RIP SONOS PLAY:3 2011-2018
The SONOS PLAY:3 has been a key member of the SONOS lineup since July 2011. At half the price of the PLAY:5 and when the PLAY:1 was later introduced retaining superiority as a stereo speaker in its own right, the PLAY:3 was a perfect mid-point between the other two speakers. The PLAY:3 is perfectly at home in studies and kitchens around the world.
With the continuing rise in popularity of technologies like Amazon Alexa, the PLAY:3 struggled to keep up with more recent releases like the SONOS ONE.
At present, SONOS haven't announced an alternative to the PLAY:3 but depending on your budget the PLAY:1 and PLAY:5 make excellent options. If you're looking for a stereo option, but don't want to splash out on a PLAY:5 you could pair up two PLAY:1 for £298. Alternatively upgrade to two SONOS ONE for voice control for £398.