Can you connect Sonos Move to TV?

Answered by Frank Schwing

It is possible to connect the Sonos Move to your TV, but it may require a bit of extra effort. Unlike other Sonos speakers that can be easily integrated into a home theater setup, the Sonos Move does not have an HDMI or optical input. Instead, the only way to connect it directly to your TV is through Bluetooth.

To connect the Sonos Move to your TV via Bluetooth, you’ll need to follow these steps:

1. Check if your TV has Bluetooth capability: Not all TVs have built-in Bluetooth, so you’ll need to ensure that your TV supports this feature. Check the user manual or the TV’s settings menu to see if it has Bluetooth functionality.

2. Enable Bluetooth on your TV: If your TV has Bluetooth, you’ll need to enable it in the settings menu. This process may vary depending on the make and model of your TV, so consult the user manual if you’re unsure how to do this.

3. Put the Sonos Move into pairing mode: To connect the Sonos Move to your TV, you’ll need to put the speaker into pairing mode. Press and hold the power button on the back of the Move until the status light starts flashing amber. This indicates that the speaker is in pairing mode and ready to connect to a Bluetooth device.

4. Pair the Sonos Move with your TV: On your TV, navigate to the Bluetooth settings and search for available devices. The Sonos Move should appear in the list of available devices. Select it to initiate the pairing process. Follow any on-screen prompts to complete the pairing process.

5. Adjust audio settings on your TV: Once the Sonos Move is successfully paired with your TV, you may need to adjust the audio settings on your TV to ensure that the sound is routed to the Move. This may involve selecting the Move as the audio output device or adjusting the volume settings to control the Move’s volume.

It’s important to note that connecting the Sonos Move to your TV via Bluetooth may have some limitations. Bluetooth audio may introduce a slight delay, which can result in audio being slightly out of sync with the video. This delay may not be noticeable for casual viewing but can become more apparent when watching fast-paced action scenes or playing video games.

Additionally, Bluetooth audio may not support the same audio formats as a wired connection, potentially limiting the quality of the audio playback. If you’re an audiophile or have high-quality audio equipment, you may prefer using a wired connection or exploring other options like a Sonos soundbar for a more seamless TV integration.

While it is possible to connect the Sonos Move to your TV via Bluetooth, it may not offer the same level of functionality and audio quality as a wired connection or other Sonos speakers designed specifically for home theater setups.