Playbar unreachable via app until the TV wakes it up

  • 13 September 2021
  • 4 replies

The playbar can only be woken up via TV optical cable. Until I do that, the app can’t connect to it - it reports that it is unreachable. I turn on the TV and in a couple of second the app recognizes the playbar and I can control it, play music, etc. Is there a way to fix this?

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Thanks for the reply but this is not the same issue. My speaker is actually on (white led light is on) all the time - just unreachable. I’ll try connecting it directly to my router via a ethernet cable and see if that helps.

Ethernet connection didn’t help. I can start music by pressing the play button but the playbar still remains unreachable by the app. 

I would recommend that you submit a system diagnostic within 10 minutes of turning on the TV, and call Sonos Support to discuss it.

There may be information included in the diagnostic that will help Sonos pinpoint the issue and help you find a solution.

When you speak directly to the phone folks, they have tools at their disposal that will allow them to give you advice specific to your Sonos system and network.