Roam SL

Sonos Roam SL is the essential portable speaker for listening at home and on the go.






Controls and lights


Volume control

Volume up (+); Volume down (-)

Note:Press and hold to quickly change the volume.


Playback control



  • Press once to play or pause audio.


  • Press and hold to group with other speakers.


  • Double press for next track.


  • Triple press for previous track.


Note:You can’t skip forward or go back when listen­ing to a radio station.

Status light


Indicates the speaker’s status.

  • Solid white: on.

  • Blinking blue: Bluetooth pairing mode.

  • Solid blue: connected with device via Bluetooth.

  • Flashing orange: if the product gets too hot, the
    status light flashes orange and the product chirps 3 times. Move the product to a cooler location, away from direct sunlight.

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Battery light


Indicates the battery status.

  • Blinking orange: low battery.

  • Solid orange: charging. The light may stay on for several minutes depending on how low the battery is. The battery will continue to charge when the light turns off.
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Note:Roam’s remaining battery life is always visible in the Sonos app.

Battery Saver: To save battery life, you can set Roam SL to power off automatically instead of going to sleep. Go to S2-settings-grey.png > System, and choose Roam SL. It won't appear in the Sonos app until it’s powered back on.
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USB-C port


Use the included cable to connect a compatible 7.5W minimum (10W recommended) USB-A power source.

Power / Bluetooth button


Power on/sleep: Press (less than 1 second). To wake Roam SL up, press any button or start playback from the app.

Bluetooth: Press and hold for about 2 seconds until you hear the pairing tone (the second one), then release. The status light blinks blue and Roam SL is ready to pair.

Power off: Long press (5 seconds)




Use the included cable to connect a compatible 7.5W minimum (10W recommended) USB-A power source. (Optional Sonos 10W USB Power Adapter sold sepa­rately.)

Note:Roam SL’s remaining battery life is visible in the Sonos app.

Sonos Wireless Charger
(sold separately)


Just place Roam SL on the smooth, magnetized side of the charger for easy recharging—no extra wires or cables needed.









Location and usage guidelines

You can use your speaker just about anywhere. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Waterproof design

Roam SL has an IP67 rating—it’s dustproof and waterproof and can be submerged 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. If Roam SL gets saturated with water, you can dry it off this way:

  1. Flush Roam SL with tap water, then give it a quick shake.

  2. Place the speaker vertically for a few seconds until it drains, then place it face down (logo side down) on a dry towel for a few minutes.

  3. Start playing some audio to assist with drainage.

Note:Don’t play audio when Roam SL is immersed in water.

Bluetooth pairing

  1. Turn Bluetooth on in your device settings.

  2. Press and hold the power button on Roam SL for about 2 seconds until you hear the pairing tone (the second one), then release.

  3. The status light blinks blue and Roam SL is ready to pair.

  4. Choose Roam SL from the list of available devices in your Bluetooth settings.

Your device will automatically connect to Roam SL next time.


For add-ons tailored to perfectly fit your Roam SL, see Accessories on our website.


Sonos Roam SL





Two Class-H digital amplifiers.


One tweeter offers crisp high frequencies.


One mid-woofer ensures faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies.

Adjustable EQ

Use the Sonos S2 app to adjust bass, treble, and loudness.


Sonos S2

Set up and control Roam SL with the latest generation of the Sonos app.

Apple AirPlay 2

Works with AirPlay 2 on Apple devices iOS 11.4 and higher.


IP Rating

IP67 (speaker can be submerged in 1m of water for up to 30 minutes)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

6.61 x 2.44 x 2.36 in (168 x 62x 60mm)


.95 lb. (.43 kg)




Quad Core; 1.3 GHz A-53

Operating Temperature

41º to 95º F (5º to 35º C)

Storage Temperature

-4º to 145º F (-20º to 63º C)

Package Contents

Sonos Roam SL, USB cable (3.9 ft/ 1.2 m), and Quickstart guide

Power & Connectivity


Connects to WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n/ac 2.4 or 5 GHz broadcast-capable router


Bluetooth 5.0 supports audio streaming from your smartphone and other devices


USB-C for charging


18 Wh battery provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge


Recharge with the included USB-C cable connected to a USB power adapter (7.5W (5V/1.5A) minimum; 10W recommended), a wireless Qi char­ger, or the Sonos Roam Wireless Charger..

Charging Time

0% to 50% in 1 hour on USB; 2 hours wirelessly

* Specifications subject to change without notice.

Important safety information

Please read these instructions and heed all warnings. Keep them in a convenient location and make sure everyone in the household is aware of them.

Important:Do not connect the USB cable to Roam SL while using the NFC tag.

1. Read these instructions.

2. Keep these instructions.

3. Heed all warnings.

4. Follow all instructions.

5. Clean with a damp or dry soft cloth. Do not use household cleaners or solvents as they may damage the finish on your Sonos products.

6. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

7. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus that produce heat.

8. Protect the power cable from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience recepta­cles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.

9. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.

10. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.

11. Refer all servicing to Sonos qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cable or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.

12. The Mains plug should be readily available to disconnect the equipment.

13. Roam SL meets IP67 water resistance levels.