switch Beam for Surround to using rear speaker for streaming wifi musiic

  • 11 September 2019
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I would like to setup a surround sound system using Beam and two Sonos One SL as rear speakers, but I would also like to stream music to my ONE SLs. Can I switch back and forth from the app?

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Hi Lenster

Any speaker bonded to the Beam (or any Sonos soundbar) ceases to be independent. The Beam would direct all sound going to the One SL's. Aslo, they would not be visible for Airplay2 as the Beam would handle that as well.

You would have to break the bond and set them as independent speakers in order to stream to them directly. Then of course reverse the process for Home Theater operation.

However, the One SL's can be set to operate as FULL-On speakers in the Sonos app when music plays and as surrounds when watching material with a rear channel. Once set in the App the switching process is automatic.

Thank you.