How To Connect Sonos Speaker To TV

How To Connect Sonos Speaker To TV?

How To Connect Sonos Speaker To TV? There are a few different ways you can connect your Sonos speaker to your TV. All the free-standing Sonos speakers except for the Playbase and the Beam or Arc can be used for streaming TV audio if you pair them with a soundbar or surround.

You can also use an Apple AirPlay 2 compatible speaker for TV audio. This method requires a bit more setup but is simple enough.


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Connect the HDMI cable (included) from your TV to the HDMI ARC or eARC port on the Soundbar. The HDMI ARC or eARC port looks different from a regular HDMI port and is usually labeled ARC, Audio Return Channel, or ARC/eARC on your TV. Once the soundbar is connected to your TV, you can use the Sonos app to group it with other speakers in the room and play audio through them simultaneously.

You can also connect an HDMI-compatible device, like a CD player or turntable with a built-in phono preamp, to the CONNECT: AMP’s line-in port. From within the Sonos app, select the room and choose ’Line-In’ as the source and you can control TV audio through your CONNECT: AMP.

If you have a Sonos Beam, Arc, or One SL, you can listen to your TV’s audio on other Sonos speakers around the house via Bluetooth. This is possible because Sonos supports the highest quality Bluetooth streaming available – aptX – which means it can deliver superior audio than normal Bluetooth devices.

You can also access a variety of streaming services through the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet. These include Apple Music, Spotify, Audible, Tidal, YouTube Music, iHeartRadio, and more. To add your account, simply scroll to Settings and select ‘My Services’.


The Sonos Beam has an optical connection to connect to your TV. If your TV supports HDMI-ARC, the Beam can also play your TV’s audio via the optical port. You’ll need to have an HDMI cable and an HDMI-to-optical adapter handy.

Setup is simple and easy through the Sonos app for iOS or Android. The app will walk you through what cables to have nearby, and whether or not your Beam can join a Sonos system with other speakers you’ve already set up. It will also ask you to set a source for the TV, such as your favorite radio station or your streaming service of choice.

After you’ve finished, your Beam will be ready to connect to your TV. Connect the power cord to your soundbar, then plug in the included HDMI cable to the HDMI ARC (or eARC) port on the back of your TV. If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port, you can use the included optical cable to connect your soundbar to your TV’s optical digital OUT port.

Then, you’ll be able to control your Sonos speaker with the TV remote or voice assistant of your choice.


You can even pair a second Beam with your TV to create a surround sound system for a full home theater experience. Besides the built-in apps, Sonos works with some streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Audible, Global Player, NTS Radio, Mixcloud, and Stitcher.


Adding a physical audio source to Sonos is possible, and it’s a great way to play your vinyl collection or CDs. All you need is your audio player, a wire, and a Sonos device with a line-in connection (like the Port or Amp).

The audio from your player should be at “line level,” which means it doesn’t need to be amplified before sending it to your Sonos device. Connect your audio player to the back of the Sonos Port or Amp using an RCA cable, connecting the red and white connectors at each end. Then select the source in the Sonos app by going to Browse > Line-in.

You’ll need to adjust the volume level in the Sonos app, as each audio device is different and will have a different output. This will ensure your Sonos device is playing the proper volume from the line-in source.

If your TV is Bluetooth(r)-enabled, you can connect it to a Sonos Speaker using the same method described above. It’s a great way to experience your TV and Sonos together, without requiring the use of a wire. If you want to take this a step further, consider getting a Bluetooth transmitter that supports aptX(TM) technology. This will give you higher-quality audio and less delay between the sound you hear and the video on your screen.


Unlike the cabled options, Sonos Bluetooth speakers and soundbars can connect wirelessly to TVs. This means there are no tangled, jumbled wires casting dismay over your home theater setup. Moreover, you can play music in other parts of the house and use voice assistants to control your Sonos system hands-free.

You can use a Sonos Soundbar, Playbar, or Roam to connect to your TV over Bluetooth. However, you need to make sure that the TV and speaker have Bluetooth support. Once you have that, turn on the Bluetooth setting in your TV and enable it to search for devices. Then, you can put the Sonos speaker into pairing mode by pressing and holding the Bluetooth button on the back of the speaker until it flashes blue and you hear a chime.

Once the Sonos speaker is in Bluetooth pairing mode, the TV will automatically switch to its audio input when it’s turned on. The resulting audio delay can be frustrating when watching TV, but it’s fine for listening to music. If you’d prefer a less prominent delay, you can disable it in the Sonos app.

Rasheed Alam

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