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

(938 reviews)

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£699

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We’re sure that your Sonos experience will have you listening better. If for whatever reason, you’re not happy, let us know within 100 days. We will send you a shipping label and refund you in full for your purchase.

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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.
  • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.

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.

Keeps getting better.

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


Better sound, guaranteed.

Choose any Sonos speaker to try at home for 100 days. Change your mind before the 100 days are up and get a full refund, no strings attached.

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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 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 works with the Sonos app to analyse your room, fine-tuning 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 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.

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 personalised Spotify playlists and other listening features you love and more, streaming in perfect sound on your Sonos speakers, without needing to open your Sonos app.

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Amp up your PLAYBAR

Wall Mount Kit
Add a SUB
Add a pair of PLAY:1s
  • Wall Mount Kit
    An easy and secure wall-mounting solution for Sonos PLAYBAR.
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    £39

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    Our 100-day guarantee

    We’re sure that your Sonos experience will have you listening better. If for whatever reason, you’re not happy, let us know within 100 days. We will send you a shipping label and refund you in full for your purchase.

    For additional details, please review our returns policy.

    • 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

    Powerful, deep-impact bass for your home cinema and music.
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    £699

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    We’re sure that your Sonos experience will have you listening better. If for whatever reason, you’re not happy, let us know within 100 days. We will send you a shipping label and refund you in full for your purchase.

    For additional details, please review our returns policy.

    • 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.
    • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.
    Add a pair of PLAY:1s
    A pair of PLAY:1s for intense home cinema surround sound, or for two separate rooms with great-sounding songs.
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    £398

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    Our 100-day guarantee

    We’re sure that your Sonos experience will have you listening better. If for whatever reason, you’re not happy, let us know within 100 days. We will send you a shipping label and refund you in full for your purchase.

    For additional details, please review our returns policy.

    • 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.
    • Streams over wi-fi, not Bluetooth, so the music never stops – even if you get a phone call.

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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

Mounted dimensions (D x W x H)
3.35 x 35.43 x 5.51 in. (85 x 900 x 140 mm).

Resting 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 938 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (613)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (233)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (28)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (551)
  • Clear sound (334)
  • Interfaces well with TV (294)
  • Great sound quality (281)
  • Easy to connect (263)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (33)
  • Poor interface (22)
  • Poor sound quality (20)
  • Heavy (15)
  • Unreliable (14)

Best Uses

  • Living room (301)
  • Movies (251)
  • Home theatre (245)
  • Television shows (188)
  • Stream internet music (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (427), Practical (330), Musically inclined (191), Professional (190), Audiophile (174)

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2.0

Lacking in connectivity and format support

By Joe

from Bristol

About Me Audiophile, Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

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Pros

  • Easy to Set Up
  • Expandable
  • Streams All My Music, and More
  • Superior Sound
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Only has optical connectivity
  • Only supports dolby 5.1 nothing newer

Best Uses

  • Multi-Room Audio
  • Small Rooms
  • Stream Internet Music

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

Used as a home cinema main speaker component, disappointing that it only has optical input and only supports dolby 5.1 a very old sound format, my 17 year old receiver does more....., As a music system i cant fault it but as a home cinema system (its intended design) its a bit behind in the times, if it had hdmi connectivity and supported newer audio formats it would be great, if it offered the functionality of a hdmi switch it would be amazing...... Sadly though its very limited

 
3.0

Adequate but lacking in connectivity

By Joe

from Bristol

About Me Audiophile, Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

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Pros

  • Easy to Set Up
  • Expandable
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Only has an optical input, severely limiting

Best Uses

  • Multi-Room Audio
  • Small Rooms
  • Stream Internet Music

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

I use the playbar as my primary tv sound system, disappointed that it only has optical input, no hdmi etc, also only supports basic dolby digital... Technically behind in the times, my 17 year old receiver does the same and more, other than that everything else is good, good sound and ease of use/setup and expandability, if it supported hdmi and more sound formats it would be awesome

 
4.0

It's OK

By Joe

from Bristol

About Me Casual Listener, Music Enthusiast

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Pros

  • Different Music, Different Rooms
  • Easy to Set Up
  • Expandable
  • Free Control Options
  • Streams All My Music, and More

Cons

  • Does not support BBC Radio iplayer
  • Need the TruePlay app to get the best sound.

Best Uses

  • Large Rooms
  • Multi-Room Audio
  • Stream Internet Music
  • Stream Music from the Computer

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

Had the Playbar for a couple of months now. First impressions are mixed, it's better than the Samsung HW J550 sound bar and Sub that I've been borrowing however for me the Sonos has not turned out to be the ultimate sound experience that I was hoping for. That said, I don't think I can blame everything on to Sonos. Firstly setting up the Playbar/TV and linking them to other Sonos speakers in other rooms was easy I had sorted out problems with my WiFi when I had purchased my Play1's a couple of years ago so I haven't had 'drop out' problems like some owners have complained of. Listening experience; here's where it gets a bit complicated, using the sound bar as just another room speaker I get great sound plus the usual Sonos benefits and limitations. As a sound bar for television experience enhancement? That I think depends on where you are getting your transmission from. Viewing free to air transmissions through a TV aerial the sound quality is OK but a lot of the dialog has a 'wisp' to it, altering settings on the controller doesn't seem to help much, after talking to an aerial/satellite dish installer I learn that this is due to the compression/band width limitations of free to air TV transmissions (which you can't blame on Sonos). Watching Netflix 4k through the internet or the BBC iplayer for instance, the sound is better. Using the Sonos TruePlay app improves the listening experience, however it's a bit of a pain having to borrow an iOS gadget. Conclusion: I think I'll keep the Playbar purely because it makes life simpler having just one make of sound system. Whether I'll expand the system I don't know, the speakers and sub are expensive and if you add in the cost of buying an Apple device to access TruePlay the cost is prohibitive even with my old ears.
Male 59 years old with 'old ears'. Sonos products: 3 play1's, 1 Playbar. Playbar position: Flat in front of the TV on a low level glass TV unit.

 
5.0

beautiful sound

By bob & pam

from whakatane NZ

About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Set Up
  • Superior Sound
  • Wireless

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Rooms

    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

    what a difference it made to our big tv's audio , especially when watching shows, concerts. When watching baseball the commentator comes thru the playbar but the umpire and crowd noise comes thru our play-1
    speakers. Its brilliant.

     
    5.0

    The best of the best

    By Big lad

    from Newcastle England

    About Me Music Enthusiast, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

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    Pros

    • Easy to Set Up
    • Expandable
    • Free Control Options
    • Streams All My Music, and More
    • Stylish design
    • Superior Sound
    • Wireless

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Discover New Music
      • Large Rooms
      • Multi-Room Audio
      • Stream Internet Music

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      From unboxing this product with every care not to scratch it taken into account, the sound bar comes in its own special cloth wrap inside the box wow. It's amazing the look the sound the quality the feel of it, it a must under every TVs out there.
      It's not cheap BUT the best never is, if you don't own one yet your missing out on something truly perfect.

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