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Connect Sonos Arc to Any TV

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The Sonos Arc will suit your needs if you want a sound bar with voice recognition, multiroom music, as well as other characteristics. The benefit of using a separate speaker for your TV is that you can usually get a greater volume, excellent sound quality, and a broad choice of sound control.

But what should you do when your Sonos Arc is not connecting to your TV or constantly disconnecting? If you want a solution, read this article.

Sonos Arc TV Connection:

Though most TVs are ideal for Sonos home theatre systems, others could require some sort of additional setup. And some TV’s may not support Sonos at all. When connecting Sonos speakers with your TV, there are a few fundamental criteria that must be met.

Conditions for Sonos Arc to connect with TV:

In order to use CEC, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant to manage your TV, you’ll need a TV having an HDMI ARC connection. If your TV lacks an HDMI ARC connector, an optical audio adapter can be used to link Arc, Beam, or Amp to a digital optical audio output. When using the optical connection, you will be unable to operate your TV through CEC or voice. 

If you don’t find some of the ports or menu choices, refer to the guidebook or contact customer support for your TV.

Requirement to Connect- Dolby Atmos:

Sonos Arc supports the playback of Dolby Atmos audio. But To play Dolby Atmos material, they must be linked to HDMI ARC or HDMI eARC. So, while connecting Sonos Arc to TV that the external source is set to output Dolby Digital or if it is not mentioned then to Bitstream.

Specifications for surround sound:

Sonos home audio systems support Dolby Digital 5.0 and 5.1 surround sound. Ensure your TV and other external sources are configured to Dolby Digital output. When Dolby Digital isn’t available, you can use Bitstream.

DTS audio is frequently used on Blu-ray discs. However, Sonos Arc does not support it. Certain Blu-ray systems and gaming consoles can convert DTS to Dolby Digital 5.1, which Sonos Arc supports.

How does Sonos Arc connect to TV:

Lets explore how to establish a sonos arc & tv connection.

1. Connect Sonos Arc to Apple Tv 4k:

If you want to connect Apple TV to Sonos arc, follow either of these simple methods:

  • Using an HDMI cable, link the Apple TV box to the television.
  • Connect the Sonos ARC to the TV using an HDMI cable and the HDMI ARC connector on the TV.

Or

  • Use the optical output adapter to connect Sonos ARC to the TV’s optical audio output connector.
  • The TV will begin receiving sound through Apple TV and send it out through the Sonos Arc if all three are properly connected. It’s possible that you’ll have to change the volume on your television manually. You may also control the equipment via the Apple TV box remote.

2. How to connect Sonos Arc to Samsung TV:

Many people question that their Sonos arc is not working with Samsung TV. See the steps below to ensure you have connected the sound system properly.

To connect your video and audio, connect one end of the HDMI to your Sonos arc and the other to the HDMI ARC connector. This links the TV remote control with the Sonos arc automatically.

3. How to connect Sonos Arc to Sony TV:

Plug one end of the HDMI to your Sonos arc and the other to the HDMI ARC connection to connect your visual and music. This instantly connects the TV remote control to the Sonos arc. 

Connecting Sonos arc to LG TV is similar to connecting any other TV. Follow the steps above to connect.

We hope by now, you have become well acquainted with the Sonos arc TV connection. 

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