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Monday August 24, 2015 2:39 pm

How to set up Sonos

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Music, Videos

Check out how ridiculously simple it is to set up a Sonos component, in this case, the Sonos Play:1 wireless speaker.

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Hey guys! Andru Edwards here and I’m back with another tutorial here at Amazon.com.

Today, I’m going to tell you how to set-up your Sonos Play:1, if you’re not familiar, Sonos make speakers that are internet connected to your home network, that will then stream music from your computers, from your laptops, from your home media server, and even subscription networks from across the internet like Spotify, Rdio, iTunes, Beats Music, etc.

So when you get one of these bad boys in, you’re gonna wanna set it up, you’re gonna wanna connect it to your home network, without that this is pretty much a big paper weight. So let’s talk about how you do that.

First thing you need is power, obviously sold with a power cord and you hook it up right in to your Sonos Play:1, on the bottom. Now there’s a nice handy notch cut out there at the bottom that allows you to plug-in and then keep it nice and flat.

And so let’s go ahead and plug it in right now like so, there you go, so you can still lay it flat. Now once you connected the power adapter to the bottom of the Sonos unit, you take the other side and you plug it in to the wall.

Once you plugged it in, the lights on top is going to blink. And that means it’s booting up and setting itself up. Once that’s done, you’re going to head over to your smart phone, tablet, PC or Mac. Download the free Sonos app, that is you’re going to get it connected to your home network.

So I’m going to show you the Sonos app right here from an iphone, I can launch that right there. And it’s going to walk me through the set-up process. When you’re done going over set-up in your smart phone, tablet, PC or Mac, you’re done.

You can now start streaming music from your favorite music services or your local network right to the Sonos Play:1.

Now if you don’t have a wireless network or you’d just rather go wired, Sonos does include an internet cable with every Sonos product, which you can use to plug in right on the back of the Sonos unit, which will then, let you plug-in to your wired home network.
And that’s it. Now you’re done and ready to stream your music and listen with you Sonos. And if you’re like me, you’ll get addicted to these Sonos universe, and you’re gonna wanna have different zones throughout your house.

Again, you’ll get the Sonos Play:1 for $199 right here on Amazon. And you could also add the Play:3 which is a little bit bigger, the Play:5 which is even bigger still. There’s also the Sonos sub, and also the Sonos Playbar which is a sound bar.

And you can even combine some of those things which expand up to 5.1 surround sound system, if you got 2 Play:1, you can pair those together to make a wider stereo system. With the one Play:1 playing the left side sound of the music and the other one playing the right side sound, giving you wider field of music to enjoy.

That’s it for setting up your Sonos Play:1. Again, check it out, the Play:1 right here at Amazon. Until next time, I’m Andru Edwards for amazon.com. Stay tuned for more from Amazon video shorts.

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