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Play 5 plus Connect

  • 30 September 2016
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I would like to buy a Sonos System but need to know if buying the Play 5 also requires the Sonos Connect, is it optional or it has to be bought together with the speaker?
What would the Sonos Connect do with a Play 5?

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Not at all. The Play:5 can be used by itself. The Connect is used to bring Sonos sources to an existing stereo system or powered speakers. Perhaps you are thinking of a Bridge or Boost, which used to be required until Sonos allowed a WiFi only setup. Either way, nothing more is needed to use a Play:5.
Thank you. This means that I can purchase the Play 5 and 2 play 1's and can use them together without having to buy any other item?
Yes you can.

Note that as you add more units, they may be better off on their own wireless network so they don't interfere with your home WiFi. For that setup, you simply get a Boost and connect it to your router. This will give you a more reliable mesh network that will not be affected by, or interfere with, your standard WiFi.
Thank you very much.
they may be better off on their own wireless network so they don't interfere with your home WiFi. For that setup
If it is physically convenient to wire any of the Sonos play units to the router, you get the benefits referred without even buying a Boost.
Thankyou