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Sonos PLAY:1 White - The Wireless Hi-Fi

by Sonos
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)

Price: 169.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Internet Radio
  • Control Your Way - Search, browse and play your music on your PLAY:1 with the dedicated SONOS CONTROL or free Sonos Controller Apps for your Android, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.
  • Multiple uses all around your home - PLAY:1 works brilliantly on its own or add another PLAY:1 as a stero pair for room fllling audio. You can even use them with PLAYBAR and SUB for an stunning 5.1 experience.
  • Start with PLAY:1, expand anywhere - Add as many Sonos players as you want throughout your home. Wirelessly. Play different songs in every room or the same song everywhere, in perfect sync.
  • Simple set-up, rock solid wireless - No rewiring. No complex programming. Simply connect a SONOS BRIDGE to your wireless router and link all your Sonos players wirelessly with one touch for wireless streaming with no drop outs

Frequently Bought Together

Sonos PLAY:1 White - The Wireless Hi-Fi + Sonos BRIDGE - Expand your Wireless Hi-Fi + Sonos PLAY:3 White - The Wireless Hi-Fi
Price For All Three: 450.00

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.7 Kg
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  • Item model number: PLAY1UK1
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Oct 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 256 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Product Description


The compact wireless speaker that
delivers deep, crystal clear HiFi sound.

No other wireless speaker packs so much HiFi sound into such a compact design. PLAY:1's sleek, versatile design easily fits anywhere your home needs music, for surprisingly big sound no matter how tight the spot. Experience your favorite music from the only wireless music system that combines warm, full-bodied sound with a powerful wireless network 100 percent devoted to streaming HiFi sound without dropouts.

Play:1 - The compact wireless speaker that delivers deep, crystal clear HiFi sound.


Start with a BRIDGE, and a PLAY:1, or pair two PLAY:1s in the same room to create a wider sound stage with true stereo sound. Continue to add as many Sonos speakers as you want throughout your home, wirelessly.

Fill Your Home With Music


2 custom tuned drivers (3.5" mid-woofer and tweeter) powered by 2 dedicated digital amplifiers deliver powerful, richly textured sound, with crystal clear highs and thundering lows, for pitch-perfect sound at any volume. 1 tweeter and 1 mid-woofer.

Sonos Design


Play Anything

A single app lets you play your entire music library, stream all of your favorite Music Services and tune in to more than 100,000 Internet Radio stations and podcasts.

Any Device

Play music from any device stored on your Android* smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch wirelessly to your Sonos system.

Control Every Room

Play the same song in every room, in perfect sync—or play different music in every room—from any source.

*Music services availability varies by region.
*Music downloaded through Google Play must still be synced to your computer.

Easy To Control


What You Need: Meet the BRIDGE
Setup - Bridge

One Sonos component must be connected to your router using a standard Ethernet cable.

The Sonos BRIDGE is perfect for setting up Sonos when your router isn't in a room where you want music.


*You can also connect the PLAY:1 directly to your router if it's in the same room where you want music or your house is wired for the Internet.

Connect to router
Connect Home Network

Wirelessly connect your PLAY:1 to a BRIDGE or another Sonos device. Or you can connect your PLAY:1 directly to your home internet router.

Plug in speaker

Plug In Your Speaker

To get started, plug the PLAY:1 in to the nearest power outlet.

Download App
Get The Sonos App

The Sonos Controller App lets you connect and configure new devices, including the PLAY:1. You can download the app for Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC.


Whether you're adding on or starting from scratch, Sonos has a speaker for everyone and every room.

Music Where You Want It

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Sonos Comparison Chart

Key Features
Integrated speakers
Wireless connectivity
Pre–loaded Internet radio stations —free of charge
Endless music from the most popular online
music services
Built in handle to carry from room to room    
Rubber feet/bottom
Audio line-in and headphone jack    
Stereo pair setting
New features and music services delivered
automatically –and for free
Wall mountable
Multiple orientations, position horizontal or vertical  
6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 (in)
PLAY:1 Measurements
5.2 x 10.6 x 6.3 (in)
PLAY:3 Measurements
8.5 x 14 x 4.8 (in)
PLAY:5 Measurements

Technology Comparison Chart

Key Features
Sonos HiFi
Expandable, multi-room sound system
Dedicated wireless network for no stutters,
stops, or drops
Combine music from your MP3's, music
services, and internet radio
Independent room control
Synchronized songs in every room
Greater than 30ft wireless range
Flexible wireless control from multiple
devices (iOS, android)
Play iTunes direct from your iOS device
Play music stored on your Android smartphone or tablet
What you need:
  • Broadband internet connection
  • One Sonos component wired to router
  • Sonos Controller App downloaded to one of the following platforms (to setup the system and control music streaming services;system requirements subject to change):
    Windows XP SP3
    Macintosh OSX (10.6 or higher)
    iOS 4.0 or later.
    Android 2.1 or later
PLAY:1 Box

Detailed Specifications


Hardware and software custom-designed by Sonos to produce rich, powerful HiFi sound that's crystal clear at any volume.


Two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speakers and acoustic architecture.


One tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high frequency response.


One 3.5" mid-woofer ensures the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments, as well as delivery of deep, rich bass.

Stereo Pair

Turn two PLAY:1s into separate left and right channel speakers to create wider, bigger, and deeper sound.

5.1 Home Theater

Add two PLAY:1 speakers to PLAYBAR and SUB for a true surround sound experience.

Playback Modes

Crossfade, shuffle, repeat

Dimensions (H x W x D)

6.36 x 4.69 x 4.69 (in) / 161.45 X 119.7 x 119.7 (mm)

Threaded Mount

1/4 inch (6.75mm) / 20-thread


4.08 lb (1.85 kg)

Box Contains

1 Sonos PLAY:1 white
power cord
flat ethernet cable
setup guide
legal booklet

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sound and build quality 4 Mar 2014
Colour Name:Black
Having recently got rid of hundreds of CDs I was on the look out for a network streaming system and went for the PLAY:1, having had a good listen to various (mostly far more expensive) alternatives at Richer Sounds.

First impressions on opening the box are that you've bought into a top quality brand, the packaging is great and the speaker is wrapped in a cotton bag to ensure it arrives scratch free. I know this is almost irrelevant to the product itself but does build confidence in Sonos's determination to deliver quality. In addition to the speaker the box contains a very neat power cable with a custom plug that sits securely in the base of the unit (more attention to detail), a flat profile ethernet cable, a cd-rom of software and a brochure. The speaker itself is impressively solid and surprisingly heavy, they've obviously packed it tight with goodness.

I just have a single unit, so I plugged this into my network via a home plug adaptor and downloaded the software to my Android tablet. Connecting the tablet to the PLAY:1 was as simple as pressing both buttons on the unit and waiting for about 5 seconds for the connection to be established. We were then good to go for internet radio and streaming services but I had some trouble getting connected to my NAS drive where my music is stored. In the end I solved this by installing the software on my PC and populating the catalogue from there, although I think I might now have figured out how to do it from Android. I have well over 10000 tracks in my library and SONOS took at least 15 minutes to catalogue all these, so be prepared to wait. It is a one-off operation, though, so it's not too frustrating.
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59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product - credit to Sonos 3 Nov 2013
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
Finally a sub-200 Sonos unit that helps me think about those rooms where a Play:3 or Play:5 would be too expensive to justify and not have to use cheaper speaker docs etc.

The unit sounds fantastic - I doubt they'll sell many Play:3's now. I have a Play:5 that I'm actually thinking of selling to fund 2x Play:1's as I think that having more stereo separation in a room is better than the extra bass you get from the Play:5 over the Play:1.

Recommended to all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound quality form a little speaker. 18 May 2014
By Neil H.
Colour Name:Black|Verified Purchase
My system comprises of 1 bridge and two Play:1 speakers.

Setting up:
Set up was incredibly straightforward. They are well packaged and taking the items out of the box took longer than getting them all talking to each other, each item felt heavy for it's size, hopefully a sign of good build quality. I have one speaker in a bedroom and the other in the living room. Once everything is set up and plugged in you just need to install an app on either a computer or a table/smartphone and follow the instructions for each device, starting with the bridge. You need to press one of the buttons on each device to get it to register and that's it! When connecting the components to the wireless network one of the speakers did request a software update, but even this was handled easily through the app.

For speed of setup install the app on any devices and import your music library to the desktop software (available on the Sonos website) ahead of receiving the system. Things would have been faster for me if I had spotted the PC software on the Sonos website before I received the hardware, the apps aren't hard to find but they don't jump out at you either, you only need them if you want to stream music from your PC or mac, again, this software is straight forward to use, once you point it to a folder you can update new songs easily via any of the controllers. I have used the apps on Android with a Nexus 5 and Apple with an iPod and an iPad, I know others have described them as buggy, but I have found no issues other than the app crashing out if you are out of wireless range, but you can't really use it anyway if this is the case.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a happy Dad! 15 April 2014
Colour Name:White|Verified Purchase
We already have a Sonos Play 3, which I dearly love, but it's in the living room. What's wrong with that? Well, I'm always competing with the TV, kids' laptops and consoles for the soundspace - and usually losing! What chance does a Dad have?

So... I bought a Play 1 and put it in the kitchen. Wow! This little dalek is now sitting proudly up on the shelf and booming out all of my favourite music with very few objections from anyone. The sound quality for such a small speaker is stunning - even better than I was expecting. But I'm now spending more and more time in the kitchen - in fact looking for any excuse to get out there and spend some quality time with my Sonos Play 1. The washing-up has turned from a chore into a delight. Okay - I exaggerated a little bit there - but you get the drift! ;-)

The great thing about Sonos is that, unlike any other wireless kit I've ever owned (I use it with the bridge), it ALWAYS works. Never loses connection, never fails after an update - the software and the hardware combine perfectly without any hassle. And it sounds better than any hi-fi system I've ever owned.

Buy one! For every room!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The only wireless option!
Published 2 days ago by MR CARL NEWHAM
1.0 out of 5 stars Great product before, no longer
I have been a Sonos fan for years and own systems in both the U.K. and U.S. I'm not sure why, but it seems Sonos reliability is declining over time, when the opposite should be... Read more
Published 2 days ago by RN02544
4.0 out of 5 stars Great system but not 'totally' wireless!
I bought the play 1 with a bridge about a week ago. It was extremely easy to set up (no instructions in the box hardly all done via the app on my iPod touch). Read more
Published 3 days ago by Baj78
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Good sound. Great support and software functionality.
Published 3 days ago by Model Rocket Shop
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good but pricey
Excellent sound for its size, and very good networking. Picks up internet radio and plays music from my PC hard disk. Expensive, but.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sonos rules
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Published 5 days ago by MR JM LAMBERT
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - What an incredible piece of technology
Bought this as a birthday present for a friend and it's now become an integral part of his life.

For such a small device it's phenomenal how loud and crisp the sounds... Read more
Published 7 days ago by James S.
3.0 out of 5 stars I would have given this 5 stars as the sound quality is outstanding.
I would have given this 5 stars as the sound quality is outstanding.

However, I had difficulties with the setup and the "Controller Application" including... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Dive Buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars - amazing sound
Where were we before Sonos? - amazing sound quality
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