SONOS PLAY:1 Two Room Starter Set - John Lewis - £249 (Glasgow)
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SONOS PLAY:1 Two Room Starter Set - John Lewis - £249 (Glasgow)

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LocalFound 31st Jan 2016
I was in the John Lewis in Glasgow yesterday and they had a number of Sonos products reduced in their electricals clearance section.
This double pack of Play:1 speakers seemed like the best deal although they had them for sale individually for £139 and the Play:5 (old version I think) for £349. These things don't usually drop in price much so work checking your local John Lewis if you're in the market for one (or two!).
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That is a good price!
I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I have an iPhone 6, iPad air and an older iPod touch (second generation I think) which I currently use with a decent docking speaker. Does this just stream, wirelessly, from the iPod touch? Also have a SONY Dolby TrueHD Amp - can I connect it to that? (and if so, is there any need to?) Thanks for the help.
was in today no sonos products were reduced
No, these are separate from anything else really, they stream direct from the web or an internal network share like a NAS. You can use the iPhone and iPad as remote controls though. The play one is an all in one speaker and streamer and doesn't have line out so you can't connect it to anything.
We have a few of these around the house and they are great streaming from my wife's Spotify account and my Deezer and home collection on my Mac mini. We can control from her Android or my iPhone
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chrisredmayne

was in today no sonos products were reduced



In the Glasgow one? They had a fair few so you maybe just didn't see them. They weren't in the same place as the main sonos display which has the same play: 1 speakers at full price.
Great speakers and a good price. Not often reduced go for it if your in the fence
Broadsands

I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I … I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I have an iPhone 6, iPad air and an older iPod touch (second generation I think) which I currently use with a decent docking speaker. Does this just stream, wirelessly, from the iPod touch? Also have a SONY Dolby TrueHD Amp - can I connect it to that? (and if so, is there any need to?) Thanks for the help.



​Your iPhone 6 and iPad air can stream wirelessly music stored on them or select from music stored on computers/laptops/network drives. In short anything storing music files on your network can be selected as a file source and played back through these.
topcatuk

No, these are separate from anything else really, they stream direct from … No, these are separate from anything else really, they stream direct from the web or an internal network share like a NAS. You can use the iPhone and iPad as remote controls though. The play one is an all in one speaker and streamer and doesn't have line out so you can't connect it to anything. We have a few of these around the house and they are great streaming from my wife's Spotify account and my Deezer and home collection on my Mac mini. We can control from her Android or my iPhone



​The phones and iPads can also be selected as source locations if they're storing music.
None in Ipswich branch.
Just

​Your iPhone 6 and iPad air can stream wirelessly music stored on them or … ​Your iPhone 6 and iPad air can stream wirelessly music stored on them or select from music stored on computers/laptops/network drives. In short anything storing music files on your network can be selected as a file source and played back through these.



​are you sure this is the case with Apple products and Apple music? I'm on android and have no problems streaming anything from the device or services like soundcloud. my wife can only stream music she has purchased through iTunes though (or internet radio)
So can you stream music direct from your phone to these speakers using an standard music app, or do you need specialist software. Currently I stream my music via Bluetooth using Poweramp. Cheers.
jiggerouzo

In the Glasgow one? They had a fair few so you maybe just didn't see … In the Glasgow one? They had a fair few so you maybe just didn't see them. They weren't in the same place as the main sonos display which has the same play: 1 speakers at full price.



​where exactly in store? thanks
BeerGoggles

So can you stream music direct from your phone to these speakers using an … So can you stream music direct from your phone to these speakers using an standard music app, or do you need specialist software. Currently I stream my music via Bluetooth using Poweramp. Cheers.



​all streaming is via the free Sonos app. in the app one of the sources is 'stream from this device'. for other services spotfiy etc you add them into the app.

the real benefit of doing this is when multiple people use the speakers, all people using the Sonos app on your network can see what is currently being played and have access to each other's services
Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110
I got a set of these for Christmas from my husband, I'm sure he paid around £300 so this is a great price. I love mine:) will be looking for a play 3 soon
nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110


where?
jiggerouzo

In the Glasgow one? They had a fair few so you maybe just didn't see … In the Glasgow one? They had a fair few so you maybe just didn't see them. They weren't in the same place as the main sonos display which has the same play: 1 speakers at full price.



Yeah the Glasgow one, saw the main sonos bit with no reductions, they had a bargain corner with lots of laptops and tvs and cameras but no speakers in there too...
nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110



where? thats a brilliant price
Broadsands

I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I … I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I have an iPhone 6, iPad air and an older iPod touch (second generation I think) which I currently use with a decent docking speaker. Does this just stream, wirelessly, from the iPod touch? Also have a SONY Dolby TrueHD Amp - can I connect it to that? (and if so, is there any need to?) Thanks for the help.



Ah later I will dig out what I've said previously about multi room audio. You already have pretty much everything you need to build a multi room system using logitech media server. Maybe a raspberry pi To connect to the amp and that's it. You can install a small app on your touch to turn that in to a player.

If you can't wait just Google my username + hotukdeals and multi room audio and I'm sure you'll find it. The raspberry pi setup is a doddle now; don't let any old posts scare you of you aren't tech savvy.
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conorw78

​where exactly in store? thanks



There's a little section next to the TVs that has headphones, bluetooth speakers and micro hifis. On the reduced to clear shelf in there.
nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110



I suppose you can't please everyone!
Download the Sonos App to Device
Add Music Services
Example :
On this Mobile Device
Deezer
Spotify
Google Play Music
Radio by Tunein
etc
Choose a room to stream to, in my case :
Lounge (2 x Play 1s)
Conservatory (1 x Play 1)
Bedroom (1 x Play 3)
Or stream different music to different rooms at the same time
Plus can be controlled by any device in any room ie start music in the lounge, then stop it on another device in the bedroom
Fantastic bit of kit, two Play 1's in a medium size lounge sound amazing!

edit : sorry missed SpoonyBoy's comment #13 pretty much as he said...



Edited by: "zermattbusby" 31st Jan 2016
Big negative of Sonos is they don't support Airplay so theres no way of streaming my iTunes Match library from my iPhone, Ipad or Macbook.
paulj48

Big negative of Sonos is they don't support Airplay so theres no way of … Big negative of Sonos is they don't support Airplay so theres no way of streaming my iTunes Match library from my iPhone, Ipad or Macbook.



I think this is an Apple restriction rather than Sonos, Apple music is also now in beta with them - sonos.com/en-…r=1
neal

I think this is an Apple restriction rather than Sonos, Apple music is … I think this is an Apple restriction rather than Sonos, Apple music is also now in beta with them - http://www.sonos.com/en-gb/apple-music-on-sonos?r=1


Well my Pioneer AV amp along with most other makes have Airplay so isn't a restriction put in place by Apple, Apple Music is in Beta but iTunes Match is not.
paulj48

Well my Pioneer AV amp along with most other makes have Airplay so isn't … Well my Pioneer AV amp along with most other makes have Airplay so isn't a restriction put in place by Apple, Apple Music is in Beta but iTunes Match is not.



Apple may have different licensing agreements with Pioneer, ask them!
Info
and the alternative if you must have sonos without airplay

Edited by: "neal" 31st Jan 2016
neal

Apple may have different licensing agreements with Pioneer, ask them!


Think it's more of a case of stubernnes from Sonos making you use their app. Sony, Denon, Maranz, Yamaha, Onkyo and others all support AirPlay. I have just a single Play 3 in the house, if they'd support AirPlay I'd have Sonos in every room
paulj48

Big negative of Sonos is they don't support Airplay so theres no way of … Big negative of Sonos is they don't support Airplay so theres no way of streaming my iTunes Match library from my iPhone, Ipad or Macbook.



If you have a Play 5 or a Connect then you can plug an Airport Express into the Line In and AirPlay to that and it'll come out on all Sonos speakers that you have. Personally I find using the Sonos app much more stable than AirPlay.
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Wow only £250. Bought 30.
nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110

nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110




Where; and why didn't you post it (or maybe you did and I missed it - if so sorry to you (and me for not picking it up!)).
jaymzie007

If you have a Play 5 or a Connect then you can plug an Airport Express … If you have a Play 5 or a Connect then you can plug an Airport Express into the Line In and AirPlay to that and it'll come out on all Sonos speakers that you have. Personally I find using the Sonos app much more stable than AirPlay.


So an extra £80 spend on top of a premium priced item, no thanks and not much help as I've got a Play 5
paulj48

So an extra £80 spend on top of a premium priced item, no thanks and not … So an extra £80 spend on top of a premium priced item, no thanks and not much help as I've got a Play 5



Or you can run the google music app on the pc where your iTunes library is. It will upload all your music (20k tracks for free) and you can access them by signing in to google music in your Sonos app.
paulj48

So an extra £80 spend on top of a premium priced item, no thanks and not … So an extra £80 spend on top of a premium priced item, no thanks and not much help as I've got a Play 5



Or use AirSonos github.com/ste…nos to add AirPlay to any Sonos speaker. It's not the most simple to set up but works fine once running.
No mention of Chromecast Audio? Strange.
Broadsands

I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I … I know this sounds ridiculous but I just don't get how these work?! I have an iPhone 6, iPad air and an older iPod touch (second generation I think) which I currently use with a decent docking speaker. Does this just stream, wirelessly, from the iPod touch? Also have a SONY Dolby TrueHD Amp - can I connect it to that? (and if so, is there any need to?) Thanks for the help.



if you dont have a pc. you just put them on your network wired from the router. then get the Sonos app as your Idevices are already on your router just follow the Sonos set up. will not work on 3and4G mobile network. thats the basic setup (you only need to put one on your router you can pair them with your phone)
Edited by: "Dti1" 31st Jan 2016
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I've had a Play 1 for a while and it's generally great, much better than I expected when I first tried it out. I remain in hope of them adding a way of playing Youtube through it and hopefully a way of playing the free Spotify.
Fiendmish

Or use AirSonos https://github.com/stephen/airsonos to add AirPlay to any … Or use AirSonos https://github.com/stephen/airsonos to add AirPlay to any Sonos speaker. It's not the most simple to set up but works fine once running.


But that means leaving a server on 24/7
Absolute rubbishy that lads seen one for £110
nathc_22

Cold. They've been on sale individually at £110


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Edited by: "rodman" 31st Jan 2016
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