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How do I connect my Sonos Playbar, Beam, or Playbase?

Yes, your new Sonos Playbar, Playbase, or Beam is in. Before you can use your speaker, you must first install it. After following the steps in the Sonos Controller app, your speaker is ready for use.

Step 1: Connect the Sonos device to the power outlet

Step 1: Connect the Sonos device to the power outlet

Connect your soundbar to the power outlet. You do this with the included power cable.

Step 2: open the Sonos controller app

Step 2: open the Sonos controller app

If you have downloaded the app, you will find it between the applications of your smartphone or tablet. Open the app and press to install a new Sonos system. Then select the default installation and press next.

Step 3: boot

Step 3: boot

When it's booting, the light on the top of your Sonos Playbase or Beam will light up white. On the Sonos Playbar, this light is on the side.Note: you might see other colors light up or nothing at all. When in doubt, tap 'I'm unsure about the light'. The app will then explain what to do in order to continue to the next step.

Step 4: connect your smartphone or tablet to the network

Step 4: connect your smartphone or tablet to the network

You skip this step if you have an Android smartphone or tablet. The Android operating system automatically connects to the Sonos speaker. Close the Sonos Controller app by pressing the home button on your iPhone or iPad. Then go to your wifi settings. Between the list of available networks you can see the name of your Sonos device. Press this name and return to the Sonos Controller app.

Step 5: setting up the speaker

Step 5: setting up the speaker

The app now indicates that the soundbar has been found. Set up this player. Then click on go to configuring accessories. Then you select the home network with which you want to connect the SONOS device. Click on next. After this, the configuration is complete and your speaker is connected to your Wi-Fi network.

Step 6: readying the speaker for use

Step 6: readying the speaker for use

Tap Next 2 times, then tap 'Set up this player'. Next, press the Sonos button on your Playbase.This step differs slightly when setting up the Playbar. Press the volume up and mute buttons on the side of your Playbar. Hold both of these buttons until the LED starts to flash white.

Step 7: Connect the Playbar, Beam, or Playbase to the television

Connect Playbar

The Playbar

Use the included optical cable to connect the soundbar to the TV. After you've connected the soundbar to the TV, press Next in the Sonos app. Watch a movie or TV show. Note: you won't hear sound coming out of the Sonos Playbar yet. Click next. The TV has been successfully connected to your Sonos device.

Connect Beam

The Beam

Use the included optical cable to connect the Playbase to the TV. Note: your TV must have an HDMI arc output port. After you've connected the soundbar to the TV, press Next in the Sonos app. Watch a movie or TV show. Note: you won't hear sound coming out of the Sonos Beam yet. Click next. The TV has been successfully connected to your Sonos device.

Connect Playbase

The Playbase

Use the included optical cable to connect the Playbase to the TV. After you've connected the soundbar to the TV, press Next in the Sonos app. Watch a movie or TV show. Note: you won't hear sound coming out of the Sonos Playbase yet. Click next. The TV has been successfully connected to your Sonos device.

Step 10: TV audio settings

TV audio settings

Use your remote control from your TV to go to settings and go to sound settings. Press external speakers. This ensures that the speakers of your TV are switched off and the sound is sent to your Sonos device.

Add streaming services

Your Sonos device is now successfully connected. You'll now hear sound coming from your Playbase, Playbar, or Beam. To add music services to the Sonos Controller app, you'll need to register an account. Enter your email address and tap Next. Give the app permission to use your location. On the next 2 screens, press Next. This gives the app permission to store your user data and finishes setup.


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