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Sonos Boost

High-performance network adapter for Sonos devices

Item # 616BOOST

If you want the best wireless performance from your Sonos music system , check out the Sonos Boost.

If you want the best wireless performance from your Sonos music system , check out the Sonos Boost.

Item # 616BOOST

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C$129.99

About the Sonos Boost

Get the most from your Sonos system

If you want the best wireless performance from your Sonos music system, check out the Sonos Boost. It's a compact device that connects to your network router and creates a dedicated wireless network for Sonos. It offers more stable, reliable performance than using your existing Wi-Fi® network for music streaming. By creating its own network, The Boost allows you to stream music wirelessly without disrupting traffic on your Wi-Fi network. It's a great solution if your Wi-Fi network suffers from limited range or is easily bogged down by multiple wireless devices.

Get the most from your Sonos system

If you want the best wireless performance from your Sonos music system, check out the Sonos Boost. It's a compact device that connects to your network router and creates a dedicated wireless network for Sonos. It offers more stable, reliable performance than using your existing Wi-Fi® network for music streaming. By creating its own network, The Boost allows you to stream music wirelessly without disrupting traffic on your Wi-Fi network. It's a great solution if your Wi-Fi network suffers from limited range or is easily bogged down by multiple wireless devices.

Extended wireless range

The Boost offers twice the wireless range of the Bridge, so you can extend your Sonos system into more rooms. It's a great way to ensure you can enjoy music throughout your home, for a robust whole-home music system.

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Product highlights:

  • creates a dedicated wireless network for Sonos music players
  • connects to your router, allowing Sonos music players in your system to operate wirelessly
  • offers high-performance wireless functionality for wireless music streaming with Sonos devices
  • ideal for Sonos installations in homes with less robust Wi-Fi networks
  • 2-port Ethernet switch for passing through network connectivity to other devices
  • 4-1/2"W x 1-5/16"H x 4-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • cannot play music — requires at least one Sonos player
  • MFR # BOOSTUS1

What's in the box:

  • Sonos Boost
  • AC power adapter
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Sonos Boost: The Sonos Boost can be used to connect a Sonos Digital Music System to your home network, extend the wireless range of your existing Sonos Digital Music System, or create a Sonos home theater system. The Boost allows all your Sonos devices (sold separately) to work wirelessly and flawlessly throughout your entire home. Even though Sonos can work over WiFi there are benefits to adding the Sonos Boost to your Sonos wireless system.

  • Your WiFi network may already be in high demand with streaming video, gaming, and web surfing. By connecting the Sonos Boost to your router you'll establish a separate wireless network (SonosNet) exclusively for your all your Sonos devices, so you get a more reliable and secure wireless experience.
  • If you are already using the dedicated SonosNet mesh wireless network and you have a very large area to cover or there are a lot of obstructions like walls and ceilings, you can further strengthen the system's wireless performance by incorporating additional Boosts throughout your home between your Sonos components. 
  • The Boost also lets you create an immersive wireless surround sound experience that is easy to set up and control. Simply connect the Boost to your network router and you'll be able to wirelessly connect a Sonos Sub and a pair of  Sonos speakers to a Sonos soundbar speaker (all sold separately) for a wireless home theater setup.
Note: This unit is not a stand-alone device and requires at least one Sonos Play, Connect, or Amp device (all sold separately). 

SonosNet Secure Wireless Mesh Network: The Sonos Boost makes setting up your wireless Sonos system fast and easy by simply connecting the Boost to your router to instantly activate the SonosNet secure wireless mesh network. Not only does the BOOST create a reliable dedicated wireless network for your Sonos system, but it also offers additional benefits such as greater wireless range, more uniform wireless coverage, and advanced interference rejection.

Simple Setup: The Boost has two Ethernet jacks on the back panel, so its easy to connect your network router directly to the Boost. The Boost connects to your router using a standard Ethernet cable connection (2-port switch, 10/100Mbps, auto MDI/MDIX). Then, a simple press of the button located on top of the Boost will start SonosNet, a secure AES encrypted, peer-to-peer wireless mesh network that enables other Sonos products to control and play music wirelessly. The second Ethernet port let you run an Ethernet cable from Boost to your computer or NAS drive, so you can listen to your computer's or NAS music library through your entire Sonos wireless system. 

System Flexibility: Once you've set up your Boost, you can easily add more Sonos components anytime. If your home has structured (built-in) wiring, you can make a wired connection to additional Sonos devices. If you don't have structured wiring, you can take advantage of Sonos' built-in wireless technology. The Boost provides flexibility to place your Sonos components in any room of the house and connect them all wirelessly.

Range Expansion: You can extend the range of the SonosNet Secure wireless network and stream music wirelessly to a remote location by placing an additional Boost between your Sonos component in that remote location and the rest of your Sonos system. The Boost has three wireless antennae broadcasting 360-degree signals through walls and ceilings for flawless coverage even to the most remote room in your home.

Home Network Requirements: To access Internet music services, Internet radio, and any digital music stored on your computer or Network-Attached Storage (NAS) device, your home network must meet the following requirements:

  • High-speed DSL/Cable modem, or fiber-to-the-home broadband connection for proper playback of Internet-based music services. If your Internet service provider only offers Satellite Internet access, you may experience playback issues due to fluctuation in download rates.
  • If your modem is not a modem/router combination and you want to take advantage of Sonos' automatic online updates, or stream music from an Internet-based music service, you must install a router in your home network. If you don't have a router, you will need to purchase and install one before setting up your system.
  • If you are going to use a Sonos controller application on an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or other tablet, you will need a wireless router in your home network.
  • Connect at least one Sonos component to your home network router using an Ethernet cable, and then you can add other Sonos components wirelessly. Or setup your Sonos component wirelessly via WiFi without any hardwire connection.
  • For best results, you should connect the computer or NAS drive that contains your personal music library collection to your home network router using an Ethernet cable.
Note: Although Sonos is compatible with most networking equipment, some network devices are incompatible. Usually when networking hardware does not work with Sonos, it's because it lacks support for the network protocols that Sonos uses to operate, like UPnP, STP, and SMB/CIFS. Click here for a list of networking equipment that is incompatible with Sonos; be aware that the majority of this list is made up of older networking equipment, but may still exist as part of a home network.

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11 questions already asked

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Can this replace a wired connection to a router?
[ adrian  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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This needs to be hardlined to the router. All of your other Sonos units can be left as is and not connected to any hard lined ethernet connection.
[ Scott  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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In my case the Boost sits next to my router, connected with a LAN line, and simply allows a wireless signal to the SONOS network speakers around the house. It has not seemed to interfere with my internet wireless at all. So with it all my SONOS speakers are wireless. I have not connected without the Boost so have no comparison there. But I love my SONOS speakers!
[ quentin  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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Yes and no. You can operate Sonos wirelessly. However if you connect a Boost wired, you create a dedicated network for all your Sonos wireless connections. By having the Boost connected hardwire you don't have to connect any individual Sonos product hardwire to create the dedicated network for all your Sonos products. The Boost works well.
[ FRANK  Oct 08, 2019 ]
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Will Airplay2 work?
[ Mike  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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The ability to stream AirPlay2 is not controlled by this part, but by getting a compatible Sonos music player. The current Sonos music players that can stream AirPlay2 are the new Amp, Sonos One, the second generation Play5, Playbase, and Beam. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
[ Paul  Jan 09, 2019 ]  Staff
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The one I installed in a friends system over a year ago did a great job of xtending the range of her system to allow us to add speakers outside and at opposite ends of the house
[ Peter  Jan 09, 2019 ]
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Hello, I have no idea, sorry.
[ George  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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Do the rear speakers of any wireless system need to be plugged into a AC outlet?
[ Curtis  Jun 08, 2017 ]
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For the Sonos speakers, yes -- they all require AC power. None of them are battery powered. Note that this is the only external connection required though. Audio connections are wireless over the Sonos subnet your wireless network.
[ Gregory  Jun 09, 2017 ]
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Yes. Wireless applies to the audio signal only. AC powers the amplifier.
[ STEPHEN W  Jun 09, 2017 ]
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Yes. They will not operate without a direct power source.
[ Stephen  Jun 09, 2017 ]
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I am looking for something that's for my car, I need wifi to play my music on my playlist on my IPad.....?????
[ Trish  Apr 12, 2017 ]
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The Boost definitely won't do it, unless you happen to be sitting within range of your house.
[ Melanie  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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Sonos Boost is for the house. It won't work in the car. Contact a Crutchfield car audio specialist. They can help you out.
[ DJ Patrick  Apr 14, 2017 ]
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If Bridge is working properly, is there a need to replace with Boost?
[ greywolfe  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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No. I use boost to increase my coverage, I have week signals around my backyard and boost helps increase signal strength around my backyard where I have a sound bar.. it works great for my need.
[ DAVID  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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Is it necessary to connect a Sonos product other than the BOOST, to the router via an Ethernet cable? All I want to accomplish is to boost the signal for the Sonos network; all the speakers are located elsewhere, and the Playbar has an optical cable.
[ William  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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William, the the answer is no. I replaced my Sonos bridge with a Boost a couple of years ago and it improved the wireless signal significantly. No other products are needed.
[ Anthony  Oct 01, 2016 ]
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No, just hook up the Boost to your router. Make sure you have a good router. From there, download the apps and set up your speakers.
[ Cory  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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No. Once the Boost is connected to the router, all Sonos connections to it are wireless as with the Sonos Bridge. Just more powerful than Bridge.
[ Russell  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Boost is the only component physically connected to my router. Everything else is wireless and generally connects great.
[ Michael J.  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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I set my Boost up in a room near my back patio so that I could move my Sonos speakers out there from time to time. No ethernet cable needed and it solved my signal issues.
[ JOHN M  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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what is the expected battery life and how do you replace batteries ?
[ flennard  May 21, 2016 ]
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I am not aware of any battery in a sonos boost. The boost plugs in to an outlet and your network.
[ Peter  May 22, 2016 ]
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There is no battery, it plugs in.
[ Cory  May 21, 2016 ]
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There are no batteries in a Sonos Boost to my knowledge.
[ Russell  May 21, 2016 ]
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There is no battery in the Boost to replace .
[ DAVID  May 21, 2016 ]
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if I have existing speakers, can I attach a sonos amp to it?
[ mark  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Yes you can. I use a Sonos Amp to power my outdoor speakers.
[ DAVID  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Yes that is exactly what the Sonos amp is for. I have one and it drives my outdoor speakers. If this is your first Sonos purchase just be aware one of the Sonos devices must be connected directly to your internet router. Note:that is how it use to be unless they have figured out how to go completely wireless. I know they were working on that. If you do need a wired connection buy the bridge. it is about 50 bucks and does the job. I can tell you are going to love Sonus. it is so easy and great. I use mine all the time. Good luck.
[ Peter  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Assuming the speakers are in wall, yes. I bought the amp and hooked it up to existing speakers and it worked well. You need to watch how many speakers you are trying to rum off the amp as it does have limitations on how many speakers it can push.
[ Cory  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Yes.
[ Russell  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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what kind of existing speakers?
[ Mark A.  Mar 08, 2016 ]
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Will the Boost also work to improve the signal for a Play Fi system- Polk Omni in particular? Thank you, Sharon
[ Sharon  Jan 11, 2015 ]
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Thank you Cory
[ Sharon  Jan 13, 2015 ]
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Thank you Robert. Will do, Sharon
[ Sharon  Jan 13, 2015 ]
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Hi Sharon, I am not familiar with the Polk system. The boost does work for the Sonos system and has made my connections much more reliable throughout the house. I recommend contacting Polk or Sonos support before purchasing.
[ Robert L. Block  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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Sharon: I don't know. Give sonos a call they are great and knowelegable.
[ Cory  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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Thanks for feedback!
[ Sharon  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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The boost works only with sonos equipment as it works on its own propitary mesh network which communicates with sonos equipment only .It does work nicely for the sonos products.
[ Donavan  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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The Boost works with Sonos wireless speaker products only.
[ John  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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Would this Sonos "boost" work with our Polk Omni system too? There is no equivalent item for Polk system. Thanks, Sharon
[ Sharon  Jan 11, 2015 ]
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Sharon, My Sonos boost works with my Bose surround system and my new Sonos system , but I also got the Connect that makes everything work together
[ MARIA  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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OK, Thanks Marc
[ Sharon  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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OK, Thanks
[ Sharon  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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I believe it only works with Sonos speakers and amps.
[ Craig  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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I don't believe so, Pretty sure everything Sonos is proprietary.
[ Marc  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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no
[ Michael  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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I gave this as a (specifically)requested gift, so I don't have an answerr for you. Did you e-mail Sonos?
[ patricia  Jan 12, 2015 ]
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Do I need to have a Boost to use the other elements of the Sonos system? Will they work without it?
[ JulieD  Oct 22, 2014 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Krissy  Oct 24, 2014 ]  Staff
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