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Sonos Beam

TV sound bar/wireless music system with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay® 2 (Black)

Item # 616BEAMBK

The compact Sonos Beam delivers spacious sound with your TV shows, movies, and music.

The compact Sonos Beam delivers spacious sound with your TV shows, movies, and music.

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About the Sonos Beam

Wall-to-wall TV sound and voice control your way

The compact Sonos Beam delivers spacious sound with your TV shows, movies, and music. And it can be part of a Sonos wireless multi-room audio system. Plus, the Beam has Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in.

Wall-to-wall TV sound and voice control your way

The compact Sonos Beam delivers spacious sound with your TV shows, movies, and music. And it can be part of a Sonos wireless multi-room audio system. Plus, the Beam has Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant built-in.

Sonos Beam and optional Sonos Sub

Add the optional wireless Sonos Sub for deep bass.

So you can choose which voice command technology you want to use. Each has its advantages, and both let you control your entire Sonos multi-room audio system using voice commands.

Wireless home theater options

The Beam can be paired wirelessly with a Sonos Sub to create a 3.1 home theater system. Add a pair of Sonos One SL speakers as wireless surrounds, and you've got a full 5.1 system for wraparound sound.

The Beam connects to your TV's HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) port with an included cable. If your TV doesn't have this kind of HDMI connection, Sonos has included an adapter cable for connecting to your television's optical digital output. Either way, you can send sound from your connected TV to other Sonos speakers all around your house.

Voice commands get the music flowing

The Beam has a five-mic array with noise cancellation to ensure it hears your commands. Tell Alexa or Google Assistant to mix and match from Spotify®, Deezer, TuneIn internet radio, and more. You can control even more music features through the Sonos app on your smartphone or tablet.

Sonos Beam

Beyond music

The Beam lets you access many of the services Alexa and Google Assistant have to offer.

The free Amazon Alexa app lets you set up "skills." These are the services you can direct Alexa to access. It includes information sites, popular smart home brands such as Nest and Wemo®, sports sites, and more.

The same is true with the free Google Home app. You can have hands-free voice control over compatible smart home devices from Wemo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.

Expand to any (or every) room

Your Beam can be part of a larger multi-room audio system. Place Sonos speakers like the Sonos One or One SL, Play:1, or the larger Play:5, in every room where you want to listen to music. You can set up the players to work on your existing Wi-Fi® network.

Or, you can connect any Sonos speaker to your network router, and Sonos will create its own dedicated wireless network for even better performance. You can also use a Boost to create this network if you can't place a speaker near your router.

Compatible with AirPlay 2

The Sonos Beam has AirPlay 2 built in. That means you can stream audio directly from your iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac® computer through your Sonos system. That includes soundtracks from YouTube® videos and Netflix movies.

And if you subscribe to Apple Music®, you can do even more. Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV 4K to control Apple Music with voice commands. Tell it what selection or playlist to play — and which Sonos speakers you want it to play through.

Trueplay speaker tuning for optimal sound

If you use your Sonos control app on an iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, you can use it to fine-tune the Sonos Beam with Sonos's Trueplay feature. It uses the mic built into your device to measure how the sound reflects off your walls and furnishings, and then it adjusts the speaker's settings for the best possible sound.

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Product highlights:

  • 3-channel sound bar plays TV sound, music from the web, and digital audio files on your home network
  • 5 built-in speakers, each with a Class-D digital amplifier
    • 4 full-range woofers
    • 1 tweeter
  • 3 passive bass radiators
  • connects to your TV's HDMI ARC port via an included cable
    • accepts Dolby® Digital and 2-channel PCM audio signals
    • optical digital audio adapter included as secondary connection option
  • stream sound from TV shows and movies to other Sonos speakers
  • built-in array of 5 far-field microphones
General voice control functions (common to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant):
  • select which Sonos speakers to play
  • volume, play, pause, skip and repeat functions
  • get weather reports, news updates, time, sports and stock reports
  • select streaming music services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Deezer (subscriptions required for some services)
  • select radio stations through iHeartRadio or TuneIn Radio
  • control compatible smart home products
  • Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant selectable as default voice control for speaker
    • can communicate with in-network Sonos products using other voice control service as default
Amazon Alexa voice control functions:
  • Amazon Alexa app control
  • free download from Apple App Store and GooglePlay
  • control Amazon Alexa built-in compatible streaming services such as Amazon Music, Apple Music,and SiriusXM (subscription required for some services)
  • add items to your shopping list (requires Amazon Prime account)
  • access to Alexa skills, such as compatible smart home commands, Audible books, and more (subscriptions required for some services)
Google Assistant functions:
  • Google Home app control
  • free download from Apple App Store and GooglePlay
  • set alarms, start timers, and add items to your shopping list
  • control Chromecast built-in-compatible streaming services such as TIDAL, Google Play Music, and YouTube Music (subscription required for some services)
Sonos control app:
  • free download from Apple App Store® and Google Play
  • compatible with Apple® and Android™ smartphones and tablets
  • play the same song on multiple Sonos speakers, or have different music playing on each one
  • Trueplay automatically adjusts Sonos speakers to your room for optimum performance
    • Trueplay currently works with iOS® devices only
  • plays MP3 and WMA streaming internet radio stations
  • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WAV files
  • plays personalized internet radio stations from Pandora
  • plays songs from subscription streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Rhapsody, TIDAL, and more
  • plays music and podcasts directly from Android and iOS mobile devices
Other features:
  • Apple AirPlay® 2 lets you stream directly from an iPhone® or iPad® and ask Siri to play Apple Music
  • Ethernet port for wired connection to your home network (Ethernet cable included)
  • pair with a Sonos Sub and two Sonos One or One SL speakers for wireless 5.1-channel surround sound
  • wall-mountable
  • requires AC power (adapter included)
  • 25-5/8"W x 2-11/16"H x 3-15/16"D
  • weight: 6.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BEAM1US1BLK

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • 5' HDMI cable
  • 4.5" HDMI-to-optical adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

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Features & specs

General
Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer Optional
Wireless Surrounds Optional
Number Of Channels 3.0
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS No
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
Virtual Surround Yes
Audio Connections
Optical Digital Inputs None
Coaxial Digital Inputs None
HDMI ARC Input Yes
HDMI eARC Input No
3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
USB Type-A Input No
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Audio Specs
Tweeter Dome Tweeter (1)
Midrange Full-range woofers (4)
Woofer Passive Radiators (3)
Subwoofer Driver None
Enclosure Passive Radiator
System Frequency Response Not Given
Sound Bar RMS Power Not given
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution N/A
HDR Video Compatible No
Control
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control Alexa & Google Assistant built-in
Control by App Apple iOS, Android
HDMI CEC Yes
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote Yes
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity No
Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
Chromecast built-in No
Files on Your Network No
Wi-Fi Networking
Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11 b/g
Bands 2.4 GHz
Other Info
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Optional
Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-11/16H x 25-5/8W x 3-15/16D
Sound Bar Weight 6.2 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Home Theater Section
Network & Multiroom Audio
Intuitive Control
System Requirements

Home Theater Section

Multi-Speaker Array: The Sonos Beam utilizes a multi-speaker array to harmonize low and high frequencies. The Beam houses one tweeter for crisp and clear dialog, four full-range woofers for faithful midrange and rich midbass, plus three passive radiators for deep and accurate bass.

Class-D Amplification: Five Class-D digital amplifiers are perfectly tuned to match the Beam's single tweeter, four full-range range woofers, and the acoustic architecture of the passive radiator enclosure. Thanks to discrete Class-D amplifier technology, you get clear and dynamic sound at any volume level without distortion.

HDMI ARC: The Sonos Beam is equipped one HDMI ARC output to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI ARC input. The Beam's HDMI ARC output allows audio from your TV to be sent through the soundbar speaker system. The HDMI ARC output supports Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch) and 2ch PCM. Some televisions will only pass 2ch PCM through the ARC-enabled HDMI input from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, and will only pass Dolby Digital via the TV's built-in tuner, network apps, or USB.

Notes:
  • If your TV does not have a HDMI ARC input, but does have an optical (toslink) digital output, an HDMI-to-optical digital adapter is included (supports 5.1ch Dolby Digital and 2ch PCM). The HDMI-to-optical digital adapter features a female HDMI connector on one end to slip on to a HDMI cable's male connector and a male optical (toslink) connector on the other end to plug into your TV optical digital input (you cannot use a dedicated optical digital cable with the Sonos Beam).
  • The Sonos Beam does not offer an analog input connectivity for your TV.

Sound Adjustments: The Sonos Beam offers adjustable Bass & Treble, as well as a Dialog Clarity mode and Night mode. Turn on Dialog Clarity to enhance speech and vocals, so you never miss a word. Night mode allows you to enjoy late night TV without waking the whole house by balancing the sound output of loud and soft passages.

Trueplay Tuning (for Apple iOS): The layout of a room, and where a speaker is placed, can have a significant impact on the sound that you hear. Trueplay, an auto-tune app within the Sonos App, uses the microphone in your Apple iOS 8.0+ device to measure how sound reflects off walls, furnishings and other surfaces in a room, and then fine tunes the Sonos Beam soundbar speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it. The Sonos Beam speaker already sounds fantastic, but Trueplay brings you even closer to how music should sound. Completing Trueplay tuning for a room takes approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.

Note: Trueplay is currently not compatible with Android devices.

Wireless 5.1ch Speaker System: Add a Sonos Sub and a pair of Sonos speakers for a wireless 5.1ch surround sound experience (sub and speakers sold separately). Now you don't have to run wires to a powered sub or rear speakers to enjoy true 5.1ch audio. In conjunction with the Sonos Boost, you can even use the Sonos Amp as a rear amplifier with separate rear speakers; in this configuration you will still need to run wire between the rear speakers and the Sonos Amp (Boost, Amp, and speakers sold separately). 

Note: Each Sonos product in the 5.1ch speaker system must be utilizing the same Sonos S1 ("legacy") or S2 ("new") operating system and app.

Mounting Options: The Sonos Beam's compact and versatile design make it great for small to medium size rooms where space is at a premium. You can place the Beam soundbar on your TV stand or purchase the custom designed wall mount (sold separately) to easily and securely hang it on your wall.

Network & Multiroom Audio

Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio Eco-System: The Beam is part of the Sonos wireless multiroom audio eco-system consisting of a family of wireless network speakers, players, and amplifiers. Start with a single Sonos product and add more Sonos products over time. With multiple zones, you can play the same or different songs in different rooms of your home. Compatible distributed audio sources include internet radio, online music services, local network music libraries, as well as hardwired inputs. Up to 32 Sonos devices and 16 groups can be connected in one system. The Sonos Beam is compatible with the new Sonos S2 operating system (OS) and the older Sonos S1 operating system (OS).

  • Sonos S2 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Five, ARC, Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020 will only be compatible with Sonos S2.
  • Sonos S2 and S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, and Sub (Gen 1/2) support both Sonos S2 and S1 operating systems.
  • Sonos S1 OS Compatible Products: The Sonos CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), and Play: 5 (Gen 1) will only support the older S1 operating system.

Notes:

  • If you have have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products in your system, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Two Ways to Connect Wirelessly: In order to enjoy internet radio, online music services, your local network music libraries and Apple AirPlay 2, you'll need to connect the Sonos Beam to your home's wireless network router and ISP (internet service provider). Sonos brings your great sounding music wirelessly to any room in your house, without a big wiring project through WiFi or its SonosNet mesh network.

  • WiFi Wireless Network: Sonos can also operate over your home's existing WiFi network (802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz). Because you are connecting wirelessly to your home's existing WiFi network, you do not need to hardwire a Sonos Boost to your router/modem. The Sonos system's wireless range will be dependent on your home's existing WiFi network. Sonos products manufactured after March 2014 are loaded with the proper firmware and ready to go out of the box for WiFi connectivity. All Sonos products manufactured prior to that date will require a wired connection to facilitate a firmware upgrade and  hereafter they will be able to work over WiFi.
  • SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network: Sonos can utilize its own SonosNet proprietary wireless mesh network technology to provides superior wireless range for whole-house coverage, ensure synchronous music playback, and avoid sources of wireless interference. The transmitting range of the Sonos wireless system is approximately 100', depending upon your home's layout. In addition to the Sonos Port, you will need a Sonos Boost (sold separately) connected to your network router/modem via a Ethernet cable.
Notes:
  • You cannot connect the Sonos system via both the SonosNet proprietary mesh network and WiFi; you will need to choose one. Sonos recommends using its proprietary SonosNet wireless mesh network over WiFi when applicable.
  • The Sonos proprietary mesh network will provide a more secure wireless connection with fewer interruptions for optimum performance.
  • WiFi is subject to greater interference from other WiFi and 2.4GHz devices on your network.
  • WiFi connectivity is not compatible with 5GHz (you will have to use the Sonos wireless mesh network in this case).

Ethernet Port (10/100 Mbps): In addition to its built-in SonosNet Wireless Mesh Network and WiFi, the Sonos Beam is also equipped with one Ethernet port (10/100 Mbps). Use it to wire directly to your router to operate Sonos if WiFi is unstable, or use the Ethernet port to provide Internet accessibility to non-wireless devices if you're using a SonosNET Boost setup.

Internet Radio Stations: Sonos offers a wide variety of Internet Radio stations and services. Some Internet Radio Services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available Internet Radio Services.

  • Sonos Radio: Sonos Radio is a free service that brings the best of Sonos and partner services into one place, making it even easier to listen to radio and discover new music on your system. Sonos Radio features thousands of live radio stations to choose from; lisen to music news, sports, and more from over 60,000 local and global stations. You even get a special selection of genre stations with music expertly curated by Sonos.
  • iHeartRadio: iHeartRadio delivers all your favorite music and radio in one free service. Thousands of the best live Radio stations from across the country. Custom Stations created from 20 million songs and over 800,000 artists. You tell us an artist you like and iHeart Radio will build a playlist you love. iHeartRadio is free to listen with no capped hours or monthly subscription fees.
  • Pandora: Pandora gives you personalized radio that plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Start with the name of an artist, song, genre, or comedian, and create a station. If you are not sure what to listen to, you can browse through our hundreds of curated genre station to find the perfect match for your mood. You can choose between Pandora's free ad-supported account or a Pandora Plus ad-free account with higher 192kbps bit-rate.
  • TuneIn: TuneIn gives you access to the world's radio stations, shows and podcasts, all for free. Over 100,000 channels from every corner of the earth, plus live and on-demand radio shows from around the world.
  • SiriusXM: With SiriusXM, you can stream up to 155 channels of commercial-free music, play-by-play and sports talk, world class news, comedy, exclusive entertainment, and more. Search to easily find channels, shows, episodes and more. You'll need a SiriusXM subscription that also offers internet streaming. 

Online Music Services: Sonos offers a wide variety of online music services. Some online music services require a paid subscription and fees. Click here for all available online music services.

  • Apple Music: Apple Music is a subscription-paid streaming service with over 60 million songs ad-free. Easily find your favorite artists, discover new music, listen to curated playlists, and get exclusive artist content and interviews. Follow lyrics while you listen, tap ahead, or sing along with lyrics view. Enjoy at home, in the car, and across all your devices.
  • Amazon Music: here are three tiers of access to Amazon Music on Sonos. Amazon Music Unlimited customers can stream tens of millions of songs and listen to curated playlists, stations, and weekly new releases, available to Prime Members for only $7.99/month (non-Prime price: $9.99/month). Amazon Music HD is a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition (HD). At just $12.99/month for Prime members or $14.99/month for Amazon customers, Amazon Music HD makes high quality, lossless audio accessible to all music fans. Existing Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers (Individual or Family Plan) can upgrade to Amazon Music HD for an additional $5/month. Prime Music is a curated, on-demand, ad-free music streaming benefit featuring a growing selection of two million songs, and personalized recommendations at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership.
  • Deezer: Deezer is a subscription-paid online music service that offers you over 43 million songs at your fingertips. Stream almost any song you can think of or kick back with an endless selection of playlists, mixes, albums. You'll need a Deezer Premium+ or Deezer HiFi account to use Deezer with Sonos.
  • Google Play Music: Google Play Music makes it easy to discover, play, store and share the music you love. With an Unlimited Subscription, you can enjoy unlimited listening to millions of songs, create custom radio and skip as much as you want. Sonos works with both the Free and Unlimited Subscription account types. Free accounts on Sonos only have access to your uploaded Library. You can use Google Radio with a free account by playing from the Google Play Music app to Sonos (Android devices only).
  • Napster: Napster is a paid online music service that provides you with a music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. Enjoy more than 30 million tracks at 320kbps AAC.
  • Qobuz: Qobuz is a paid streaming service that gives you access to more than 40 million tracks. Discover new artists and albums with selections and playlists from musical experts. On Sonos you can stream 320kbps MP3 streams through the Qobuz Premium Subscription or experience high-quality FLAC (16-bit /44.1kHz) streaming using the Qobuz Hi-Fi Subscription.
  • Spotify: Spotify is an online music service giving users the ability to stream music on demand to Sonos using Spotify's unique technology. Spotify and Sonos will allow access to all of your existing Spotify playlists and their entire catalog. Sonos supports Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts. A Spotify Free account allows you to search for Spotify artists, albums, and playlists in the Sonos app. When listening to music with a Spotify Free account, you’re limited to six song skips per hour.
  • Tidal: Tidal streams music in lossless, high fidelity audio quality, ensuring the best sound experience possible. Discover new and old favorites with news, recommendations, curated playlists, moods and genres. All with High Fidelity Streaming. Create and edit your own playlists with more than 25 million tracks available. Tidal offers two paid streaming platforms - Tidal HiFi (Losless Flac 16-bit/44.1kHz) or Tidal Premium (AAC 320kbps).
  • YouTube Music: YouTube Music is a subscription-paid online music service allows you to easily find what you're looking for and discover new music. Get playlists and recommendations served to you based on your context, tastes, and what's trending around you.

AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on select Sonos components and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the Sonos unit. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Sonos product.

  • Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices From Sonos: Sonos Arc, One (Gen 1/Gen 2), One SL, Five, Play:5 (Gen 2), Amp, Port, Playbase, and Beam all support AirPlay 2.
  • Non-Compatible AirPlay 2 Devices from Sonos: Even though the Sonos Play:1, Play: 5 (Gen 1)Play:3, Playbar, Connect, Connect:Amp, and ZonePlayer are not AirPlay 2 compatible, you can still group these Sonos devices with an AirPlay 2 compatible Sonos product (listed above) to unlock AirPlay for your entire system.

Music Libraries: Sonos supports playback of music from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS) device on your home network where you have shared music folders. Sonos can play music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on your home network, supporting the most popular audio formats. Sonos indexes your music folders so you can view your music collection by categories (such as artists, albums, composers, genres, or tracks).

  • File Formats: Sonos supports the following audio file formats - MP3 (compressed), WMA (compressed), AAC (MPEG4), Ogg Vorbis, Audible (format 4), Apple Lossless, FLAC (lossless), WAV (uncompressed), and AIFF (uncompressed).
  • Sampling Frequencies: Supported sampling rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz.

Intuitive Control

Sonos S2 App: Sonos S2 is a new app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ / Android OS 7.0+ / Mac OSX 10.11+ / Windows 7+) that powers the next generation of Sonos products. The Sonos S2 app offers new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward. The updated app makes it even simpler for you to search for content, control the sound, and personalize your listening experience. Use the Sonos S2 app to setup your Sonos speaker system, control your Sonos speaker system, stream your favorite internet radio stations and online music services, access local network music libraries, and personalize your speaker system.

  • Setup: The app lets you easily setup the Sonos speaker system. Get step-by-step instructions for setting up a new system and/or adding more speakers to your system.
  • Control: With the Sonos S2 app, you can control all your Sonos speakers, soundbars, and components. Adjust volume levels, group products to play in sync, or play something different in every room.
  • Music & Radio: The Sonos S2 app brings together hundreds of internet radio stations and online music services.You also get access to local network music libraries on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Use the app to browse all your music, podcasts, radio, and audiobooks all in one place.
  • Personalized Settings: Save favorites and room groups to My Sonos to get to the music faster, create alarms so you can wake up to a favorite radio station or playlist, filter out explicit content, and more.
  • Security: Enhanced protocols, including support for elliptic curve cipher suites in SSL/TLS, keep your system safer and your data more secure.

Notes:

  • The Sonos Beam is also compatible with the older Sonos S1 Controller app, if you have older Sonos "legacy" gear already in your home.
  • Some older Sonos products ("legacy" products) will not support the advances of the S2 app due to their memory and processing power. If you own any of these products, you can continue to use your system as you do today. See System Requirements for more details.

Built-in Microphones with Voice Control: The Sonos Beam blends great sound and multiroom audio with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-activated, hands-free control of your music and more. Five far-field microphones with advanced beamforming and multichannel echo-cancellation are built in to Sonos Beam to detect your voice from any direction, anywhere in the room. When the microphone LED is on, Alexa or Google Assistant is ready for a voice command (these microphone can be turned off). You can speak at natural volume to activate Alexa or Google supported voice commands. Based on your preference, you can choose to have voice feedback turned on or off. You'll be able to control music and multiroom playback with just your voice. You can also use the Sonos Beam like any other Alexa Echo or Google Home device and ask non-music related commands (like information about the weather, traffic, news, sports, etc) or have Alexa control your smart home devices. Specific control functions will vary by digital voice assistant.

  • Amazon Alexa: Voice control functions supported by Amazon Alexa - Click here for more information regarding Amazon Alexa on Sonos.
    • Music:You can ask Alexa to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Apple Music, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, & Spotify). Using the Alexa app, you can group your Sonos products and your Alexa-enabled devices together. This makes it easier for Alexa to control your Sonos products based on which room or area they are in. You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
    • TV: For compatible TVs, Sonos Beam introduces commands specific to TV use, including "Turn on the TV" and "Turn off the TV". Sonos Beam also follows commands such as "Turn it up" and "Mute", applying them to the TV volume. Sonos Beam must be connected to your TV's HDMI-ARC input and your TV needs to support CEC features. Amazon Alexa voice control for your TV will not work if the Sonos Beam is connected via the included optical adapter.
    • Fire TV: The Sonos Beam can also be linked to Alexa-enabled video streaming devices such as Fire TV (sold separately). Once linked, you can control these services with the Sonos Beam by switching to specific network or tuning to a certain channel - all with just your voice. If you've logged into Netflix or added HBO shows onto your Fire TV, you'll even be able to select shows by their title using only your voice.
  • Google Assistant: Voice control functions supported by Google Assistant - Click here for more information regarding Google Assistant on Sonos.
    • Music:You can ask Google to play music on a specific Sonos device in an specific room of your home from these featured music services (Google Play, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio). You can pause, resume, and skip songs, as well as change the volume with all Sonos compatible online music services.
    • TV: For compatible TVs, Sonos Beam introduces commands specific to TV use, including "Turn on the TV" and "Turn off the TV". Google voice control for your TV will not work if the Sonos Beam is connected via the included optical adapter.
    • Google Broadcast: Broadcast a message to everyone in your home over your Sonos One, Beam, or other Google Assistant-enabled devices. Include your message after the command.
Notes:
  • You can only configure your Sonos system to work with one digital voice assisant; choose either Alexa or Google Assistant (you cannot use both). You will need to search and enable the Sonos skill from the Alexa or Google Home app on your mobile device or computer. Your Sonos equipment and Amazon Alexa-enabled devices must be on the same wireless network.
  • Sonos and Alexa or Google Assistant work together using a single Amazon or Google account. If you have a second Sonos system in another location, you'll need to use a second Amazon or Google account if you'd like to use Alexa. An Amazon or Google account can only be in use on one Sonos system at a time.

HDMI CEC: The Sonos Beam soundbar speaker does not come with a remote, but does offer HDMI CEC compatibility so you can control basic functions of the soundbar from your HDMI connected TV's remote. Basic functions include Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, and Mute. HDMI CEC will not work if the Sonos Beam is connected via the included optical adapter.

IR Commands: Even though the Sonos Beam does not come with a remote control, it does feature a front-panel IR receiver that can receive commands from a TV remote control. Your TV's remote control will need to be programmed to operate the Sonos Beam. Control functions only include Volume Up and Down. Click this link for instructions on how to program your TV's remote to operate the Sonos Beam.

Automatic Updates: The Sonos Beam supports free automatic software updates so you will always have the newest features and music services to enjoy. Simply register the One and Sonos will automatically notify you when software updates are available through the Sonos S2 Controller app. By simply pressing one button your system updates itself. The Sonos Beam must be connected to your home network and the internet for automatic software updates.

System Requirements

Internet Service Provider: You'll need a high-speed, wired internet service provider connection such as cable, fiber, or DSL. Wireless internet connections such as satellite, mobile hotspots, or 4G LTE routers can experience delays between the internet connection and Sonos and are not supported. Using these types of connections can cause music to not play, skip, or cut out completely.

Wireless Setup: Your network router must broadcast a 2.4GHz signal for Sonos products to connect to. If you have a dual band router (2.4GHz and 5GHz), do not disable the 2.4GHz signal. Wireless-N and Wireless-AC routers should work with Sonos as long as they are still broadcasting over B and G WiFi. Most Wireless-N and AC routers should do this unless manually configured not to.

  • The network must not contain enterprise access points that have been configured to require certificates or other forms of enterprise authentication. If you are using multiple access points, make sure they are all set to the same 2.4GHz wireless channel.
  • Networks using wireless range extenders are known to cause issues with Sonos systems that are configured in a wireless setup. If you need to extend your home WiFi to use Sonos in a wireless setup, we recommend using a WiFi mesh router to do so.
  • Sonos cannot connect to guest networks or networks that use a Port page to login.

Wired Setup Requirements: A Sonos system operating in a wired setup will require one of your Sonos products to remain connected to the router via Ethernet cable at all times. If your Sonos system is in a wired setup and you use a WiFi mesh router with multiple wireless nodes, we recommend wiring your Sonos product directly to the primary wired mesh node. Avoid wiring any Sonos products to the wireless mesh nodes. If you are on a corporate or advanced network, it must not block Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Note: Ethernet over Power devices (also known as HomePlugs or Powerline adaptors) are not supported by Sonos. While they may work for some systems, they tend to cause intermittent problems with Sonos. EoP adapters create an added delay between your network and Sonos. If the internet connection is too slow or the delay is too great, it can cause your music to skip or cut out completely or your players to drop off from the network.

Sonos S1 or S2 Controller App: Sonos offers a Sonos Controller app for Apple iOS 11.0+, Android OS 7.0+, Mac OSX 10.11+, and Windows 7+. The Sonos S2 is a new app and operating system (OS) that powers the next generation of products and experiences. In addition to new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward, Sonos S2 enables higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater. Most Sonos products are compatible with S2. Some older Sonos "legacy" products will not support the advances of S2 due to their memory and processing power. The older Sonos "legacy" app is referred to as the Sonos S1 app.

  • Sonos Products That Support the Sonos S1 and S2 Controller App: Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 (Gen 2), Playbase, Playbar, Connect (Gen 2), Connect:Amp (Gen 2), One (Gen 1/2), One SL, Beam, Amp, Port, Boost, Move, Sub (Gen 1/2).
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The New S2 Contoller App: Five, ARC, Sub (Gen 3), and any Sonos products released after May 2020.
  • Sonos Products That Only Support The Old S1 Controller App: CR200 Controller, Zone Player, Bridge, Connect (Gen 1), Connect: Amp (Gen 1), Play: 5 (Gen 1).

Notes:

  • If you have have both, older "legacy" Sonos products and newer Sonos products, you have the option to create two separate eco-systems - one that will be controlled with the older Sonos S1 controller app and the other that will be controlled by the newer Sonos S2 controller app.
  • Click here for more information regarding Sonos "Legacy" S1 versus the new Sonos S2 Operating System and App.

Supported Audio Files: Supported audio files from online music services and local music libraries include MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, and WAV. Sonos can supports FLAC music files up to 16-bit/44.1kHz for "CD-quality" sound. All supported sample rates include 16kHz, 22.5kHz, 24.0kHz, 32.0kHz, 44.1kHz, and 48kHz. Internet Radio streams are supported only in WMA, MP3, and AAC.

 

 

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Looking for a audio solution for our medium sized family room. This is perfect. We will try it out for a while then look at mounting it to our TV next. [ Scott  Jun 09, 2020 ]
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This is my first soundbar purchase. It is good to know that the system can be expanded with the Sonos Sub and/or the One SL speakers for rear surround. For now though, I'll try out the soundbar on it's own - this might be all I need. [ Robert  Apr 30, 2020 ]
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We reviewed several soundbars and this one was chosen by a client, with my recommendation. [ GERRY  Apr 23, 2020 ]
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because i already own sdnos products and i enjoy my sonos system [ Bernadette  Apr 11, 2020 ]
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I have other Sonos speakers throughout the house and have always been impressed with the sound and (usually) ease of use. [ KATHLEEN  Apr 09, 2020 ]
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Need the sound system for my new home [ Leonel  Dec 24, 2019 ]
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Best on the market [ P  Dec 18, 2019 ]
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sized perfectly to fit below my Samsung OLED 65" tv between the legs of the stand [ ROBERT  Jun 27, 2019 ]
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I needed definition on dialogue. This was recommended by customers and advisors. [ Peggy A.  Jun 07, 2019 ]
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Looking for better sound in a small room. I know Sonos has a great reputation, the reviews were very positive, so I decided to try out the Beam. Will report back on how it goes. [ Christopher  May 15, 2019 ]
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Apple AirPlay 2 built in. [ Matthew  Apr 07, 2019 ]
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Simple set up. Perfect for smaller room. [ Jeff  Mar 09, 2019 ]
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i chose this as the main speaker for my master bedroom system [ Gary Michael  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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have other sonos speakers so know the quality. Needed the BEAM for a small room with tiv [ borazak  Feb 20, 2019 ]
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Features and upgradable [ Francisco  Feb 04, 2019 ]
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This current sale price and the chase ultimate rewards points [ Neel  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Wireless, great sound, can add on to the system, can play music or listen to TV, all controlled from iphone. [ S  Feb 01, 2019 ]
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had the other more expensive beam with an X, thought i would try out the less expensive beam [ Kevin  Feb 01, 2019 ]
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I have purchased other Sonos products for my home and have been pleased with their performance. I needed an improved sound source for a TV in a small sunroom and the Sonos Beam seemed like a logical choice. We'll see how this small system performs for its intended use. [ Bob  Jan 29, 2019 ]
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Good Reviews. Sale price [ L  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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I have other Sonos products and they are all great. [ Robert  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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Needed it as a replacement for a failed Samsung soundbar. [ Terry  Jan 26, 2019 ]
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For my second home and 'cuz I love Sonos [ TIMOTHY  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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After researching many different brands, Sonos Beam Black wireless speakers seemed to be the best for us. [ STEPHEN E.  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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I already have 4 sonos speakers. Just purchased new 4k tv and wanted a better sound bar. [ E  Jan 19, 2019 ]
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Hear tv better and Go with two Sonos :one speakers and play iTunes library music thru all speakers [ Sharon  Jan 16, 2019 ]
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Versatile [ Alexander  Jan 06, 2019 ]
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Replacing discrete 5.1 speakers in my medium sized room and this fits the job [ P  Dec 16, 2018 ]
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I researched the product and went to some local stores to see the picture quality. [ Dwaine  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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wanted dolby atmos,but it is emerging tech for the home, Current Atmos bars sound tinny. for now stick w/ 5.1 I'm saving for a sub and rear speakers next [ silvia poonai  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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My husband and children love surround sound and Sonos speakers. I thought this was a great product because it can use Alexa or Apple airplay. Sound is supposed to better than Bose. My husband likes to get it from Crutchfield because they have excellent lifetime customer service. [ Margaret  Dec 08, 2018 ]
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Best for speech intelligibility emphasis. [ JOHN V  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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Great reviews!! [ jfrench97  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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It matches with my cabinet color [ Padmanava  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Want to try this one to see if it will work ok so I get Air Play 2 vs. the Play Bar [ Stephen  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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I got this as a gift for my Mom [ Jeremy  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Gift [ Michael  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Wanted to expand an existing Sonos system for a new house, and to keep flexibility of my existing speakers [ GRAHAM  Nov 25, 2018 ]
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Features for the price [ Matt  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Smaller and cheaper that the Playbar and Playbase. Also it's a gift, and hopefully will be as good as the Playbase and Playbar. Also..... Alexa enabled! [ Harry  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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Add to existing Sonos system. It will be used in the bedroom [ roderick  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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Have many Sonos products and very with functionality and quality. This product will be part of a home theater system. [ J  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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Compact, more discrete than Playbar. Sound when paired with Play:1 surrounds is superior. Alexa control HDMI ARC for control of smart TV (at least on/off - we'll see) Less expensive than Playbar [ T  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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I like the internet connectivity options, and the ability to add additional speakers with ease as my budget allows. [ Ben  Nov 20, 2018 ]
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Best sound system I have ever had. Beam is just as bright as Playbase or Playbar for smaller rooms. Sonos + Alexa is fantastic. [ D  Oct 24, 2018 ]
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Want to expand my Sonos system [ Belinda  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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I liked it [ joseph  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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Great review from Sound and Vision [ Don  Sep 11, 2018 ]
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fits well with the rest of my system [ John M.  Aug 29, 2018 ]
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Newest in the line of wireless home products from an already market tested manufacturer [ Vicko  Aug 24, 2018 ]
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Good reviews and I'm happy with my other SONOS product. [ Mark  Aug 18, 2018 ]
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Because I have existing Sonos products and they are amazing. [ Todd  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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Been waiting for a sounder that did more than a sound bar. [ Patrick  Aug 09, 2018 ]
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Pairing this with a 65" LG OLED TV. This will be my 10th Sonos speaker. [ Steve J  Aug 06, 2018 ]
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best wireless system out there - why go with anything else? [ harold g  Jul 26, 2018 ]
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We've had a Sonos Play 5 for several years and enjoyed listening to a variety of music on it. Our son is a musician and he once said he heard parts of songs that he hadn't heard in a long time on the Sonos. Hoping the voice enhancement on the Beam helps my old ears understand dialogue without having to ask my wife what someone said every few minutes. [ David  Jul 25, 2018 ]
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I like that it has Alexas built in and it connects to HDMI HRC and is controlled thru TV. [ David  Jul 22, 2018 ]
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I own 8 Sonos devices and love them all. I need a good TV soundbar but want it to be integrated with my Sonos system. Plus the Sonos Beam has good reviews, and is smaller and cheaper than the other Sonos soundbars. [ RICHARD  Jul 21, 2018 ]
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I disconnected my large music system and was looking for something that would give my large flat-screen TV decent sound. I've had Sonos equipment in the past and found it to be quite good. [ RONALD D.  Jul 20, 2018 ]
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I was looking for a simple sound bar to improve the TV sound, I already have 2 Sonos 1's so was already in their eco system and the beam has had really good reviews. [ TEJ  Dec 23, 2019 ]
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Know the brand and trust it. [ Michael  Aug 07, 2019 ]
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Highly recommended by a relative who has one. [ william  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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I heard great things about it. My friend loves it. [ Alvaro  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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Flex for the gram. #Socklet [ bsaha  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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air play addition [ Jesse  Oct 13, 2018 ]
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It's small and white so it will blend into my mantle. We've heard demos of the Beam and Sono Sub and were very happy with the sound this system could produce. [ Spencer  Sep 15, 2018 ]
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2 questions already asked

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I'm torn between this and the YAS-207. Price is an object, but planning on getting the sub sometime later and surrounds. Currently have a 5.1 system but it's in a smallish area of 13x13 and a dining area adjacent. Help?
[ Steve A  May 16, 2019 ]
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For detailed and customized recommendations to best suit your needs and budget, I recommend getting in touch with a member of our Advisor Team, Steve. They'll be happy to help answer any of your questions! You can contact us by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Jess  May 23, 2019 ]  Staff
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what is the warranty on an open box sonos beam?
[ andyt  Aug 01, 2019 ]
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The warranty is 1 year. Our open box and scratch and dent inventory carry the same warranty and 60 day return period as brand new items.
[ Cosmo  Aug 09, 2019 ]  Staff

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