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Sonos Move Wireless portable speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple AirPlay® 2, and Bluetooth® (Black)

Item # 616MOVEBK

Here's something we've been hoping to see for a while now — a full-fledged Sonos speaker with Bluetooth!

Here's something we've been hoping to see for a while now — a full-fledged Sonos speaker with Bluetooth!

Item # 616MOVEBK

Shop all Sonos Wi-Fi Multi-room Audio

About the Sonos Move

Ralph Graves

A Bluetooth Sonos speaker? Your move!

Been waiting for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can wirelessly connect to your Sonos audio system? So have we! Enter the Sonos Move. In Wi-Fi mode, it works like other speakers in the Sonos family. It gives you the same easy access to a multitude of audio streaming services, your digital music collection, and more via a smooth, well-designed mobile app. The speaker even has built-in microphones for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.

A Bluetooth Sonos speaker? Your move!

Sonos Move

The Sonos Move is both dustproof and water-resistant, so you can use it poolside — or even oceanside.

Been waiting for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can wirelessly connect to your Sonos audio system? So have we! Enter the Sonos Move. In Wi-Fi mode, it works like other speakers in the Sonos family. It gives you the same easy access to a multitude of audio streaming services, your digital music collection, and more via a smooth, well-designed mobile app. The speaker even has built-in microphones for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice commands.

Switch to the Move to Bluetooth mode, and you can use this portable speaker out on the deck or on the beach, beyond the reach of your Wi-Fi network. Just pair your phone with the Move, then fire up a music app like Spotify®, Pandora®, or TIDAL.

Ready for the outdoors

The Sonos Move is dustproof and water-resistant, so it can withstand raindrops or snowfall. Its built-in rechargeable battery can deliver up to 11 hours of playback. Of course, if you leave it on its charging base, the speaker can play all day long. You can even wirelessly pair two Sonos Moves for stereo sound. And it has a built-in handle, so it's easy to bring along.

Fine-tune the sound with Auto Trueplay

You can optimize the sound of the Move wherever you place it. Turn its microphones on and Auto Trueplay will automatically adjust the EQ. And as long as the Move is stationary, it will continue to monitor and adjust for optimal sound.

Compatible with AirPlay 2

The Sonos Move has Apple AirPlay 2 built in. That means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer through your Sonos system. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.

Hands-on with the Sonos Move

"I've equipped several rooms in my home with Sonos gear, and I've been a frequent user of their system for years. I was excited to get my hands on the Move — the company's first portable speaker — to give it a solid test run. I found myself using it each day for things that my current Sonos setup won't let me do easily.

"One room where I don't have a speaker permanently installed is the bathroom. Because the Move is water-resistant, I was able to place it on a nearby shelf and enjoy tunes while taking a shower. I found that it had plenty of power and volume to play loud and clear over the sound of the running water.

"While I did most of my listening indoors, within the range of my Wi-Fi system, I still found the Move's Bluetooth mode to be useful. I'm an Android user, so for me, Bluetooth was a simple and convenient way to play the sound from my favourite YouTube channels.

"Setup through the app was a snap, as I have come to expect from Sonos. I was a little surprised that the Move is noticeably bigger than the Sonos One and Play:1 desktop speaker models. That extra size seemed to translate into fuller-sounding bass. I never got close to maxing out the volume — again, this speaker has plenty of "gas in the tank" if you need to crank it up. The fit and finish are excellent, and the charging base (a simple ring design) is sleek, minimalist, and cool. "

-Jim Ralston, Crutchfield editor

Voice commands at home

When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can use voice commands with the Sonos Move, similar to the super-popular Sonos One. Choose either Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, and control your entire Sonos multi-room audio system using your voice. The Sonos Move has a mic array with noise cancellation to ensure it hears your commands. Tell Alexa or Google Assistant to mix and match from Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn internet radio, and more. You can control even more music features through the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet.

Beyond music

The Sonos Move, connected to your home Wi-Fi network, lets you access many of the services Alexa and Google Assistant have to offer.

The free Amazon Alexa app lets you set up "skills." These are the services you can direct Alexa to access. It includes information sites, popular smart home brands such as Nest and Wemo®, sports sites, and more.

The same is true with the free Google Home app. You can have hands-free voice control over compatible smart home devices from Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.


Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth for audio streaming from your smartphone or tablet
  • Apple AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • IP56-rated dustproof and water-resistant
  • built-in array of 4 far-field microphones
  • Auto Trueplay adjusts speaker to the space it's in for optimum performance
  • two built-in amplifiers and two built-in speakers (one mid-woofer and one down-firing tweeter)
General voice control functions (common to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant):
  • requires connection to Wi-Fi
  • select which Sonos speakers to play
  • volume, play, pause, skip and repeat functions
  • get weather reports, news updates, time, sports and stock reports
  • select streaming music services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Deezer (subscriptions required for some services)
  • select radio stations through iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio
  • control compatible smart home products
  • Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant selectable as default voice control for speaker
    • can communicate with in-network Sonos products using other voice control service as default
Amazon Alexa voice control functions:
  • requires connection to Wi-Fi
  • Amazon Alexa app control
  • free download from Apple App Store and Google Play
  • control Amazon Alexa compatible streaming services such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • add items to your shopping list (requires Amazon Prime account)
  • access to Alexa skills, such as compatible smart home commands, Audible books, and more (subscriptions required for some services)
Google Assistant functions:
  • requires connection to Wi-Fi
  • Google Home app control
  • free download from Apple App Store and Google Play
  • set alarms, start timers, and add items to your shopping list
  • control Chromecast built-in-compatible streaming services such as TIDAL, Google Play Music, and YouTube Music (subscription required for some services)
Sonos control app:
  • free download from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
  • compatible with Apple® and Android smartphones and tablets
    • Trueplay currently works with iOS® devices only
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
  • plays personalized internet radio stations from Pandora
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • configure two Sonos Move speakers for stereo playback
Other features:
  • top-mounted controls for volume, play, pause, skip, and mute
  • built-in handle
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 11 hours
  • charging base
  • dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 6-5/16"W x 9-1/2"H x 5"D
  • weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year

What's in the box:

  • Portable wireless speaker
  • Charging base (attached AC power adapter with 6.5' cord)
  • Cloth drawstring pouch
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Features & specs

Ethernet Port No
USB-A Port 0
USB-B Port 0
3.5mm Input No
RCA Input No
XLR Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input No
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output No
Wireless Features
Bluetooth Built-in
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Wi-Fi Bands 2.4, 5GHz
Audio Specs
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth 16-bit
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate 48 kHz
High-res Audio Playback
From Network No
From USB Thumb Drive (USB-A) No
From Computer (USB-B) No
Apple AirPlay Yes
Apple AirPlay 2 Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
Sonos Sonos (S1/S2)
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music Amazon Music HD
Apple Music Yes
iHeart Radio Yes
Pandora Yes
Qobuz Yes
SiriusXM Yes
Spotify Connect
Tidal Yes
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music Yes
Handheld Remote No
Control by app iOS,Android,Windows,Mac,Fire
Amazon Alexa Built-in
Google Assistant Built-in
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 6.3125
Height (Inches) 9.5
Depth (Inches) 5
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

Speaker Section
Variety Of Music Sources
Intuitive Control
System Requirements

Speaker Section

Portable & Weather Resistant (IP56): The Sonos Move is weather resistant with IP56 rating, so it can be utilized indoors or outdoors. The IP56 rating makes the Sonos Move resistant to water, dust, and other elements. It is protected from very fine particles (such as dust) and heavy liquid splashing (including light rain and snowfall). The Sonos Move's rugged and durable outer shell is also resistant to bumps and falls; humidity, salt spray, and UV rays; and hot or cold temperatures. An integrated ergonomic handle makes the portable speaker easy to pickup and carry.

Note: The Sonos Move cannot be submerged in water and should not be left outdoors in a rain storm. The included charging base is not weather resistant and should only be used indoors.

Audio Section: The Sonos Move wireless speaker features a single down-firing tweeter and one mid-woofer driver powered by two Class-D amplifiers. The one downward-firing tweeter creates a crisp, clear high-frequency response that disperses evenly for an ultra wide soundscape. The one cone mid-woofer driver integrated into the cabinet ensures faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass. Two Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture deliver dynamic sound with low distortion.

  • Auto Trueplay: The Sonos Move speaker's built-in microphones detect what type of music is playing and measure the frequency response of your surroundings. Using this Trueplay Tuning software, the speaker then adjusts its EQ for perfectly balanced sound. Auto Trueplay is triggered whenever the Move speaker is placed in a new location, and continuously refines the sound while the Move is stationary. Make sure the Move's microphone array is turned on (Auto Trueplay will not work when the microphone array is turned off). Trueplay tuning is available via WiFi or Bluetooth.
  • Stereo Pairing: You can use two Sonos Move speakers in a stereo pair - one speaker acts as a dedicated left, while the other speaker acts as a dedicated right. Stereo Pairing is only available when the Sonos Move is in Network (WiFi) mode; not available in Bluetooth mode. The Sonos Move cannot be used as wireless rear surrounds. The Sonos Move will not pair with the Sonos Sub.

Rechargeable Battery & Charging Base: The Sonos Move is equipped with a rechargeable battery that provides up to 11 hours of continuous playback time (may require a firmware update for the higher efficiency). The battery can easily be recharged using the included charging base. The charging base plugs into an AC wall outlet and the Sonos Move simply docks in the base to charge the battery. There is also a USB-C connector on the back of the Sonos Move which allows you to recharge the battery without the charging base by using a USB-C cable and a USB/AC power adapter (both sold separately). The included rechargeable battery should last about 3 years or 900 charges, after which you can purchase a replacement battery directly from Sonos.

Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio Eco-System: The Move is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom audio eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos product and add more Sonos products over time. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Compatible distributed audio sources include internet radio, online music services, local network music libraries, as well as hardwired inputs. Up to 32 Sonos devices and 16 groups can be connected in one system. The Sonos Move is compatible with the new Sonos S2 operating system (OS) and the older Sonos S1 operating system (OS).

  • Sonos S2 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Five, ARC, Beam (Gen 2), Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020 will only be compatible with Sonos S2.
  • Sonos S2 and S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, and Sub (Gen 1/2) support both Sonos S2 and S1 operating systems.
  • Sonos S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), and Play: 5 (Gen 1) will only support the older S1 operating system.


  • If you have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products in your system, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.
Variety Of Music Sources

WiFi Network: In order to enjoy internet radio, online music services, your local network music libraries and Apple AirPlay 2, you'll need to connect the Sonos Move speaker to your home's wireless network router and ISP (internet service provider). Sonos ca operate over your home's existing dual-band WiFi network (802.11 b/g/n/ac; 2.4+5.0GHz). The Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. Sonos brings your great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project over WiFi.

  • The Sonos Move is not compatible with the Sonos proprietary SonosNet mesh network.
  • The Sonos Move speaker is not equipped with an Ethernet jack for a hardwire connection to your network.

Internet Radio Stations: Sonos offers a wide variety of Internet Radio stations and services. Some Internet Radio Services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available Internet Radio Services.

  • Sonos Radio HD: Sonos Radio HD is a service that brings the best of Sonos and partner services into one place, making it even easier to listen to radio and discover new music on your system. Sonos Radio features thousands of live radio stations to choose from; listen to music news, sports, and more from over 60,000 local and global stations. You even get a special selection of genre stations with music expertly curated by Sonos.
  • iHeartRadio: iHeartRadio delivers all your favorite music and radio in one free service. Thousands of the best live Radio stations from across the country. Custom Stations created from 20 million songs and over 800,000 artists. You tell us an artist you like and iHeart Radio will build a playlist you love. iHeartRadio is free to listen with no capped hours or monthly subscription fees.
  • Pandora: Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Start with the name of an artist, song, genre, or comedian, and create a station. If you are not sure what to listen to, you can browse through our hundreds of curated genre station to find the perfect match for your mood. You can choose between Pandora's free ad-supported account or a Pandora Plus ad-free account with higher 192kbps bit-rate.
  • TuneIn: TuneIn gives you access to the world's radio stations, shows and podcasts, all for free. Over 100,000 channels from every corner of the earth, plus live and on-demand radio shows from around the world.
  • SiriusXM: With SiriusXM, you can stream up to 155 channels of commercial-free music, play-by-play and sports talk, world class news, comedy, exclusive entertainment, and more. Search to easily find channels, shows, episodes and more. You'll need a SiriusXM subscription that also offers internet streaming.

Online Music Services: Sonos offers a wide variety of online music services. Some online music services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available online music services.

  • Apple Music: Apple Music is a subscription-paid streaming service with over 60 million songs ad-free. Easily find your favorite artists, discover new music, listen to curated playlists, and get exclusive artist content and interviews. Follow lyrics while you listen, tap ahead, or sing along with lyrics view. Enjoy at home, in the car, and across all your devices.
  • Amazon Music: There are three tiers of access to Amazon Music on Sonos. Amazon Music Unlimited customers can stream tens of millions of songs and listen to curated playlists, stations, and weekly new releases, available to Prime Members for only $7.99/month (non-Prime price: $9.99/month). Amazon Music HD is a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition (HD). At just $12.99/month for Prime members or $14.99/month for Amazon customers, Amazon Music HD makes high quality, lossless audio accessible to all music fans. Existing Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers (Individual or Family Plan) can upgrade to Amazon Music HD for an additional $5/month. Prime Music is a curated, on-demand, ad-free music streaming benefit featuring a growing selection of two million songs, and personalized recommendations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership.
  • Deezer: Deezer is a subscription-paid online music service that offers you over 43 million songs at your fingertips. Stream almost any song you can think of or kick back with an endless selection of playlists, mixes, albums. You'll need a Deezer Premium+ or Deezer HiFi account to use Deezer with Sonos.
  • Napster: Napster is a paid online music service that provides you with a music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. Enjoy more than 30 million tracks at 320kbps AAC.
  • Qobuz: Qobuz is a paid streaming service that gives you access to more than 40 million tracks. Discover new artists and albums with selections and playlists from musical experts. On Sonos you can stream 320kbps MP3 streams through the Qobuz Premium Subscription or experience high-quality FLAC (16-bit /44.1kHz) streaming using the Qobuz Hi-Fi Subscription.
  • Spotify: Spotify is an online music service giving users the ability to stream music on demand to Sonos using Spotify's unique technology. Spotify and Sonos will allow access to all of your existing Spotify playlists and their entire catalog. Sonos supports Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts. A Spotify Free account allows you to search for Spotify artists, albums, and playlists in the Sonos app. When listening to music with a Spotify Free account, you're limited to six song skips per hour.
  • Tidal: Tidal streams music in lossless, high fidelity audio quality, ensuring the best sound experience possible. Discover new and old favorites with news, recommendations, curated playlists, moods and genres. All with High Fidelity Streaming. Create and edit your own playlists with more than 25 million tracks available. Tidal offers two paid streaming platforms - Tidal HiFi (Losless Flac 16-bit/44.1kHz) or Tidal Premium (AAC 320kbps).
  • YouTube Music: YouTube Music is a subscription-paid online music service allows you to easily find what you're looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what's trending around you.

AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on select Sonos components and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the Sonos unit. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Sonos product.

  • Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices From Sonos: Sonos Arc, One (Gen 1/Gen 2), One SL, Five, Play:5 (Gen 2), Amp, Port, Playbase, and Beam (Gen 1 /Gen 2) all support AirPlay 2.
  • Non-Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices from Sonos: Even though the Sonos Play:1, Play: 5 (Gen 1)Play:3, Playbar, Connect, Connect:Amp, and ZonePlayer are not AirPlay 2 compatible, you can still group these Sonos devices with an AirPlay 2 compatible Sonos product (listed above) to unlock AirPlay for your entire system.

Music Libraries: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks).

  • File Formats: Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • Sampling Frequencies: Supported sampling rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz.

Built-In Bluetooth: In addition to network WiFi connectivity, the Sonos Move offers built-in Bluetooth for wireless peer-to-peer connection between the speaker and your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. Using Bluetooth, you can wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth-enabled source device to the Sonos Move speaker. The Sonos Move speaker offers Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track control functions. You are able to pair multiple Bluetooth devices with the Sonos Move, but only one device can be connected and used for playback at a time. The Sonos Move will automatically connect with previous paired device when within range (up to 33'). Bluetooth is a great option when you want to take the Sonos Move outdoors.


  • You'll lose many of the Sonos Move's features and functions when you enable Bluetooth.
  • The Sonos app, multiroom audio distribution, voice control, Trueplay Tuning, and firmware updates are disabled during Bluetooth mode.
  • The Sonos Move must be initially setup through the Sonos Controller App via WiFi, before Bluetooth functionality can be enabled.
  • The Sonos Move only supports Bluetooth audio streaming (A2DP). It does not support Bluetooth hands-free control (HFP) for making or answering phone calls.
Intuitive Control

Sonos S2 App: Sonos S2 is a new app (for Apple iOS 14.0+ / Android OS 8.0+ / Fire OS 7.0+ / Mac OSX 10.11+ / Windows 8+) that powers the next generation of Sonos products. The Sonos S2 app offers new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward. The updated app makes it even simpler for you to search for content, control the sound, and personalize your listening experience. Use the Sonos S2 app to setup your Sonos speaker system, control your Sonos speaker system, stream your favorite internet radio stations and online music services, access local network music libraries, and personalize your speaker system.

  • Setup: The app lets you easily setup the Sonos speaker system. Get step-by-step instructions for setting up a new system and/or adding more speakers to your system.
  • Control: With the Sonos S2 app, you can control all your Sonos speakers, soundbars, and components. Adjust volume levels, group products to play in sync, or play something different in every room.
  • Music & Radio: The Sonos S2 app brings together hundreds of internet radio stations and online music services.You also get access to local network music libraries on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Use the app to browse all your music, podcasts, radio, and audiobooks all in one place.
  • Personalized Settings: Save favorites and room groups to My Sonos to get to the music faster, create alarms so you can wake up to a favorite radio station or playlist, filter out explicit content, and more.
  • Security: Enhanced protocols, including support for elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, keep your system safer and your data more secure.


  • The Sonos Move is also compatible with the older Sonos S1 Controller app, if you have older Sonos "legacy" gear already in your home.
  • Some older Sonos products ("legacy" products) will not support the advances of the S2 app due to their memory and processing power. If you own any of these products, you can continue to use your system as you do today. See System Requirements for more details.

Far-Field Microphone Array: A built-in far-field microphone array allows Sonos, Alexa, or Google to hear you from anywhere in the room. When the microphone LED is on, Sonos, Alexa or Google Assistant is ready for a voice command. You can speak at a natural volume to activate supported voice commands. A responsive audio chime lets you know Sonos, Alexa, or Google has been heard you and is working on a response (you can turn this feature on or off). You can mute the microphone for privacy. An illuminated LED indicator light ensures you always know when your speaker's microphone is active or muted.

Sonos Voice Control: Sonos Voice Control was created purely for listening on Sonos and delivers fast, accurate hands-free control of your music and your Sonos system with privacy. With Sonos Voice Control, you can use voice requests to control the Sonos Move and other Sonos products in your system. You can even ask Sonos Voice for multiple things on multiple Sonos products at once. Sonos Voice Control finds the music you want to listen to by processing requests entirely on the device for faster response times and effortless follow-ups. All you need is one "Hey Sonos" and you can follow up without the need for additional wake-words. Just like the Sonos app, you can control music and speakers in any room, easily play music around the home, save and like your favorite songs to your personal music library, and more.

  • WiFi or Bluetooth Operation: For full functinality of Sonos Voice Control, the Sonos Move requires a WiFi network connection. When the Move is placed in Bluetooth mode, you can still use Sonos Voice Control to operate basic voice commands such as pause/unpuase, volume up/down, mute/unmute, previous/next track, and check battery level.
  • Music Control: Use Sonos Voice Control to play songs, artists, albums, playlists, genres, and more from select music services (including Sonos Radio, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Pandora). More services may be available in the future (not ETA). Click here for a complete list of the latest compatible music services. You can also use Sonos Voice to adjust the volume level, pause your music, skip tracks, and more. You can even ask Sonos Voice to "Like" or "Unlike" a song, as well as get information on what song is playing. In addition, you'll be able to group/ungroup rooms, plus move your music from one room to another.
  • Home Theater Control: Sonos Voice can also be used to turn your compatible Sonos soundbar and HDMI-ARC connected TV on or off, as well as switch between Night and Speech enhancement modes.
  • Total Privacy: Designed with privacy at its core, Sonos Voice Control processes requests entirely on the device. No audio or transcript is sent to the cloud, stored, listened to, or read by other parties.


  • Sonos Voice Control works on every voice-capable Sonos speaker
  • Click here for a more comprehensive list of Sonos Voice controls.
  • Make sure your Sonos device has the latest firmware/software update installed.

Alexa & Google Voice Control: The Sonos Move blends great sound and multiroom audio with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-activated, hands-free control of your music and more. You'll be able to control music and multiroom playback with just your voice. You can also use the Sonos Move like any other Alexa Echo or Google Home device and ask non-music related commands (like information about the weather, traffic, news, sports, etc) or have Alexa control your smart home devices. Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services. Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos.
  • Google Assistant: You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services. Your can even broadcast a message to everyone in your home over your Sonos speakers and/or other Google Assistant-enabled speakers (include your message after the command). Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.


  • Voice Control is only operational when the Sonos Move Network (WiFi) mode. Voice Control is not available in Bluetooth mode.
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assistant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both).
  • You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer.
  • Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa.
  • An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.

Top-Panel Capacitive Touch Controls: In addition to control through Amazon Alexa and the Sonos Controller app, the Sonos Move features top-panel capacitive touch controls. Tap the top-panel controls to play/pause your music and turn the volume up or down, and swipe the top-panel controls to skip to the next or previous song.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos Move supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the One and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available through the Sonos Controller app. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself. The Sonos Move must be connected to your home network and the internet for automatic software updates (firmware updates are not available in Bluetooth mode).

System Requirements

Internet Service Provider: You'll need a high-speed, wired internet service provider connection such as cable, fiber, or DSL. Wireless internet connections such as satellite, mobile hotspots, or 4G LTE routers can experience delays between the internet connection and Sonos and are not supported. Using these types of connections can cause music to not play, skip, or cut out completely.

Wireless Setup: All Sonos products support 2.4GHz WiFi (802.11 b/g) and Open, WEP, and WPA/WPA2 Personal WiFi security standards. Some newer Sonos products support dual-band 2.4/5GHz WiFi (802.11 b/g/n/ac) and WPA3.

  • The network must not contain enterprise access points that have been configured to require certificates or other forms of enterprise authentication. If you are using multiple access points, make sure they are all set to the same 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless channel.
  • Networks using wireless range extenders are known to cause issues with Sonos systems that are configured in a wireless setup. If you need to extend your home WiFi to use Sonos in a wireless setup, we recommend using a WiFi mesh router to do so.
  • Sonos cannot connect to guest networks or networks that use a Port page to login.

Wired Setup Requirements: A Sonos system operating in a wired setup will require one of your Sonos products to remain connected to the router via Ethernet cable at all times. If your Sonos system is in a wired setup and you use a WiFi mesh router with multiple wireless nodes, we recommend wiring your Sonos product directly to the primary wired mesh node. Avoid wiring any Sonos products to the wireless mesh nodes. If you are on a corporate or advanced network, it must not block Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Note: Ethernet over Power devices (also known as HomePlugs or Powerline adaptors) are not supported by Sonos. While they may work for some systems, they tend to cause intermittent problems with Sonos. EoP adapters create an added delay between your network and Sonos. If the internet connection is too slow or the delay is too great, it can cause your music to skip or cut out completely or your players to drop off from the network.

Sonos S1 or S2 Controller App: Sonos offers a Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS 14.0+, Android OS 8.0+, Fire OS 7.0, Mac OSX 10.11+, and Windows 8+. The Sonos S2 is a new app and operating system (OS) that powers the next generation of products and experiences. In addition to new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward, Sonos S2 enables higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater. Most Sonos products are compatible with S2. Some older Sonos "legacy" products will not support the advances of S2 due to their memory and processing power. The older Sonos "legacy" app is referred to as the Sonos S1 app.

  • Sonos Products That Support the Sonos S1 and S2 Controller App: Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, Sub (Gen 1/2).
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The New S2 Contoller App: Five, ARC, Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020.
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The Old S1 Controller App: CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), Play: 5 (Gen 1).


  • If you have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Supported Audio Files: Supported audio files from online music services and local music libraries include MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV. Sonos can supports FLAC music files up to 16-bit/44.1kHz for "CD-quality" sound. All supported sample rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz. Internet Radio streams are supported only in WMA, MP3, and AAC.

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Customer Q&A

13 questions already asked

How does the sound quality of the move compare to JBL 310 PartyBox? Will 2 Sonos move paired as stereo pair sound way better than a JBL 310 PartyBox?
eddie  Dec 25, 2022
2 answers
I actually own both the PartyBox and the Sonos Move. The JBL puts out more volume as compared to a pair of Sonos Move boxes, but the quality of the sound is much better with the Move. I use the JBL at outdoor settings where volume is needed and I use the Move indoors or in a smaller patio setting where the quality is nice to have but the loud volume is not needed.
curt  Jan 05, 2023
I have no idea. I think it sounds great. I have a set of main speakers costing thousands of dollars and I was totally impressed by the MOVE. I have never been a fan of JBL having been somewhat of an audiophile for 50+ years,
gary  Jan 05, 2023
Turning the microphone off is one way to stop the listening, I would like go beyond that. Is Alexa/Amazon pre-installed on this? If so, can it be removed?
craig  Jun 28, 2021
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
kristina  Jul 09, 2021 (Staff)
Can this speaker be left outside in the rain?
jim  Jun 26, 2021
2 answers
It is presumably water-resistant, but it is not an outside speaker. For short periods, it would be fine.
jeffrey  Jun 26, 2021
Speaker is water resistant. Take it to beach and pool and it gets wet without issues. Not sure I would leave out in the rain though.
brian  Jun 26, 2021
what is the amp draw using a 12volt system while charging?
will  Apr 25, 2021
1 answer
I tried to hook up the Move to a 12v charger via USB C and it would not charge. Quick search online shows that the Move needs a charger capable of 3 A at 12V, for a total of 36 W or the Move will not charge. Sorry couldn't answer the specific question, but something to keep in mind since a lot of 12V usb chargers out there max at around 2 Amps output.
mark  Apr 27, 2021
Can you connect more than one Move together via Bluetooth on the app?
john william  Mar 22, 2021
3 answers
john f  Mar 23, 2021
Yes, you can.
mark  Mar 22, 2021
I only have one so I can't answer. I'm guessing no since the Bluetooth connection is like any other on speakers that I have.
larry  Mar 22, 2021
can the speaker be used while laying on its back instead of upright?
lewis  Feb 26, 2021
4 answers
Yes, this speaker can be used while lying on its back. I'd never thought to try that before, thanks Lewis
paul  Mar 03, 2021
Technically, yes. The Move speaker does work when it is placed on its back. Obviously, I would not recommend it as it decreases the sound quality.
brian  Feb 27, 2021
YES. It can be used that way also.
carol  Feb 26, 2021
The Move will play normally when on its back on battery power. It is a little wobbly since it is not designed to lay that way, but it is sturdy enough not to roll off a table, even at a slight uneven surface. It will only charge the battery when placed upright in the charging cradle, so leaving it on its back it will eventually run the battery out even in standby mode.
mark  Feb 26, 2021
Can you use Move as your only speaker for a Sonos system or do you need another unit to do so?
henry c  Nov 28, 2020
2 answers
Hi! While we have many Sonos speakers, we often use the Move as a single unit, especially for COVID socially distanced outdoor fire pit hangs. We love it. Hope this helps!
christine  Nov 30, 2020
It can be standalone.
carl  Nov 28, 2020
Can voice control be disabled on Sonos move?
william  Nov 24, 2020
5 answers
Yes, just simply press the microphone button to disable it. Be aware that doing so will also disable Trueplay, Trueplay requires the microphone to make adjustments to sound quality.
kevin  Dec 01, 2020
Hi Billy, do you mean Alexa? Yes, there is a button on the top of the Move to disable/enable.
jeffrey  Nov 24, 2020
Sure, just turn the microphone off. Just tap the microphone light to turn it off or on.
douglas  Nov 24, 2020
Yes, there is a touch control on top of the unit that mutes the microphone.
sean  Nov 24, 2020
Yes. You have to specifically set it up anyway, but don't have to. You can use the move simply as part of a Sonos system. I'm running a pair in my family room to listen to music while playing video games, but it's nice just to pick one or both up to take out to the deck.
keith  Nov 24, 2020
how long does the unit need to be charged when you purchase it. Also, how do you know when the unit if fully charged? Thanks
james  Oct 15, 2020
1 answer
When we got the unit, it was charged enough for immediate use. I think the blue light goes out when charging is complete. It's a fantastic speaker. Hope this helps!
christine  Oct 15, 2020
Does the move connect to say a bluetooth enabled tv to stream music/audio across?
jimccc  Oct 01, 2020
4 answers
Yes, it does. I have connected to my smartphone, TV, and Peleton Bike through bluetooth.
kevin  Dec 01, 2020
mitchell d  Oct 02, 2020
The Move does have bluetooth capabilities, though I never use it in that way.
jeffrey  Oct 01, 2020
It should be able to connect to any Bluetooth enabled device.
brian  Oct 01, 2020
Hello - I would like to wirelessly connect a set (4) of these to the Sonos Subwoofer 3. Will Move work with the wireless Sonos subwoofer?
supercell  Oct 27, 2021
1 answer
The Sonos Sub cannot be joined with these speakers to play the bass. However, these speakers can be used as wireless surround sound speakers, the Sub being used for the base in the surround sound system, and select other Sonos gear being the front speakers for a 5.1 surround sound system.
jason  Nov 01, 2021 (Staff)
When strictly comparing audio quality, how does this compare to the One or Five? Is it a slight improvement to the one, or closer to the Five?
chris  Dec 01, 2020
3 answers
Slight improvement to the One, but definitely recommend if the portability is at all important to you.
matthew  Dec 02, 2020
I have all 3 speakers and the Five is clearly the best in terms of sound quality. The Move is closer to the Five than the One.
richard  Dec 01, 2020
IMO the sound quality of the Move is closer to the 5. I have both the Move and a One, and the Move's sound quality is superior. What I also like, and have observed, is how well the Trueplay makes a huge difference in adjusting to the room's acoustics.
kevin  Dec 01, 2020

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