How to Connect Sonos One to TV

How to Connect Sonos One to TV

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

So you want to connect your Sonos One to TV? Of course, you do! You’ve got an awesome speaker system in your home, but you want to be able to enjoy your favorite music on the big screen. Here’s a quick guide to connecting Sonos One to TV.

What’s the best way to connect my TV to my Sonos One?

To be clear, you can’t connect a Sonos One to a TV by yourself. The Sonos One must be connected wirelessly to a Sonos soundbar, which is fully attached to your television.

How to Connect Sonos One to TV

  • Because the Sonos One isn’t powered by your TV or a Sonos soundbar, you’ll need to make sure there’s an AC outlet nearby.
  • Follow the instructions in the app to set up your Sonos One and TV soundbar. For each component, you’ll need to make a distinct “room.” Check to see whether they’re all on the same Wi-Fi network.

Note: When you’re not watching TV, you may move the speaker to different rooms and use it as a regular speaker. Keep a couple of extra power cords for the Sonos One on hand in case you need to move it.

  • Place your Sonos One in the general area where you want it. Use an equal amount of units on the left and right if you’re utilizing multiple units. Each unit must be in the same room as the soundbar and have a clear line of sight to it.

Note: If you have any stereo pairs set up for your Sonos One, remember to separate them.

  • Navigate to Settings > System > Products in the Sonos app. Then tap Set Up Surrounds in the room you’ve picked for your soundbar. The program will take control of the system and set up it for you, notifying you of any changes that are required.

Is it possible to use my Sonos One speaker with my television?

  • No, if you’re just using the Sonos One with your TV. While Sonos has apps for Android and iOS, neither Android TV nor Apple TV is directly compatible. Furthermore, there are no apps for Roku or other streaming providers. Furthermore, the Sonos app, which is used to operate the devices, does not identify non-Sonos devices on your network. There are third-party apps that claim to provide this capability, but our tests revealed that they are dangerous and ineffective.
  • Likewise, unlike other speakers, the Sonos One does not support Bluetooth streaming. While the Sonos One’s second iteration has some restricted Bluetooth, it’s solely utilized to set up the device.
  • This may change in the future. There’s no technical reason why a Sonos One can’t link to your smart TV, other than neither manufacturer has enabled the feature, so it’s really just a matter of user interest and companies agreeing. However, for the time being, the only method to connect a Sonos One to your television is to make it part of a bigger Sonos system.