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).

3D Ready
Audio Quality Information Different manufacturers use different sound systems to improve your audio experience
Nicam Stereo
Dimensions (System)
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
Home Cinema Type
Sound Bar
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.
Radio tuner
Internet only
Speaker system
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


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.


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Q & As

Sonos Playbar Home Cinema Sound Bar 4.5 5 25 25
Playbar is great I bought my playbar 2 weeks ago now from the Stratford store and the soundbar itself is great but i was shocked with the lack of knowledge that the staff had in the store I was expected to go and demo the product myself in the store with no help from the staff. If you are looking to purchase a Sonos playbar from Johnlewis i would highly recommend you do your own research as the staff are clueless. 22 January 2015
Amazing sound We waited more than a year to buy the Playbar as we already had a Play 5, 3 and 1. I am not disappointed at all - we have just spent 15 minutes literally blowing the roof off our house. When watching tv you get a better sound than normal, but the real difference is when watching films or listening to music - the sounds is far more stereo than anything we had heard before and we have had all sorts of surround systems over the years. Next step is to get the sub-woofer and then we will need to get a new roof for our house! 16 January 2015
Great product, good sound Finally purchased the Playbar after some months considering the options. Setup is simple, with the App guiding you through the process...all done in minutes. The sound is good and certainly better than the standard TV speakers on my Samsung. The Playbar is used all the time, no matter what you watch, whereas the surround sound setup I had before would only be used for films or something I thought would benefit from the surround sound effect. You get more use out of it. I also wanted to be able to play music from my iPad easily, and the Playbar does this very well. The Sonos app is fine, especially with the free 12 month subscription to Deezer (much better than Spotify). I find the sound fills the large room easily. Having purchased the Playbar first, I quickly added a Play 3 and a Play 1 for other rooms of the house. That is when Sonos really comes into it's own. The ease of use, having music around the house, switching different rooms on and off is what Sonos is really about. I can easily see us adding additional units to the system over time. For pure hi-fi sound in a single room, there are better systems available for similar money, but for a good quality sound from a flexible, multi-room system you use every single day, I cannot praise Sonos highly enough! 06 January 2015
SONOS great service disappointing Purchased this item from Peterborough branch but have to say that we ended up audition on our own as the staff when they finally took notice of us did not have a clue how to work any of the items on show. We were interested in many models none of which were available to listen to, items from Canton and Q Acoustics to name only 2. They could only put the BOSE into demo mode, and personally i do not trust a selection of carefully chosen acoustics samples that are best suited to the manufacturers model as a true account of the product. 30 November 2014
sonos music/tv kit have replaced all of my mismatched music separates, plus installed home theatre for the TV with Sonos. it is easy to install and works straight out of the box- no wires and no fuss, and we now have speakers in every room that can be set to play independently of each other, or not! the soundbar & Sub-woofer make the TV viewing experience much richer. the only snag was finding out how to turn off the TV's (old panasonic viera) internal speakers, but a search of the forums found a solution. now to box up the CD collection! 19 October 2014
Sonos purchases Music music music all round the house fantastic sounds and volume out of this world 20 August 2014
SOUNDS LIKE LIFT / SUPERMARKET MUSIC I thought this sounded quite good in the John Lewis store but I must say I am disappointed with the lack of clarity or high fidelity. Quite good for movies but not really great. Disappointing. 18 July 2014
Fabulous piece of kit! For anyone looking to improve the sound quality from their TV this is so much better than some of the other products on the market. If you have other Sonos components then the playbar is a great addition to the family. Plug and play with the TV, very easy setup. We had some issues with the 55" Samsung Series 8 TV giving out the error message about external sound source selected when trying to adjust the volume with the TV remote however a quick internet search taught us how to overcome that problem. Sounds fabulous, looks fabulous, great piece of kit! 28 June 2014
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