Sonos Connect (speaker, amplifier, receiver, tv)

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic expert with 10 years of experience, involved in the research and development of SMART HOME systems.

Sonos sound system is one of the most convenient ways to get hassle-free audio sound services. It has changed your house audio streaming startlingly by providing a quality sound.

You can easily enhance this sound quality with the help of a Sonos system throughout your entire home. Well, to get this incredible audio streaming service, you just need to connect your Sonos speaker system to your controller devices via Wi-Fi.

This controller device can be your phone, TV, stereo receiver, amplifier, and many more. However, if you want to know how to connect the Sonos sound system wirelessly to these devices, this article is just for you.

In this article, I have discussed in detail the connection process of your Sonos system with so many controller devices. So, you can know how to connect them with Sonos by following some easy steps without facing any problems.

How to connect Sonos to a phone (iPhone and Android)?

All right, here, I will first discuss your Sonos connection to your iPhone and Android with detailed steps.

But, before connecting Sonos to a phone, make sure that your iPhone and Android devices are connected to your home wireless system.

So, the detailed steps for the Sonos S2 app go here-

  1. First, place the Sonos system in a location and then connect it wirelessly to power.
  2. Connect your phone devices to the Wi-Fi network.
  3. Download the Sonos app to your phone controller devices (iPhone and android)
  4. Open up the apps.
  5. Now, you can see a connect tap option to your nearby Sonos sound system.
  6. Tap connect:
  7. In this case, if you don’t get a nearby prompt, go to the settings option. There, you will see the join nearby system. Tap it.
  8. After that, now you will see on your screen that it is connected to your Sonos system.
  9. Once you have seen it, Select and tap the Done option.

And, to connect Sonos S1 app, the steps are as follows-

  1. Connect your iOS and Android smartphone devices to your home Wi-Fi network.
  2. Ensure the Sonos system is on.
  3. Open your Sonos app.
  4. You will see a message on the top part of the app screen- Sonos found.
  5. Then tap on Connect and then press Let’s connect.
  6. Now, you will find that the Sonos app will prompt you to tap the join button to add a nearby Sonos system.
  7. Tap on Connected to your Sonos system.
  8. Finally, you have to select and press the option-Done.

So, now your Sonos system gets connected to your mobile devices.

How to Connect Sonos to a Computer (Mac and Windows)?

So, if you want to connect Sonos audio sound system wirelessly to your computer, it can be your Mac and Windows, here are the detailed steps on how you will connect it-

  1. Ensure first your computer devices are connected to the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Download the Sonos app to your Mac and Windows devices and open it.
  3. Now, you will see a message on your device screen- we found Sonos on your network.
  4. Tap the option Let’s connect.
  5. Now, you just need to follow the prompts so you connect your computer to the Sonos system.

How to Connect Sonos Chromebook?

As you may know, right now, the Sonos sound system doesn’t support the Chromebook. The reason is you will not find the Sonos app available on the Chromebook, so the setup for the Sonos sound system doesn’t work.

So, overall, you can’t expect Chromebook support for the Sonos app until the Chromebook OS has changed.

However, you can download and install the Sonos controller app if your Chromebook allows installing the android apps from the Chromebook play store.

So, you need to check first whether it is compatible or not, then you can download and install the app manually.

Well, you may get some following features using Sonos-

  • Excellent music experience as you have sat just in front of the studio.
  • Provides app access across so many controller devices, your computer, smartphone, etc., and streams the music throughout your entire room.
  • You can have a wide variety of music access worldwide.
  • Direct wireless connection using an easy mobile app.

All right, surprisingly, some users also claim that they run Sonos apps on their Chromebook by using them with a higher CPU. But after that, it stops working. And then, following the play store Chromebook integration, it works well but just for a while.

Well, some people say that it actually depends on what model of Chromebook you are using and if it supports running an Android app.

However, we can expect that Sonos will surely be aware of this issue as Chrome OS is nowadays the fast-growing OS.

How to connect Sonos to smart TV (Samsung and Roku)?

To connect Sonos to your smart TV Samsung and Roku, you need to follow several steps.

Sonos connection to Samsung TV-

  1. Unbox Sonos play bar so you can reveal the parts.
  2. Plug the power cord’s one end into the Sonos system and then plug its other edge into a wall socket.
  3. Ensure that you flip on the wall socket switch.
  4. Connect other necessary cables.
  5. Plug the optical cables by opening the wall socket.
  6. Plug this optical cable’s one end into your Sonos play bar and the other into your Samsung smart TV device.
  7. After connecting them, now give emphasis on your Sonos configuration.
  8. Install the Sonos app on your mobile controller devices.
  9. Turn on the Sonos system and Samsung smart TV.
  10. Open the Sonos app, click the settings buttons, and launch a new window.
  11.  Tap the option-Add a Sonos Component and you will see Sonos Setup on your screen.
  12. If you want to add a Sonos component, tap the Mute button as well as the + Volume button.
  13. Now, you will see the instructions on the Sonos setup screen.
  14. After that, it will automatically connect to your Sonos app and you will see a green color indicator light.
  15. Once you have done all these, tap the Next button to choose the room.
  16. Select the room from the list and tap the Next button.
  17. Now, you need to turn the TV on, disable the TV’S speaker, and finally configure the TV remote.

Connect Sonos one to Roku TV

  1. First, you need to place your Sonos one speaker at your desired location.
  2. Plug the Sonos system to get power.
  3. Open the Sonos app on mobile controller devices (Android or iOS).
  4. Press the button-Set up a new system and create a new account.
  5. Tap the Add button and then Continue and finally press-Set up products (for Sonos S1).
  6. Now, follow the app steps and set it up.
  7. Finally, you also need to add not only your voice command services but also audio services.

How to Connect Sonos to Google Home?

As you know, Sonos is a wireless sound system so you can easily connect and set up your Sonos speaker as a default speaker for your Google Home. But, how will you connect it?

Well, I’ve come up with an easy setup and connection process. So, don’t be panicked, and just keep an eye on the following steps-

  1. To get a connection, first, you have to ensure that you have a flawless Wi-Fi network throughout your home.
  2. Then, you need to open your Google home smartphone device app and also connect this device wirelessly.
  3. After that, you will see a Google speaker on your device screen and once you see this, just tap it.
  4. You may tap the display button if you want to adjust it.
  5. Then, the app will show you a cog icon just in its top-right end corner. You have to tap that cog icon.
  6. After that scroll down the app and look for-Device Settings section. In that section, you need to press the Default Speaker.
  7. Finally, just tap on your Sonos speaker. You can also tap on the speaker group that you desire.

So, you have finally connected your Sonos speaker (how to add multiple sonos speakers in one room) to your Google Home as a default speaker.

Now, you just have to ask your Google Assistant to play something from your particular Google home controller device. And, it will play. This sound comes from the Sonos speaker that you have selected.

How do I connect Sonos to stereo?

To connect your stereo receiver with the Sonos speaker system, follow the detailed steps-

  1. Connect the stereo receiver to a Sonos port.
  2. Plugin the Sonos port for power, and then connect it with a power amplifier.
  3. Open the Sonos app on your mobile controller devices.
  4. Tap the option- Set up a new system.
  5. Press-Add button on the Sonos Port. For the S1 app controller, you need to press Continue and then tap- Set up products.
  6. Then, follow the steps in your Sonos app and set up the Sonos Port. Also, ensure that you have added music services.

How do I connect Sonos to the Yamaha receiver?

When you are going to connect the Sonos port to the Yamaha receiver, you are more likely to connect it to your existing Yamaha amplifier. It integrates that amplifier with your existing Sonos speaker devices.

Therefore, you need to follow several steps-

  1. Connect the Sonos port to your existing Yamaha receiver with an available input.
  2. Select the appropriate input on the Yamaha receiver.
  3. Connect the existing amplifier to one of the PLAY: 5s.
  4. Now, you will get a signal from the Sonos system.
  5. Control the zone using your mobile controller devices.
  6. After passing the signal from the Sono port to the Yamaha, now you can play on the speaker that is connected to the Yamaha receiver.

How do I connect Sonos to the home theater system?

Along with other Sonos system connection processes, I will also explain here, how you can connect Sonos speakers to your home theater system.

However, before going through the connection procedure, there are some things you need to ensure-

  • Make sure that you have added your home theater products and also the surrounding products to your Sonos system in different rooms.
  • Connect surround products to the Sonos system home theatre products via Wi-Fi.
  • If the surround products come with a stereo pair set up, you need to separate this pair before you have added them.

The steps to connect Sonos to the home theater system are as follows-

  1. Open the Sonos system app on your mobile controller devices (iOS or Android).
  2. Then, you need to go to the Settings tab and press System.
  3. After that, under the option Products, you need to tap the button- Sonos home theater room.
  4. Then press-Set up Surrounds.
  5. The final step is to follow the instructions of the Sonos app. Besides, while doing this, you also have to add the Sonos speakers as surround products.

How do I connect a Denon receiver to Sonos?

So, if you want to connect your Denon AV receiver to the Sonos port, you should follow the detailed connection steps that I explain below.

  1. The first step is running the RCA cables from your Sonos port to the back of your Denon receiver.
  2. After that select the phono option of both left and right.
  3. Then change to Denon AV receiver’s front button zone and there, search for the phono option.
  4. After that, you need to play anything you want to from your Sonor application.
  5. You should play this with your given name where you have located the Sonos port in your Sonos app.

How to connect Sonos port to Denon (AVR2700h 5.1.2) receiver?

  1. Connect your Denon AVR2700h to the Sonos Port’s RCA outputs or digital coax cable to the digital out port.
  2. Check if your AVR has a 12v trigger input, as the Sonos Port has a 12v trigger output with a current rating of 200mA.
  3. If your AVR has a 12v trigger input, connect the 12V trigger output from the Sonos Port to the 12v trigger input of your AVR.
  4. This will bring your amplifier out of standby mode when the music starts playing, reducing the time it takes for the amplifier to become active and start outputting audio to your speakers.

Can I connect Sonos to the amplifier?

Yes, you can connect your Sonos audio sound system to the amplifier. To connect it, you just need to follow some steps.

The detailed steps to connect Sonos to the amplifier goes here-

  1. The first step to connecting Sonos is opening the Sonos app on your iOS or Android controller devices.
  2. After that, you need to press- Set up a new system.
  3.  Then, the next step is to create a new Sonos account or sign in to your existing Sonos account.
  4. Then press the Add button that will show you the Sonos products. However, if you are using the S1 app controller, then just press the Continue button and then tap Set up products.
  5. The last step is to follow the steps in the Sonos app. So, you can set up the amplifier for your Sonos. And also, you need to add music services.

Well, if you want to connect the amplifier to the existing Sonos sound system, follow these steps-

  1. Open the Sonos app for your controller devices like iOS or Android.
  2. Go to the app Settings options. There, you will find the System tab, tap on it, and then tap-Add Product.
  3. Then, you need to follow the Sonos app steps to add an amplifier to your Sonos Sound system.

Final verdict

So, we have reached our final part. In this article, I have tried to cover the Sonos sound system connections to many of your controller devices. Besides, I’ve also tried my best to explain the connection steps of how to connect Sonos to a phone, TV, Receiver, amplifier, and more.

Hopefully, you have read the whole article consciously. And, after reading this helpful guide, now, you can easily understand the connection steps of the Sonos system. Therefore, you don’t have to worry while connecting it to any of your controller devices.