The home theater soundbar and streaming music speaker in one.
 
4.6

(1872 reviews)

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  • Two-in-one. Adds full-theater 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.
  • 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 favorite 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 favorite 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 Internet radio, your favorite 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 dialog to the center channel where your ears can best discern it. Need even more clarity? Turn on Speech Enhancement to keep the dialog 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 favorite 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 theater 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

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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    • 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 theater and your music.
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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.
    • 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 PLAY:1 pair for intense home theater surround sound, or two separate rooms of great-sounding songs.
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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.
    • 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 dialog from the center. 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 customize your sound preferences.

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

Physical

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

Dimensions while resting - 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
 
4.6

(based on 1872 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1355)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (397)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (29)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (1600)
  • Good audio (714)
  • Great sound quality (652)
  • Interfaces well with TV (613)
  • Attractive (608)

Cons

  • Weak bass (67)
  • Poor interface (42)
  • Poor sound quality (36)
  • Confusing remote (35)
  • Difficult to set up (32)

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (745)
  • Home theater (517)
  • Living room (514)
  • Movies (496)
  • Home (492)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (839), Movie enthusiast (731), Practical (730), Audiophile (459), Technically challenged (283)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (1341), Yes (134)

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5.0

awesome sound with TV and movies, easy setup, looks nice

By dubjen

from dublin ca

About Me Casual Listener, Impatient with tech setup

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Different Music, Different Rooms
  • Easy to Set Up
  • Expandable
  • optical connection to TV
  • Streams All My Music, and More
  • Superior Sound
  • TV remote controls volume
  • Wireless

Cons

  • TV sound levels off if adjusting volume by phone

Best Uses

  • Multi-Room Audio
  • TV and movies
  • XM radio

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

After some experimenting with EQ levels, the soundbar sounds great! The "voice" enhance option is necessary for TV shows to get the voices to sound good and the "underwater" sound of voices to go away. Love that it connects direct to the TV with the optical cable so that it can operate even if wireless connection is lost. However, haven't experienced much connection loss with the SONOS network setup with two other Sonos 1 speakers I have in other rooms. I still can't believe that it was all SO EASY to setup. I especially love that I can group speakers to play in one or multiple rooms. Wonderful that XM radio will flow through also. And it looks great! Nice and sleek.

 
5.0

Great alternative to a wired solution!

By Alex H

from Chicago

About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Different Music, Different Rooms
  • Expandable
  • Streams All My Music, and More
  • Wireless

Cons

  • Difficult to Set Up

Best Uses

  • Large Rooms
  • Multi-Room Audio
  • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
  • Small Rooms

Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

We are using a PlayBar + 2 Play:3's in our living room / dining room to take place of a traditional 5.1 setup and the sound is great, reliability is great, and ease of use is great. The Sonos system saved us roughly $3,000 compared to the wired solutions we were looking at (in ceiling speakers with home run in closet). On inital setup the speakers (we also have a PlayBar in the Master Bedroom and a Play:1 in the Master Bathroom) had poor connectivity. But after two sessions with Tier2 support and a Sonos Boost everything is working perfectly. The support staff was very knowledgeable, friendly, and they worked around my schedule.

 
5.0

Best wedding gift.

By Amy K

from Long Island, NY

About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Allows for TV sound in other rooms
    • Large Rooms
    • Sound for TV
    • Stream Music From The Computer

    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

    We use it primarily as sound for our television, but sometimes for music as well. I love that the sound bar allows me to hear TV sound in other rooms through additional Sonos speakers.

     
    5.0

    Excellent sound quality!

    By Glenfest

    from Memphis, TN

    About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Rooms
      • Multi-Room Audio
      • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
      • Stream Music From The Computer

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      Thus far, we only have our Sonos system set up in our living room, but the ease of expansion has us planning on adding more speakers in other rooms. This is a great system!

       
      5.0

      Outstanding

      By Bobert

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Music Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Rooms
        • Multi-Room Audio
        • Music Service (Napster, Spotify, etc.)
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

        Sonos looks amazing and easy to install. The soundbar sound alone is crisp. If you like action movies, like myself, then add the sub to this speaker and you won't be disappointed. Truly gives you theater sound. So as a home theater I give it an A+ with the sub and an A- without the sub due to the lack of bass the playbar provides. Want to add pieces to a system over time? You cannot beat Sonos. I got the playbar and sub. A few days later I added 2 Play 3's for rears. Adding the Play 3's were seamless. The next month I added a Play 5 to my home gym and couldn't be more happy. Again, seamless add on and I can play from the home gym without streaming through my home theater.

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