How to fix Apple 4K TV remote not controlling Sonos soundbar

  • 9 November 2022
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This issue has been driving me INSANE for weeks and finally I found the answer on YouTube:

 


Simply hold the input and volume down button on your Apple TV 4K remote for about 5 seconds and 🪄🧙‍♂️ …issue fixed!!!! Your Apple Remote will now control your Sonos sound bar volume again. 


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Eugh this forum is blocking the YouTube video I attached to me post above. Hopefully this link will take you to the video that finally helped me solve the issue. Hope it helps resolve your Apple TV remote and sound bar issues!

The forum software tends not to like links to outside places, especially for low count posting, it seems.

For me, I had to turn on CEC on my TV set, which was set to ARC only, and wasn’t recognizing CEC commands from my Apple TV. 

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The forum software tends not to like links to outside places, especially for low count posting, it seems.

For me, I had to turn on CEC on my TV set, which was set to ARC only, and wasn’t recognizing CEC commands from my Apple TV. 

The OP didn’t specify which “soundbar” but I am guessing it is connected via optical, so CEC wont help. After Apple TV updated to OS 16, some people (on reddit) needed to reboot their remotes to get IR to work again. Yes, the Apple TV remote sometimes needs a reboot. Welcome to the future.

Perhaps see this Sonos support link too:

https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3403

This worked for me.  Apple TV 4K, Sonos soundbar.

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