Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless Music System, Black

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Undock your iPhone and unlock your music. With the Sonos Play:5 wireless music system and your iPhone, you can enjoy unlimited music, room-filling sound and wireless control. No docking required.

Music, everywhere
Wireless and easy to set up. No need for rewiring. No complex programming. Simply download the free Sonos app and use your home WiFi to listen anywhere in your home without wires.

If you want music in another room, simply add more Sonos players to your house without adding wires. And when the party moves outside or to another room, just pick up the PLAY:5 with the convenient, built-in handle and take the music with you.

The PLAY:5 liberates the music on your computer and the Internet so you can play it all over the house. Wherever there’s a player, you can listen to your entire collection of iTunes music, plus thousands of free Internet radio stations. And it works seamlessly with the most popular music services so you can stream millions of songs and stations from the Internet to the rooms of your choice. You can even connect the PLAY:5 to your favourite audio source such as an iPod or CD player and listen on all the Sonos players throughout your house.

Sonos App
Got an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch? Simply download the free Sonos Controller app and turn it into a full-fledged Sonos Controller that works over your home Wi-Fi network. If you want a dedicated controller that everyone in the house can use, the touch screen Sonos Controller 200 is available separately. Got a desktop or laptop? Then use the Sonos Controller for Mac or PC for added control.

Five speakers
The PLAY:5 uses five speakers to deliver superior sound to any room. It provides crystal-clear, high-quality sound that rivals much larger, more complicated systems. A subwoofer produces powerful bass while two mid-range drivers and two tweeters fill out the sound.

A different song in every room
If you have multiple Sonos players, you can control what music is playing in every room in your house, from anywhere in your house. Sonos Controllers aren’t tied to a specific player, so you can use any controller to control the music and the volume in all your rooms.

Compatible with
AirPlay-enable Apple devices
Apple AirPlay, Audio line in, 3.5mm headphone socket, 2 x ethernet ports
H21.5 x W36.5 x D12.5cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Radio tuner


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Q & As

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 76 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic system Sonos does everything I wanted (and didn't expect to find) the set up is so easy, I have access to my music library on my laptop - I store all my CDs on there - and now have a fantastic sound system to play the music anywhere I choose, the speaker needs a power input but that is all the rest is wireless. Brilliant, highly recommend and I will be adding more speakers to fill the house with music. 02 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by What a lemon I got Sonos 5 today in great anticipation, having read all the wonderful reviews on this site. It was a real disappointment. I have BT Infinity, with the router located next door to the room where I was trying to set up the device. The software was unable to connect the device to the Wi-Fi network! I then plugged the unit directly into the router, and followed the instructions to set it up. The set up routine informed me that the device had been connected, but when I then tried to use the PC controller, and a separate iPad controller, they could not find the device. I did this several times before giving up. The final straw was when I tried contacting the Sonos helpline. After being told to wait for quite some time, when I finally got through, the person at the other end simply disconnected. I listen to music to achieve a calm frame of mind. I cannot see any Sonos product helping me to do that! 17 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Birthday Present I bought this for my husband's birthday as he already has 2 x Sonos Play:1 and 2 x Sonos Play:3 in the house and he absolutely loves it, he says that is has a clear full rich sound. We now have Elvis radio morning, noon & night playing all through the house and he is a very happy bunny :-) 11 June 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Could be better I recently returned the (considerably more expensive) B&W A7 due to connection issues and have just bought this Play 5 instead. First the good news - when it comes to sound quality there's very very little between the two (certainly not another £350!), I'm genuinely surprised at just how good it sounds. Also the build quality and ease of set up are top drawer so would I recommend this product ? - a definite yes. That said, I am amazed that Sonos paid so much attention to this products quality yet let it out with such a poor user interface ? I've bought this as a 'wireless' speaker so I'm reviewing it with that in mind. You can't connect it wirelessly to your TV. You can't watch YouTube or other apps such as the Iplayer from your phone or tablet. If you've got a Spotify account it's just a tool to search for music, forget all of those albums/songs you've saved as you can't access them (I dont understand why you can't just access the normal app as you can with the likes of Soundcloud). The big issue for me is that you have to download any music you want to listen to to your device before you can play them. Not ideal or possible if you have 1000's of tracks ! Overall, it's just quite 'fidgety' when switching between music sources. The B&W system allowed you to pick ANY source from your phone/tablet, start it playing, hit a button and off you went, the speaker played. It would be good to have something similar here. I know I sound a bit picky but it's frustrating that these little issues make it a good speaker rather than a great speaker. 26 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic product I love my new Sonos! Looks sleek, sounds amazing and couldn't be easier to set up. Would definitely recommend. 20 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by excellent product Read all the reviews before purchasing the sonos 5 and it they were not wrong.this is one of my best buys. The sound from this small box is really amazing and it is so easy to set up. I was little bit concerned as I am no expert as regards technology but using the app on my phone was simplicity itself. And I can also stream music that I have on my kindle. I was so impressed I am thinking of buying another sonos 5 so I can have the sound in stereo. 21 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sonos Play:5 Great Sound and Very Easy to Set Up Really like this product because it is easy to access/control from my iPad and my husband is able to access it from his phone just as easily. It is also extremely simple to set up. My only problem is that the wifi connection seems to drop out fairly regularly for very brief periods - probably only 1 or 2 seconds at a time - though potentially this could be a problem with my wifi as opposed to a problem with the Sonos. 14 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonos Play 5 Excellent product - great sound. Tested against Bose wifi - Sonos significantly better sound. Wifi set & control very good. Only issue is 65,000 track limitation. 31 March 2015
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