The black Sonos PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker has a graphite grille and lets you stream music from a variety of sources. It connects to your home network via Ethernet, or via built-in Wi-Fi. Once connected, you can stream music from iTunes or another personal music library. You can also stream music from thousands of free Internet Radio stations or from virtually any online music service including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and many more. You can also stream music from other network connected devices like your iPad or iPhone.
The PLAY:1 works on its own as a single speaker, but it also supports left/right stereo separation when paired with another PLAY:1 speaker in the same room. If you're more ambitious, you can fill every room in your home with any combination of Sonos speakers. And since all Sonos products support SonosNet wireless mesh technology, they all work seamlessly with one another. For instance, if you have a PLAY:1 connected in your room and you add three other Sonos speakers in different rooms, the wireless SonosNet technology will link all four speakers together. Once they're all connected, you can simultaneously stream different music to each room/speaker or stream the same source on all four speakers and listen to one song in every room throughout your entire home.
Whether you're playing music on a single PLAY:1 in your bedroom or streaming different music to multiple rooms, the free Sonos Controller App is what ties the entire system together. The app allows you to control your PLAY:1 and additional Sonos speakers from anywhere on your network. It also makes setup easy and it allows you to control multiple Sonos speakers in different rooms simultaneously. You can even adjust the volume for each speaker individually or collectively. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac.
The PLAY:1 speaker employs a mid-woofer and a tweeter, which are powered by independent Class-D amplifiers. The result is warm, full-range sound with clear highs and powerful bass. The speaker also has a ¼"-20 standard thread on the back that makes it compatible with most wall-mounting brackets. The PLAY:1's other features include convenient top panel control buttons and a humidity-resistant enclosure that can withstand high humidity so you can keep the speaker in the bathroom - even while you shower.