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How to Set Up a Sonos One Wireless Speaker

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Introduction

The Sonos One speaker is specially made to fit in small areas like desks, counters, and even bathrooms due to its humidity resistance. The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in so you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, with just your voice.
With the Sonos One you can easily go from box to listening in no time. This guide will take you through setting up the speaker, plugging it in, getting the Sonos Controller App, and connecting the app and speaker together. 
A sonos one on a desk

1 Set Up Sonos One Wireless Speaker

  1. Place the speaker within a good range of the Wi-Fi router. You can check the Wi-Fi signal strength on other Wi-Fi connected devices that have a display by bringing them temporarily next to the Sonos speaker.
  2. Plug one end of the provided power cable into the speaker. Plug the other end into an outlet.
    Sonos One Plug
  3. Your Sonos One has a single LED on the top and it will flash green when it is ready to be set up.
    Sonos One Status Indicator Light
    Flashing Green Light
    blinking green ledYour Sonos One is powered up and is ready to be set up, or added to an existing Sonos system.

2 Connect to the Sonos App

Install the Sonos Controller App

iOS Devices
  1. Open the App Store.
    Apple App Store Icon
  2. Type in "Sonos Controller" in the search bar.
  3. Find Sonos Controller in the search results and tap on GET.
    Selecting the sonos app
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    install button
Android Devices
  1. Open Play Store.
    Google Play store icon
  2. Search for "Sonos Controller for Android" and tap on the app.
    Sonos in the search bar
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    The sonos app selection
  4. Once installed, tap Open.
    The app has been installed

Connect to the Sonos App

  1. Open the Sonos app.
    Sonos Icon
  2. Select Set up a new Sonos system.
    Setting up a new sonos system
  3. Sign into your existing Sonos account, or select Create account to create a new one.
    Select Create Account
  4. Select Continue to proceed with the setup process.
    Selecting continue
  5. Select Standard setup for your Sonos One to continue.
    selecting standard setup
  6. Select Next to proceed with Standard setup.
    Selecting Next
  7. Your Sonos One should already be powered on. Ensure that it is, and select Next to proceed.
    Selecting Next
  8. You should eventually see a green flashing light on your One. Once you do, select Continue to proceed.
    Selecting continue
  9. The Sonos Controller app will begin searching for your One.
  10. The Sonos Controller app should have determined you are attempting to setup a Sonos One.
  11. The Sonos Controller app will then begin configuring your One.
    Configuring device
  12. The One is now ready to begin its network setup process. Select Next for instructions on how to proceed.
    Selecting next
  13. You will be asked to connect your mobile device to a temporary network called SONOS in order to proceed with the setup process.
    Wireless set up
  14. Open your Wi-Fi settings, and select the Sonos network.
    • Select Settings.
      Android Settings icon iOS Settings icon
       
    • Select WiFi.
      Selecting wifi
    • Select Sonos from the list.
      Selecting sonos
    • Return to the Sonos app.
      Sonos icon
  15. The Sonos One is now connected to your home network.

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The Sonos One speaker is specially made to fit in small areas like desks, counters, and even bathrooms due to its humidity resistance. The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in so you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, with just your voice.
With the Sonos One you can easily go from box to listening in no time. This guide will take you through setting up the speaker, plugging it in, getting the Sonos Controller App, and connecting the app and speaker together. 
A sonos one on a desk
  1. Place the speaker within a good range of the Wi-Fi router. You can check the Wi-Fi signal strength on other Wi-Fi connected devices that have a display by bringing them temporarily next to the Sonos speaker.
  2. Plug one end of the provided power cable into the speaker. Plug the other end into an outlet.
    Sonos One Plug
  3. Your Sonos One has a single LED on the top and it will flash green when it is ready to be set up.
    Sonos One Status Indicator Light
    Flashing Green Light
    blinking green ledYour Sonos One is powered up and is ready to be set up, or added to an existing Sonos system.

Install the Sonos Controller App

iOS Devices
  1. Open the App Store.
    Apple App Store Icon
  2. Type in "Sonos Controller" in the search bar.
  3. Find Sonos Controller in the search results and tap on GET.
    Selecting the sonos app
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    install button
Android Devices
  1. Open Play Store.
    Google Play store icon
  2. Search for "Sonos Controller for Android" and tap on the app.
    Sonos in the search bar
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    The sonos app selection
  4. Once installed, tap Open.
    The app has been installed

Connect to the Sonos App

  1. Open the Sonos app.
    Sonos Icon
  2. Select Set up a new Sonos system.
    Setting up a new sonos system
  3. Sign into your existing Sonos account, or select Create account to create a new one.
    Select Create Account
  4. Select Continue to proceed with the setup process.
    Selecting continue
  5. Select Standard setup for your Sonos One to continue.
    selecting standard setup
  6. Select Next to proceed with Standard setup.
    Selecting Next
  7. Your Sonos One should already be powered on. Ensure that it is, and select Next to proceed.
    Selecting Next
  8. You should eventually see a green flashing light on your One. Once you do, select Continue to proceed.
    Selecting continue
  9. The Sonos Controller app will begin searching for your One.
  10. The Sonos Controller app should have determined you are attempting to setup a Sonos One.
  11. The Sonos Controller app will then begin configuring your One.
    Configuring device
  12. The One is now ready to begin its network setup process. Select Next for instructions on how to proceed.
    Selecting next
  13. You will be asked to connect your mobile device to a temporary network called SONOS in order to proceed with the setup process.
    Wireless set up
  14. Open your Wi-Fi settings, and select the Sonos network.
    • Select Settings.
      Android Settings icon iOS Settings icon
       
    • Select WiFi.
      Selecting wifi
    • Select Sonos from the list.
      Selecting sonos
    • Return to the Sonos app.
      Sonos icon
  15. The Sonos One is now connected to your home network.