Setting up the Sonos Playbar or Playbase

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Before your Sonos Playbar or Playbase can play audio from your TV or music services, it must be setup using the Sonos app on your computer, tablet or mobile device. If the Playbar or Playbase is not set up through the Sonos app, you will not receive audio. Instructions for setting up the Playbar or Playbase are below.

– Download the Sonos controller on the device you will use to setup and control Sonos.

– Place the Playbar or Playbase in the appropriate location and apply power.

– Connect the supplied optical audio cable from the digital audio out (optical) of your TV to the audio input of the Playbar or Playbase. Be careful not to twist or bend the cable.

If the Playbar or Playbase is the first Sonos component you are setting up, follow the instructions below:

– Open up the Sonos controller app on your device of choice.

– Select “Set up a new Sonos system”.

– Follow the in-app instructions to complete the setup. The Sonos app will walk you through configuring your remote to work with the Playbar or Playbase, as well as adding any surround speakers you may have.

The setup is now complete, you are ready to listen to your Playbar or Playbase.


 

If you are adding a Playbar or Playbase to an existing Sonos system, follow the instructions below:

From your Sonos controller, select “Add a Player or Sub”.

– On iOS or Android: From the More tab, select Settings > Add a Player or Sub

– On the Sonos Desktop Controller for Mac or PC, “Add a Player or Sub” is found under the “Manage” menu. On a Mac, the “Manage” menu can be found in the toolbar in the top left corner of the screen. On a PC, it is found at the top left of the Sonos application.

– Follow the in-app instructions to complete the setup. The Sonos app will walk you through configuring your remote to work with the Playbar or Playbase, as well as adding any surround speakers you may have.

The setup is now complete, you are ready to listen to your Playbar or Playbase.