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Sonos Beam automatically switches TV input while using Alexa

  • 23 November 2018
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I just bought a Sonos Beam and connected it to my Philips smart TV via the HDMI ARC input.
The input for my digital television signal comes from a external device which is connected via another HDMI input to the tv.

When I ask Alexa to turn on the TV, it works. However, it automatically switches the TV input to the HDMI 1 (ARC input), while it should stay on HDMI 2 (TV signal input). If my tv is not on HDMI 2, I can't watch TV. So now I have to switch my tv back to HDMI 2 via the remote control in order to watch TV with the sound via the Beam.

Is there any way I can control the Beam via voice and watch TV without having to use the remote to switch the TV to the right input?

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I have the same question. Has anyone figured out a way to have the TV stay on the previously used input?
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Anyone got an answer to this as I have same problem with one of my Sony TV’s. Funnily enough my other Sony TV (different Model) does not do this.
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see my story: https://en.community.sonos.com/amazon-alexa-and-sonos-229102/can-sonos-beam-change-the-tv-s-hdmi-input-via-alexa-6822197

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