app to playbar. It ticks a lot of boxes, listen to tv, music from spotify and movies on my dvd player.

         
        5.0

        A must have amazing sound bar

        By Jillybean

        from Bradford, West Yorkshire

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        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Crisp Sound
        • Easy To Connect
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home Theatre

          Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

          This sonos sound bar was recommended by John Lewis staff when we purchased our all singing and all dancing TV. It is amazing. The sound is incredible and really enhances the viewing experience. We absolutely love it. Although expensive it really was the very best option.

           
          5.0

          A great purchase!

          By Eddie

          from Sydney, Australia

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Crisp Sound
          • Easy To Connect
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Powerful
          • Very easy to use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

              Our first sound bar - looks great and sounds fantastic. Looking forward to expanding the system throughout the apartment.

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