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    Why would you limit me to 1 Sonos Play 1 when I purchase. If I am using this as a home theater I need two.   (11 Answers)

    By Anonymous November 30, 2014.

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      They're sold separately because some people only need one at a time. For example, I initially bought two for my home theater system...Then I bought another for my bathroom, then one for the kid's room, then one for patio, then one for the study. (All bought at different times) So, I'm actually glad they sell them individually.

      By Nova January 25, 2015.

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      do you need a bridge to use a sonos speaker?   (11 Answers)

      By jg December 23, 2014.

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        No, they now work off just your home's WiFi. You may need a bridge or boost if your WiFi isn't strong enough. To initially setup the speaker you may have to use the provided Ethernet cord to plug into your router. After it's setup you can disconnect and place the speaker anywhere in your house (with an electrical outlet).

        By csnodgr2 January 16, 2015.

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        How are these speakers powered? And how long will they play on a single charge?   (10 Answers)

        By Shoap13 June 21, 2016.

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          The thing all the pictures don't show you is the power plug. They plug into a outlet. The pictures are a bit misleading

          By DrZaius007 July 8, 2016.

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          can you stream non-paid music services (i.e. Pandora, Spotify, etc)   (11 Answers)

          By jeffwity December 22, 2015.

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            You can stream non paid Pandora but for Spotify you have to have the paid version. You can stream Xm for I think $2 a month. You can also stream Amazon music that you own, not prime music yet. Also, anything on your iPod or phone and iheart radio and local radio stations.

            By Lacarberry December 28, 2015.

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            Compatibility question   (11 Answers)

            I have an iphone 4 and hubby has an android. Can we both download the app? And play from either phone?

            By sassy July 30, 2015.

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              Yes. I use it from my phone, laptop, wife's phone, iPad, computer... whatever is nearest. The phone is more or less a remote control.

              By vidv September 11, 2015.

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              looking into buying speakers for house party, any high volume speaker recommended?   (11 Answers)

              what should I be checking for when buying a speaker? how do I know the Volume capabilities?

              By Anonymous October 29, 2014.

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                The Sonos can handle some pretty high volume without any issues. Depending on how big the room and how big the sound you are looking for you may need a few of them. You can also do some really cool stuff with more than one, party mode, or individual control. Different volume levels on each with them playing the same song or each speaker playing their own playlist independent of each other.

                By TechDude November 21, 2014.

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                Do these have an aux input? Want to be able to hook it up to other components (record/cd player etc) without buying another expensive sonos product   (11 Answers)

                By gigi April 12, 2015.

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                  No. The play 1 does not have an aux input or any input except ethernet. However, the connect has the ability to hook up your record player and cd player (provided that the record player has a phone preamp). You do not need a receiver or an amplifier as the speakers have an amp in them. The play 5 does have an headphone style input...and the playbar has optical audio input to play from your tv. It's a lot to put out at once probably but the connect is your best bet if you want to use play 1 with a record player. I have a lot of play 1 and a connect and I couldn't be happier with the system.

                  By TeyaT April 29, 2015.

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                  Desktop computer with music or podcasts   (11 Answers)

                  W7 desktop computer and wireless router in my office. So if I start playing an album or a podcast from the internet on the desktop, as soon as I turn on the Sonos speaker in, say, the kitchen, I can turn the volume down on the desktop and listen at whatever volume I want in the kitchen with Sonos? No tablet. No music on my smartphone. I'd control it through the Sonos app on my desktop???

                  By marge201 March 22, 2015.

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                    Yes, you can control the volume from your desktop to a sonos speaker in any room. The speakers also have play/pause and volume +/- hardware buttons on them, so you can control the volume even away from your desktop.

                    By killgriff March 25, 2015.

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                    Two Play:1s or one Play: 3? With the Black Friday deal, it's the same price for either. Already have a PlayBar and love it. This would be for a bedroom and sometimes moving it to add to the PlayBar. Any opinions about which way to go?   (5 Answers)

                    By Wolfy November 24, 2016.

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                      I would go with two play:1's. the Play:3 is great, but the surround capabilities with the Play:1's is amazing. plus then you can move the two play:1's to different parts of your house and have multiple rooms playing different music, or multiple rooms playing music in general.

                      By Choff December 29, 2016.

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                    sorry for dumb question , but which receiver or amplifier would be best to start off with. I'm thinking of getting two speakers but not sure if sound bar or subwoofer etc thanks my knowledge is limited ??   (10 Answers)

                    By Anonymous July 10, 2016.

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                      You don't need a receiver or amp. As long as you have wifi and using the sonos app, you can stream your music what is on your cell phone or tablet, or by using amazon, Pandora or any others. In the sonos app, you just set it up as stereo (left and right speakers). I have the sonos sound bar and sub and the sound is unbelievable. I have it connected to my oled tv. Hope this helps.

                      By Bern July 30, 2016.

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