Sonos Playbar Home Cinema Sound Bar

Product information

Bring Sonos quality sound to your games, movies and TV programmes with the Sonos Playbar sound bar. Immersive nine speaker design teases exceptional levels of detail from soundtracks and music. It’s also ready to go with dual band N Wi-Fi, that guarantees simple, interference free wireless audio playback throughout the home.

More to listen to
Ready to drop into your existing Sonos wireless music setup. Get wireless, Hi-Fi sound in every room by streaming your iTunes library, your favourite music services like Spotify and Napster, and more than 100,000 free Internet radio stations, podcasts and shows from across the globe.

Easy setup
Set up is as hassle-free as you’d expect from Sonos. It connects to your TV using a single optical cable (included), and interacts with other Sonos gear too. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and a router to get started.

Advanced Wi-Fi
Built-in dual band wireless N Wi-Fi cuts down on passive interference and delivers a high bandwidth connection that can handle even lossless audio effortlessly.

App control
Take full control of your media with the SONOS Controller app. Available to download for free, it gives you the freedom to adjust volume, switch settings and more.

Whether it's placed on a flat surface or wall-mounted (mount available separately at extra cost), the Playbar detects its position and adapts its output for consistent Sonos quality in any situation.

Amazing as a standalone sound bar, you can enhance the experience even more by adding a Sonos SUB or rear speakers to the mix (Sonos Bridge required).

Don't forget...
If you want to connect the soundbar to the television, then you'll need an optical cable.
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3D Ready Information Creates a three-dimensional picture for a more life-like viewing experience
Accessories Included
Optical cable and Ethernet cable.
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Nicam Stereo
Dimensions (System)
Packaged: H26.7 x W112.1 x D21.2cm. Unpackaged: H8.5 x W90 x D14cm
DLNA Information Digital Living Network Alliance compatible - lets you build a digital network around the home with other DLNA devices
Eligible for International Delivery
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Plays Formats Information Type of disc or file that can be played back on this machine
MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA, AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless and Flac music files.
Ports Information Ports used to connect other devices, for example USB to connect peripherals or HDMI to connect to a high definition display.
1 x Optical Input, 1 x Ethernet Port
Radio tuner
Internet only
Speaker system
Weight Information Unpackaged weight

About Sonos

This California-based company has spent most of its near 15-year history selling high-end speakers to studio professionals and cash-rich audiophiles. Their flair for sublime sound engineering led them to break the mainstream market in 2013, with their wireless Multiroom range.

Cracking a balance of simplicity, stunning sound and game-changing tech, Sonos has since become a key player in the home audio market. They’ve adapted their studio-quality pedigree into an affordable range, that delivers house-filling sound for more casual listeners. Supplemented by a slick app, Sonos is one of the market-leaders in Multiroom technology.


Standard delivery within 5 working day


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best for the money Went to local John. Lewis and listened to several sound bars,this was the best sounding.Not the cheapest ,but worth the extra money and is expandable if required at a later time.Great service from J L. 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sounds fabulous Already have the sonas 5, & sound quality on soundbar is just as fabulous 17 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 Another winner from the Sonos stable This is a great piece of quality kit from Sonos. It is easy to set up and the sound is fantastic. 15 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sonos Playbar Home Cinema Sound Bar Bought as a present. Recipient very pleased. Really pleased with the assistance and service received in store. Excellent. 13 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic sound. I have been looking for a sound bar or sound base for a few days. Researched online, found a few that I liked the spec of and went listening to them, not impressed with any of them. Went to the Trafford Centre for some other stuff, my wife went into JL, and I had a look in the Tech dept. Saw the Sonos Playbar and had a demo, well the sound just blew me away, so much so I bought it straight away. Got home the setup was really easy and was enjoying wonderful sound from my LG tv in about 30 mins, Thank you for the input of staff at JL in the Trafford Centre. Would recommend people to have a demo of this. 08 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Really loving the Playbar Having researched Sonos and alternatives I must say I'm very happy with the Playbar. It's nice and easy to setup, picked up the wifi no problem which was my one concern. The TV sound quality is improved immensely without the expensive bass add on and the music sound quality is excellent, definitely good enough for me and the Spotify (and other music services) integration is extremely simple and effective. Would definitely recommend. 08 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good and what you expect from Sonos The first PlayBar I was delivered did not initiate through set up. Sonos' own technical support advised a FirmWare issue - usual great service from JL who immediately provided a replacement. The PlayBar is a good product - easy to set up, good sound and looks sleek. However, while the sound is good, it is not a huge step change from the existing TV speakers (new Sony 65 inch 4k). Also as others have said, the PlayBar connects by an optical cable (not HDMI), which is not an issue for most people but for some may be (doesn't support DTS). Overall I would recommend. 25 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Another Excellent Product Simple connection and great sound. The difference was immediate and strikingly obvious. Sonos quality and expertise delivering what they are good at. We should have bought one years ago. 11 August 2015
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