How to Set Up a Sonos Playbar Soundbar

Introduction

This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Sonos Playbar TV.

Sonos Playbar TV

1 Physical Placement

  1. Set your soundbar in an open area, centered with your television. The connector panel should be facing toward your television or the wall.
    Diagram showing placing playbar in front of television

Do not place the Playbar vertically on its side.

Do not place the Playbar in a cabinet or on a walled shelf. Both ends of the Playbar should be at least 1 foot from a wall or other obstruction.

2 Connections

  1. Connect the optical cable to the back of your television, and the back of your soundbar.
    Diagram of connecting optical cable to television and playbar
  2. Connect the power cable to the back of our soundbar, and the power outlet.
    diagram of connecting power cable to speaker
  3. Your Sonos Playbar will begin powering up.

3 Network Connection Check

Your Sonos Playbar TV can be controlled and used from your smartphone, extending it's feature set greatly.

? Would you like to connect your Playbar TV to your smartphone or tablet?

  1. Yes, my Android device
  2. Yes, my iOS device
  3. No, not at this time

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This guide will walk you through the basic setup of your Sonos Playbar TV.

Sonos Playbar TV

  1. Set your soundbar in an open area, centered with your television. The connector panel should be facing toward your television or the wall.
    Diagram showing placing playbar in front of television

Do not place the Playbar vertically on its side.

Do not place the Playbar in a cabinet or on a walled shelf. Both ends of the Playbar should be at least 1 foot from a wall or other obstruction.

  1. Connect the optical cable to the back of your television, and the back of your soundbar.
    Diagram of connecting optical cable to television and playbar
  2. Connect the power cable to the back of our soundbar, and the power outlet.
    diagram of connecting power cable to speaker
  3. Your Sonos Playbar will begin powering up.
Your Sonos Playbar TV can be controlled and used from your smartphone, extending it's feature set greatly.
  1. Open Play Store.
    Google Play store icon
  2. Search for "Sonos Controller for Android" and tap on the app.
    Searching for the Sonos app. Illustration.
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    Sonos app page with the install button highlighted.
  4. Once installed, tap Open.
    Sonos app page with the Open button highlighted.

Show Me How

Clicking this button will open a new guide that will provide you with steps to resolve your issue.

  1. Open the App Store.
    Apple App Store Icon
  2. Type in "Sonos Controller" in the search bar.
  3. Find Sonos Controller in the search results and tap on GET.
    screenshot of the sonos app in the app store with get highlighted
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    install button

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