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Sonos Play:1 Wireless streaming music speaker (White)

Item # 616PLAY1W

If you have a wireless home network and a smartphone, then you're ready to start streaming music in any room in...

If you have a wireless home network and a smartphone, then you're ready to start streaming music in any room in...

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Item # 616PLAY1W

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About the Sonos Play:1

David Brown

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. 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. It's even humidity-resistant, so go ahead — add music to that bathroom or covered porch.
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. 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. It's even humidity-resistant, so go ahead — add music to that bathroom or covered porch.

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.

Using an Alexa voice control assistant with your Sonos system

Sonos has introduced a new speaker that has Alexa voice control built right in — the Sonos One. It lets you select songs from compatible music services using nothing but your voice. You can also control your Alexa-compatible smart home devices with it.

But what if you already have Sonos speakers around your home, like the Play:1? You can get those same cool voice control features by adding an Alexa-compatible voice control assistant and pairing it with your existing Sonos system via the Alexa mobile app. Alexa will "see" all the rooms that you have set up in your Sonos system, and you can control music playback in all of them, simply by talking to your Alexa device.

Which music services work with Alexa?

Here's the list of services you can control with Alexa:

  • Spotify®
  • Apple Music
  • Pandora®
  • SiriusXM
  • Amazon Music
  • iHeartRadio
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Deezer
  • Audible

Subscription required for some services.


Product highlights:

  • compact, humidity-resistant design
  • 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
    • Truplay 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 personalized internet radio stations from Pandora®
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • plays internet radio stations and podcasts through TuneIn
  • works with Amazon Alexa-compatible voice control assistants
    • control music selections
    • select which Sonos speakers to play
    • volume, play, pause, skip and repeat functions
    • access to Alexa skills, such as weather reports, smart home commands, and more
  • 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
    • NOTE: PLAY:1 speakers cannot be paired with Sonos One speakers for stereo
  • 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
  • requires high-speed Internet connection
  • MFR # PLAY1US1

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

Ethernet Port Yes
USB-A Port No
USB-B Port No
3.5mm Input No
RCA Input
XLR Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input No
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output Optional Wireless
Wireless Features
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 GHz
Audio Specs
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth up to 16-bit
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate 8-44.1 kHz
High-res Audio Playback
From Network No
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) No
Apple AirPlay No
Apple AirPlay 2 No
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
Sonos Sonos (S1/S2)
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music No
Apple Music No
iHeart Radio No
Pandora No
Qobuz No
SiriusXM No
Spotify No
Tidal No
TuneIn TuneIn,iHeart,SiriusXM
YouTube Music No
Handheld Remote No
Control by app iOS,Android,Windows,Mac
Amazon Alexa Optional
Google Assistant Optional
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 4.75
Height (Inches) 6.375
Depth (Inches) 4.937
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


Sonos PLAY:1: The PLAY:1 is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom audio eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos product and add more Sonos products over time - including speakers, soundbars, players, and amplifiers (all sold separately - see Accessories Tab). With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. 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 wired connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
  • 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).

Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to built-in WiFi, the Sonos PLAY:1 is equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.

Sonos Controller App: Sonos allows you to control playback functions, search features, and multiroom audio distribution through the Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) or the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up) - letting you control the entire Sonos eco-system from your compatible smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. The new navigation bar (My Sonos, Rooms, Browse, Search and More) at the bottom of the app makes finding what you're looking for effortless and moving between music quicker than ever. 

  • My Sonos: Organize your music with the My Sonos tab. It's the simplest way to combine and access all the music you love. Bringing together in one simple screen all your favorite songs, playlists, albums, podcasts and radio stations from across your different music services.
  • Now Playing: The Now Playing screen features album art and basic playback controls. 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.
  • Rooms: 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.
  • Browse & Search: Browse your music services, favorites, internet radio, personal music library and playlists. You can browse your music content by Album, Artist, Song, or Playlist. You can even search across all of your music services and files simultaneously, so you can find the music you love instantly.
  • More: Provides personalized & custom settings for your Sonos system. Adjust and audio settings like bass, treble, balance, and loudness for each room location.
Note: The Sonos device, Apple iOS/Android device, Windows PC, and/or Mac computer must be connected to the same wireless network.

Music Services & Libraries: Sonos gives you access to popular online music services and internet radio stations, and well as music libraries stored on your computer or NAS drive.

  • Online Music Services: Sonos works seamlessly with Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Pandora, Spotify, SiriusXM, Google Play Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody, 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 Libraries: 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), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).

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).

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, Playbase, Beam and Sub 1. Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio.

Optional Voice Control: Through a free network software update you'll be able to control your Sonos system through any Alexa or Google Assistant enabled device (including the Sonos One, Amazon Echo, and Google Home - all sold separately). Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
  • Google Assistant: You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Google Play, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assisant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both). You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer. Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa. An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.
  • Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos. Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.

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 wireless router in your home network. If you don't have a wireless router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • The Sonos Controller app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) is required for system setup. Initial setup is not possible through the Sonos Controller software (for Windows PC (7-up) and Mac OS X 10.10-up).
  • 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.

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.
Note: The PLAY:1 is designed to withstand high humidity, such as in a bathroom with a running shower. However, the PLAY:1 is not waterproof or water resistant.

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

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Customer Q&A

23 questions already asked

How long it the power cable? I want to put it up high. Is it white or black?
jeff  Dec 14, 2018
5 answers
The power cable is approximately six (6) feet long. My Play1 is black so the power cord is black.
charles m.  Dec 16, 2018
The cord is 6' long. I have a black speaker and the cord is black.
john  Dec 14, 2018
2 meters, black.
clay  Dec 14, 2018
Power cable is black. It is approx 6ft long.
kenneth  Dec 14, 2018
Black unit power cord is black White unit power is white About 60 inches long
tyrone  Dec 14, 2018
I want to place the speakers up high. Once I have them set up, will I ever need to access the controls?
mikeindc  Oct 13, 2018
4 answers
You have an option of accessing controls through your phone or iPad. It works well with mine.
martin  Oct 15, 2018
You don't. All operations is done through your remote/phone. However you will need a power outlet to plug it in.
michael  Oct 13, 2018
I have a couple high on top of cabinets and once set up have not touched them in 2 years. Jerry B
jerome  Oct 13, 2018
No. Everything is accessible via the app....including firmware updates.
jignesh  Oct 13, 2018
Will the play one work with Google Home Mini?
mark r  Feb 24, 2018
2 answers
You can put your music files on a laptop, NAS or connect directly to your apple or amazon accounts and play all your files.. opps this question is a year old
david  Jan 16, 2019
peter  Feb 24, 2018
Does it have an input for 3.5 mm auxilary cable?
matthew  Jan 04, 2018
2 answers
No, there is no 3.5 mm input. There is only an input for an ethernet cable, and for a mounting bracket.
kevin  Jan 04, 2018
No. It does not have one.
joshua  Jan 04, 2018
Does having two PLAY 1s really give me stereo sound?
robert  May 06, 2017
7 answers
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 have stereo sound
luis a  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 a  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
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
I'm about to move to Norway. Any reason that I wouldn't get great results and support with this over there? Not sure if this is marketed in Norway/if the app functions well internationally, etc. I know I would need power converter of course.
bekah  Apr 12, 2017
3 answers
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.
farul  Apr 17, 2017
Will this work without an app from phone or computer? I'd like to connect to an wifi internet radio tuner for my home.
bj  Feb 10, 2017
4 answers
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
What is the frequency response of the Play:1?
louis  Dec 08, 2016
2 answers
Is Sonos so round 5.1 home theatre need receiver?
rene  Jul 18, 2018
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  Dec 09, 2016
Does it require a wifi network? I am thinking about purchasing one for my office. Can I just run it off my iPhone like other Bluetooth players?
wesley  Nov 24, 2016
6 answers
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
andy  Nov 27, 2016
Needs a wifi network
steven  Nov 27, 2016
how bad are the scratch and dent play1? interested in black
cathi  Oct 19, 2016
1 answer
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.
kenneth  Oct 19, 2016 (Staff)
I would like to replace a Vizio soundbar and subwoofer with two Sonos Play 1. I am wondering if I can route my TV audio through the Sonos? Currently, I stream my network through an Apple Air Capsule, then to a Roku 3. I am more interested in the flexibility of the Sonos system for music; I'm not a "theater sound" guy. Baseball broadcasts are more my speed for video.
david  May 22, 2016
2 answers
I have the Sonos beam and the works great! Good HDMI ARC one toon so using it with the tv is seamless (just use the tv remote) and can stream music from my iPhone to it as well. Sounds great with music too.
michael  Jan 22, 2021
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
Im thinking about purchasing the speaker, but i keep reading about the bridge and other stuff. If i was to purchase the speaker, would i be able to just sync it with my wifi and download the app on my phone/Ipad? Or do i need to purchase more to set it all up? Thanks
-levi  Sep 09, 2014
9 answers
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.
douglas  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.
douglas  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  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
Does the Sonos PLAY:1 come with a wireless remote control?
doug r  Jul 27, 2014
20 answers
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 robert  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
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
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
rance  Jul 28, 2014
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  Jul 28, 2014
No. I use my phone with Sonos app to control it.
roy  Jul 28, 2014
I'm thinking about punching down and buying my first Sonos product but before doing so, wanted some opinions from owners. I live alone (for now) and at present use a JBL Flip for my portable needs which I walk around the house with (cooking, relaxing in bed, guitar practice room, etc.) but have heard great things about the Play 1, especially the sound. Question is if I don't have intentions to wire my entire apartment with Sonos speakers, is just buying this individually a good value? Is the benefit beyond sound simply that it becomes expandable with other Sonos equipment? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
lance  Apr 15, 2014
11 answers
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  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
How do you change a set of two Sonos Play 1s that are setup to be separate speakers to left/right stereo?
tim  Dec 02, 2017
2 answers
In the Sonos app, go to Settings, the select Room Settings, then select the speaker from the list that you want to add the second speaker, then select Create Stereo Pair. It will then take you through the steps. Even if the speaker was originally in another room, it will reset it to be part of the pair.
barry  Dec 02, 2017
Open the Sonos app. From the More tab, tap Settings > Room Settings. Select one of the speakers you wish to create a stereo pair with. Select "Create Stereo Pair", and follow the in-app instructions. It's pretty straightforward
brett  Dec 02, 2017
Can the Play 1 be used to listen to Sony TV?
brad  Aug 27, 2017
1 answer
Customer sent in this reply via email: Basically no; only the Play 5 has a line-in option. Maybe you can find the audio stream for a TV station you're watching on TuneIn Radio (but the video and audio probably would not be in sync.) and listen that way
kristina  Aug 28, 2017 (Staff)
Smaller bedroom, facing bed: 2 wall mounted Play1s or a Play5? I've heard them both and the Play5 is easily more impressive alone but I havent heard the Play1 paired with another in stereo setup. I feel like I'd get better "traditional" speaker placement with the P1s on a wall, toe in and down and that the P5 may shoot over my head..Would it even matter in a small room?
churros  Mar 29, 2017
3 answers
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.
christopher  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
Smaller bedroom, facing bed: 2 wall mounted Play1s or a Play5? I've heard them both and the Play5 is easily more impressive alone but I havent heard the Play1 paired with another in stereo setup. I feel like I'd get better "traditional" speaker placement with the P1s on a wall, toe in and down and that the P5 may shoot over my head..Would it even matter in a small room?
beercanchicken  Mar 29, 2017
2 answers
We have been extremely happy with a pair of play ones in the bedroom (which is fairly large). We rarely ever have the volume more than halfway... And we have Play 3's for the living room/Surround TV setup! Play 5 would easily fill the space with sound, but like you mentioned, I'd prefer the traditional stereo setup.
scott  Aug 16, 2018
Go with the Play: 1, I've used 2 in a larger room and a single in a smaller room and I have never wished for more sound, they completely over-perform in a small to medium sized room.
louis  Mar 31, 2017
What are the audio specs on this? Wattage, OHM, frequency respnose?
brian  Dec 06, 2014
2 answers
Sonos does not advertise those technical aspects, as their solution is not driven by an external amp. Those specs would come into play when mix/matching components. In this case you get an All-in-One solution, which sound very well I might add.
jose  Jun 12, 2021
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
Does the Play 1 have an internal battery which allows it to be played when not connected to an AC outlet? (when the battery is charged)
amindc  Aug 18, 2014
18 answers
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.
jeff  Aug 20, 2014
No battery. It must be pluged into the wall.
laura e  Aug 20, 2014
NO internal battery. Just rechecked it.
carol  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
norman  Aug 19, 2014
No. 110vac
brian  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
I have a wireless router and a MAC mini computer. Do I have to have a smartphone as well to use this product?
maryr  Jul 16, 2014
14 answers
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  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  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
Does the Play:1 work seamlessly with iTunes and iTunes Match (via a Mac computer)?
brad  Feb 03, 2014
6 answers
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 live in a smaller town and am interested in listening to our local radio station on the Play 1. While the listed apps, pandora, iHeartRadio, etc., have great selections, they don't have our local stations. I use an app called iTuner. Will the Play 1 work with this app ? Or are there other ways to get the Play 1 to stream local radio stations?
dale  Dec 02, 2013
7 answers
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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