A Sonos wireless home speaker system works with available home connectivity to provide audio throughout the house. The speakers are controlled through an app to access streaming services, radio stations, and a local music library. The Sonos system requires a power source and internet connection to operate.

How does Sonos work?

The wireless speakers use the home's connection to stream music and television audio. Although it operates through an app, Sonos is different than Bluetooth since it connects directly to through Wi-Fi and operates independently of the iPhone, tablet, or computer. Once activated, the app does not have to stay open for the music to continue. There are no music interruptions to take a phone call. Also, each speaker connects wirelessly so that different songs or programs can be played in different rooms. A single app controls all of the speakers.

What are the different Sonos speaker models?Sonos One – This Smart Speaker has Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant built into the system, providing access to music, weather, movies, and other functions found with other Alexa devices.Play: 1 – The mini wireless speaker fits in anywhere to provide music wherever there is electricity and a Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth wireless connection.Play: 3 – This speaker can be paired to provide stereo sound.Play: 5 – This wireless speaker model has a jack for a hard line to any audio player. It can fill a large room with sound.How are Sonos speakers set up?

The standard setup for a Sonos speaker is a straightforward process.

  • Plug in the Sonos product.
  • Download the Sonos app to an iPhone, tablet, or computer that is connected to the local Wi-Fi.
  • Open the Sonos app and select the setup option.
  • Choose the standard setup and follow any instructions on the app.
  • Select your music or channel and enjoy.
What audio sources work with Sonos?

The Sonos wireless speaker system works with most music services such as Spotify, Pandora, and others. You can also use the Sonos Tune-In function to find an online radio station or play music saved on one of your devices. In addition to the streaming functions, the Playbar adds theater sound to your television.

What is Sonos One?

This speaker operates hands-free without a device. Once the smart speaker setup is done, it can be controlled by voice command with no other device needed. As with other smart units, you can check weather or traffic, set a timer, play music, or do any number of other things.

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