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

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  • Two-in-one. Adds cinema sound for your TV. And streams music, too.
  • Simple two-cable setup. One connects to the power. One connects to 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 with any room. Add on later.

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

Control with one app.

Pick a room. Pick a song. Hit play.

Never obsolete.

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 and delivers immersive waves of sound with crystal-clear dialog, and deep, rumbling lows.

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 on left. Your speakers will be playing the sound while the speakers on the right play the inverse of that sound.

One app. Complete music control.

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

Check out the app

Over 30 music 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.

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.

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 distinguish it best. 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 cable. And one optical cable that connects to your TV. You don’t even have to read a manual. The Sonos app guides you through each step of the setup process. Including connecting PLAYBAR to your WiFi, so you can stream your favourite music.

Plays everything.

Freeview 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 cabinet. 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 different rooms in your home, and then 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 your ultimate home cinema 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.


Expand your sound

Add a SUB
Add a pair of PLAY:1s
  • Add a SUB



    Add a SUB.

    Wirelessly connect SUB to your PLAYBAR to add more boom to your cinematic experience—all with just the push of a button. Since PLAYBAR doesn’t have to worry about bass anymore, it can focus on producing even better mid-range and high frequencies.

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    Add a pair of PLAY:1s



    Add a pair of PLAY:1s

    Add a pair of PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a totally immersive 5.1 channel surround sound experience. Each PLAY:1 becomes a separate left and right rear channel for distinct surround sound effects.

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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 work with 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 & light
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 710 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (449)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (198)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (526)
  • Clear sound (334)
  • Interfaces well with TV (294)
  • Intuitive controls (234)
  • Wireless (220)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (30)
  • Poor interface (22)
  • Poor sound quality (15)
  • Unreliable (14)
  • Expensive (10)

Best Uses

  • Living room (301)
  • Movies (250)
  • Television shows (188)
  • Surround sound solution (158)
  • Stream internet music (156)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (327), Practical (237), Musically inclined (191), Professional (148), Audiophile (123)

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

damp squib

By muttley

from Northampton UK

About Me Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Not Very Powerful
  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

I had to disable most of the advanced sound settings on my new TV to get this to work at all- basically as a simple stereo speaker. As such , it is very expensive and sonically challenged. When it worked, the Playbar was plagued by drop outs which were absolutely not cable, router or interference related. I have returned the product which was meant to be the start of my house-wide sound system.

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

simply the best

By Geoff the sound engineer.

from Norfolk UK.

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

Pros

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

Cons

  • Quality Costs

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Home Theatre

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

I use the playbar as part of 5.1 surround system. I had to place an order for the sub so while I waited for it to arrive I connected the playbar on its own and was really impressed by the quality and the ease of setting it up.

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5.0

Stylish, great sounding home cinema

By James from Rainham

from Kent United Kingdom

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

Pros

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

Cons

  • Sensor For Remote Control

Best Uses

  • Home Theatre

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

Used as a home cinema for tv watching and to play music
Great App for controlling its use

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superior all round sound

By Mickt

from Sheffield england

About Me Technically Challenged

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Crisp Sound
  • Easy To Connect
  • Fills The Room
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Ideal With Our Oled Tv
  • Perfect Home Cinema Addit
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home Theatre

    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

    Mainly used for home cinema as it adds an extra dimension to watching films at home.you only have to switch it off and listen through the TVs own sound system to appreciate the difference sonos makes

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    THE REVIEWS DON'T LIE

    By Bobby Brown

    from Sydney, Australia

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theatre

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      Beautiful sound and design. Originally bought just as a way to improve sound from TV, but have paired with two Play 1 speakers and the sound produced is incredible. Music, games and movies are all given a noticeable lift.

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