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The soundbar for music lovers

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  • Complements HD television screens with highly detailed, richly textured sound.
  • Uses your WiFi, easy to set up and expand your system over time.
  • Requires just two cords: one power cord, one optical cord (both included).
  • Understands and speaks most IR remote’s language and can be controlled by free apps for your Android®, iPhone® or iPad®.
  • Plays all sources plugged in to your HDTV: cable/SAT boxes, Blu-Ray players, and video game consoles. If it’s connected to your HDTV, PLAYBAR will play it.



Epic sound for your movies, games and music.

  • Epic Sound for Your Television

    PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker soundbar design floods your home with huge waves of epic, full-theater sound for TV, Web, Movies and Video Games.

  • All the music on earth

    PLAYBAR is also a stand-alone all-in-one Sonos player that allows you to wirelessly stream all the music on earth—your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows and podcasts.

  • Easy setup

    PLAYBAR connects to your TV using a single optical cable and power cord and plays everything that is connected to your TV, from cable boxes to gaming consoles.

  • Wireless

    No rewiring required. Connect PLAYBAR to your home WiFi network using the free Sonos Controller App.

  • Flexible design

    The PLAYBAR's long, thin soundbar shape allows it to sit easily above or beneath your TV on a table or a console, or to be wall-mounted.

  • Universal audio

    PLAYBAR speaks DOLBY DIGITAL and stereo, so you never miss a moment of the action.

  • Easily create a 3.1 home theater system

    Pair PLAYBAR with SUB.

  • Easily create a 5.1 home theater system

    Pair a PLAYBAR with SUB and any two PLAY speakers.

Access all your music

  • Pre-loaded Internet radio stations, free of charge

    Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts, all for free. And you can tune in without turning on your computer: browse for stations, or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love.

  • Endless music from the most popular online music services

    Sonos works seamlessly with Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, Rdio, Qobuz, Tidal and downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.)

  • Computer-free music playback

    Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations without ripping, downloading, or even turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice.

  • Play the music on your computer in any room

    Play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes® to MP3.

Other cool features

  • Night Sound

    For late night viewing, ‘Night Sound’ dynamically compresses the audio to avoid any bangs and crashes waking the family, while making quieter sounds more audible.

  • Speech Enhancement

    Boost the frequency range of the human voice so you never miss those essential moments of dialogue.

  • TV Autoplay

    Want your TV audio to automatically play through PLAYBAR when you turn on your TV? If so, keep the settings as is. If not, go to TV Setup and Control, select TV Autoplay, and choose Off.

Control your Sonos system with your smartphone, tablet or PC

  • Control all your music and rooms with your Android™ device, iPhone®, iPod touch®, and iPad™

    Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone and iPad let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet and your computer right from the palm of your hand. Download the apps for free on the iTunes App Store or Google Play™.

  • Integrated, multi-room control

    If you have multiple music players, you can control what's playing in any room from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren't tied to a specific player, so you can use any Controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms.

  • Find and play your favorite songs in an instant

    Search for songs and stations, choose the music, and control the volume from anywhere in your home.

  • Wireless connectivity

    Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home WiFi network.

  • Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or PC

    Turn any Mac or PC desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every Sonos component.

Wireless multi-room music with SonosNet

  • Built-in wireless capability

    The PLAYBAR can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Players and Controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and superior performance you need to get music all over your house.

  • Play a different song in every room, at the same time

    Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen and play a song from your music library in the living room — simultaneously.

  • Listen to the same song in every room, in perfect synchronization

    Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. Add or drop rooms from your rooms grouping and still be in sync.

Automatic software updates

  • New features and music services delivered automatically — and for free

    The Sonos system keeps getting better over time with new features and music services. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself.



Nine Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.


Not louder. Clearer With nine amplified speakers, six midrange and three tweeters, PLAYBAR replaces the steady drip of your TV's built-in speakers with deep booms, crystal-clear whispers, and huge waves of live concert sound. And with automatic equalization, the system self-adjusts for rich, seamless performance.

3.0 Home Theater

PLAYBAR’s nine-speaker soundbar design plunges you into the cinematic action, with huge waves of sound that raise goose bumps while capturing every whisper and footfall. The player connects to your TV with a single cable and plays all sources, including satellite boxes and game consoles.

3.1 Home Theater

Pair the PLAYBAR soundbar with the SUB subwoofer, and with the push of a button you can add spine-curling bass to your cinematic experience—wirelessly.

5.1 Home Theater

Add PLAY:1 speakers to your PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience that plunges you deeply into the cinematic and gaming action on your screen. Sleek and understated with wireless control, this deeply immersive home theater experience wraps you in crystal-clear, state-of-the-art Sonos sound.

System requirements

TV with optical audio output. Broadband Internet. Sonos Controller App.


Audio formats supported

Support for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV and AIFF files. Native support for 44.1kHz sample rates. Additional support for 48kHz, 32kHz, 24kHz, 22kHz, 16kHz, 11kHz, and 8kHz sample rates.

Note: Apple "Fairplay", WMA DRM and WMA Lossless formats not currently supported. Previously purchased Apple "Fairplay" DRM-protected songs may be upgraded.

Music services supported

Sonos works seamlessly with most music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Deezer and Soundcloud. For a complete list see

Operating systems (for stored files)

Windows® XP SP3 and higher; Mac running OS X 10.7 or greater; NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices supporting CIFS

Internet radio supported

Streaming MP3, WMA

Album art supported


Playlists supported

iTunes, Rhapsody, WinAmp, Windows Media Player

Playback modes

Crossfade, shuffle, repeat

PLAYBAR Networking*

Wireless connectivity

Works on your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast capable router.
Also works on SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network dedicated exclusively for your Sonos system to reduce WiFi interference

SonosNet Extender

Functions to extend and enhance the power of SonosNet 2.0.

Ethernet Port

A single Ethernet port can connect PLAYBAR to a wired home network. A second Ethernet port can be used to share the network connection with other devices in your network.



11.9 lbs. (5.4kg)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

3.35 x 35.43 x 5.51 in. (85 x 900 x 140 mm)

Package contents

PLAYBAR, AC power cord, optical audio cable, warranty and regulatory booklet, and Quickstart Guide

Power Supply

AC 100-240V, 50-60 Hz

Storage temperature

4°F to 158°F (-20°C to 70°C)

Operating temperature

32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Side panel button

Volume up, volume down and mute

Side panel LEDs

Indicate PLAYBAR status

Multi-language support

Sonos System Software supports : Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese.

* Internet connection is required for access to Internet radio stations, online music services and software updates. (DSL, cable modem or LAN-based high-speed Internet connection is required.) Internet functionality may require payment of separate fee to a service provider; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply.
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Do I need a BOOST?

Use a BOOST if you’re worried about your home WiFi performance.

Connecting a Sonos unit to your router with an Ethernet cable automatically creates a dedicated Sonos wireless network. Any player or a BOOST can make this hard-wired connection. A dedicated Sonos network is ideal when your WiFi isn’t reliable in your home.

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Where does the music come from?

The music on Sonos comes from your favourite music streaming services, your personal music library and Internet radio stations from around the world. Access all your music within the Main Menu of the Sonos App.



Do you make an outdoor speaker?

No, but they're all light and portable. As long as there's an outlet, you've got Sonos. The speaker units that we sell, the PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, are not weather-rated. They can certainly be moved outside, but they are not designed to live outside unless they are in a covered space. If you are looking for a permanent outdoor zone of music, you can use our CONNECT:AMP unit with traditional weather-rated speakers.



Will Sonos work with my existing equipment?

Already have a Stereo? Use the CONNECT.

The CONNECT is designed specifically to integrate with an external amplifier/receiver, and bring Sonos functionality to a third party system. Once you have a CONNECT hooked up to your stereo system, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.

Have a pair of speakers? The CONNECT:AMP is all you need.

If you have existing wired speakers that are not currently driven by amplifier, you can use a CONNECT:AMP to bring Sonos functionality to your speakers. Once you wire your speakers to a CONNECT:AMP, you can stream digital music and control the music selection and volume from the Sonos app.



Can I connect Sonos to my TV?

PLAYBAR is the only soundbar that delivers outstanding Hi-Fi Sound for your TV and is a complete Wireless HiFi System that plays all the music on earth. It is simple to set-up, control and expand throughout your home. With only an optical cable connecting PLAYBAR to your TV, you can control it with your regular TV remote or with the free Sonos apps on iOS, Android, Mac and PC.

PLAYBAR is the core piece in a Sonos home theater solution. If you want dramatically deeper bass, you can add our wireless SUB. If you're looking for surround sound, you can use two PLAY:1s or two PLAY:3s as wireless rear surrounds.



Can I connect more than 2 speakers to the CONNECT:AMP?

The CONNECT:AMP is designed for a single pair of speakers - it is a stereo amplifier, right and left channel. However, if your speakers are rated at 8 ohms, you can wire up to 2 pairs, or 4 speakers, to one CONNECT:AMP - you just won’t have independent control between those two pairs of speakers, in terms of volume and music selection.



Can I use two PLAY speakers as a stereo pair?

The PLAY:1, PLAY:3 AND PLAY:5 can easily be setup as a stereo pair, using the controller app. If you are looking for more distinction between the left and right channels, you can use any two matching Sonos speakers in a stereo pair. Creating a stereo pair is a simple software toggle which turns one speaker into a dedicated left and the other into a dedicated right. Stereo pairing creates a wider stereo experience to help you hear every instrument and vocal more discretely, and fill a room more evenly with sound.



Which speaker is right for my room?

All of our speakers sound great in any room; which speaker is best for your particular room depends on your desired room experience. For many, the PLAY:1 will provide an incredible music experience with deep bass and plenty of power. Consider upgrading to a PLAY:3 or PLAY:5, or to a stereo pair of speakers if you:



How do I choose between a PLAY:5 and a stereo pair of PLAY:1s?

While both options deliver an incredible music experience, each has its unique benefits. The differences: