To do that task about connecting sonos beam to Samsung tv, you must setup using the Sonos app on your computer, tablet or mobile device. If the Beam is not set up using the Sonos app, you will not receive audio.
Follow the instructions below to set up the Beam.
There are two ways you can connect sonos beam to Samsung TV
- Optical audio adapter
1- HDMI-ARC Port
Before briefing about how to connect it, you need to know exactly what HDMI-ARC Port?
Most TVs have two to four HDMI ports, one of which is labeled ARC, which stands for Audio Return Channel. Check Tv model and its features.
- Plug sonos beam to any of HDMI-ARC port
- The HDMI-ARC port syncs audio and picture, plus automatically pairs your TV remote to Sonos Beam.
- Most of Samsung tv compatible with sonos home theater speaker and connect automatically.
Tips: if Sonos beam doesn’t connect, and you are unsure about HDMI port then contact TV supplier or find out your tv model and its specs and features.
In case your TV hasn’t any HDMI-arc port then here is another way to contact Sonos beam speakers.
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2- Optical audio adapter
If your TV is older than 5 years, or otherwise doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port, you can use the included optical audio adapter to connect Sonos Beam to the optical port on your TV. Please note that Amazon Alexa TV voice commands will not work. When the Beam is connected via optical adapter.
For compatible TVs, Beam introduces commands specific to TV use, including “Turn on the TV” and “Turn off the TV.” Beam also follows commands such as “Turn it up” and “Mute,” applying them to the TV volume.
To use these commands, Beam must be connected to your TV’s HDMI-ARC input, and your TV needs to have HDMI-CEC enabled. HDMI-CEC is sometimes referred
- Samsung: Anynet+
- LG: SimpLink
- Sony: Bravia Link
- Phillips: EasyLink
- Panasonic: Viera Link
- Hitachi: HDMI-CEC
Amazon Alexa voice control for your TV (Alexa, turn the TV on/off) will not work if Beam is connected via optical adapter.
Beam can also be linked to Alexa-enabled video streaming devices such as Fire TV.
Once linked, you can control these services with Sonos Beam by saying “Play Catastrophe,” “Switch to ESPN” or “Tune to channel 500.” If you’ve logged into Netflix or added HBO NOW to your Fire TV, you’ll be able to play shows by name,
e.g. “Play Stranger Things” or “Play Game of Thrones.”
Learn more about setting up the Fire TV with Sonos Beam here.
Note: In case If the Samsung Tv you have doesn’t HDMI Port nor optical adapter then what you can do is to connect sonos beam speaker.
The option you have is to use third party devices, but I would rather not recommend you to do, because it may create voice sync problem. So the only thing you can do is to replace your Samsung tv with the latest one that has both HDMI port and Optical adapter as well.
IF Voice commands are not working from sonos Beam speakers
So if you’re not able to consistently get audio from the beam. Then I would recommend you to do a few test before you buy anything.
Test 1: Unplug the TV, leave all the HDMI connections in place, wait a few seconds, plug the tv back in, turn on TV. Do you get audio through the Beam?
Test 2: Unplug the TV, disconnect all the HDMI connections except the Beam, wait a few seconds, plug the TV back in, turn on TV. Do you get audio through the Beam?
If test 1 is No, and test 2 is Yes, then it’s one of more of your other devices that are causing the issue. You could try the tests over again leave the devices unplugged one at a time to hopefully see which one is the problem. If it’s just one, see if you can turn off CEC in that device or get a new cable, hopefully it works.