Play 5 stereo pair Sub and Playbar

  • 3 February 2021
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Can anyone tell me if I can use playbar and sub then two play 5s as surround sound speakers?

App doesn't give me the option... 


Best answer by Annazel S 3 February 2021, 18:52

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Hi @Saltyseadog.

Thanks for reaching out and welcome to the community! We’d be glad to help.

Yes, you can use Sub and two Play:5’s hence, only products of the same model can be used together as surround speakers. 

Here is the list of Sonos products that can be used as surround speakers:

  • One (all generations) and One SL
  • Play:1
  • Play:3
  • Play:5 (Gen 2)
  • Five
  • IKEA SYMFONISK WiFi bookshelf speaker
  • IKEA SYMFONISK table lamp with WiFi speaker
  • Amp powering third party speaker
  • Connect:Amp powering third party speaker


You can see more details in this article that provides guidelines and limitations of surround speakers in a Sonos home theater setup. To learn how to add your speakers as surrounds, see our article on adding surround speakers.


Let us know how that goes.