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Program Apple TV Remote to Control a Sonos Speaker

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Introduction

The Sonos soundbar device you have connected to your television can actually be controlled with the remote that came with your Apple TV. That way you don't have to hang onto two remotes when you're using your Apple TV and your Sonos soundbar.
With your remote programmed to control your soundbar you can use it adjust your beefed up audio instead of having to balance the television audio and the Sonos Controller App.
In this guide, we'll go over how to use the Sonos app to teach your devices how to accept inputs from the Apple TV remote.
Before You Begin:
Your Apple TV must be set up already
You must have the Sonos Controller app installed
Sonos Playbar Soundbar

1 Program Apple TV Remote for Sonos Devices

  1. Launch the Sonos App.
    Sonos Playbar Soundbar
  2. Select the More tab.
    More tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Settings
  4. Select Room Settings.
    Room Settings
  5. Select TV Setup and Control.
  6. Select Remote Control Setup.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions using your Apple TV remote to complete the set up process.
  8. Your Apple TV remote can now control the volume on your Sonos devices.
  9. You'll want to disable your TV's internal speaker. For steps, see our guide below.
    Disabling Your TV's Internal Speaker

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The Sonos soundbar device you have connected to your television can actually be controlled with the remote that came with your Apple TV. That way you don't have to hang onto two remotes when you're using your Apple TV and your Sonos soundbar.
With your remote programmed to control your soundbar you can use it adjust your beefed up audio instead of having to balance the television audio and the Sonos Controller App.
In this guide, we'll go over how to use the Sonos app to teach your devices how to accept inputs from the Apple TV remote.
Before You Begin:
Your Apple TV must be set up already
You must have the Sonos Controller app installed
Sonos Playbar Soundbar
  1. Launch the Sonos App.
    Sonos Playbar Soundbar
  2. Select the More tab.
    More tab
  3. Select Settings.
    Settings
  4. Select Room Settings.
    Room Settings
  5. Select TV Setup and Control.
  6. Select Remote Control Setup.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions using your Apple TV remote to complete the set up process.
  8. Your Apple TV remote can now control the volume on your Sonos devices.
  9. You'll want to disable your TV's internal speaker. For steps, see our guide below.
    Disabling Your TV's Internal Speaker