Beam

The smart, compact soundbar for your TV—

Controls and lights

Swipe, touch, tap, or ask—with Beam 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

If the light is distracting, you can turn it off in your room’s settings.

 

 

Note:If you don’t want anyone (like a child) to control playback or change the volume using the speaker touch controls, you can disable them in the room’s settings.

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 the soundbar to your TV.

 

Select a location

You can mount Beam to a wall above or below your TV or place it on a credenza.

Place on a credenza

Wall mount

To put Beam 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.

Connect the power cord

  1. Insert the power cord firmly into Beam’s AC (mains) power port until it is fully connected.

  2. Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC (mains) power source.

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

Connect Beam to your TV

Use the HDMI cable to connect the soundbar to your TV. You may need the optical adapter too (the app lets you know).

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

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  2. Connect the HDMI cable to your TV. You have two choices:

If your TV has an HDMI ARC port

HDMI ARC is a special port that looks like a standard HDMI port. Although they look the same, if you connect to a standard HDMI port, you won’t hear sound.

  1. On your TV’s audio OUT panel, look for an HDMI ARC port.

  2. It may be on the back or side of your TV.

    You’ll know it’s an ARC port if you see the word “ARC” on the label.

  3. Connect the HDMI cable to the TV’s HDMI ARC port.

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Note:If you can’t find the word “ARC” on the label, it isn’t the correct port. See If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port.

If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI ARC port

You’ll need the optical audio adapter.

  1. Remove the protective cap from the optical 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.

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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 app, download it from the app store. You’ll use it to set up and control your Sonos system. See Getting started.

Microphone on/off

Touch ALL_mic00076.png 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_mic00077.png—no need to start with a wake word. When you release the microphone button, voice control turns off again.