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Sonos PLAY:1

Wireless streaming music speaker (White)

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Sonos PLAY:1 wireless streaming music speaker

A world of music you can fit almost anywhere

If you have a wireless home network and a smartphone, then you're ready to start streaming music in any room in your home. All you're missing is Sonos, the easiest way to create a network of wireless music players throughout your home. Now, it's more affordable than ever to get in on the fun. The compact PLAY:1 offers easy setup, clear sound, and simple placement or wall mounting in almost any spot you'd like to liven up with some tunes.

How much music can you access with the PLAY:1? How about pretty much any music available anywhere? Get Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody®, SiriusXM, and thousands of free Internet radio stations. The compact Sonos PLAY:1 lets you enjoy music from the Internet as well as songs stored on your home computers or portable devices — without filling your room with audio gear. It's perfect for small rooms and cozy corners, and setup is as easy as pushing a button. You can even pair two PLAY:1 speakers and configure them for rich stereo sound.

Expand to any (or every) room

Place Sonos players like the PLAY:1, as well as the larger PLAY:3 and PLAY:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. You can set up the players to work on your existing Wi-Fi® network. Or, you can connect any Sonos speaker to your network router, and Sonos will create its own dedicated wireless network for even better performance. You can also use a BOOST to create this network if you can't place a speaker near your router.

Sonos controllers

You probably already own a Sonos controller

You can use an iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ device to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone or tablet into a full-fledged Sonos controller. Easily navigate and search through playlists and tracks stored on your computer, or select an Internet radio station. Create customized playlists on the fly for individual rooms or for playback over your entire Sonos system. You can also mute or adjust the volume of each of your players.

Don't have your portable device handy? Press the "Play/Pause" button on top of the PLAY:1 to pick up the music where you left off.

Play music stored on your Apple® or Android™ portable device

Sonos now gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored on iOS and Android devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on Apple devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices) as well as Android smartphones and tablets. The system even lets you connect multiple devices at once. For instance, you can queue up songs from your iPhone® to play in the kitchen while you cook, and your spouse can stream a podcast in the den on his smartphone at the same time.

Spotify®, Pandora®, SiriusXM, and more at your fingertips

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of Internet-based digital music services, including Rhapsody, Pandora, Slacker, Songza, and SiriusXM Internet Radio. Spotify offers instant access to millions of songs and seemingly endless playlists. SiriusXM Internet Radio gives you access to over 80 channels of programming. Every Sonos system includes free 30-day trials of these two services, so you can start listening the moment you take it out of the box. Pandora creates customized Internet radio streams just for you — all you have to do is enter the name of your favorite song or artist. And because Sonos connects directly to the Internet for all of these music services, you don't even have to turn on your PC.

Expand your Sonos system

You can have up to 32 Sonos music players in your system, and each one can play an independent selection of individual tracks or playlists. Listen to jazz in the den while your spouse plays rock music in the kitchen, or pump a single playlist of songs throughout the entire house during a party.

Product Highlights:

  • two built-in amplifiers and two built-in speakers (one midrange driver and one tweeter)
  • communicates with other Sonos players via Wi-Fi or a dedicated Sonosnet™ 2.0 wireless network
  • control your Sonos system with your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android device, or computer — with the free app
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, WAV, FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AIFF, and Ogg Vorbis files (firmware is upgradable to support future audio formats)
    • compatible with protected WMA files from Urge, AOL, and many other music download sites
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes
  • play music and podcasts stored on Android or Apple portable devices; Apple devices include an iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (iPad 2 or later), and iPod touch (4th generation or later)
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • compatible with most online music services, including Spotify®, Beats Music™, Amazon Cloud Player, SiriusXM, and Rhapsody® (subscription required for most services)
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from PANDORA®
  • multi-zone synchronous playback (same music plays in multiple zones simultaneously) or multi-stream playback (music individually selected for each player)
  • configure two PLAY:1 speakers for stereo playback or use them as rear channels with a PLAYBAR and SUB for 5.1-channel surround sound
  • top-panel controls for playback and volume allow you to play, pause, and skip tracks on the speaker
  • compatible with Windows® (XP Service Pack 3 or higher operating system)
  • compatible with Mac® (OS X 10.6 or higher operating system)
  • 1/4" threaded mount for wall placement
  • Ethernet port for connection to a wireless router (cable included)
  • AC adapter included
  • 4-3/4"W x 6-3/8"H x 4-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed Internet connection

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Sonos system is awesome!

Written By Lisa, Oakland, California on Sunday, November 22, 2015

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I love my Sonos! Super easy to set up and operate, fab sound, great to be able to play from my iPhone or daughter's, love playing from my iTunes, Pandora, radio. Only problem: what do I do with all of these old CDs taking up spans on my shelves?

Pros: Ease of use, great sound

Cons: Addictive- I want one for every room!

Great sound!

Written By Stormy, Oklahoma on Sunday, October 25, 2015

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Very easy to get hooked up and sound is amazing especially for such a small unit. Thoroughly impressed. Had hoped to have both Sonos sound and my computer speakers but at least at this point, Sonos takes over but that's OK! Might need to buy a second unit for the computer room.

Pros: Size, shape

Great product

Written By Jack, Houston, Texas on Sunday, October 04, 2015

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Small speaker puts on surprisingly good sound for its size. It's small and fits nicely on our bathroom counter. Sonos is great. We got the white one, looks great in our bathroom with white countertops.

Pros: 1) Surprisingly good sound for its size. 2) Easy to find a good spot for it since its smaller compared to its more expensive sisters. 3) The cheapest of the Sonos speakers.

Cons: 1) Not cheap but well worth it.

Great sound for small speaker

Written By Chris S., Nevada on Monday, September 28, 2015

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Sonos made a great first impression on me with the Play1. Very easy to set up and use. The sound is good for its size.

Pros: Size Ease of use

Cons: Not compatible with all music services

Fantastic compact speaker.

Written By JTobar, Florida on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Fantastic compact speaker,exceptionally well-made.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: None

Welcome addition

Written By Juanito, Georgia on Monday, September 14, 2015

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These wonderful speakers round out my surround system. I started with the Playbar and now have two Play. Ones for surround. Saving my money for the Subwoofer. Simple setup.

Pros: Well integrated and easy to set up. I love all of the stations and my SiriismXM auto subscription works with it as well

Cons: Pricey

Fine TV

Written By Anonymous, Virginia on Friday, September 11, 2015

We have only had the TV for a short time, so I don't have a lot to say. It was really easy to get everything set up.

Pros: Easy set-up

sonos playone

Written By ed, Texas on Thursday, September 10, 2015

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Works great. Easy setup. Not as much "sound" as a play 5 but good for a room

Pros: good sound, easy setup


Written By GARY, Hawaii on Monday, September 07, 2015

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Arrived before eta. Works great!

Great, but I wish it didn't rely on the app

Written By David, Kentucky on Monday, August 31, 2015

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Great sound!

I thought I had a good idea of how Sonos worked before I bought the two PLAY:1s we have at our house. We love that we can put them in different rooms, play different things on each one, and adjust it all through our phones. The actual Sonos app is relatively easy to use - it's intuitive, and once you get everything set up, it works great.

Having to reply on the app, however, is a negative. I wish that it would just connect to my phone and play whatever I select. (This would mean that I couldn't listen to music and take a phone call at the same time, but I'm willing to sacrifice that) If it operated more like a regular bluetooth/wifi speaker, I wouldn't have to reset all of my music preferences and settings.

Two quick examples - you can use Spotify through your Sonos, but because it connects to Spotify as it's own device, none of your personalization is available in the Sonos app. That means none of your Spotify playlists or created radio stations. (In fact the "start a station based on that song" feature isn't available in Sonos) So you have to recreate everything you already have. Sonos has it's own level of music security built into its app so you can't play pirated material (I'm a huge fan of that), BUT it won't trust your other devices - many of the albums that I have purchased hard copies of and then downloaded to my device will not play through Sonos.

Again ,both of these issues would be solved if it didn't have such a "fancy" app and operating system.

Pros: Fantastic sound Multiple sources of sound in different locations Ability to play different things in different rooms Easy and intuitive control

Cons: Sonos app restricts available content & features

Great speaker!

Written By Chris, Georgia on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Great sound from a small package! Easy to set up, great customer support, and great music choices through the app.

Pros: Sound, size, app.

Best speaker system you can purchase.

Written By JimH, Florida on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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The Sonos speakers are easiest to set up and then within a few minutes you are enjoying beautiful clear music.

Pros: Easy of set up and tech support offered by Crutchfield and Sonos cannot be touched. They are superb.

Cons: A bit pricey but worth the money.

Sonos Play 1

Written By DerickR, Northern NJ on Monday, August 10, 2015

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First Sonos speaker was looking for the flexibility of a wireless speaker and the Play one has exceeded my expectations. Good quality sound form such a small speaker. Installed one speaker, super easy the app walks you right through installation, to listen to the sound quality and play with location. About a week later installed second speaker, again super easy app walked me right through installation. I was able to adjust the volumes of each speaker through the app and now have them grouped together. The ease of installation and sound quality has me seriously thinking about a play bar and sub.

Pros: Ease of installation, Great app, Good sound Quality Speaker blend easily into decor.

Cons: none

Sonos play 1

Written By April, Pennsylvania on Saturday, August 08, 2015

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I am very happy with the Sonos Play 1. I have been wanting to listen to my music everywhere I go. That's what I love about it. It goes where I go! Great sound, nice in appearance, good range(hearing it from a distance) makes this a great choice for me! I will be adding more eventually so I don't have to unplug and move it every time.

Pros: Great appearance, great sound, can move it anywhere where there is a plug.

Cons: I wish, I wish we didn't need the plug; and I wish I wish Sonos had a weather proof outdoor speaker! Someday soon I hope ! :)

Sounds great and love the portability!

Written By Jason B, Tennessee on Saturday, July 18, 2015

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I am impressed with the sound that these speakers produce solo. They sound even better when you pair them up and put them into stereo mode. I wanted some outdoor tunes and these speakers are perfect for that! I only wish there was an outdoor weather-resistent model - come on Sonos! Being tethered to the wall by a power cord is a drag - I wish there was a rechargeable/battery option. The Sonos controller app is pretty robust but it could be improved. I do like the speakers and would definitely recommend them.

Pros: Sound; Multiple modes (solo, groups, stereo); Portability; Physical play/stop and volume buttons; Easy setup

Cons: Power cord (rechargeable option would be sweet!); Lack of Amazon Prime Music integration (only regular Amazon Music)

Solid Performance

Written By Alan, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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The Play 1 is a great addition to my Playbar. Its has a nice well built heft and it blends in nicely with the decor. It certainly has plenty of output and I prefer 2 Play 1's to one Play 5. Very easy to setup!

Pros: setup, Integration and design

Cons: I wish there was one other input option such as 3.5mm or Bluetooth

Great system and product

Written By Chris, Atlanta on Sunday, July 05, 2015

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Really easy to setup and has good sound. I'm not a super high end audiophile so I can't say if these sound comparable to high end speakers, but to me as a general listener they sound great. I have a couple in my living room, a couple on my deck, and one in my bedroom.

Pros: Easy to setup, sound good

Cons: App to control them isn't the best. While grouping speakers is easy, if you want to add a speaker to a group after you already started listening you have to stop the current song playing and then restart the music.

Easy to love

Written By Can'tSitStill, New York on Monday, June 22, 2015

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Easy to set up, easy to use, and great sound. What more can you ask for?

Pros: Small, good sound, easy to use.

Cons: A bit pricey...

Just works

Written By C, Ohio on Sunday, June 14, 2015

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I already own a Play5 and am pleased with this model as well. Definitely recommend for the price, sound is great and fills up our whole basement.

Pros: Wifi is WAY better than bluetooth for music streaming

Great Speaker

Written By Derryman, NY on Monday, June 01, 2015

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Got this speaker to use by the pool and I am more than happy with its performance. Its a great speaker and I would recommend it to anyone who's thinking about buying one.

Pros: Its all good

Cons: None so far

Love this speaker

Written By Mike, Illinois on Friday, May 29, 2015

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Use it throughout the house - kitchen, bedrooms, office. Takes up very little shelf space, has a deep, rich sound. I will add more as needed.

Play 1 in combination with playbar

Written By Anonymous, Illinois on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Let me tell you these little speakers sound well. These are heavy and were wall mounted without issues. I am using these as a surround sound to complement playbar. The surround sound is awesome. Wireless is advantage and i have no issues with any delays etc. I recommend it.

Pros: good sound high volumes nice bass easyly added to make surround sound

Cons: pricy no input

nice little speaker

Written By Mark, Wash DC on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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A nice sounding little speaker that's wireless to boot.

Pros: Nice balanced sound, wireless connected!


Written By Lou, California on Thursday, May 21, 2015

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I've owned all their speakers, all are great but the Play 1 is actually the most surprising given it's size. They can absolutely hold their own and will fill a medium room no problem.

A pair of Play:1's

Written By Dtownboys, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 18, 2015

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I added two Play:1's to my sound bar and sub to create surround sound. It sounds fabulous. I really like it. I was concerned that the Play:1 might not be pwerful enough but these little guys are serious speakers. I have taken them out on my back deck and used the pair of Play:1's as my only speakers and they sound great.

Pros: Lots of sound. Good powerful speakers.

Cons: It's a bit of a pain to divorce them from my surround sound set-up and move them outside. Then I have to reconfigure which can be done but it takes a few minutes and is just harder than it needs to be.

Great Final Touch

Written By jbbrown, Florida on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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I already had the PlayBar, PlaySub and two Play 3's. I had the Bar and Sub set up as a 2.1 sound system for my TV however, I knew I needed to go for the full 5.1 solution and the Play 3's were being used in other, I wanted the Play 1's to complete the configuration. They did the job and then some, from an outstanding surround sound for video, using the Sonos app I can switch to beautiful sound with Pandora or other apps. The Play 1"s were icing on the Sonos sound cake at our home. I am pleased with the system in every conceivable way...oh and by the way, Crutchfield is a great place to buy Sonos products very fast delivery, no sales tax and technical assistance every step of the way.

Pros: See review

Cons: None

Great for small room

Written By Robb, California on Sunday, May 17, 2015

Replaced a Sony radio with crappy reception and sound in our master bathroom with Sonos 1. The difference was absolutely staggering! I know have Sonos in 5 rooms on on 2 decks. I never touch my expensive home media system now. I even pull in African music from a station in Marseilles France, and a Gaelic program from Ireland readily switching between them and my several local NPR stations and the various BBC stations..

Pros: Central as well as local control.

Cons: You can't fault the Sonos system. They aren't cheap as other reviewers point out - but quality per $ beats everything out there.

Crisp sound in the bathroom

Written By Chris P, Massachusetts on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Great clear sound. Decent bass sound from a small speaker. Nice compliment to the other Sonos speakers in the house.

Pros: Small, good sound.

Cons: Expensive

Can only use Sonos App to Play Audio

Written By My Bad, California on Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Sound was Awesome! Wish I could have kept it... but had to return because I didn't do my homework. Here's Cliffs Notes for those like me: --Does not work like a traditional speaker, so it will not play audio from online or other non-sonos app compatible sources. --You can get the functionality above using "Line In" if you buy a Play 5 or add a Sonos Connect. --Rare, but you may have trouble with firewall/port permissions you have set. So really mostly my fault for not doing more research.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Limited audio sources if you are not planning on buying a Sonos Connect or Play 5 or find another way around the "Line In" issue.

Sonos speaker

Written By Erik, Farmington on Thursday, May 14, 2015

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These speakers are awesome did not expect these speakers were loud and crisp

Pros: wireless connection and the controlling app. is good

Cons: does not use blue tooth to play


Written By Anonymous, Virginia on Thursday, May 14, 2015

We continue to be impressed by this speaker. Great sound for the price. My husband couldn't believe it worked as well as he did (and he's a picky music guy!)

Impressive little speaker

Written By Cam, Boston, ma on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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This little guy provides impressive sound quality especially when paired with another play 1 in stereo mode. So far I have two play 1s and the sub in the same room and they sound incredible. Even though Sonos is a hard pill to swallow as far as price is concerned, its worth it.

Pros: Sound quality Ease of use

Cons: Price

Sonos Play 1

Written By Karl, Ohio on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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Great set of speakers. Good sound, no wires, versatile and set up took less than 5 minutes

Pros: Convenience and sound

Cons: None so far

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Jim, Noblesville, IN on Monday, May 04, 2015

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Love it! It's small enough to move to wherever I am. Wether I'm working in the garage or in back on the deck, it provides incredible sound.

Pros: Crisp sound, portability

Cons: Maybe a longer cord, but I'm nit picking.

Pair them!

Written By John, Staten Island, ny on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Awesome little speakers, nice for their size. You get the most out of them when you stereo pair them. Have a large living room, dining room combo. Have 2 on my 2 end tables and a play 5 across on the opposite end in the center. Sounds awesome

Pros: Little speaker delivering nice sound for the size

Cons: None

Great sound

Written By Bill, Tennessee on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Can't say enough good things about Sonos. I link to Spotify and have a world of the best sounding music.

Pros: Superior sound quality, ease of use

Cons: None

SONOS Play 1

Written By PD, New Jersey on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Wonderful sound for a unit that takes up almost no space. I have 5 SONOS units in the house, and they provide for seamless listening from room to room.

Pros: Totally reliable, no downtime.

Cons: None

Great Little Speaker

Written By Lee, Kansas on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Great sound and quality for one room.

Pros: Outstanding quality and sound for a little guy.

Cons: none

Good product if your expectations aren't unreasonably high

Written By RickW, Louisiana on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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This speaker is easy to connect, unobtrusive, and sounds pretty good as long as it's close to you. For example, if you position it on your desk or nightstand, you should be pretty satisfied with its sound. If you put it in a large room and aren't close to it, however, its sound will disappoint. While I might be belaboring the obvious, I believe it's still worth noting. The separation between bass and treble is pretty impressive.

Pros: Small footprint Easy setup Good separation

Cons: For "intimate" listening

Great sound, easy to set up

Written By Westie, Maryland on Saturday, April 04, 2015

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This was my first Sonos purchase and I'm hooked! Great sound and so easy to set up. Having so much fun with it - I am ordering my second Play 1! I can't wait to have speakers in several rooms!

Pros: Great sound from such a small speaker; easy to set up.

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By JosephN, New York on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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The product's performance is great, no complains, thus far. However, there appears to be no way to turn it off (i.e., it's always in wait mode, thus using power)

Love it!

Written By Jennie, California on Sunday, March 29, 2015

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This product was very easy to set up and the sound was great. I wanted to be able to access my iTunes library from a mobile device in my home and was using a portable bluetooth speaker before purchasing the Sonos Play 1.

Pros: Easy to set up. Great sound. Fits my needs. Thinking about adding more Sonos products and recommending to friends and family.

Cons: Could not access via wireless one time due to poor wireless reception in my home. I need to learn more about the Sonos products to enhance my reception.

Best of all sonos products

Written By Anonymous, Lexington ky on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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I have two play 1s, a play 3, and a playbar. Do not over think this one. This is sonos best product. Just buy it. I like all my sonos products, but love the play 1s.

Great little,speaker

Written By jclaymcd, MO on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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The only down side is that this one speaker is so great we'll be buying at least one more.

Pros: sound, convenience, ease of setup

Cons: none

Beautiful Music

Written By John C., Arizona on Monday, March 09, 2015

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We added this extra speaker to our Sonos system and it is a great addition which allows for beautiful music to be heard throughout our home.

Pros: Simple to set up. Great speakers. Beautifully manufactured and artistic to look at.

Cons: NONE

Sonos PLAY:1

Written By Dave, the Washington, DC Area on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Excellent. like flexibility

Simply fantastic!

Written By L. Cruz, Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Sonos Play 1 is fantastic little system. It was remarkably easy to set up on all the devices on my network (two phones, a laptop and a tablet). The single speaker is enough to fill my whole apartment (about 700 square feet) with my favorite music.

It should be said that the mobile and computer software are not seamless. Things that are easily accessible on the mobile version are hidden behind menus on the computer (setting up internet radio broadcast) and vice versa. I will also make it plain that you can only access music remotely from active devices. By this I mean that your laptop needs to be on in order to access it and play it via a mobile device. I am looking to make a workaround for this by placing my music library onto a networked hard drive so that my computer doesnt need to be on all the time.

Pros: Easy to set up. Clean, clear sound.

Cons: Software not seamless.