Best answer by yayarod
Same issue here. Very frustrating knowing that the whole reason I purchased the speakers were that they were capable of airplay 2, so I got rid of my 10 year old home theater system. I purchased the beam and 2 ones for surround sound. It works amazing when playing anything from the Apple TV apps. BUT when I airplay any video at all from my phone my tv only plays the video on the tv with only sound through the tv and no sonos/ OR I click the sonos speakers on my phone and it stops playing video on my tv and plays only sound through sonos speakers. I’ve spent an hour on the phone and they don’t understand what I’m talking about because they made me tell them what modem and what router and what tv I have and they still couldn’t figure it out. Is this an apple problem or a sonos problem. HELP!!!
to allow that your setup works as you expect yo need to connect both the Apple TV and the SONOS Beam each with one cable to the TV.
To only hear music you can use the SONOS app with your selected services or use AirPlay from your iOS device.
With this setup if you AirPlay a video to the Apple TV it will sound through your SONOS system since it’s cable connected to your TV.
As I wrote earlier in this thread, you only can select the audio output on the Apple TV if it is the source of the media, if you are using AirPlay on it, audio defaults to the HDMI output, but since the Beam would be cabled to your TV you would get sound through them.
You will need to connect the Beam to an HDMI ARC port on your TV and the Apple TV to a regular one.
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