Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker (Black)

Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker (Black)
Key Features
  • Digital Music Player with Hi-Fi Sound
  • Three-Driver Speaker System
  • Three Dedicated Digital Amps
  • Two Mid-Range Drivers
The black Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker delivers digital music with hi-fi sound. It works by connecting to an Internet source via Ethernet cable or built-in Wi-Fi. Once connected, you can play your music from your music library or stream music from Internet radio stations, as well as Internet music services.
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Sonos PLAY:3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Crystal-Clear, Room-Filling Sound
  • 3Access Music from Several Sources
  • 4Other Features
  • 5Control Your Sonos Music System with Your Smartphone, Tablet, & More
  • 6Wireless Multi-Room Music with SonosNet
  • 7Simple Setup & Expandable Design
  • 8Automatic Software Updates

The black Sonos PLAY:3 Wireless Speaker delivers digital music with hi-fi sound. It works by connecting to an Internet source via Ethernet cable or built-in Wi-Fi. Once connected, you can play your music from your music library or stream music from Internet radio stations, as well as Internet music services.

The PLAY:3 features a three-driver speaker system with three dedicated amplifiers - one for each driver. There's one tweeter, two mid-range drivers, and one bass radiator. If one room or one speaker isn't enough, you can expand wirelessly by adding Sonos speakers all over your home. You can enjoy multi-room simultaneous streaming of the same song, or a different music source from each player. For added flexibility, you can control your PLAY:3 remotely via Android device, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Crystal-Clear, Room-Filling Sound

Three Speakers Powered by Three Dedicated Digital Amplifiers

The PLAY:3 uses three digital amplifiers individually coupled with three speakers to deliver sound to any room. The wireless music system provides pure, clean sound that is suitable for bringing room-filling music to a kitchen, bedroom, office, or just about any other room in your home. A bass radiator produces powerful low notes while two mid-range drivers and one tweeter fill out the sound

Class-D Amplifiers

The three lightweight and powerful amplifiers are also energy efficient in both standby mode and during regular use


A single tweeter creates a crisp and accurate high-frequency response

Mid-Range Drivers

Dual dedicated mid-range drivers ensure the faithful reproduction of mid-range frequencies crucial for accurate playback of vocals and instruments

Bass Radiator

A bass radiator is tuned to use the energized air volume inside of PLAY:3 to provide deep, clean, and powerful bass from a small package

All-Digital Sound Architecture

The PLAY:3 reproduces the music as the artist intended. All filter settings, active equalization, and time-alignment are done in the digital domain through DSP circuitry, so there's no loss of audio quality or energy

Adjustable Bass & Treble Controls

Optimize sound performance using room-specific bass, treble, balance, and loudness controls. Adjust volume by individual room or by groups of rooms

Access Music from Several Sources

Pre-Loaded Internet Radio Stations (Free of Charge)

Get over 100,000 free radio stations, shows, and podcasts - all for free. Plus, you can tune in without turning on your computer. Browse for stations or type in specific call letters or a radio host you love

Endless Music from Popular Online Music Services

Sonos works seamlessly with Amazon Cloud Player, Deezer, iHeartRadio,, Napster, Pandora, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and more, plus downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region)

Computer-Free Music Playback

Get instant access to millions of songs and thousands of radio stations - without ripping, downloading, or turning on a computer. Sonos connects directly to these services over the Internet and then streams the music to the rooms of your choice

Play Music from Your Computer in Any Room

Play music stored on up to 16 Windows computers, Macs, or NAS (network-attached storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats, from iTunes to MP3

Other Features

Easy Internet Connectivity for Other Products in Your House

When wirelessly connected to a Bridge or another player, you can use the Ethernet port on the back of your PLAY:3 to bring standard Internet connectivity to your set-top box, DVR, PC, game console or network hard drive

Top-Panel Volume & Mute Controls

The PLAY:3 provides quick, top-panel access to volume and mute controls when you don't have a Controller in hand

Multiple Orientations

Position the PLAY:3 in a horizontal or vertical orientation to fit into tight spots around your home, including bookshelves, nightstands, corners, or just about anywhere else. The EQ automatically adjusts so the sound you hear is always optimized, no matter what orientation you use

Rubber Feet

Place the PLAY:3 on any kind of surface in your home without fear of scratches or scrapes

Control Your Sonos Music System with Your Smartphone, Tablet, & More

Control All Your Sonos Players via Android Device, iPod touch, iPhone or iPad

Free Sonos Controller apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad let you control your Sonos players, music on the Internet, and your computer, right from the palm of your hand while on the same network. Download the apps for free from the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store

Integrated, Multi-Room Control

If you have multiple music players, you can 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

Wireless Connectivity

Android devices, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad connect to your Sonos system through your home Wi-Fi network

Includes Sonos Controller for Mac or Windows

Turn any Mac or Windows desktop or laptop computer in your home into a Controller. The software is included for free with every Sonos component

Wireless Multi-Room Music with SonosNet

Integrated Wireless Capability

The PLAY:3 can go anywhere, delivering music to any room in your house, wirelessly. Music players and controllers establish their own secure wireless mesh network that delivers the extensive range and performance you need to get music all over your house

SonosNet Wireless Mesh Networking Technology

SonosNet provides whole-house coverage, ensuring synchronous music playback, and it avoids sources of wireless interference. Incorporating sophisticated MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) technology, SonosNet uses multiple antennas and radios together to boost signal strength and reach remote locations. Plus, it works with any mix of Sonos components and it's compatible with all previous generations of Sonos Players, Control, and Bridge

Play a Different Song in Every Room at the Same Time

Tune in to an Internet radio station in the bedroom, stream a music service in the kitchen, and play a song from your music library in the living room - simultaneously

Listen to the Same Song in Every Room with No Delay

Play the same song in different rooms, simultaneously, without echoes or delays. You can even add or drop rooms from your "rooms grouping" and remain in sync

Simple Setup & Expandable Design

Simple Setup

The PLAY:3 requires no technical or wireless expertise. Just put a PLAY:3 in any room where you want music, plug it in and enjoy. Connect to your router via Ethernet or built-in Wi-Fi to access a world of music on the Internet.

Expandable Wireless System

Expand your wireless music system room by room. Wirelessly add more PLAY:3 devices to your house and enjoy true multi-room wireless music streaming

Simple to Move

The PLAY:3 is so small that it's easy to move to the backyard, deck, or any other room. Simply pick it up, plug it in, and enjoy the music

Automatic Software Updates

Features & Music Service Updates Delivered Automatically & For Free

The Sonos system receives updated features and music services with free software updates. Once the Sonos music system has been registered, Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available. Simply press one button and your system updates itself

Sonos PLAY:3 Specs

Amplifier3 x Class-D Digital Amplifiers
Speakers1 x tweeter
2 x mid-range drivers
1 x bass radiator
Each driver is individually powered by a dedicated amplifier
Stereo Pair SettingAllows you to group two PLAY:3 devices in the same room with one PLAY:3 serving as the left channel and the other as the right channel
OS Support (For Stored Files)Windows XP (SP3) or higher
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
NAS devices supporting CIFS
Music Services SupportedAmazon Cloud Player
SiriusXM Internet Radio
Slacker Radio
Downloads from any service offering DRM-free tracks (service availability varies by region)
More services are supported, please see the manufacturer's website.
Internet Radio SupportedStreaming MP3
Streaming WMA
Audio Formats SupportSupport for compressed MP3, iTunes Plus, WMA (including purchased Windows Media downloads), AAC (MPEG4), AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, Flac (lossless) music files, as well as uncompressed WAV & AIFF files

Native support for 44.1 kHz sample rates (additional support for 48, 32, 24, 22, 16, 11 & 8 kHz sample rates)
Album Art SupportedJPEG
Playback ModesCrossfade
Playlists SupportediTunes
Windows Media Player
Ethernet PortA single Ethernet port that can connect the PLAY:3 to a wired home network or allow an Ethernet device to connect through SonosNet
Wireless ConnectivitySonosNet (a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network)
Top-Panel LightsSonos component status indicator
Mute status indicator
Top-Panel ButtonsVolume
FinishBlack with graphite grille
MountStandard ¼"-20 threaded mounting socket
Language SupportDanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish & Swedish (supported by Sonos system software)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature4 to 158°F (-20 to 70°C)
Power Supply 120 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz (auto-switchable)
Dimensions10.6 x 5.2 x 6.3" (26.8 x 13.2 x 16.0 cm)
Weight5.7 lb (2.6 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.2 x 9.9 x 8.8"
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Power supply is given as 110-240.. Auto-switchable . What does that mean?
Asked by: Anonymous
This means if you live over seas where they use 240 the speaker can work there as well as the USA.
Answered by: Dan B.
Date published: 2018-08-28


Is there a way to connect Sonos 3 to my Samsung TV?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately sonos play 3 does not have a line in to connect directly to a tv. A playbar or play 5 would do it
Answered by: Mauricio S.
Date published: 2018-08-28


WiFi: Can the Sonos PLAY 5 and PLAY 3 be connected wirelessly, only needing power to the units?
Asked by: Anonymous
Correct. Use the free SONOS Controller app. At least one SONOS device needs a hard connection to the Wi-Fi router and then additional SONOS devices may be added wirelessly to the network.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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