How do I connect my Sonos Playbar, Beam, or Playbase?
What do you need?
- Optical cable or HDMI cable (for the Beam).
- Power cable.
- WiFi network and the corresponding password.
- Smartphone or tablet connected to the WiFi network.
- The Sonos Controller app.
Note: it's important to put the Playbar, Beam, or Playbase in a spot with space around it, so you'll be able to use the Sonos buttons. These are the buttons found on the side of the devices.
Step 1: Connect the Sonos device to the power outlet
Connect your Playbar or Playbase to the power outlet. This is done with the supplied power cable.
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
During startup, the light on the top of your Sonos Playbase will light up white. At the Sonos Playbar this light is on the side.
Note: you may notice that you see other colors or nothing. When in doubt, click I doubt the light. Then the app explains what you need to do to continue to the next step.
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
The app now indicates that the Playbar or Playbase 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Your Sonos device is now successfully connected. You'll now hear sound coming from your Playbase or Playbar. 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.