Touch for small adjustments or hold to quickly adjust the volume.
Note: You can also use the Sonos app, your voice, or your TV remote.
Note: You can’t skip forward or go back when listening to a radio station.
Tap to turn the microphone on or off:
Note: If you’ve installed a voice service and the microphone is off, you can still use voice commands. Just press and hold —no need to start with a wake word. When you release the microphone button, voice control turns off again.
Displays the product's connection to WiFi, indicates when the volume is muted, and signals errors. Learn more
Note: If you don’t want to allow playback or volume adjustments using the speaker touch controls, you can disable them in the room’s settings.
AC (mains) power input
Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).
Press to connect during setup.
Use an Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).
Use to connect the soundbar to your TV.
You can wall mount Beam above or below your TV, or place it on a TV stand.
You can secure the soundbar to a wall with a compatible wall mount. We recommend the custom-designed Sonos Beam Wall Mount. See Wall mount for more information.
Connect the power cord and plug in Beam.
Note: Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).
Connect the HDMI cable (included) to Beam's HDMI port.
Connect the HDMI cable to your TV:
HDMI cable to TV
Optical adapter to TV
Use your voice to control your Sonos system with any voice-enabled Sonos product—play and control content, turn the volume up or down, and more.
Note: Voice control isn’t supported in every country yet—this feature will be available as soon as Sonos and a voice service launch together in your region.
The microphone is used for voice control and for microphone-dependent features like Trueplay tuning. Press to turn the microphone on or off—the microphone LED light will let you know when your voice assistant is listening.
When the microphone light is on:
When the microphone light is off:
Every room is different. Trueplay tuning measures how sound reflects off walls, furnishings, and other surfaces in a room, then fine tunes your Sonos speaker to make sure it sounds great no matter where you've placed it.
Trueplay works on iOS mobile devices running iOS 8 or later. During tuning, you'll move around the room holding your mobile device.
Note: Trueplay tuning isn’t available if VoiceOver is enabled on your iOS device. Turn VoiceOver off in your device settings before tuning your speakers.
Portable Sonos products like Sonos Roam and Move can tune themselves automatically. Auto Trueplay uses your speaker’s microphone to detect the environment and make periodic tuning adjustments so you get great sound wherever your speaker is and whatever you're listening to.
Go to > System, and select your portable speaker to turn on auto Trueplay.
You can customize Sonos products for your surroundings. Go to > System and select a product.
If you move your speaker to a new room, you can change its name in Settings.
Turn off WiFi
(not on portable products)
You can turn off your speaker’s WiFi when it’s connected to your network with an Ethernet cable. This reduces power consumption and can improve connectivity for some wired speakers.
Sonos products ship with preset equalization settings. You can change the sound settings (bass, treble, balance, or loudness) to suit your personal preferences. Learn more
Trueplay adapts the sound for your surroundings and content. Portable products can tune themselves automatically. Learn more
You can set a maximum volume for each room. Learn more
Displays the speaker’s connection to WiFi, indicates when the volume is muted, and signals errors. Learn more
Note: If the light is distracting, you can turn it off in Settings.
You can disable the touch control on your speaker. You may want to do this to prevent a child or curious pet from accidentally adjusting playback or volume. Learn more
To save battery life, you can set your portable speaker to power off automatically instead of going to sleep. It won't appear in the Sonos app until it’s powered back on.
(products with line-in capability)
Connect an audio device like a turntable or stereo to an Amp, Port, or Five. Go to Browse > Line-In, and select the source to start playback.
TV Dialog Sync
If the TV audio is out of sync with the video, you can adjust the audio delay (lip sync) in your room’s settings. Learn more
Group Audio Delay
If you notice audio issues when playing to a group, you can adjust this setting. Learn more
TV Autoplay—if music or other content is playing when you turn on your TV, the audio automatically switches to TV audio (default). If you don’t want this to happen, turn off TV Autoplay in your room’s settings.
Ungroup on Autoplay—if your home theater speaker is grouped with other products when you turn on the TV, it automatically drops from the group (default). If you don’t want this to happen, turn off Ungroup on Autoplay in your room’s settings.
Makes TV dialog easier to hear. Learn more
Enhances quiet sounds and reduces the intensity of loud sounds. Turn on to reduce the volume while still experiencing proper balance and range. Learn more
Remote Control Setup
During setup, you’ll program a remote control. You can program a different remote control any time. Learn more
It’s easy to turn two Sonos speakers (same model), or a Sonos Amp and your favorite non-Sonos speakers, into separate right and left channels for your home theater.
Note: If you group the rooms or create a stereo pair instead, you won't have surround sound.
During setup, surround sound is optimized for your room. These settings are adjustable:
Turn surround sound On or Off.
Adjust surround volume for TV audio.
Adjust surround volume for music.
Ambient (subtle) or Full (louder, full range). Doesn't apply to Dolby Atmos Music playback.
Find the perfect accessory for your Sonos system—tailored to perfectly fit your Sonos products.
For a full selection of Sonos-compatible stands, wall mounts, chargers and cables, see Accessories on our website.
Note: Don’t discard the template. It may look like packing material.
|Wall mount||Pre-drill||Use wall anchors||Use screws|
1/8” / 3mm bit
Drywall (no stud)
5/16” / 8mm bit
Hard wallboard or double board
5/16” / 8mm bit
5/16” / 8mm bit
Yes, requires toggle bolt
Concrete or brick
5/16” / 8mm bit
a. Tape the cardboard template to the wall above or below your TV. Use a level. Keep 1" (25mm) space (minimum) for access to Beam’s touch controls. (Don’t install Beam vertically.)
b. Mark the center of the mounting holes and remove the template.
Use a 5/16" drill bit to drill pilot holes.
Insert and secure the wall anchors (don’t use the anchors if drilling into wood).
Place the bracket on the wall and loosely tighten the wall screws to secure the bracket. Check with a level and then tighten the screws.
Connect the power and HDMI cables to Beam.
Place Beam on the bracket.
Insert and tighten Beam to the bracket using the mounting screws.
Five Class-D digital amplifiers.
Four full-range woofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
One tweeter creates crisp high frequencies and clear dialogue.
Use the Sonos app to adjust bass, treble, and loudness.
Connects to WiFi network with any 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz broadcast-capable router.
One 10/100Mbps Ethernet port. You can wire directly to your router if your WiFi is unstable.
Set up and control with the latest generation of the Sonos app (for Apple or Android devices).
TV with HDMI ARC / eARC port or optical digital audio output, broadband internet, and the Sonos app.
Apple AirPlay 2
Works with AirPlay 2 on Apple devices iOS 11.4 and higher.
Integrated voice control.
Maps specific sounds in 3D space for a 360° effect.
Dynamically tunes the speaker to the unique acoustics of the room or area (iOS device required).
Turn on this home theater setting in the Sonos app to make TV dialogue even clearer.
Enhances quiet sounds and reduces the intensity of loud sounds. Turn on to reduce the volume while still experiencing proper balance and range.
Auto-switching 100 - 240V ~ 50-60Hz 1A AC universal input
Dimensions (H x W x D)
25.6 x 3.9 x 2.7in. (651 x 100 x 68mm)
6.35lb (2.88 kg)
32° to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C)
White with white grille, black with black grille
Sonos Beam (Gen. 2), power cord, and Quickstart Guide
Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.