Connecting my Sonos Playbar to my Sony XR-50X90J TV

  • 28 October 2023
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I cannot control volume or mute on Sonos system with Apple TV or Sony TV remote.  Connection to Playbar is optical out from TV

Need to know optimal TV sound settings.

TV is Sony Bravia XR-50X90J



Best answer by Corry P 30 October 2023, 12:17

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Hi @KingBaritone 

Welcome to the Sonos Community!

Your Playbar requires that any remotes must use Infrared (IR) to give commands. It’s not uncommon for remotes that use radio by default (like Apple TV remote) that after a software update, they must be told to use IR again.

For your Apple TV remote, please see the instructions at our Use an Apple TV remote with Sonos home theater products help page. I’m not aware of whether your Sony remote does this or not - please consult your TV manual.

Regarding the TV’s audio options, it’s best to set your digital audio output format to Auto (Press the HOME button, then select [Settings] — [Display & Sound] — [Audio output] — [Digital audio out])

I hope this helps.


That was it.  Thanks!