Help hooking up Play 5 to Projector and Chromecast

  • 15 May 2020
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Hello! I have been looking for a way to set up my home system such that input comes from Google Chrome cast, video output goes through my projector, and audio output goes through my Sonos Play 5.

I thought I had everything I needed with these products. Chromecast HDMI plugs into the “HDMI in” side of the converter/”mini receiver”, HDMI cable connects the converter to the projector, Audio cable connects the converter to the Sonos Play 5. However the sound still comes out of the projector and not the Play 5. Any ideas? Here are links to all of the non sonos products listed above:

  1. Audio Cable (L/R → 1/8 inch)
  2. Projector:
  3. Convert/”mini receiver”:  ttps://
  4. Google chromecast:

Really appreciate the help. Thanks!

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Hello @kmd310,

Welcome to the community and thank you for reaching out with your set up question. While I haven’t worked with a set-up quite like this it seems like there is either an audio output setting on the projector that needs to be adjusted or that the Play 5 isn’t “playing”.

Do you see any indication in the Sonos app the the Play:5 is receiving an audio signal? 

Have you reviewed our Line-In Settings support page? 

I would be happy to look over a diagnostic report  if you would like to submit one while the set-up is running.