Sonos PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker - White

  • Model #: PLAY1US1
  • Web Code: 10270370
  • Release Date: 10-29-2013
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The Sonos PLAY:1 is a compact wireless speaker that delivers deep, crystal-clear hi-fi sound. Its sleek, versatile design easily fits anywhere in your home that needs sound. It features 2 Class-D amplifiers and 2 custom-built drivers for pitch-perfect music. Use the Sonos app to play your favourite music services or internet radio.

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Amazing sound -- your ears will thank you

  • The Sonos PLAY:1 features 2 Class-D amplifiers and 2 custom-built drivers, which allow it to pump out crystal-clear hi-fi sound at any volume
  • The all-digital sound architecture reproduces sound precisely, so you hear what the artist intended
  • The Trueplay tuning feature analyzes the acoustic properties of the room and then fine tunes the drivers so you can enjoy the optimum sound experience for both music and home theatre entertainment

More than just playlists

  • With wireless connectivity through WiFi you'll be able to stream your iTunes library, favourite music services, and thousands of radio stations around the world
  • Since PLAY:1 uses Wi-Fi, not Bluetooth, you'll enjoy an audio stream with no dropouts, delays, or interruptions, and the music keeps playing even if your phone receives a call
  • Use the Sonos Controller app for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device to search for songs and radio stations, control volume, and pick music to play

Play your way

  • Pair two PLAY:1s and turn them into separate left- and right-channel speakers for bigger stereo sound -- perfect for home theatre audio
  • Boost the bass by connecting the PLAY:1 (single or stereo pair) wirelessly to a SUB, which creates the additional bonus of allowing the PLAY:1 speakers to focus on producing better mid-range and high frequencies

Expand the possibilities

  • Setup is simple and easy, taking less than 10 minutes
  • Add more Sonos players to your home and enjoy incredible wireless range, so you can blast your favourite tunes in every room or enjoy different songs in different rooms simultaneously
  • Pick up more Sonos players to expand the system so you can turn your entire home into your own personal nightclub
  • The humidity-resistant design allows you to enjoy your tunes in places like big master bathrooms and outdoor patios (but keep in mind it's not waterproof or weather-resistant)
  • PLAY:1 is compatible with all Sonos products

Works with Amazon Alexa

  • Voice control your music by telling Amazon what to play
  • *User must own an Alexa enabled device

What's in the Box?

  • Ethernet Cable
  • Manual
  • Power Cord

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Edmonton, AB

Doesnt support Youtube

I will return it

  • from Toronto, ON

Amazing sound with just 1 speaker!

Sounds great. Can't wait to get a second speaker and hear my music in Stereo. The app lets you stream from your phone or tablet and you can also download it for your PC and stream the music you have on there as well.

  • from Whitby

Great device

Easy to setup, great sound, great supporting app for Apple and Android, completely compatible with most music streaming services, and indexes your own local media library. The real power behind this product is the technology in the firmware that provides its own wireless communication mesh in your place, and the options within the app that drives them.

  • from Toronto, ON

Easy setup + Great Sound + Google Plus Music + Multiple device control

Very easy to setup. Remove from box, plug in, install Android APP and follow prompt to sync up Google music account. I simply launch google music and cast to the device instead of using sono app to play. Both works fine. I've setup app on two phones and tablet with 5 - 10 mins

  • from Richmond, BC

Best speaker

Love it

  • from Sidney BC


I've had Bose, but since I have listened to Sonos, I now have 3 units in my home. Stupid good sound.

  • from Halifax, NS

Really happy!

We love our speakers. Good sound. We bought 4 and love being able to play music all throughout the house. The Sonos app paired easily with our Spotify app. We love the versatility of playing different music in different rooms and at different volumes.

  • from Toronto, ON

Love these speakers

I have had Sonos speakers for almost a year. I have a PLAY:5 accompanied by two PLAY:1's in adjoining rooms. The sound quality is excellent and a highly recommend these speakers. The Sonos app is average, but you can now control these speakers directly from the Spotify app.

  • from Toronto, ON

A Must Have Speaker For All Music Lovers!

The Sonos Play:1 are truly amazing speakers! The sound quality is phenomenal with crystal clear sound and deep bass from a small package. I decided to purchase the white colour speakers because I think it looks clean and modern blends in very well with any decor. I have the speaker placed in my bedroom side table. I enjoy waking up to music in the morning, it's so easy setting this feature. The Sonos Play:1 are great addition to my second generation Play:5 in the living area of my loft. With 14ft. ceilings, both speakers could filled the room up easily. I hope this information helps! Stephen C.

  • from Surrey, BC

Absolutely great!! Loving it.

I absolutely love this and I will seriously think about getting a second one in due course. The sound is crisp and clear with a tinge of base. Don't expect one of this to replace your home theatre system. This is meant for the ease of listening to music and having the ability to have it anywhere in your house. From bedroom, to kitchen and even bathroom - it's humidity I need not worry if I want to listen to it when in the shower. I recommend this (Sonos Play 1) for your bedroom or if you live in a small condo, the kitchen or living room. If you live in a larger place, I recommend upgrading to the Play 3 or 5. The app is so simple to use and most of all it's very reliable. I can download any music from Spotify and it shows up right on the Sonos app. Easier than eating cake.

  • from Ottawa, On

Sonos app really restricts what you can play

I have a pair of Sonos Play 1 speakers set up as a L and R stereo pair and the sound is fantastic! I previously rated these as a 5, but now would only give them a 2. You used to be able to stream music services such as Songsa, Slacker, Deezer even if you were only using the free version of the service. In Canada Sonos has now removed this capability. You can only use streaming services through the Sonos app if you are paying for the premium service. I will not pay for more than one streaming service so I am limited to the one. Sonos also does not allow you to stream You tube. I should be able to play whatever I want through the speakers I paid for. I hind the Sonos app to be too restrictive and in hindsight I would NOT have bought Sonos speakers. I am much happier with my Bose Bluetooth speaker and would recommend that over Sonos to anyone.

  • from Toronto


I was deciding between this and the Bose version. After hearing both in the store I chose this as it has a deeper, fuller sound. It's amazing the sound you get from one speaker! One is actually enough but still, I will definitely be getting another and pairing them as a stereo pair. This is only the base model as well, the larger ones have multiple speakers inside and sound even better. I got this one so i could hide it in the room. Everyone who comes over can't believe that all that sound comes from just one speaker. The app provides you with hundreds and hundreds of free stations including local radio and it plays music from your phone (you do need to make a playlist for it to find) and from your PC as well. Get it!

  • from Calgary, AB

Great speaker

I bought one for my husband for this past Father's Day and he is very pleased with the speaker. Sound quality is good and the way to select music to play on the speaker is easy. My husband now wants them all over the house so they can't be bad. Would recommend.

  • from Markham, Ontario

Good convenient sound

Bought 8 speakers for the house and I am quite pleased with their sound performance, The system works well either paired (left and right speakers) orl as single speakers. Sound is good, a little narrower range than i would like but the flexibility of the operating system (allowing L+R pairing, grouping of some or all speakers, and the ability to play different music in each speaker) is excellent. SONOS support was very responsive when contacted. I discovered that the system has a maximum song capacity limit of around 15,000 songs (relates to the storage of song text for indexing). At around that point, you reach the capacity of the operating system. Likely not a problem for many, but it is for my library.

  • from West Vancouver, BC

I'd buy it again in a heart beat.

Good sounding speaker. By no means is it hi fidelity, but I'm super happy with it. The bass is surprisingly low for its size. It always works!

  • from Vancouver, BC


Small, sounds great, wireless range is good, app works with many services

  • from Saskatoon, SK

Great Sound Experience

Purchased this second set of Sonos Play 1 speakers after receiving a set of them for Christmas. Great addition with one set in the Family Room and the second in the Living Room. Highly recommend this to all who are considering purchasing blue tooth speakers!

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great speakers

Have a pair of Sonos 1's in my living room and I love these speakers. The sound is fantastic and they are easy to set up and use. I have the Sonos app on an Android phone and an Android tablet. I have read some reviews where people have complained that the Sonas app for Android is no good. I think the app works great and have had no issues using it what so ever. The app DOES allow you to stream music that is stored directly on your device to the speakers. you can also stream music from music services like Google Play Music, Spotify ect. Very happy with these speakers and will be buying more for other rooms in my house.

  • from London, ON

The best in class

If you are thinking to play sound from youtube than this speaker is not for you as you won't be able to but if you are going to stream internet radio from tune-in radio look no further get this speaker its much better then other Bluetooth speaker because it doesn't drain the battery on your phone at all even if you turn off the phone station will continue to play you can also play music you stored on your phone.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Great sound

We've had the Sonos 1 in our kitchen for a few weeks now, and the only thing I can say is I wish we had purchased it sooner. This small speaker has a BIG sound! I'm hearing sounds that I never heard before in some songs. Easy to play and add music with the app, lots of choice from international radio stations as well. Worth every penny.

  • from Windsor, ON


It sounds ok, not the best, not the worst, but the thing that give it a low rating for me is the app to control the sonos, it's awful. If sonos worked more like bluetooth where everything on your phone can stream to it, it would get a 5 star rating

  • from Surrey, BC

Incredible Little Speaker

I bought one of these little gems on a sale and I have to admit I was sceptical. However, once I got it setup, I was totally impressed, and I am hard to impress! Easy to set up, easy to use!.. But beware, you will likely want to have one or two in every room before you know it not to mention upgrade to Sonos 5's and also the Amp.. The next thing you will likely do, is sign in to Craigslist and toss all your old equipment. Then you will be rushing out to buy a spotify account or some other online music service too! Addictive little critters these are! I not only use mine for music around the house, but you can also set them up and use them with various home automation systems as well for door bells and announcements and more things coming soon. Be aware of one thing however... Every song you listen to or whatever first goes through the Sonos servers in who knows what country... So if the NSA wants they can hack in and keep a good eye on ya.. Or if Sonos ever goes bankrupt, you will be left with a expensive paperweight. But other than that.. you will find these things are all in all worth the money, they sound amazing. my 2c

  • from Mississauga, ON

Sonos Play 1 Rocks

I just bought the Sonos Play 1 and the wireless bridge. This speaker is awesome. When I took it out of the box I thought "what did I buy, this looks like those crappy computer speakers" but it's sound is outstanding! I was originally thinking of upgrading to the Play 3 but it's totally not necessary. This speaker more than covers my home and it's sound is unbelievable. Who would have thought you could have such amazing sound from such a small speaker and I'm a sound freak (I have Bose at home for my TV, etc.). I'm so impressed with Sonos. So easy to set up and control. I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed. Oh and their customer service is outstanding too! i had a question for them on future product development. I emailed them on a Saturday and they responded same day. They are amazing

  • from Kingston

Great Sound

I just purchased the PLAY:1 with the Sonos Bridge in the sale price bundle, and as soon as I plugged it in I was blown away at the presence it provided. It's such a small speaker, but it outputs such large, high-quality sound. Setup with the bridge and the speaker was super simple with my iPhone and my laptop, I just watched the setup video that Sonos posted on their youtube channel and had music playing within 10 minutes of opening the box. The (iPhone and windows) controller applications are well done, they're easy to use and work well with my Rdio and 8tracks accounts. I'll definitely be adding to my system in the future and would recommend Sonos products to anybody who likes to have music playing when they're around the house and wants the features and quality it provides.

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