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

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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.

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.

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 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 music 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.


Expand your sound

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



    Add a SUB.

    Wirelessly connect SUB to PLAYBAR and add more boom to your cinematic experience—with the push of a button. Since PLAYBAR doesn’t have to handle 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.

    Shop PLAY:1

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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 - 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 1513 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1048)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (361)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (1287)
  • Good audio (714)
  • Interfaces well with TV (613)
  • Great sound quality (355)
  • Attractive (342)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Large rooms (602)
  • Living room (514)
  • Movies (496)
  • Television shows (421)
  • Surround sound solution (365)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (689), Practical (579), Movie enthusiast (562), Audiophile (360), Technically challenged (234)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (1070), Yes (92)

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5.0

BUY SONOS, START HERE

By Peter

from Belgium

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Larger Rooms
    • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

    Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

    I bought this with two SONOS Play 1 speaker. If you need to start somewhere, buy the sounder as you can use it for music AND TV. The sales rep told me that the set-up was easy as they all do. Well it was Apple like, it works right first time. Easy, quick and then the app for iPad/iPhone are brilliant. Add to that a deeper account and I have everything I need. Incredible sound quality vs. BeoSound 8 for same price! No wires, just plug in and play! I could go on. Short start with a soundbar, and expand later. I love it!!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great playbar!

    By Martha

    from Texas

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

      Most sound bars can be one- dimension but not the case here. Very good quality and sound.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome by itself, better with the sub

      By Polar Bear QM

      from Seattle

      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms

        Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

        This Sound bar is an excellent and compact way to start a very nice home theater system. By itself it has decent sound that will fill a room. Add the sub and,for most, you will have a complete system with only two pieces of sound equipment. It will fill a decent sized room impressively. For a really large room or a real surround experience add a couple Play:1's to complete the system. Can't beat the simplicity of the setup. If I could change one thing, I wish I could control the music to the speakers from within the music apps themselves rather than depending on the minimal interface through The Sonos app. Not a show stopper at all, just something I'd prefer because I use a couple lesser known music services and the only way to use them on my Sonos system is by plugging my device directly (wired) into the Sonos amp I have

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        • No

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        5.0

        sound & design are great! I love this product!!!

        By danmgr

        from Italy

        About Me Practical

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

          I use the product attached to my TV and with spotify, I love the sound!!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          eXCELLANT

          By Di

          from Bray Park Qld Australia

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy to Mount
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Home Theater

            Comments about SONOS PLAYBAR:

            Just the best sound quality.

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            • No

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