Can you use Samsung TV with Sonos?
Purchasing a new TV can be an exciting addition to your home. When it comes to watching your favorite shows there is nothing like enjoying them on a brand new device, such as a Samsung TV that is much more beautiful to look at than your previous TV.
Sonos devices provide amazing sound and yes, they can be connected to your Samsung TV in multiple ways. The method that is most appropriate for you will depend on the model of Sonos and Samsung TVs you own.
OK, this sounds great, right? Now you are thinking, “when do we get to the part where it says how to connect my devices?” Not to fear, read on to find the information you seek!
Identify Your Device Models
Before you begin, it is important to identify the specific model of Samsung TV and Sonos device you own. Each model of Samsung TV and Sonos speaker comes with different capabilities that may impact the method you use to connect them.
Understanding which models you own upfront will help save time later when deciding the best way to connect your devices, saving you unneeded aggravation. Go ahead, find your model information, we’ll wait here. You now know which models you own, which is great! Let us review the various options you have to connect your devices.
Connecting through HDMI
The most direct method to connect your devices is with an HDMI cable. HDMI connections are common in almost all modern TVs and can be found typically in the back or side of the TV. You may plug a standard HDMI wire from the Sonos to the TV.
Once connected, the audio should come out of your Sonos device instead of your TV. Not all TVs and Sonos devices are HDMI compatible however so be sure to check your device and instructions to determine if this method will work.
There are several methods for connecting your Sonos devices to your TV wirelessly; the two easiest are Bluetooth and the Sonos app. Both of these methods are used widely for setting up wireless speakers, smart speakers (ie. Alexa), printers, and many more modern devices in the home.
The Sonos App Method
The Sonos app is arguably the easiest method for connecting your Sonos to your Samsung TV. This method requires that you have a direct connection via an audio cable between your Sonos device and TV for the Sonos app to control the TV’s sound. Be sure to check for a list of compatible audio cables that will work for your devices before proceeding.
Once you have connected the audio cable, the setup can begin! Happy days! If you have purchased smart lights, Amazon Alexa, a wireless printer, or any number of other electronic devices, it is likely you would have set it up via an app on your phone.
The instructions here are breathtakingly simple if you are familiar with using an app to set up devices. Simply download the Sonos app and follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your device. Once connected you can stop surfing social media on your phone and use it to control the sound of your movie!
The Sonos app is arguably the easiest method for connecting your Sonos to your Samsung TV. If you have purchased smart lights, Amazon Alexa, a wireless printer, or any number of other electronic devices, it is likely you would have set it up via an app on your phone. In order to set this up, follow these simple steps:
- Search on google or a local electronics store for an audio cable that will be compatible between your devices
- Connect the audio cable between your TV and the Sonos app to enable sound control
- Download the Sonos app and follow the on-screen instructions to connect your device
Happy days, you are now connected! Now it is time to stop surfing social media on your phone and use it to control the sound of your movie!
The Bluetooth Method
Connecting your Sonos to your Samsung TV can also be done via Bluetooth which is another familiar method for anyone who has set up devices before. Not all devices are Bluetooth compatible, however, so be sure to refer to your owner’s manual for the specific Sonos and Samsung TV models you have to ensure they are Bluetooth enabled.
If you have lost your owner’s manual (who keeps these anyway?), not to fear! You can search for your model in google to get this answer; for example, “is my Samsung ABC-123 TV Bluetooth compatible?”.
Once you have confirmed both your Sonos and Samsung TV are Bluetooth compatible, let the party begin! Well, almost. You still have to connect them, which thankfully should not be too daunting a task. Fortunately, the Samsung website has instructions on how to connect a Bluetooth-enabled speaker such as your fancy Sonos. Click here to see detailed step-by-step instructions.
Yes, of course! The newer the models you own the more options you have to connect. Older devices may be more limited in the options to connect, however, hence the need to spend time right upfront understanding the features of what you own. Once you have identified the models, within a few steps and a short time later, you can make the popcorn, grab a drink and enjoy what is on TV that night in an exciting setting right from the comfort of your couch.