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Connecting playbar to smart tv without optical Cable- using wifi or bluetooth?

  • 22 June 2020
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Hello; 

I just purchased  Sonos playbar.I am trying to connect it to my Sony Bravia Smart TV without using optical cable. I would like using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth instead. Is it possible? There is no option on th app that could let you pair a device via WiFi or Bluetooth.

Any thoughts?

Thank you


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No, the only connection method between the PLAYBAR and any TV is the optical cable.

That is very unfortunate! The box that it came in had a WiFi symbol (see picture).

You would think that you can play tv through the network or Bluetooth. It’s s deceiving. Also the app sucks!

 

 

It will play music through Wi-Fi, hence the Wi-Fi insignia. If you read the information on it, it talks about the connection to the TV is via optical cable. 

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It isn’t much of a “smart TV” if it lacks optical output.

That is very unfortunate! The box that it came in had a WiFi symbol (see picture).

You would think that you can play tv through the network or Bluetooth. It’s s deceiving. Also the app sucks!

 

 

IIf you only had a clue what a non-smart comment that is.  It’s your TV that can’t output over WiFi.  How is the Sonos device supposed to receive a WiFi signal that the TV is incapable of sending?  Jeez.

A TV that cannot send audio using WiFi to a soundbar is known as… a TV.  I haven’t yet come across one that can do this (although that doesn’t prove there isn’t one).  I have equally not come across a soundbar that will play TV audio via WiFi.  If you find one, please let us know.