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Beam and Play 1 (first Gen) and chromecast

  • 15 July 2019
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Hello,

I have two Play 1's (first gen) and I am looking into buying the Beam.

I have two questions:

  1. Will the beam connect well with first gen Play 1's?
  2. I am a cord cutter and everything is streamed using chromecast or fire stick through my tv. Is this an issue or will it work the same way?
Thanks for your help.
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Best answer by AjTrek1 15 July 2019, 17:36

Hi jshaw

Yes, the Beam will work with Play 1's. Note: You cannot mix a Play 1 with a Sonos One (Gen 1 or 2).

Below are links that you may find useful:

Setting up the Beam
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/2659?language=en_US

Netflix
https://support.sonos.com/s/global-search/netflix?language=en_US

Amazon Fire TV
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/2656?language=en_US

Cheers!
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Hello,

I have two Play 1's (first gen) and I am looking into buying the Beam.

I have two questions:

  1. Will the beam connect well with first gen Play 1's?


Not exactly sure what 'connect well' means, but you can use the play:1s as surround sound speakers for the beam if that's what you're asking. They also can remain as a separate room to play music together or separately.


  1. I am a cord cutter and everything is streamed using chromecast or fire stick through my tv. Is this an issue or will it work the same way?


The Beam will play PCM stereo or Dolby Digital 5.1. FireTV is compatible, but not sure on chromocast (I'd be surprised if it can't do DD 5.1). Your TV is also a factor. Does your TV have an HDMI-ARC port or optical output and will passthrough audio? What's the model number? If your TV is older and can't do this, then there are ways aroudnd it, though typically not as user friendly.

Thanks for your help.
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Hi jshaw

Yes, the Beam will work with Play 1's. Note: You cannot mix a Play 1 with a Sonos One (Gen 1 or 2).

Below are links that you may find useful:

Setting up the Beam
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/2659?language=en_US

Netflix
https://support.sonos.com/s/global-search/netflix?language=en_US

Amazon Fire TV
https://support.sonos.com/s/article/2656?language=en_US

Cheers!

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