Sonos Play 1

If you've got anything at all from Sonos — be it the smaller Play 1 speaker, or the room-filling Play 5, or perhaps a Soundbar — you're going to want to use it as much as you can. For one, Sonos is excellent. It sounds great and is one of the easiest ways to stream music wirelessly through your home. But it's also not inexpensive, and so I'm making a point of using it whenever I can.

When I was a kid I'd fall asleep listening to the old-school CNN Headline News on AM radio. (And that says more than a few things about me.) CNN has changed more than a bit since then. But then again so have I. And I'm now making it a point to put on something relaxing as I'm passing out.

To that end, there's a sleep timer available in the Sonos app, but it's a wee bit buried. Here's where to find it.

Sonos app

The Sonos app is a mix of familiar and "What the hell?" So we're looking for the overflow menu — it's just not in the usual place. You'll find it on the bottom right of the album art in this picture. The three dots with the circle around it. Tap it, and you'll get some more info.

Sonos app

Ah, some more info. And a button that looks like it'll do what we want it to do. So, tap "Sleep timer."

Sonos sleep timerSonos sleep timer

You've got a few options for how long you can have the music keep playing. There's 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, or 2 hours. Or you can choose to turn it off. Once you've set the sleep timer, you'll note that it's listed as being on in that info window.

And that's it. Setting a sleep time in the Sonos app is a nice little way to end the day. See you in the morning.

 

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How to set a sleep timer in Sonos

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Just got Sonos for my B-Day and love it!! Appreciate seeing info on how to make my user experience better. Thank you!

What has been hard for you to find? My mom just got one for her birthday, and despite never having used one myself, I'll definitely be the one she calls when she inevitably has issues with it.

Bought a Play 5. It's nice, but Sonos needs to listen to its customer base and support Spotify Connect. Until then, I'll stick with the one speaker.

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