How to Connect to Sonos Bluetooth

Since you’re here looking to figure out how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth, maybe you’ve decided to get a Sonos speaker but you are not sure maybe it’s a good choice or you have a Bluetooth enabled device like a projector or a smartphone and you want to connect it with your Sonos Speaker. 

You’re in the right place since you are well aware that Sonos is a multi-room wireless speaker which makes it easier for users to listen to podcasts, music and audio entertainment, that snot all, you can listen to your Sonos speaker in different rooms this makes it similar to the echo show device. which can also do the same.

With all these, Sonos is an impressive product for your audio, podcast or audio entertainment. 

Now, if you are on the fence contemplating whether buying it is a wise decision or maybe you have one already and you wish to know more, 

below, I will be breaking down how you can connect your Sonos speaker to any Bluetooth enabled devices, some tricks you can use and which version of Sonos speakers support Bluetooth and those that don’t

But before I delve into how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth, let me first answer the question “Can Sonos connect to any Bluetooth enabled device.”

Can Sonos Connect to any Bluetooth Enabled Device?

There are two different categories of Sonos speakers, we have the portable ones and the ones that are a bit bulky and can’t be easily carried just anywhere, just as compared to the Sonos portable device. If you’re asking yourself this question the answer is no

below are some examples of the Sonos devices that are not supported with Bluetooth.

  • Sonos One SL,
  • Sonos Beam
  • Ikea Sonos Symfonisk Speaker Lamp
  • Sonos Arc
  • Sonos Playbase

Now here are the ones that work with any Bluetooth enabled device

  • Sonos Roam
  • Sonos Move

These two are portable Sonos speakers that are supported for Bluetooth connection, if you have any of these two, below I will be delving into how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth with these two speakers listed above

How to Connect to Sonos Bluetooth [Sonos Move]

how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth

If you have a Sonos Move or you are planning on getting one, here’s is how you can connect your Sonos Move speaker to any Bluetooth enabled device.

before you connect your Sonos Move via Bluetooth, here are a few things you need to know.

  • You should have set up your Sonos App on wifi before you will be able to switch to Bluetooth mode and pair it with other Bluetooth enabled devices.
  • The move is usually displayed on the Sonos app while it’s in use, however, while using it with Bluetooth, Move will not be displaced in the Sonos app.
  • Not all features will be available while it’s in Bluetooth mode. the feature I am talking about is Speaker Grouping, Voice assistant, Stereo pairing.

Here’s how to turn on the Bluetooth mode of your Sonos Move speaker

  • Press the Bluetooth button.
  • Enable pairing mode.
  • Go to your device settings.
  • Click on “Bluetooth” and toggle on the icon.
  • Search for “Sonos” from the list.
  • Click on the Sonos speaker’s name from the available Bluetooth devices.
  • Pair the Sonos speaker with your device

Read Also: How to Connect Speaker to Projector

1. Press the Bluetooth Button

You can locate the Bluetooth button at the back of the speaker in the middle of the power and join button. after doing that, the speaker will give a chime sound and the speaker’s LED on top will turn blue. 

2. Enable Pairing Mode by Pressing Again

Now, long press the Bluetooth button again to enable pairing mode.

3. Pair the speaker with your Device 

Since your move speaker is in Bluetooth mode, you can go to your device, turn on its Bluetooth and search for a nearby Bluetooth device.

You should see “Move” among the available Bluetooth device, simply select move from the device list to pair both devices together.

Once the connection has been made, you will see a Solid blue LEd light and also you will hear a chime sound.

Moving on, let’s delve into how you can connect the second Sonos portable speaker called roam with your Bluetooth device.

How to connect to Sonos Bluetooth [Sonos Roam]

how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth

To Pair your Sonos Roam speaker with your Bluetooth device here are a few things you need to take note of: 

  1. Your Sonos Roam Speaker need to have been set up with the Sonos app using Wifi.
  2. Ensure that the Sonos Roam speaker is On and awake while carrying out this step.
  3. You can’t carry out a stereo pair while in Bluetooth mode.

Moving on, here’s how to pair your Sonos roam speaker with your Bluetooth device.

1. Press and Hold down the power button for a few seconds

Locate the power button at the back of the Roam device and long press it and then release it. after doing that you will see the status LED light flashing blue and you’ll hear a pairing tone.

2. Select the Roam Device

Now, open up your other Bluetooth device, search for roam. Once you see it select it. Once you’ve successfully paired together with the speaker you will hear another tome and the status light turn blue

Moving on, let’s delve into how you can connect it wirelessly using Bluetooth via your TV screen.

How to Connect the Sonos Speaker to the TV via Bluetooth

Before you can make this connection, you have to ensure that both the Sonos Speaker and the TV you are trying to connect are both Bluetooth enabled. Not all Sonos Speakers are Bluetooth enabled the same applies to TV’s so, if you want to pair them simply turn on the Bluetooth of your TV and search for the Move/Roam Speaker. once you see it, select the speaker and begin playing the audio.

Now, in a scenario where you are having issues while connecting your Sonos Speaker to another Bluetooth enabled device, here’s what you can do about it.

Unable to Pair a Bluetooth device with Sonos

If your Sonos speaker isn’t pairing with another Bluetooth device, here are a few troubleshooting steps you can try.

1. Ensure that the Sonos Speaker is in a pairing Mode. 

If you can’t get your Sonos speaker to its pairing mode, you have to be sure it has been set up on wifi before pairing it to a Bluetooth device also, once you are sure of that, follow the instructions above regarding

2. Limit the distance between the Sonos speaker and the Bluetooth device

Bluetooth covers a shorter distance when you compare it to wifi, so if you are struggling with these connection issues, bring your phone closer to the Sonos speaker.

3. Check the power 

You have to ensure that the Sonos speaker is powered on and not in sleep mode, if it is you have to press the power button to get it started.

By now, you should be well enlightened on how to connect Sonos Bluetooth to any Bluetooth enabled device. Moving on, let’s delve into some commonly asked questions, regarding this topic.

How to connect to Sonos one Bluetooth

There is no way to officially connect the Sonos one Speaker to Bluetooth enabled devices, it’s only portable devices like the Roam and the Move speakers, that can connect with Bluetooth devices.

How to connect to Sonos speaker

If you have a Sonos Move speaker or a Sonos Roam Speaker, you will be able to connect it to any Bluetooth enabled device else, make use of wifi, or other wireless options aside from Bluetooth.

Sonos soundbar bluetooth pairing

Sonos soundbar cannot connect via Bluetooth you can however use other wireless connection

Sonos Move join Button

The Sonos join button is located at the back of the Sonos roam device, and what the join button does is, is used to connect your Sonos Move to the Sonos system

Sonos Roam Bluetooth

If you have a Sonos roam device and you want to put it in a pairing mode, so that it will easily connect with other Bluetooth enabled devices, here’s how you can do that.

Long press the power button to activate pairing mode, then you can get the Bluetooth device and search for the Sonos speaker and select it

Can Sonos Play in Bluetooth 5

Yes, you could get a Play 5 and a Bluetooth adapter but you might have lag issues so video and sound won’t be synced up.

How to Connect to Sonos speaker

There are different ways to connect to a Sonos speaker apart from using Bluetooth just as we discussed earlier, these are the ways to connect your Sonos speaker.

  • Bluetooth
  • Wifi
  • HDMI

Sonos Bluetooth speaker

Sonos do not support Bluetooth, the only ones that support Bluetooth are the Sonos Move speaker and the Sonos roam speaker are the only ones compatible with Bluetooth.

Can I connect my Sonos Play 5 via Bluetooth?

The answer is No, it’s not supported but there is a way around this alternative but, eventually, the audio will lag a little, and it won’t be as clear as the roam and move speaker, 

here’s how you can use your Sonos Play 5 with Bluetooth

Get a Bluetooth adapter and connect it to another Bluetooth enabled device


probably you have been struggling with a speaker for your projector and you’ve decided to go for Sonos. with the information above on how to connect to Sonos Bluetooth and the different ways you can connect your Sonos speakers, you can do it more seamlessly.

Moving on, you might be interested in learning the different ways of connecting your projector to your audio speaker both with wires and wirelessly. 

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