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How do I add a second speaker to the Sonos system?

You want to use a second Sonos speaker to listen to music in several rooms or to make a stereo pair. You have to connect this second speaker. How you do that, I explain to you in this article.

What do you need?

  • An existing Sonos system with 1 Sonos speaker. Do you have to install your first speaker? Click here.
  • A smartphone or tablet with the Sonos Controller app installed.
  • A second Play: 1, Play: 3 or Play: 5.
  • The password of your Wi-Fi network.
  • A cup of coffee.

Step 1: place your new speaker

Step 1: place your new speaker

Consider where you want the new speaker and place it in the desired location. Insert the plug of your speaker into the socket.

Step 2: open the Sonos controller app

Step 2: open the Sonos controller app

Open the Sonos controller app on your smartphone or tablet. The Sonos app is the app you currently use to play music on your Sonos system. Open this app by tapping the black icon with the text Sonos in it.

Step 3: Open the menu

Step 3: open the menu

If you are running the installation on a smartphone, tap the 3 bars on the top left to open the menu. If you are working on a tablet, the menu is already in the left column.

Step 4: Tap Settings

Step 4: tap Settings

Tap Settings to open the settings. You can find this option at the bottom of the menu.

Step 5: Tap Add Player or Sub

Step 5: Tap Add Player or Sub

Tap Add player or Sub to add a second speaker. This is the top option in the list.

Step 6: connect your new speaker

Step 6: connect your new speaker

These steps are identical to the steps you have gone through to connect your first speaker.

Step 7: check the connection with your new speaker

Step 7: check the connection with your new speaker

Play a song in the Sonos Controller app. At the top of the screen is the speaker on which you are currently playing music. Tap this name and a list of all the speakers in your network appears. Tap on the speaker you just connected and check that the music is now playing on this speaker.

You now have a working multiroom system

As described in the previous step, you choose which speaker you want to play the music at the top of the screen. If you use the speaker for 2 separate rooms, you are now ready. Do you want to connect 2 (or more) speakers? Then choose which solution you need below.

What do you want to use the speakers for?

I want 2 (or more speakers) to play the same music

Do you have a party or do you want to fill a large space? Then you choose to place 2 or more speakers in a group. When you have done this, you can send the same music to all the speakers in this group with the press of a button.

I want to make a stereo pair of 2 Sonos speakers

You have 2 speakers in the same room. To fully enjoy your music, you want to hear this in stereo. Click on the button below to read how to make a stereo pair of 2 speakers.


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