Control Sonos home theater with your TV remote

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Sonos products connected via an optical cable or the Sonos Optical Audio Adapter require you to manually set up your TV remote to control the volume of your Sonos home theater product. If your Sonos home theater product is connected via HDMI-ARC, your TV remote will work automatically and won't need any setup to control Sonos.

Sonos will automatically guide you through this process during the initial setup of your Sonos home theater system. Follow the steps in this article if you need to set up a new remote with an existing home theater system or if you opted out of setting up your TV remote during the initial setup process.

  1. Open the Sonos app for iOS or Android.
  2. From the  Settings tab, press System.
  3. Select the room where your Sonos home theater product is located.
  4. Under Home Theater, press Remote Control Setup.
  5. Follow the in-app instructions to configure your new remote to control your Sonos home theater.

Additional details

  • Only one remote can be programmed to control the Sonos home theater speaker at a time.

Still need help?

Our technicians can help over the phone or with a live chat. You can also ask questions and find answers with other Sonos owners in our Sonos Community.