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Note:The front grille is not removable. Tampering with the grille may result in damage to your Play:5.

Controls and lights


Volume control

Touch and hold to quickly change the volume:

  • Volume up (right)

  • Volume down (left)



  • Press once to play or pause music.

  • Press and hold to add the music that’s playing in another room.


Next/Previous song

  • Swipe right across the touch controls to skip to the next song.

  • Swipe left to go to the previous song.

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


Status light

Indicates the status. For more information, see

Connector panel


Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Ethernet port

Use the supplied Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).

AC power (mains) input

Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).

Note:Insert the power cord firmly until it is flush with the bottom of the speaker.

Stereo audio in (3.5mm / 1/8")

Use to connect external music players.

Select a location

You can put your speaker just about anywhere. For maximum performance, we have a few guidelines:

Speaker mounts and stands

For wall mount kits or stands, tailored to perfectly fit your Sonos products, see Accessories on our website. Follow the instructions in the kit.


Connect an external source like a phono preamp (your turntable may have a built-in phone preamp), or other audio device. Learn more.







Six Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the six dedicated speaker drivers and the acoustic architecture.


Three tweeters create the crispest and clearest high-frequency response.


Three mid-woofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass—without distortion, even at high volumes.

Phased Speaker Array (three drivers on top and three on the bottom)

Creates a wide stereo soundstage that directs the sound left, right, and center.

Stereo Pair

Turn two speakers into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, deeper sound.

Home Theater

Add two speakers as surrounds for a true surround sound experience.


Wireless Connectivity

Connects to your home WiFi network with any 802.11b/g/n router.

802.11n only network configurations are not supported—you can either change the router settings to 802.11b/g/n or connect a Sonos product to your router.

Ethernet Port

One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can plug a Sonos product directly into your router if your WiFi is unstable.



Speakers that have a serial number starting with 1704 and higher don’t have microphones.

Speakers that have a serial number starting with 1703 or lower have two microphones, but these microphones aren’t enabled and can’t be used. If you have any questions please visit

Power Supply

Auto-switching 100 - 240V ~ 50-60 Hz 2.3A AC universal input.

Audio Line-In

Auto-detecting 3.5mm audio line-in connection.

Dimensions (W x H x D)

14.33 x 8.03 x 6.06 in. (364 x 203 x 154 mm)


14 lb / 6.36 kg

Threaded Mount


Operating Temperature

32º to 104º F (0º to 40º C)

Storage Temperature

-4º to 158º F (-20º to 70º C)

Humidity Resistant

Designed to withstand high-humidity, like in a bathroom with a running shower. (It is not waterproof or water-resistant.)

Product Finish

White matte or black matte exposure, graphite grille

Package Contents

Play:5, power cord, Ethernet cable, and Quickstart Guide.

* Specifications subject to change without notice.