Sonos PLAY:5 Smart Speaker, 2nd Gen, White

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The all new Sonos PLAY:5 is the ultimate smart speaker; it fine tunes sound to bring you energy and emotion, just as the artist intended. Streaming your favourite songs just got easier, more immersive and more satisfying.

Distinct, clear sound
Connecting you to the music you love are three smartly synchronised mid-woofers and a trio of tweeters. Each with a dedicated amplifier, these components have been perfectly tuned to match the speaker's and acoustic architecture. The result? You'll hear and feel all the emotion and energy which was packed into the original recording.

Music adapted to you
Every detail of the PLAY:5 has been engineered to make listening to music even better. Combining six smartly synchronised drivers with innovative, room-adapting TRUEPLAY tuning, the speaker delivers a remarkably exact reproduction of the music closest to you.

TRUEPLAY makes the Sonos wireless speaker acoustically aware and adaptable. By recognising the distinct acoustic qualities of any space, the PLAY 5's audio tech will fine tune all six drivers to unearth sound which is bespoke to the room.
This works in the same way even if you pair it with a second PLAY:5 - each speaker will intelligently sense its orientation, then adjust its output to deliver a sweet spot that's wider in horizontal mode or more focused and intense when positioned vertically.

Total control
Control all your music and streaming services from one single app. Simply download the free Sonos Controller app onto your Smartphone, tablet or computer 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.

And with top-panel controls, you can control your music right from the speaker. Its touch interface is simple and convenient; just tap for volume up/down and swipe for next/previous track.

Wireless play
With its ability to connect to the home Wi-Fi, 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.

Fill your home with music
If you want to create a true surround sound experience, add two PLAY:5 speakers to a PLAYBAR and SUB. Using the app, you can even 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.

Apple Music And Other Services Available On Sonos
Add your existing music streaming service or discover something new. Whether curated or on-demand, free or subscription-based, Sonos has you covered with access to a growing list of over 30 music services. For example, you can enjoy Apple Music, Spotify**, Deezer, Tidal, Google Play Music or many more paid services or Soundcloud, TuneIn Radio or 22Tracks free services.

Using the Spotify App you can send your Spotify choices direct to any of your Sonos speakers, group all speakers together, control the volume of every speaker at once, and share music control with other Spotify App users on the same Wi-Fi network.**

Designed with tomorrow in mind, the speaker combines sleek looks with agile internal sensors and ongoing software updates. This ensures that you always have the most future-proofed audio solution, even as you grow your system over time.

*Please note that you must download this app to set the speaker up

**Please note: a Spotify Premium account is required to use Spotify services on Sonos

Please note: A Smart Speaker is a platform that can run 3rd party Apps. 3rd party content providers may remove Apps from the Smart platform or stop supporting them at any time, and we cannot guarantee an App’s availability. When new Smart products are launched, there may also be a delay before certain Apps become available. Availability of Apps is not included within the terms of the manufacturer’s warranty, or the John Lewis 2-year Guarantee for audio visual products, or the 5-year Guarantee for TVs.

Accessories Included
power cord, Ethernet cable, quickstart guide, legal/warranty information
Care instructions
Included in packaging
Compatible with
All mobile devices
1 x aux-in jack, 1 x ethernet port
H20.3 x W36,4 x D15.4cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Model name / number
Multi-room sound
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
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Wi-Fi enabled

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.


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