High Definition Sound
Sonos Beam is the smart, compact soundbar for TV, music, and more. Play everything that matters to you with Beam. Control it with your voice, remote, the Sonos app, and more. Hear every word clearly.
Beam was specifically tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice so you can always follow the story. Turn on Speech Enhancement in the app to clarify dialogue when characters whisper or the action explodes.
The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in so you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands free.
Setup is simple
Go from unboxing to listening in minutes with just two cords and automatic remote detection.
Four full-range woofers ensure you’ll hear the faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
One tweeter creates a crisp and clear dialogue.
Three passive radiators help move air around inside the compact Sonos Beam and add warm sound to the bass.
Adjustable bass and treble controls let you customize your sound by individual room or groups of rooms.
Five Class-D digital amplifiers perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture.
Five far-field microphone array used for advanced beamforming and multi-channel echo cancellation.
When the microphone LED is on, Beam is ready for a voice command. When the light is off, the microphone is off.
How does Sonos Beam differ from Arc?
Beam is a more compact speaker and can fit almost anywhere. Playbar and Playbase have more speakers, so they produce louder sound with more width and bass. Beam is perfect for small to mid-sized rooms, whereas Playbar and Playbase are capable of filling large spaces. Beam features HDMI connectivity and has Alexa voice control built-in while Playbar and Playbase rely on Optical and work with other Alexa-enabled devices.
Do Sonos Beam microphones hear me when audio is playing?
Yes. Five far-field microphones are built in to detect your voice from any direction, anywhere in the room. You can speak at natural volume to activate Alexa-supported voice commands.
Can I turn off the far-field microphones?
Yes, simply touch the microphone icon and the light will turn off/on. When the microphone light is on, Alexa is ready for a voice command. When the light is off, the microphone is off. This ensures privacy when you want it.
How will Sonos Beam connect to smart home or home automation systems?
Beam can control devices through skills in the Alexa app. In addition, Sonos has certified partnerships with smart home systems like Wink and Lutron. Based on your setup, commands to control various smart devices throughout your home will work. Possibilities include “Set temperature to 20” and “Turn Living Room lights on.”
Does Sonos Beam support Apple AirPlay 2?
You can use Apple AirPlay 2 and stream straight to Sonos Beam from your iPad, iPhone and Mac.
Does Sonos Beam pair with other Sonos speakers for surround sound?
Yes. While Beam is a great soundbar on its own, it also wirelessly pairs with our Sub for added bass and a pair of Sonos speakers for full surround sound. A setup with left and right rears and a Sub gives you true 5.1 surround sound.
Can I wall mount Sonos Beam?
Yes. You can easily and securely mount Beam using our custom-designed wall mount. Our wall mount comes in all white or black – to complement your speaker – and is designed with 1 inch/2.5 cm of clearance from the wall to achieve the best acoustics. Sonos Beam also supports a range of certified third-party accessories that you can find on Sonos.com.
What audio codecs and formats will Sonos Beam support?
Sonos Beam plays audio from PCM stereo and Dolby Digital sources.
What audio content can I play on Sonos Beam?
The soundbar plays back all of your TV audio, once setup with the Sonos app is complete. You can stream audio from TV, movies, video on demand, music, radio, video games, audiobooks and podcasts.
What if my TV supports a codec that isn’t one of the supported by Sonos Beam?
When Sonos Beam is connected to HDMI-ARC on your TV, the TV and Sonos Beam automatically pick the best format that both systems can support. If you are using the Optical Audio Adapter, Sonos Beam will support PCM stereo and Dolby Digital.