Introducing the new SONOS PLAY:1

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Sonos Staff in Products, Worldwide

Filling your home with music has never been easier or more affordable.

We’ve spent the last decade building products on the belief that music lovers (like us) should be able to have it all – play all the music on the planet, control it the way you want, and enjoy amazing high fidelity sound, wirelessly in every room of your home. Over the years, we’ve built a portfolio of smart speakers to deliver on that promise. In March of this year, we expanded our product family with the introduction of PLAYBAR, combining great sound for your TV with all your favorite music. Our next mission was to bring the Sonos experience to even more music lovers everywhere.

Today, we’re excited to introduce our newest product, the compact and powerful SONOS PLAY:1, available now for $199* in the US and globally on October 29.

Hearing is believing, but this is what to expect from the PLAY:1.

It has surprisingly big sound in a compact size

PLAY:1’s custom-designed mid-woofer and tweeter deliver a big low end, and crisp mids and highs minimizing distortion, even at full volume. Plus, PLAY:1 projects a wide field of sound, delivering a great listening experience no matter where you are sitting in the room.

Play all your favorite music at the touch of a button

You can stream from dozens of services (e.g. Spotify, Rdio, Pandora and Hype Machine), 100,000+ radio stations and/or your personal digital music library. Use the Sonos Controller app for your computer, Android and iOS devices or the new Play/Pause button for easy one-touch access – whatever is closest. The new button functionality will be available on all Sonos devices through today’s software update, 4.2

Enjoy all the things people love about Sonos with the flexibility to serve different needs in your home

  • Create a stereo pair. When two PLAY:1s are paired, your system knows to treat them as left and right to create a powerful sound image. Add a SUB for your neighbors to enjoy your music too.
  • Expand your living room to wireless HiFi surround sound. Use a PLAYBAR, SUB and two PLAY:1s as rear speakers.
  • Sing in the shower. PLAY:1’s sealed architecture creates resistance to even the steamiest room in the home.

Finally, for a limited time this holiday season, purchases of PLAY:1, PLAY:3 and PLAY:5 come with a free BRIDGE valued at $49.

*For more information on the SONOS PLAY:1 including global pricing, where to buy, technical specifications and more, please visit

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Sonos Staff in Products, Worldwide

9 Responses to “Introducing the new SONOS PLAY:1”

MFabOctober 14th, 2013 at 8:33 am

The Play:1 looks like a nice compact portable speaker and would seem to fit in nicely with the other Sonos products around the house, but it’s not really portable. It would have been nice to have the Play:1 be optionally battery powered or wall plug. I currently have the Connect, Connect Amp and Bridge with all of my speakers either hard wired through a separate receiver or to the Connect Amp, but would definitely like to add a portable battery powered speaker to the mix…..

SonosOwnerOctober 15th, 2013 at 2:25 am

Completely agree. I have a Bridge, a Play:5 and three Play:3 covering everywhere except the bathroom. Was excited when I saw this being humidity resistant so I could finally cover the whole house, but then saw it’s mains only. I don’t know anyone with a mains socket in their bathroom.
Very disappointing and not really sure why I’d pick this over a Play:3

DOctober 20th, 2013 at 2:42 am

WiFi standards (IEEE 802.11) are changing, e.g. 802.11.n moving to So what is the spec of the new Play 1? It’s assumed the older kit is based on N.

AlexOctober 22nd, 2013 at 9:43 am

That would mean voiding your house insurance and breaching your rent agreement (if you’re renting in the UK anyway).

I agree with the first 2 messages, a battery powered speaker is what is missing from the Sonos system. Even better, with a docking station to recharge it — pick it up from the bedroom on the way to the shower, bring it back when you’re done.

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