The company that has created three different TVs sound units in four years is also the same company that has ignored the most requested item in its history - an outdoor solution.
The playbar was a NEAR bust from the beginning. Without paying up for DTS support, it played less than 50% of BluRay discs. Literally ZERO sounds form Star Wars, etc. It was a nightmare. And I returned mine. But rather than fixing the quirks and pitfalls through software updates, they have engineered 2 more units that are redundant. Completely redundant.
And yet, they year after year ignore the MOST customer requested item - an outdoor solution. The Play 1s are technically not outdoor rated. The Connect Amp has poolside speakers listed in its description and yet the Connect Amp is not rated for outdoor use. A mobile Play 5 with a handle and a battery back up with rock the pool/outdoor option. And yet - crickets.
Sonos is an incredible company that is successful at almost everything and yet doesn't give ONE damn about what their customers actually want. It is extremely aggravating.