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Sonos PLAY:1

Wireless streaming music speaker (White)

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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.

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®, Apple Music™, 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

The Sonos app gives you easy wireless control

You can use your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet to control any and all Sonos players. A free download turns your smartphone and 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.

Trueplay speaker tuning for optimal sound

If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, great news. You can use your iOS® device to fine-tune the PLAY:1 with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings, and then it adjusts the speaker's settings for the best possible sound. Trueplay works with every PLAY:1, PLAY:3, and PLAY:5 speaker in your system. (Currently for iOS devices only.)

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

The Sonos system works seamlessly with a host of streaming music services, including Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Rhapsody®, TIDAL and more. You also have access to thousands of Internet radio stations from around the world through TuneIn Radio, and terrestrial radio stations through iHeartRadio. If you subscribe to SiriusXM Internet Radio, you can tune into all your favorite programming on any Sonos player in your system.

Play music stored on your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®

Sonos gives you convenient wireless access to music and podcasts stored in the Music app of your iOS devices, for playback throughout your entire Sonos system. This function works on devices running iOS6 or later (see below for full list of compatible Apple devices). The system even lets you connect a combination of up to 16 PCs, Mac® computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital music storage devices from your home network simultaneously.  

Queue up songs from your iPhone to play in the kitchen while you cook, while your spouse streams a podcast in the den from the family computer, and your children use their tablet to enjoy music from their kid-friendly Pandora station — all at the same time.


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.


Love this system. The sound is great. Easy setup. Love the sound

Anonymous, Calabasas, CA

What's in the Box:

  • Network powered speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 58" Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information
  • Installation Guide
  • Sonos brochure

Product Highlights:

  • two built-in amplifiers and two built-in speakers (one midrange driver and one tweeter)
  • Sonos control app
    • free download from iTunes App Store® and GooglePlay
    • compatible with Android™ smartphones, tablets, and Windows® PCs
    • bass, treble, balance, and volume controls
  • Trueplay automatically adjusts Sonos speakers to your room for optimum performance
    • currently works with iOS® devices only
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming Internet radio stations
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • plays personalized Internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • plays music and podcasts directly from compatible iOS portable devices
    • not compatible with protected AAC files from iTunes®
  • 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-mounted controls for volume, play, pause, skip, and mute
  • 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)
  • requires AC power (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 PLAY:1: The PLAY:1 is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom music eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single PLAY:1 speaker and add more over time, or add other Sonos products. Up to 32 Sonos devices can be connected in one system.

Two Custom-Designed Drivers + Dedicated Amplifiers: The Sonos PLAY:1 uses two state-of the-art digital amplifiers individually coupled with two drivers (1" tweeter/3.5" mid-woofer) to deliver great sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is perfect for bringing room filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any room in your home.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: Sonos brings great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through SonosNet or WiFi.

  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the PLAY:1, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. Sonos products manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All Sonos products manufactured prior to that date will require a first wire connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
Note: You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable. The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance. WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network. WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).

Multi-Zone Compatibility: You can place a PLAY:1 in each zone where you want to listen to music. The Sonos Digital Music System can accept up to 32 Sonos players. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms. The PLAY:1 can be combined with other Sonos components; including the PLAY:3 or PLAY:5 amplified wireless music players, the Connect:Amp zone player (ZP120), the Connect zone player (ZP90), and the PLAYBAR soundbar speaker; all sold separately.

Stereo or Multichannel System Compatible: You can use two PLAY:1's in a stereo pair; one speaker acts as a dedicated left, while the other speaker acts as a dedicated right. The Sonos PLAY:1 wireless speakers can also be used to create a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience with the Sonos Playbar (616PLAYBAR, sold separately) and Sub (616SUB, sold separately).

Music Streaming Services: Sonos gives you access to unlimited music; such as your iTunes library, your favorite music services, and thousands of Internet radio stations, shows, and podcasts.

  • Internet Radio: Sonos includes TuneIn, an Internet Radio Service, that provides immediate access to 100,000 Internet radio stations and broadcast programs. You can easily find radio stations from all over the world broadcasting music, news, and variety programming, including archived shows and podcasts.
  • Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, TIDAL, Deezer, SoundCloud, and more; plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks. (Service availability varies by region.) Click here for the latest online music services. (Some online services require a paid subscription.)
  • Music Library: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos can 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. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks). Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), iTunes, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • iTunes Music: The Sonos wireless music system supports the playback of music and playlists managed with your iTunes account (playlists are limited to 40,000 tracks). Sonos can access your iTunes music files from your network computer or directly from your Apple iPod iOS device (4.0+) running the Sonos app.

Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control its audio setup, playback functions, and search features through the Sonos Controller app (from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store) for Apple iOS (6.0+) and Android (OS 2.3+) devices, or the Sonos Controller software for Windows PC (XP SP3 and higher) or Mac computer (OS X 10.6 and higher). You'll have access to thousands of pre-loaded internet radio stations, a variety of online music services, your iTunes music, and your network music library; all from one control app on your smartphone/tablet or laptop/computer. The app is divided into 5 screens.

  • Main Menu: The main menu is the gateway to your world of Sonos music. Browse your music services, favorites, internet radio, personal music library and playlists. You can also find settings to easily add new Sonos components.
  • Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art, basic controls, and easy access to all of your music on the Sonos network. From the Now Playing screen you can also access the main menu, control songs and volume by room, access more options from the Info View, and add songs to the queue.
  • Room Modes: You can choose to play different songs in different rooms, choose to group all rooms together to hear the same music throughout your home, or choose to group only certain rooms together for music playback. You can also crank up the volume for each room individually or together.
  • Info View: For a deeper look into the music you're listening to, the "Info View" screen gives you artist bios, album reviews and concert listings. See related artist suggestions to discover a new band for your queue. You can also add to your playlists, delete songs from your library, and share tracks to Twitter or Facebook.
  • Queue: The Queue screen gives you ultimate control in listening to whatever you want, whenever you want. Choose any song from your Sonos library and add it to your queue on the fly or create your favorite playlists in a few seconds. From this screen you can also easily edit and save playlists, shuffle and repeat music tracks, and access additional controls like Play Now, Play Next, Add to Queue, & Replace Queue.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same home network.

Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App,  uses the microphone in your Apple iOS device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos PLAY:1 speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos PLAY:1 speaker already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.

  • Compatibility: Trueplay is compatible with the Sonos PLAY:1, Play:3, and Play:5. In order to perform Trueplay tuning, the Sonos app for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7 or higher is required. This includes iPhone 4s and higher, iPad 2 and higher, as well as iPod touch 5th generation and higher. Trueplay tuning is not available if the VoiceOver" feature is enabled on your Apple iOS device. Trueplay is currently not compatible with Android.
  • 1Ch/1.1ch & 2Ch/2.1Ch Tuning: Trueplay can be used with a single speaker setup, two speakers configured as a stereo pair, or either of these configurations with the Sonos Sub added.
Note: You will need to retune the Sonos speaker using TruePlay, if you move the speaker within the same room or to another room, change the orientation of speaker (horizontal vs. vertical), or change the configuration of the speaker setup (going from a single speaker to a stereo pair for example).

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
  • Make sure all of your Sonos components have the latest software update installed.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS. Click here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos; be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos PLAY:1 supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the PLAY:1 and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available through the Sonos Controller app. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself.

Mounting Options: You can place the Sonos PLAY:1 wherever you find the sound most enjoyable. Its compact size makes it easy to place the PLAY:1 on your desk, the kitchen counter, or on your nightstand. You can even wall mount it (optional wall bracket sold separately).

  • Rubber Feet: You can position the PLAY:1 in a vertical orientation on your bookshelf, nightstand, or desk. Integrated rubber feet protect your furniture and keep the PLAY:1 secure.
  • Wall-Mount (optional): The Sonos PLAY:1 has a 1/4"-20 integrated, threaded mounting hole. If desired, you can easily wall mount the PLAY:1 using a suitable mounting bracket (sold separately). Simply choose a location that's close to an electrical outlet.

AC Power: The Sonos PLAY:1 operates on standard household current using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord.

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Why did you buy this?

$50 off and because I have 6 other Sonos products and they are awesome! [ LIONEL  Jun 18, 2017 ]
I have several of these, and am very happy with them. [ Chima  Jun 18, 2017 ]
quality sound, crutchfield 60 day return [ Richard  Jun 18, 2017 ]
Upgrading from older bose system with wires everywhere to this for the hope of sound quality and wireless. [ MICHAEL J  Jun 17, 2017 ]
I want to expand the speakers in our family room which already has the SONOS Playbar and SONOS Sub. [ DONALD J  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Have the playbar and sub in the media room, and two play1's in the living room. LOVE the sound quality for such a compact unit. These two new play1's are destined for the master bedroom...cue Barry White. [ M  Jun 15, 2017 ]
To continue expanding my Sonos wireless home sound system. [ MICHAEL E  Jun 15, 2017 ]
The promotion makes sense to add to existing set [ christina  Jun 14, 2017 ]
I've become a big fan of Sonos. Sound is amazing for such a small device and I can listen to what I want in every room of the house without the hassle of wires. [ Michael  Jun 14, 2017 ]
I have a sonos sound bar. I like it alot and this purchase wiil complete my audio system. [ John A.  Jun 13, 2017 ]
This is my second pair of Sonos Play:1(s) to add to my existing system. My first pair have been relegated to use as surround speakers with my Playbar. The Play:1(s) are great speakers and I really enjoy the of ease of use and sounds from the Sonos system. [ James  Jun 10, 2017 ]
I've heard good things about sonos, and I'm eager to try this out in my new office. Looking forward to the bluetooth and internet (pandora, etc) capabilities. [ ADAM D  Jun 09, 2017 ]
The Sonos system is hands down the most reliable system for filling your home and yard with high quality audio. The play 1s are perfect for expanding or starting a wireless system. These two will go in bathrooms [ DAVID  Jun 08, 2017 ]
I already own one in my family room and wanted one for my bedroom. [ Betty  Jun 08, 2017 ]
size fits in kitchen. [ Michael  Jun 06, 2017 ]
These small speakers pack just the right amount of punch. I use them in smaller rooms and workbench areas. I like the the fact that I can listen to the same music throughout the whole house and shop. Excellent value. [ David  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Previous purchases - very pleased with sound - would highly recommend. [ ART  Jun 04, 2017 ]
The portability aspect, small, and not many wires required (only AC power cord).Being able to stream internet radio channels also a big plus. [ Jim  Jun 03, 2017 ]
have a playbar...really like it...buying some add on's slowly over time... [ Dan  May 29, 2017 ]
Great product [ Dennis  May 24, 2017 ]
I own three. Wanted more! [ John  May 24, 2017 ]
Great reviews, Brother has the whole system and loves [ David  May 21, 2017 ]
sonos is the best [ WILLIAM  May 18, 2017 ]
Have two, wanted another. [ William I.  May 05, 2017 ]
I like having the wireless speakers for my house. [ Mark  May 05, 2017 ]
Adding to my playbar. [ Mary Jo  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Awesome! Nothing else needs to be said. [ Thom  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Size and sound quality [ Daniel  Mar 20, 2017 ]
Needed a wireless speaker and love the lifetime technical support that Crutchfield. [ DR. RICHARD  Mar 08, 2017 ]
They have other sonos products [ Dennis  Feb 25, 2017 ]
completing my Sono 5.1 home theater system [ SUZETTE  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Sonos is the best wireless speaker, amazing sound for such a small speaker. [ ARLENE  Feb 18, 2017 ]
Added a pair of Play 1's to my Sonos Sound Bar & sub for TV surround sound. [ J  Feb 16, 2017 ]
Because I have a total 7 Sonos speakers so far and absolutely love them. They are awesome. And adding one more will give an even 8. [ R  Feb 10, 2017 ]
Good sound and Sonos app [ Daniel  Feb 09, 2017 ]
work office [ Marc  Jan 28, 2017 ]
We already have 3 and wanted to add another room. Great system and sound!!! [ Robert  Jan 08, 2017 ]
Flexibility [ ROGER  Jan 05, 2017 ]
Sonos Play1 speakers set up effortlessly, quickly and provide superb sound quality. The ability to move the speakers easily to other rooms is another attractive advantage to having Sonos sound systems in the whole house. [ LEE  Dec 31, 2016 ]
I already have the sonos playbar, two PLAY1s and a subwoofer. Adding two other PLAY1s for other room. [ John  Dec 22, 2016 ]
We have a whole house filled with Sonos! It sounds amazing and is easily controlled by phone or tablet. [ Scott  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Excellent product that does exactly what it is supposed to do. I have quite a few of these and love them. [ Jay  Dec 11, 2016 ]
As a gift. [ KAREN  Dec 07, 2016 ]
Have a Play 5 for my family room and I liked it so much that I wanted another for my bed room. Great crisp clear sound and easy setup. [ Rodney  Dec 06, 2016 ]
To use in other locations. [ William  Dec 06, 2016 ]
great sound [ D  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Great little speaker [ Donald  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Perfect size for travel [ VINCENT J  Dec 05, 2016 ]
small speaker and a big punch. [ gurinderpaul  Dec 01, 2016 ]
I have around 5-6 sonos speakers already and love the ease of use. Plug and play along with the design of the app make this a winner. Their tech support during my issue one time was FREE, was not offshored outside the US and they were great! [ CHRIS  Nov 28, 2016 ]
Augmenting my existing system [ Randy  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Heaven. We keep adding them, the garage, the laundry... Great audio at low volume close-by is far better than music cranked in another room. And because they sit at ear level on a shelf or counter, It's like we're swimming in sound. When I'm in homes with ceiling speakers, I feel squashed from above. Adding a second for stereo in the bathroom was awesome. Love the 5s, too, you'll hear new sounds in your fav tunes - but skip the 3s. Too much bass without the extra mids of the 5s. [ Polly  Nov 27, 2016 ]
So I could have stereo in my bedroom. [ John Paul  Nov 26, 2016 ]
gift [ Sara  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I have 2 of these as surround speakers for my TV. I wanted 2 more for my living room. They sound great and I don't have wires all over the place. [ Ramon  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Compatibility [ Patrick  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Awesome sound [ T  Nov 26, 2016 ]
To expand our existing system---adding to the PlayBar to make surround sound.Yay! [ Janith  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I have wanted a Sonos Play 1 for some time, but have never seen it on sale before. Great product and free shipping. I can hardly wait until Santa places it under our tree. [ MARK  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I love Sonos! Great customer support, great app, and by far best sound quality in its category. [ Scott  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Already have a sonos setup in my house. Needed a speaker for kitchen. Sonos is an awesome system and makes everything better. [ MICHAEL  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Already have one and I need one more to create stereo pair. [ Tom  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Based on the recommendation of my Crutchfield advisors Buddy and Tyler [ Jeffery  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I have one. It is great. I want to set up a stereo sound. [ Gregory  Nov 25, 2016 ]
reviews and need for wireless networked speaker [ Gregory  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I am piecing together a home theater for my family room and wanted rear channel speakers that I didn't have to pull cable for or have to mount. The SONOS Play:1 was the right solution for my situation. Nice looking, sturdy and proven, the Play:1s that I bought fill that need nicely. And the fact that I can use them to play music or any other source that suits my family is just icing on the cake. Now I look forward to movie night thanks to Crutchfield and SONOS. [ Richard  Nov 25, 2016 ]
to add to my Sonos system [ James  Nov 25, 2016 ]
It came with the 5.1 system. Black matches most tv colors so it works. [ Brian  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Love my Sonos and want to add on [ Eric  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Cust. reviews [ E  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I was looking at this Play:1 and with the Black Friday Deal, I couldn't pass up. I want a HiFi speaker that sounds great and that's easy to use and setup via WiFi. The reviews seem to be the logical choice. [ Lionel  Nov 25, 2016 ]
to go with my play:5 [ Reid  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Already have several Sonos speakers and really enjoy them!!! [ Vincent  Nov 24, 2016 ]
good review and on sale [ D  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Have several. Love 'em. [ Holly  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Add on to existing system. [ Bryan  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I already have a 1, a 3 and a 5. Great product! [ PETER R  Nov 24, 2016 ]
We have a Play 5 and enjoy it very much. [ H  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I already have a Connect and Play 3, adding a Play 1. I love the SONOS systems! [ Jane  Nov 24, 2016 ]
The Sonos system is the best option for a wireless home speaker system. You can play different music or game in every room, or all the same. [ Scott  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Surround sound with sonos playbar [ Daniel  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I am expanding my Sonos system [ Ronald  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Already have 2 others [ Michael  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Recommendation of a user [ ARTHUR  Nov 17, 2016 ]
Liked it and rated #1 in Consumers Report [ Rita  Nov 16, 2016 ]
Awesome sound and easy to set up wireless. [ David  Nov 12, 2016 ]
I owned a Sonos Playbar. I like the audio sound of this product, it is wireless, set up is a breeze and so easy to connect and power up. [ Jess  Nov 09, 2016 ]
Reviews. [ John  Oct 24, 2016 ]
Fleshing out the sound from my Playbar [ CULLEN  Oct 19, 2016 ]
EASE OF USE AND SETUP [ Justin  Oct 14, 2016 ]
To add to our current Sonos system and provide music to other rooms. [ Brian  Oct 09, 2016 ]
I bought a SONOS system for my office and love it. The playback options and app are fantastic. Setup is a breeze. [ SABINO  Oct 07, 2016 ]
Talked to Eddie and we discussed what I wanted to do , He recommended and then I did some research, then purchased. Thanks to Eddie [ RICHARD A  Oct 03, 2016 ]
to match another sonos 1 to use for surround sound [ J  Sep 23, 2016 ]
Have one, want to use second with sonos sound bar to get surround sound from TV. [ PATRICK  Sep 22, 2016 ]
have existing system, so expanding to another room [ John  Sep 09, 2016 ]
Needed to add a small mobile unit to my pair of SONOS 5s that I purchased from Crutchfield. [ LEE E  Aug 31, 2016 ]
To listen to music [ Kazimiesz  Aug 29, 2016 ]
Our friends have two; it's a great product. [ William  Aug 19, 2016 ]
Play1 is the best product of its type. [ PHILIP  Aug 15, 2016 ]
Advisor recommended to provide quality sound in large area unobtrusively. Also Crutchfield has a wonderful return policy. I thought I would need to spend more but advisor had personal experience with the product that makes it sound just right without spending more money. [ Beth  Aug 14, 2016 ]
I did some internet research and called Crutchfield. Sam helped me and explained the differences in the choices I was looking at. Sam was very helpful!!! Sam's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=96 [ Jeffrey  Aug 11, 2016 ]
I have purchased several speakers from Sonos, Excellent product. [ MICHAEL  Aug 08, 2016 ]
I am adding on to an existing system. Very satisfied. [ Robert  Aug 01, 2016 ]
I like Sonos so much that I'm giving Sonos units to family as gifts. [ Jeffrey  Jul 19, 2016 ]
recommendation from max Max's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=155 [ JOSEPH  Jul 18, 2016 ]
Sonos has a great reputation, and is, according to others, extremely easy to set up. I am starting simple, with the idea of adding to my system in the future. [ Michael  Jul 17, 2016 ]
Easy setup and sounds great. [ RICHARD P  Jul 14, 2016 ]
Addition to the multi room system. [ LUIS A  Jun 23, 2016 ]
want to hear the sound [ M  Jun 21, 2016 ]
Extraordinary customer service to assist with technical detail of system alternatives. Conrad and Nick. Conrad's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=74 [ michael  Jun 19, 2016 ]
Incredible, unmatched sound. Easy set up. [ John  Jun 13, 2016 ]
We already own a Play:3 and we are just amazed at the sound quality and ease of use of the Sonos experience. Can't wait to pair my 3 with my two new Play:1s! [ Jaime  Jun 13, 2016 ]
My son purchased these and they sound great. [ Jose  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Outstanding reviews, great flexibility [ William  Jun 10, 2016 ]
reliability, great recommendations, current user, good support via crutchfield, good pricing and flexibility on returns [ Harold  May 31, 2016 ]
I wanted to add these speakers to my Play bar. [ Clifford  May 27, 2016 ]
I recently purchased the Sonos Playbar + Sub and I am very pleased. I am adding surround speakers for the 5.1 set up. [ Marco  May 26, 2016 ]
High quality wireless speaker system that is expandable. [ RODGER  May 17, 2016 ]
I love the sonos 5's I have and wanted something smaller for the bedroom. [ SCOTT  May 05, 2016 ]
SONOS system rocks! Just adding another room to my house system [ KEVIN P  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Looking for a wifi speaker, and according to reviews this is the best product. The reviews were correct. Great product. [ Mark  Apr 18, 2016 ]
A friend recommended it. [ Danny  Apr 13, 2016 ]
Was impressed by sound quality of this speaker at a friends house. [ B  Apr 09, 2016 ]
Tired of the poor sound from a prior purchased sound bar. Keeping my fingers crossed this will be a major improvement. I'll let you know! [ D  Apr 05, 2016 ]
My son had one and I liked it [ Cheryl  Apr 02, 2016 ]
Have SONOS system. Love it! [ Christopher  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Excellent sound quality, very reliable and unobtrusive in the room. [ Christopher  Mar 20, 2016 ]
No tax - free shipping [ iSaiah  Mar 18, 2016 ]
We already have 2 of these, and they sound great!!! We needed 2 more to use out on our deck. [ Diane C.  Mar 15, 2016 ]
Good floater speaker for guest room/garage/outdoors [ Kurt  Mar 12, 2016 ]
reviews and portability [ Oreste  Mar 09, 2016 ]
I already had one and it was one of the best. We have received so many complements so I am building up slowly with Sonos. And, I always buys from Crutchfield...best folks on the Earth. [ Ketan  Feb 29, 2016 ]
I have three sonos components at home. They are flawless. This one was purchased as a gift to share the love. [ Don  Feb 25, 2016 ]
Excellent ratings and the right size for my condo [ John  Feb 17, 2016 ]
Already a Sonos Customer. Expanding Rooms [ Varun  Feb 15, 2016 ]
It just works. [ Mark  Feb 07, 2016 ]
better for the room, this time. [ Neal W.  Feb 02, 2016 ]
sound quality [ kerry  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Sonos makes great products and has stellar support. Crutchfield team is outstanding. [ Mark  Jan 29, 2016 ]
to complete my sonos collection [ Ramon San  Jan 24, 2016 ]
My son-in-law gave me my 1st. one for downstairs, and now I want one upstairs. How about giving him my 199 Crutchrield points? I'm sure he has an account - Steve [ Susan L.  Jan 22, 2016 ]
Great sound for our small bathroom [ TIM  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Already have 3 play 1's expanding my system [ Gary  Jan 13, 2016 ]
LOVE MY SONUS [ SAMUEL A  Jan 13, 2016 ]
Clearest portable sound connected to my mobile and existing devices [ Laurance  Jan 10, 2016 ]
This is great stuff! [ JAMES J  Jan 08, 2016 ]
It has fantastic sound for a small speaker [ Lendol  Jan 04, 2016 ]
Ease of use was key for my wife. She loves it! Mobile too [ Chuck  Dec 25, 2015 ]
Works perfectly. I use it almost exclusively for Pandora. Love the smartphone control. [ Wesley  Dec 22, 2015 ]
read about it, and it seemed like great product to give as a gift. The giftee loved it so much they bought another one for another home. [ Andy  Dec 16, 2015 ]
A little pricey, but well worth the investment! [ marc  Dec 15, 2015 ]
I have several Sonos speakers (various sizes), great products. [ Mark  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I already have one. Works great and I'm buying another for upstairs bedroom. [ John  Dec 09, 2015 ]
Awesome system...mine will continue to grow. [ H  Dec 04, 2015 ]
We've made the decision to go all Sonos in our house. Great sound, easy to use. Perfect. [ Aneesh  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Size & wireless & function [ Roger  Jun 15, 2017 ]
To add speaker in my master bathroom. Let the music play! [ MICHAEL E  Jun 15, 2017 ]
I have 4 other Play:1 units in black and needed 2 more to match another color scheme. Been a customer since the beginning. Go Sonos or go home. [ CHRIS  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Beautiful sound, small package... and I like that it broadcasts over Wifi since Bluetooth can be a pain. [ Elizabeth  Jun 08, 2017 ]
Already have several. [ Arthur  Jun 04, 2017 ]
Great sounding connected speaker. [ PATRICK  Jun 04, 2017 ]
we have a play 3 and love it! this will be perfect for our upstairs office! [ Sarah  May 12, 2017 ]
I love my pair of Play 3s in the living room and wanted to extend listening into the master bath. [ Michael  May 03, 2017 ]
Small but still very good [ James  Apr 21, 2017 ]
Add Sonos to kitchen. [ Steven  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Wanted to add to existing system but was hesitant to add the play 1's until i heard a friends. Sounded good for bedroom and office. I have two play 3's and a play 5 [ LISE A  Mar 13, 2017 ]
Fits in with my decor [ Philip L.  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Play 1 has very good reviews, and 2 Play 1s seemed a better choice for my living room than 1 Play 3. [ ROBERT  Mar 03, 2017 ]
matches the house. [ Benjamin  Feb 22, 2017 ]
I bought recently and love it, but need another to add to my system for the kitchen. [ JOSEPH S  Feb 18, 2017 ]
I have Sonos all over my home including the sound bar, sub and two 1's in our TV/family room and a 3 in my wife's office. I also have 2 Sonos amps that power non Sonos speakers in the MBR and living room. The system sounds great and if any issues arise the Sonos tech staff always resolve the problem. I just purchased an additional "1" for the master bath because music everywhere matters. The sub's awesome and you can tune rooms with the Sonos app for best sound. [ Philip  Feb 04, 2017 ]
We want one. Research said this is a good speaker. [ Gordon  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Easy set up and compact design [ Mitchell  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Love all Sonos products [ Jack  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Great product [ robert  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Sonos was highly recommended by Crutchfield advisory, reviews and works with Amazon Echo. This is one of the most recent wireless speaker brands that has entered a partnership with Amazon Echo/Alexa to enhance your music experience. The Sonos system allows the wireless expansion of my current wired AVR system in multi rooms. [ ROBERT L  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Excellent sound for small speaker. SONOS is a great system. [ Richard  Dec 11, 2016 ]
This is my 2nd Play1; to put in my kitchen. I have a Play 5 in my living room, then bought the Play 1 to put in my bedroom. The sound is rich. I love to go to each room and not miss a bit of the song that is playing. The footprint of the Play 1 is 4 3/4 inches, small enough to put anywhere. Just perfect for my small home. [ Doriannne  Dec 10, 2016 ]
Amazing sound. Already own several Sonos items and extremely impressed with the continued enhancements to the software that runs the system and the fantastic sound it produces. [ Christian  Dec 09, 2016 ]
This is my third gift purchase of the Sonos system for my daughter. The quality and sound is amazing. It really delivers in sound and quality. Really adds to the decor. Jerome, Raleigh,NC [ JEROME  Dec 09, 2016 ]
good reviews across the web [ shelton  Dec 08, 2016 ]
great little speaker [ Donald  Dec 06, 2016 ]
Already own one [ Jeffrey  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Recommended by Advisor - Shawn [ John  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I already own two [ Thomas  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Because I already have 2 and I love them! [ JOSEPH B  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Like the product. Have many already [ Joseph  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Sound and mobility [ Travis  Nov 26, 2016 ]
I already have one of these speakers in my kitchen and I love it. Took advantage of the great sale price to add another for the den! [ ARLENE  Nov 25, 2016 ]
My high school-aged son needed a blue tooth speaker for his bedroom. Listening to his headphones while doing his homework was proving to be too distracting for him and I thought that the SONOS Play:1 was the happy medium. I have other SONOS products in my home already, so I knew that this item was a quality purchase that would last for a long time. And with the $50 off holiday deal, it made this a no brainer. Thanks SONOS and thanks Crutchfield! [ Richard  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Fantastic product, I own several of these and intend to continue expanding music in my home. [ Jim  Nov 25, 2016 ]
I have several other Sonos speakers (most from you folks), and I'm adding to that system. [ STEVE  Nov 25, 2016 ]
This is my fourth Sonos Play1; these are great little speakers and sound much bigger than their size would suggest. Clear and balanced sound - and the Sonos app - what's not to like! [ Michael  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Because I already have one. [ Stephan  Nov 25, 2016 ]
Adding another zone to my system. [ Brian  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I have the system already! Adding on! [ jacqueline  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Apple Music integration. Great sound. [ Peter  Nov 24, 2016 ]
for the bedroom, this is a add on from our previous order of Sonos [ vyborny  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Heard one at a friends house and was very impressed...and the sale price sealed the deal. [ NICHOLAS L  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Have other Sonos speakers and just love it. Has freed all the music trapped on my desktop. [ Raymond  Nov 24, 2016 ]
Love the Sonos system. I have the system in each of my houses and wanted to purchase the wireless speaker for my second home to help alleviate the stress of having to hardwire speakers in area where I wanted to have music. [ Michael  Nov 24, 2016 ]
I already have the system and I'm adding speakers to it. Great Quality! [ KAREN  Oct 28, 2016 ]
I needed a satellite speaker to compliment my existing Sonos system that I originally purchased through Crutchfield. [ ERIC J  Oct 27, 2016 ]
Client asked for two white play 1 speakers. [ Neal W.  Oct 23, 2016 ]
Love the Sonos products [ Wayne  Aug 21, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Benjamin  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Great experience with Sonos....needed speaker for small room in house [ DANIEL  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Adding to my sonos system [ ROGER  Jul 14, 2016 ]
We are extending our current Sonos system and have found that several Play:1's are more flexible and easier to use and move than 3/5. [ idbnyc  Jul 13, 2016 ]
We have a bunch of Sonos components, and we needed another speaker for our other bathroom. These little Play 1's sound and work great. [ John  Jul 11, 2016 ]
I own a couple of Sonos products. They all deliver. Whether it's the receiver, boost or speaker....you can't go wrong. I just keep adding 'em. [ Michael  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Bathroom [ Karl  Jun 27, 2016 ]
Went to visit my sister. She had a Play 1 and a Play 3. Was familiar with Sonos product but had never listened or tried them. Was really impressed with the sound and quality of the products. Amazing capability and easy to use. Bought a Play 5 and now am buying two smaller Play 1s for bedroom and office! Can't wait to pair them all together! [ TIMOTHY  Jun 13, 2016 ]
My son has a Sonos Play 1 and I loved the sound for a wireless speaker. [ Paul  Jun 12, 2016 ]
Testing one right now for may company and have been in the market for audio through out my home [ Fred  May 31, 2016 ]
Im addicted to Sonos and needed to add a speaker to another room in the house. [ Patrick  May 26, 2016 ]
Great quality, sound, and ease of use [ Daniel Joshua  May 24, 2016 ]
Good reviews and the first step towards a total audio revamp. We'll see how it works, then possibly expand. [ David  May 20, 2016 ]
To coordinate with my white Play:5 [ G  May 18, 2016 ]
I own 1 and liked it so much wanted a 2nd. [ andrew  May 18, 2016 ]
To add to my existing Sonos system [ D  May 17, 2016 ]
Great product. Crutchfield service. [ Jordan  May 16, 2016 ]
This device works seamlessly with Apple products, and the interface is very user friendly. Not to mention how terrific the sound is! You won't regret this purchase. [ Salvatrice  May 13, 2016 ]
I have purchased Sonos products in the past. They're great..... [ DENNIS  May 12, 2016 ]
To accompany my Sonos Play 3 [ Robert  May 11, 2016 ]
Have 4 already [ corey  May 11, 2016 ]
I like the speaker, but hate the app you are required to play your audio through. Bluetooth and an auxiliary hook-up would help this unit be great. Right now, I am completely over it. [ J  May 08, 2016 ]
To add to an existing SONOS system [ Robert  May 03, 2016 ]
Play 3 is awesome. Adding to my system. Play bar and play 5 is next. [ Franklin  Apr 23, 2016 ]
great reviews and sonos is a great name in wireless speakers [ Darren  Apr 16, 2016 ]
This compact unit produced amazing room filling rich sound. It may even be better than my Bose. [ GEORGE  Apr 14, 2016 ]
I have the Play 5 and love them. These will be for a smaller room. [ Donald  Apr 14, 2016 ]
AMAZING sound from such a tiny enclosure. Learned the hard way you MUST have a Boost to get them to play, but once that is added the music is awesome! Super clean high end and surprisingly decent base for their size. [ JASON  Apr 09, 2016 ]
Add to my system in 'new' bath, enjoy sonos through the house. [ C  Apr 04, 2016 ]
great product [ jack  Mar 30, 2016 ]
Great sound, easy to use! [ Joyce Smith Baj  Mar 17, 2016 ]
My wife wanted to add a Sonos player to the bathroom. This one is white and you have free shipping+ a good reputation for service. [ Joe  Mar 14, 2016 ]
Great product [ robert  Mar 02, 2016 ]
Will use this speaker as the left channel of a "stereo pair" with another Sonos1 in my bathroom [ David  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Small, unobtrusive design that provides a wireless solution to surround speakers. Not to mention all the other SONOS benefits! [ Brett  Feb 08, 2016 ]
Love the whole Sonos system! [ Erika  Feb 07, 2016 ]
I have two of these speakers already and love them. I am adding two more. Probably won't be the last two. They are easy to set up, sound great and I love the wireless convenience. [ RON  Feb 06, 2016 ]
I picked sonos speaker cause of all the positive feedback and comments I seen. This is the beginning of my every room surround sound house. Lol [ Richard  Jan 17, 2016 ]
Great sound for our small bathroom [ TIM  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Because SONOS is awesome! Chose a Play:1 because its easily portable from room to room and even outdoors until I have the funds to add more speakers [ JASON A  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Wanted the moisture resistance for the bathroom. Who doesn't like to sing along in the shower? [ Ned  Dec 16, 2015 ]
My daughter and her husband researched wireless speakers and chose this one for a Christmas gift. [ Jaynee  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I own 4 Sonos players and I love them! Sending this one as a gift. [ Kirk  Dec 08, 2015 ]

17 questions already asked

Yes! Sonos has the unique ability to take 2 Play1's, Play3's or Play5's and set them to become an actual left and right speaker in a stereo configuration. This is part of the Sonos software. It works great! [ D DEAN  May 08, 2017 ]
Yes, as long as you place them correctly [ George  May 07, 2017 ]
yes ...you have stereo sound [ luis  May 07, 2017 ]
Yes, Robert it does. I mistakenly assumed that my computer speakers would work IN ADDITION to the Play 1 so only purchased one unit then. Unfortunately that is NOT the case so once I was able I purchased a second Play 1 and now have great sound. I've kept mine simply as two speakers (they're in different rooms) but in setting you can set your two speakers up as a PAIR. I do sincerely suggest you buy the SET of two at the same time as it's a good savings! Hope this helps and once purchased (even before purchase) Crutchfield's advisors are AWESOME!!!!! [ Sue  May 07, 2017 ]
Absolutely. Once you instruct the system to pair the two speakers in stereo mode, you'll get true stereophonic sound with excellent separation. [ Gregory  May 07, 2017 ]
Yes [ MELINDA  May 07, 2017 ]
Yes, when you add two play:1s to a room, the app wiIl have you assign one to the left channel and one to the right in a stereo pair. [ David  May 06, 2017 ]
Hi Bekah, Sonos is a Danish brand, it was original conceived to work in Europe. So no worries everything will work. However you need to check the music services that you are subscribed to. You might face access limitation due to geographical licensing. Regards [ Hikmat  Apr 18, 2017 ]
you should be fine. All standards on which it depends are compatible. [ LEWIS  Apr 18, 2017 ]
I bought several Play 1, using them in Malaysia without problems. App works well, the Sonos is rated at 110-240V so you only need a plug converter, it'll work on the usual 220V AC standard in Norway without a step down transformer. [ farulg  Apr 17, 2017 ]
If you already invested in a wifi radio tuner your better solution. Is to get wifi speakers, sonos and the app are already a wifi tuner where you came add all the paid and free streaming internet radio. I know where you are coming from but sonos is a wonderful universe in its own right . We started with a sonos connect and a bridge back in 2011 and have added sonos gear ever since. But again if you are looking for a wireless audio. System centered on the wifi tuner you already have just go with wireless speakers from another brand. You can't dual purpose a Play:1 or even hard wire it to another system. If you can go all sonos and start with a play 1 it is so intuitive to grow and expand its unreal. I love not having to jack around with checking speaker ohms and all that mess and pulling cable. It's just fantastic and worth the price [ DAN  Feb 11, 2017 ]
I am not aware of options to connect to a wifi internet radio tuner without the phone/computer app. With the phone and/or computer app, you can connect easily to internet radio stations. [ Nicholas L.  Feb 10, 2017 ]
I believe it would work. I just got my television a couple days ago, but it was extremely easy to get it connected up to the Internet. I was extremely pleased with this television it was so much better than the one I had in its place that died. [ LORRAINE A  Feb 10, 2017 ]
It needs the app to work. [ Todd  Feb 10, 2017 ]
I have no way to actually measure it, but from deep bass to clear high treble, it's unbelievable how they got so much out of such a small package. I also have the play 3 and play 5 (original version) and would probably have just bought the play 1 if it had been available earlier. [ CHESTER H  Dec 09, 2016 ]
Yes. Will need Ethernet cord. [ VINCENT  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Sorry, this definitely requires a wifi connection. In fact, you need a strong connection. We love ours (we have three) and we have installed a wireless range extender to make sure our wifi is strong throughout the house. [ Terri  Nov 27, 2016 ]
With the latest Sonos speakers, You can connect directly to your wifi without the Sonos bridge. You will set it up and control it via the Sonos app on your iPhone. [ Donald  Nov 27, 2016 ]
I believe you need a wifi network. If you have a hotspot with your phone provider you should be able to leverage that if you can't use your company guest wifi. Hope this helps. [ gary  Nov 27, 2016 ]
NOT SURE. DO NOT HAVE ONE. BUT I BELIEVE IT IS WI-FI. [ andy  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Needs a wifi network [ Steven  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. Anything in our scratch and dent stock is going to have a very minor cosmetic flaw. The manufacturers warranty still applies as well as Crutchfield's 60 day satisfaction guarantee. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Oct 19, 2016 ]  Staff
Not The Play Ones. You can only direct connect a Play5 through the TV Headphone Jack. The best Solution would be the Sonos Sound Bar. not is really good. You could then add 2 Play ones as surround and for full on Stereo sound. Add the Sonos Sub and you have an incredible Surround system that woks equally for music. But to you original question, you cannot use the play ones as you describe. Only Play 5 or the sound bar. [ MICHAEL  May 24, 2016 ]
When I bought my Sonos Play 1 the bridge was required to wirelessly connect to other speakers. Last week Sonos came out with a software update that as I understand it now works off your wireless network without the bridge. I have seen an advantage using the bridge however. If there is an interruption with my wireless connection, the audio still plays. It is only interrupted if the connection is out for more than a minute or so. [ MARK A  Sep 11, 2014 ]
You will need at least one Sonos component connected to your router via a wired connection. You can connect the play 1 via CAT5 cable if it's in the same room or you can purchase a bridge. I have several Sonos components and I have to say that Sonos has changed the way we listen to music in our house. I highly recommend jumping in with both feet. [ ERIC  Sep 10, 2014 ]
Update to my previous answer - a software update from Sonos now makes it possible to connect to your home wi-fi network using the free Sonos app, which then allows you to run any Sonos speaker. Check the Sonos website for details I have the Bridge in my system since it predates the appearance of this recent software advance from Sonos.. [ DAVID W  Sep 10, 2014 ]
Sonos uses its own dedicated wireless system distinct from your wireless router network. The Sonos Bridge is required to provide the link between the internet and this Sonos Wireless system. It is not very expensive, has its own small power supply, and connects to your router via an Ethernet cable. Sometimes Sonos runs promotions where the Bridge is provided free with purchase of a Sonos speaker. The Sonos wireless system does not interfere with your regular wireless network. I have multiple Sonos speakers in different rooms of my home and the system works very well and is extremely versatile and flexible. [ DAVID W  Sep 10, 2014 ]
sorry levi the date is as of 9/1/2014 must use this app and no bridge necessary as needed before. [ decamella  Sep 10, 2014 ]
As of 0/1/2014 I got notified by sonos that the "NEW" App will allow to connect through your wi-fi router. I hope this helps you out. I think you can't go wrong with this speaker it has a wonderful full sound. I bought 2nd for stereo sound and this makes great sound fills any room. If you really want the perfect experience with play1 I suggest getting 2 of them and hooking up as pair. [ decamella  Sep 10, 2014 ]
In the past this was the case. You needed a bridge hard wired connected to your router. Now you can just connect your sonos speaker(s) using your wifi and then setup with your smartphone or tablet. So yes you can just purchase the Play1, connect it to your wifi and setup with free sonos app. The sonos bridge is no longer required except for home theater setups 3.1 or 5.1. The bridge is also useful if your wifi signal does not reach every room in your house that you want a sonos speaker. [ GREG  Sep 10, 2014 ]
I think the new models will sync without a bridge, check the Sonos web site. [ ERIC L  Sep 10, 2014 ]
With the newest sonos update you no longer need the bridge to make this speaker work, just sync to your wi-fi network and download the sonos app. [ Jason  Sep 10, 2014 ]
Sonos PLAY:1 (neither does PLAY:3 or PLAY:5) does not come with a wireless remote control. I am not sure if you already realize this but your iOS device will serve as the remote, once the SONOS app is downloaded. [ ROGER  Aug 10, 2014 ]
No. Nor does the 5 or 3. But you can use your PC, iPad or iPhone. Very happy with it. [ PETER R  Jul 30, 2014 ]
Hi Doug, The play one does not have a wireless control. I use the sonos app on my iphone to adjust the volume anywhere in my house. Good luck Tc [ THOMAS  Jul 29, 2014 ]
No it does not. You control it with the Sonos app [ HOWARD  Jul 29, 2014 ]
No. Your smartphone is your remote control. But it's a really good system. [ SEVERYN  Jul 29, 2014 ]
mine did not- I use my iPhone and ipad for the remote control [ RAYMOND  Jul 29, 2014 ]
No, you control the Play 1 by software you down load on to your tablet, I phone, or computer. I use my I-Pad and it works great. Also you can use Android phone etc. john [ JOHN R  Jul 28, 2014 ]
PLAY:1 doesn't come with a wireless remote controller. I use Sonos apps on my Apple devices to control it (iPad, iPhone, Mac Pro). Control is wireless from those devices to the Sonos Bridge which then controls the PLAY:1. I believe that Android devices can also be used. [ DOUGLAS  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No. But it works off of the Sonos iPhone App, so no need for a separate remote. [ MICHAEL  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No Just the app [ STEPHANIE  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No! [ MATTHEW  Jul 28, 2014 ]
It does not come with a control. However if you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the Sonos controller is a free app. It could not be an easier process [ CHRISTOPHER  Jul 28, 2014 ]
no [ JONATHAN  Jul 28, 2014 ]
It does not come with a control. However if you have an iPhone or an Android phone, the Sonos controller is a free app. It could not be an easier process [ CHRISTOPHER  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No.... You use the Sonos Controller App from the iTunes or Android store [ MARK  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No. [ RANCE  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No [ CEDRIC  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No. You control the unit with an App on the iPhone or on an android device. I use the iPhone, iPad or a Kindle Fire, The app is free. I think the app provides the user with far more options than you would have with a remote control, such as changing the song or the source of the music, as well as adjusting the volume or the sleep timer, etc.. [ DAVID W  Jul 28, 2014 ]
Download the Sonos ap on your phone or tablet. [ ERIC L  Jul 28, 2014 ]
No. I use my phone with Sonos app to control it. [ ROY  Jul 28, 2014 ]
I currently have a PLAYBAR with 2 PLAY:3's connected to our TV, a PLAY:5 in our bedroom and a PLAY:1 in the garage. They are great! I'm not sure what you mean by "wire my entire apartment." The only real wiring that you have to do is connecting the Bridge to your internet connection. All the speakers have only the electrical connection except for the PLAYBAR which connects to the TV. [ DOUGLAS  Jul 28, 2014 ]
First of all, Sonos equipment quality is fantastic. The quality you get from only one speaker is great and if you every want to add another for true stereo, it lets you quickly and easily. If you were never going to want the expansion capability, you could just get a Bose Soundlink Mini--also sold by Crutchfield. Great sound with no wires. The only thing that you need to consider is that you will need to connect the Sonos to your network since there is no stereo plug input or Bluetooth connectors. Also, it is connect by a power wire, not battery operated. Put another way, if you are looking for a portable speaker only for a phone or tablet, it may not be the solution. [ HOWARD  Apr 25, 2014 ]
Lance G. My advice stay with the Flip or go with the Bose or Jambox blu tooth for an upgrade. Sonos is a system and really only worth it if you need / want different music in different rooms. It needs an ethernet connection to a Bridge; then it works through its own wifi network. You have to buy the bridge separately. The Play 1 sound is good, but I listened to the Bose blu tooth last week, and it sounds almost as good. For one room, one person definitely not worth it. Hope this helps. [ JOHN  Apr 17, 2014 ]
I bought my first one for my computer room,I Liked it so much i got one for my wood shop.I thought that was so cool , I got one for my garage.My garage is 36x24 and 10 ft. ceilings it sounded pretty good .But I took the one out of the computer room added it to the garage to have stereo,they rock that thing. p.s. I have a play 5 in the kitchen I'm very fond of as well.Only problem is now I need another for the computer room.Haven't gotten around to ordering another cause they only had white available last time I checked.Hope this was helpful. [ MIKE  Apr 17, 2014 ]
The sound is without a doubt very good. I only bought one set of the Play 1 for my small NYC apartment so it certainly sounds great here. But in truth the best reason to go Sonos is if you had a larger home and multiple speakers. The Sonos app on your phone/tablet is seamless and let's you control all the speakers separately no matter which room they're in. Through the app you can access all your music including apps like Pandora and Spotify. I also like that it runs on wifi rather than Bluetooth so it doesn't drain your phone battery nor do you have to be within 10-20ft of the speaker. Hope this helps. [ ALEXANDER  Apr 16, 2014 ]
Lance, I've had similar devices to your JBL Flip, but when I decided to have a whole house/multi room music system the Sonos is the ideal solution. To me it only makes sense to buy a Sonos if your looking to have more than one Sonos speaker connected (it does not use bluetooth, but rather it's own network band in conjunction with your existing WiFi). I have a 4 speakers system that works flawlessly and allows anyone in the family to group the speakers and listen to what they want (I have one speaker that is a "floater" if I want to listen in my garage, basement or outside.) Buying one speaker and carrying it around (it's 4 lbs!) your living space (it is not battery powered and needs an outlet) doesn't seem to be the best use of a Sonos system (the Play:1 is an excellent speaker btw). [ ROBERT  Apr 16, 2014 ]
Hi Lance, I've been asked by Crutchfield tomorrow provide you with my opinion of the Sonos play 1. I started out with 2-Play 3's then added a Play 1 and a Play 5. We use the Sonos speakers in our bathroom, 2 bedrooms and in the living room. The setup is a snap.They are very versatile and produce great sound. Everything is connected through a Sonos Bridge, which was provided free of charge, during a Crutchfield promotion offer. My wife particularly enjoys the absence of speaker wires. It was very, very easy to set up after you sync each speaker through the bridge. The other thing that I found helpful was the support from the Sonos staff. I'm such a Sonos fan that I recently purchased the Sonos Playbar, subwoofer and 2 rear Play 1 surround speakers for my media room. As you can see I'm all in with Sonos. [ JOHN P  Apr 16, 2014 ]
I am very happy with the Sonos 1. I first got a 5 with a Crutchfield gift card, then I bought a 3, and recently the 1. They all have great sound and stay completely in synch when playing the same source, but can play different music in different rooms. If you have two of the same model, they can be set up to play stereo. There are many music options, including lots of internet radio, and Sonos must have an arrangement with Pandora because that plays without ads. I hardly ever play my old sound system any more. [ PETER R  Apr 16, 2014 ]
The sound is good, the music selection through the Sonos app is excellent and you do have the flexibility of adding speakers at a later time. I use these as rear speakers for our TV room. [ ERIC L  Apr 16, 2014 ]
The sound quality is amazing. Not simply amazing because of a great app, control, music variety, or with the caveat that it is "wireless". The weight of this unit tells you what inside if very solid. I have replaced my Bose equipment with this all over the house. Again, I wanted the ease of the wireless set up, the flexibility of placement, the multi-room convenience, but I wouldn't have done it if there was a compromise in the quality of the sound. I am not an audiophile. I love music and in particular, great sounding music. This has been a purchase that I am very pleased with. I have since added a Play 3, a soundbar and a subwoofer to the mix. This Play 1, however, is a great sounding unit for a single room application. There isn't much risk-if you get it and don't like it-you send it back. Good luck! [ PATRICK  Apr 16, 2014 ]
I give it 10 stars. I have installed play one,3,5 as well as soundbar. Excellent. Control everything from my iPhone. My music, radio and tv. All have great sound. I have a speaker in every room. Hope this helps. [ C SCOTT  Apr 16, 2014 ]
I have multiple rooms with one Play1 and multiple rooms with one Play5. I think I would go with the 2 Play1 speakers in a smaller room. They have such rich, deep sound, even when it's the only speaker in a medium sized room. Like you said, I also think you would get the better "stereo" sound with two speakers. [ C Pace  Apr 01, 2017 ]
Play 5 is too much for a small room [ Miles  Apr 01, 2017 ]
I would suggest 2 Play1s. I have a pair set up in my bedroom and the sound is great. I think the 5's would be overkill in a small room. [ Eric  Mar 31, 2017 ]
Sorry, I do not know the technical specifications of the "play 1" However, I can tell you that I am extremely happy with the play 1 and all my Sonos purchases. [ JOHN  Dec 07, 2014 ]
no, it does not. Must be plugged in to use it. [ JEFFREY R  Aug 20, 2014 ]
No, it is only powered when connected to an AC outlet. [ JEFFREY  Aug 20, 2014 ]
No battery. It must be pluged into the wall. [ LAURA E  Aug 20, 2014 ]
NO internal battery. Just rechecked it. [ CAROL L  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No internal battery [ DALLAS  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Thanks for your answer, Stefan. [ amindc  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Thanks for the answer, Russell. [ amindc  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Thanks for the answer, Tim. [ amindc  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Thanks, Doris! [ amindc  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Thanks to all who have answered my question about the Sonos 1 speaker! Much appreciated...have a good day. [ amindc  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No [ NORMAN  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No. 110vac [ BRIAN G  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No. Has to be plugged into A/C outlet. [ C SCOTT  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No, it doesn't have a battery [ Frank  Aug 19, 2014 ]
I believe it does not. We keep ours always plugged in. [ DORIS  Aug 19, 2014 ]
Hello, I have two of these and it does not have an internal battery. It must be plugged into 120v AC [ TIM  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No internal battery. The speaker must be connected to an AC outlet. [ RUSSELL  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No. AC is required [ STEFAN  Aug 19, 2014 ]
No, but it would be better. The more controllers you have the more convent it is to control your Sonos. This would allow you to change your music from more places. It will work just fine from your MAC. [ LAURA E  Jul 18, 2014 ]
No. You can just use your computer to access Sonus. There is an app you can download on iTunes to run Sonus. [ CAROL L  Jul 18, 2014 ]
No. Just download sonos app to Mac mini. [ C SCOTT  Jul 17, 2014 ]
You don't need to have a smartphone. You can download the sonos application on your Mac mini and command your sonos speaker. [ FREDERIC  Jul 17, 2014 ]
Hi, you'll need a Sonos bridge with the Sonos Play 1. A telephone is NOT mandatory [ JOHN P  Jul 17, 2014 ]
No. Sonos has an application you can run on your PC or MAC to interface with the player. You can also use an iPad or Android tablet. Obviously, the smaller the device the more convenient it is to manage the player. It can become a nuisance to constantly have to use your laptop or desktop. [ DANIEL  Jul 17, 2014 ]
As long as you have the Sonos speaker connected to your router (either wirelessly using the Sonos component "Connect" or directly with an Ethernet cable) you can control it with you computer. [ NORMAN  Jul 17, 2014 ]
You do not need a smart phone to use the play1. You do need the app, either on a smartphone, tablet, computer, ect smart device. You can control it from your Mac, with the app. [ SCOTT  Jul 17, 2014 ]
No, you don't need a smartphone. You can install the Sonos controller ( the app that configures the system and lets you select music) on your Mac. However, you either need the Sonos bridge connected to your router with a network cable if you want to use the Play:1 via WiFi or you need to cable- connect the Play:1 to your router. In other words, at least one Sonos component needs a network cable connection to your router. This component can be the Sonos speaker itself or a separate Sonos bridge [ Frank  Jul 17, 2014 ]
While you can run the Sonos controller on your Mac mini, you would have to go to your Mac every time you wanted to change stations or change volume. An iPhone or iPad make using Sonos SOOO MUCH EASIER! Sonos use to sell a hand held controller but I have heard people had problems with them so do some research on the hand controller. [ Terry  Jul 17, 2014 ]
A smartphone is not required to use the Sonos system. The controller software is available for Mac OSX, Windows, iOS and Android. I personally find it more convenient to use my phone, but I also have the controller software installed on my laptop and desktop computers. Also, be aware that the Sonos system requires one device to be wired directly to your router. You can either connect the Play:1 to your router via network cable, or connect a Sonos Bridge to your router via cable and have a wireless connection for the Play:1. [ Michael  Jul 17, 2014 ]
If the mac mini can load the sonos software for mac, you're good. If you want the play 1 to work wirelessly (not hardwired to the router) , youll need the sonos bridge. [ BRIAN G  Jul 17, 2014 ]
Smartphone is not nesessary. The mini-mac is enough. You must have the Sonos Bridge along with your router. Can add as many Sonos speakers that you want with one Bridge. Get the speaker. It is fantastic. [ CRAIG  Jul 17, 2014 ]
If you are willing to run the sonos app on your Mac mini to control the play 1 then you do not need a smartphone. That seems rather inconvenient to me but it would work. Also you will need to use a hard wired Ethernet cable to connect to your router or you will need to buy a sonos bridge which would plug into your router and the play 1 would establish a wireless connection with the bridge. A sonos 1 cannot connect wirelessly to your normal wifi router: it must connect to another sonos device or a sonos bridge. At least one sonos device in your system (bridge or otherwise) must be Ethernet hard wired. [ STEPHEN  Jul 17, 2014 ]
In a word, yes. I use a Sonos Bridge to connect my Sonos speakers to my home network. My music is all stored on a MacBookPro along with the Sonos App. From the Sonos App you need to "update Music Library now" and this will enable Sonos to see all you music, including playlists. Now you can use the Sonos App - on whatever device(s) you are using - to access and play all your stored music. I use both an iPod Touch and my laptop depending where I am in the house to access my music. Hope this helps. David [ DAVID  Feb 04, 2014 ]
No, there are seams. Background: The PLAY:1 combines a speaker with a dedicated, embedded music-playing computer. You send commands to the speaker from your phone, tablet, or computer telling it what music to play, and then the computer in the speaker takes it from there. The device you use to send commands to the speaker is, generically, a SONOS "Controller." It can be your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, or a battery-powered dedicated SONOS gizmo. The seams: You install the SONOS app on your Mac. Then, using that app, you tell SONOS where your music files are. This is part of the setup. SONOS will scan the directory, create an index, and call these files your Music Library. You can set it to re-scan every day so it stays current. When you want to play music from your Mac, you tell the PLAY:1 to want to hear something from your Music Library. The PLAY:1 will use the index to figure out where the files are, then start streaming them. Assume the files are in your iTunes library, and that your iTunes library is on a disk attached to your Mac. The PLAY:1 will realize this by looking at the index, and then ask your Mac for permission to stream the files. That means your Mac must be turned on and connected to the network. You do _not_ need to have iTunes running. The Mac is acting as a music-server. iTunes Match let you remove files from your Mac and store them in the Cloud. Once you remove them from your Mac, the PLAY:1 will not be able to see them. You will need to download them again. iTunes Match also lets you buy a song on one device, and listen to it on all your devices. Let's say you buy a song on an iPhone. In order to listen to it on your PLAY:1, you can either (1) play directly to the PLAY:1 from your iPhone using the SONOS iPhone App or (2) from your Mac by (a) downloading the song from the cloud with iTunes, (b) re-scanning your Music Library with SONOS, then (c) selecting the song from your Music Library on the SONOS Controller. [ THOMAS L  Feb 04, 2014 ]
It works perfectly with iTunes and love the Sonos Play:1. I don't subscribe to iTunes Match so I can't comment on that. [ STEVE  Feb 03, 2014 ]
Hello Brad, I'm sorry I can't answer your question. I don't use apple equipment with my sonos. I use the streaming services that are excellent. [ KEITH  Feb 03, 2014 ]
Brad, this doesn't directly address your question, but my Play 1 does work seamlessly with iTunes off of my windows PC which is where my music Library is located. I don't use iTunes Match. [ Terry  Feb 03, 2014 ]
You'll be using Sonos's application (which you download and install on your mac, iphone, ipad, etc.) to play music over the speakers, however it integrates seamlessly with iTunes. Any changes you make in iTunes (adding, removing, editing songs) will also be updated in the Sonos application. [ DANIEL  Feb 03, 2014 ]
I may be wrong but I believe that the Bridge will pick up any station that streams to the internet. I don't have any special apps other than the Sonos app which includes TuneIn. [ DOUGLAS  Jul 28, 2014 ]
All Sonos players can play local radio stations through the control app. [ DANIEL  Jul 17, 2014 ]
I am not sure if it will play your local station. That station would need to stream music over the internet for this to work with it. The Play1 does not have a radio tuner. However, in the Sonos app, there is a Radio function where you can search for local stations. You would have to check to see if your specific station exists in the App. [ SCOTT  Dec 06, 2013 ]
Hello - The Play:1 is an excellent product which provides great sound with deep bass; I just ordered a second to pair them together. I purchased this unit after buying a sonos:5 for my son and a Sonos:3 for my daughter. I was looking for a way to stream Spotify and local radio stations as well. I use TuneIn which is available in the Sonos app and this allows me to stream local radio, police, etc.. I would recommend downloading this app to see what local stations you may receive. [ MARTIN  Dec 02, 2013 ]
My experience is that you can listen to most local radio stations on the Sonos system via "Tune In radio" or "IHart Radio" - [ JOHN  Dec 02, 2013 ]
I don't use the Sonos Play: 1 with local stations so I can't give you an answer--sorry. [ MARK B  Dec 02, 2013 ]
Hello, i think i answer that question. The play 1 will only play from sources within the Sonos app. Pandora , spotify , etc all have interfaces that allow the Sonos app to connect to your account for said services. So if you can't find your source among the many available through the Sonos app you will not be able to play in the Play 1. I could be wrong (often i am). However, I have a Sonos ecosystem of 8 zones with almost all of the devices (connect, connect:amp, play3 and the recently added Play 1). As such I have tinkered a lot with the system. Lastly, the connect and Play 5 have a "line in" input which theoretically will allow you to play your local radio station throughout your sonos ecosystem. I was able to have my appletv connect to sonos this way. Hope that helps! [ Munir  Dec 02, 2013 ]
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