Arc

The premium smart soundbar for TV, movies, music, and more—

Controls and lights

Swipe, touch, tap, or ask—with Sonos Arc you’ve got choices on how to control sound.

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Volume control

Touch for small adjustments or touch and hold to quickly change the volume:

  • Volume up (right)

  • Volume down (left)

Note:You can also use the Sonos app, voice control, or your TV remote.

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Play/Pause

Touch to play or pause sound.

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Next/Previous

(Music only)

  • Swipe right across the touch controls to skip to the next song.

  • Swipe left to go to the previous song.

Note:You can’t skip forward or go back when listening to a radio station.

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Microphone indicator

  • Tap the microphone light to turn the microphone on or off.

  • When the light is on, voice control is on and you can use voice commands.

  • When the light is off, voice control is off.

Note:If the light is off, you can press and hold the Microphone indicator to talk to your voice service. Release the button to turn voice control off again.

Status light

 

Indicates the status. Learn more

 

 

Connector panel

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AC power (mains) input

Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).

Note:Insert the power cord firmly until it is flush with the speaker.

Join button

Press to connect during setup.

Ethernet port

Use an Ethernet cable if you want to connect to a router, computer, or network-attached storage (NAS) device (optional).

HDMI port

Use to connect Sonos Arc to your TV.

 

Select a location

You can wall mount Sonos Arc under your TV or place it on a credenza.

Place on a credenza

Wall mount

To put Sonos Arc on a wall, see Wall mount.

Connect the cables

Before you start

  1. Disconnect existing home theater or surround sound equipment from your TV.

  2. Connect any external devices, like a cable box or DVD player, directly to your TV.

  3. Turn your TV on.

Connect the power cord

  1. Insert the power cord firmly into Arc’s power port until it’s fully connected.

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  2. Plug the other end into a power outlet.

Caution:Use only the supplied power cord (using a third-party power cord will void your warranty).

Connect Sonos Arc to your TV

Use the HDMI cable to connect the soundbar to your TV. If your TV doesn’t have an ARC or eARC port, you’ll need to use the optical adapter too (the app guides you through it during setup).

  1. Fully insert the HDMI cable into Arc’s HDMI port.

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  2. Connect the HDMI cable to your TV:

HDMI ARC or eARC

HDMI ARC is a special port that looks like a standard HDMI port—it may be on the back or side of your TV. The ports look similar, but the ARC port will be labeled ARC, eARC, or ARC/eARC. If you connect Sonos Arc to a standard HDMI port instead, you won’t hear any sound.

Note:For TVs that don’t have an ARC port, use the optical audio adapter (included) to connect Sonos Arc to your TV’s Digital audio out.

Digital audio out

If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC or eARC port, you’ll use the optical audio adapter (included) to connect to your TV’s digital audio out port.

  1. Remove the protective cap from the adapter.

  2. Attach the optical adapter to the HDMI cable.

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  3. Connect the optical adapter to the TV’s optical digital OUT port.

Note:The optical adapter’s port is “D-shaped”—make sure the connector aligns correctly into the port. Inserting the adapter incorrectly may damage the cable.

If you don’t have the free Sonos app, download it from the app store. You’ll need it to set up and control your Sonos system. See Getting started.

Microphone on/off

Touch ALL_mic00040.png on your Sonos Arc to turn the microphone on and off. (If you don’t have a voice service installed, the microphone is inactive.)

When the microphone light is on, voice control is on and your voice assistant is ready to respond. When the microphone light is off, voice control is off.

Note:If you’ve installed a voice service and the microphone is off, you can still use voice commands. Just press and hold ALL_mic00041.png—no need to start with a wake word. When you release the microphone button, voice control turns off again.