Today, Sonos took another step to get into more people homes, with the launch of the PLAYBAR. This is their first product that not only plays music, but also links to your TV for an enhanced surround sound setup. As with all Sonos devices it's very easy to set up, with only one (optical) cable from your TV to your PLAYBAR. It plays all sources connected to your TV includling cable/sat boxes, Blu-Ray players and games consoles.

The PLAYBAR learns your existing TV volume controls to avoid the need for multiple remotes. It can be mounted in a variety of ways. Accelerometers detect orientation and adjust EQ appropriately. PLAYBAR can be set in front of the TV, on a TV stand, or mounted above or below the TV.

As with all Sonos zone players it offers built-in support for wireless audio streaming, as well as compatibility with the Sonos SUB and PLAY:3 speakers, which let the PLAYBAR form a 5.1 surround system.

The PLAYBAR is priced at £599 With pre-orders starting today for a March the 5th Delivery.

We are offering a free Sonos Bridge worth £39 or PLAYBAR wall mount with all pre-orders.

Stock will be limited, so pre-order to avoid disappointment.

We will post a full hands on review on our blog soon.


Smart Home Sounds is a UK Sonos specialist. We provide expert advice on the full Sonos range, from a single Play:1 to a full Sonos surround system with Playbar, Sub, and Play 1's.

All our blogs are written in conjuction with our sister site Play Audio.