Configure Sonos with LG Magic Remote

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The LG Magic Remote does not output Infrared (IR) signals by default like many other remote controls. It uses radio frequencies (RF) or Bluetooth to communicate directly to the TV or other devices. Some configuration is necessary to enable IR output for use with the Playbar, Playbase or Beam.


Follow the steps below to configure your LG Magic Remote to work with Sonos home theater speakers:

– On the magic remote, press  Home and then select Device Connector.

– Select Soundbar and then the TV port you used to connect the Soundbar, Optical in this case.

– Select any manufacturer.

– Select Remote Type 1 and click Next.

– Select Done.

Within the Sonos app, under Room Settings for the home theater speaker, select the TV tab, and click on Remote Control Setup. Follow the instructions to program your new remote.

Note: If you’re still not able to control your home theater speaker with the LG Magic Remote, try disabling SIMPLINK for the Optical connection under Settings > Sound > Sound Out.