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Volume control Sonos Playbar through Samsung One Remote

  • 14 February 2018
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I have my Sonos universal remote setup to HDMI 1. Since I have a device connected to it(chrome cast) I believe that's why I can toggle the sound along with my tv audio set to out/optical. So I currently have a cable box to HDMI, Xbox to another HDMI, and a blue ray player to another HDMI. So when you set up your Sonos you just told your TV that the Home Theater Sonos was connected to the HDMI that the chrome cast was on?
Yep, I think the trick is to have a device connected to be on, so for instance if you set your Sonos universal remote to HDMI 1, that device should be on or if you set your Sonos universal remote to HDMI 2 that device should be on. I might be wrong but when I set up my Sonos to HDMI 2 with my PS4 I was able to change the volume but when I went back to HDMI one I couldn't. Tomorrow I will toggle with it again in the meantime try that method, and I'll get back to you tomorrow
I got the Sonos Playbar fully working to be controlled by the One Remote with my Samsung Q7F 75" (2018 model, QE75Q7FNA).
My One Connect box is inside a closed cabinet and the Sonos Playbar receives the IR commands directly from the One Control.

It is working for me at every input, tested on DVB-S2 (Satellite), HDMI1 (Apple TV), HDMI2 (PlayStation 4) and Apps (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc).

Instructions on Samsung TV:
Go to Settings -> Universal Remote -> New Device
Select Device Type: Home Theatre System
Select Brand: Samsung
Select Home Cinema Configuration: Optical
Start "Power Test" and always hit "No" (unsuccessful) until the 4th power test, there select Yes (home theatre system turned on/off).

After this the Sonos Playbar can understand the IR commands emitted by the One Remote, without the One Connect box needing to be in line-of-sight.

Change remote on Sonos Playbar:
Start the Sonos App
Go to More -> Settings -> Room Settings-> Room with TV/Playbar -> TV -> Remote control setup

Follow on-screen instructions, you will have to learn Volume Up/Down and Mute.

Congrats, you will have now a flawless working Samsung One Remote + Sonos Playbar setup.

At least it works at me perfectly.

None of the other "workarounds" that I found by other users worked for me.

Cheers!
I got the Sonos Playbar fully working to be controlled by the One Remote with my Samsung Q7F 75" (2018 model, QE75Q7FNA).
My One Connect box is inside a closed cabinet and the Sonos Playbar receives the IR commands directly from the One Control.

It is working for me at every input, tested on DVB-S2 (Satellite), HDMI1 (Apple TV), HDMI2 (PlayStation 4) and Apps (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc).

Instructions on Samsung TV:
Go to Settings -> Universal Remote -> New Device
Select Device Type: Home Theatre System
Select Brand: Samsung
Select Home Cinema Configuration: Optical
Start "Power Test" and always hit "No" (unsuccessful) until the 4th power test, there select Yes (home theatre system turned on/off).

After this the Sonos Playbar can understand the IR commands emitted by the One Remote, without the One Connect box needing to be in line-of-sight.

Change remote on Sonos Playbar:
Start the Sonos App
Go to More -> Settings -> Room Settings-> Room with TV/Playbar -> TV -> Remote control setup

Follow on-screen instructions, you will have to learn Volume Up/Down and Mute.

Congrats, you will have now a flawless working Samsung One Remote + Sonos Playbar setup.

At least it works at me perfectly.

None of the other "workarounds" that I found by other users worked for me.

Cheers!

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Following instructions worked for me

Instructions on Samsung TV:
Go to Settings -> Universal Remote -> New Device
Select Device Type: Home Theatre System
Select Brand: Samsung
Select Home Cinema Configuration: Optical
Start "Power Test" and *hit "No" (unsuccessful) for 1st time & hit “Yes” for 2nd time to covert Samsung to Infrared*, there select Yes (home theatre system turned on/off).

After this the Sonos Playbar can understand the IR commands emitted by the One Remote, without the One Connect box needing to be in line-of-sight.

Change remote on Sonos Playbar:
Start the Sonos App
Go to More -> Settings -> Room Settings-> Room with TV/Playbar -> TV -> Remote control setup

Follow on-screen instructions, you will have to learn Volume Up/Down and Mute.

Congrats, you will have now a flawless working Samsung One Remote + Sonos Playbar setup.

At least it works at me perfectly.

Hi

i havs tried all of the suggestions above. The pioneer solution worked but then it stopped working a few weeks ago. I have a frame 2019 model. My connect box is in a different room so there is no line of sight. Can anyone help?

//hasse

I recently purchased a Q80T and when I setup the Beam, I didn’t have to do anything special to control the volume with the Samsung remote; it worked automatically with the Beam.  I used the Sonos app to optimize the Beam for my environment.

Ok I have a 2019 Q8 Samsung.  I only use the streaming interface on the tv.  There isn’t a one connect box.  How do I set up the remote to work?  
 

After you go through the initial remote set up you can’t try it a fourth time.  After the third time of telling it that it didn’t work it asks for the model number of your home theater system.  I put in Playbar and then go through the same three set up attempts again. 
 

It ridiculous to spend this much money on a sound system to have to do all of these work around a to get it to work.   

af2k is spot on.  i just got a new 82” Samsung Q7DR. Contacted Samsung support and they told me that the TV would not control volume using an optical connection.  Was coming here to post that info when I saw his instructions.  Works to a T except the App Instructions are different now.  But, find the Remote Control in your app and delete the old one.  When it detects the new one it will find the Samsung Optical and all of a sudden, I can control the volume of the Samsung TV while using its apps.

Worked for me thanks.
Can anybody tell me how change the label on screen from Samsung to Sonos?

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