Connecting IKEA SYMFONISK to TV or Home Theatre FAQ

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There have been many queries into the IKEA SYMFONISK Wi-Fi Speaker. Mainly about how to connect the SYMFONISK Speaker to the TV or Home Theatre. Please note that links may provide money to Automate Your Life. Thank you for your support.

Here’s what you need to understand. The IKEA SYMFONISK was designed with SONOS technology and functions much like most Sonos speakers (Actually much like the Sonos Play1). This is a huge advantage for audiophiles who want to have a nice table lamp or bookshelf item that doubles as a powerful speaker. The thing to note is that the IKEA SYMFONISK uses Apple AirPlay 2.

The IKEA SYMFONISK does not directly connect to:

  • Smart TV’s. The term here is ‘not-directly‘. If you have a TV that can connect via the Sonos app or Apple AirPlay 2 you may be able to make it work. The SYMFONISK Table Lamp Speaker uses the SONOS App. The connection to the TV has to come through the SONOS app at this time. No direct integration with Chromecast or FireTV at this time.
  • IKEA SYMFONISK cannot connect to Bluetooth: Ikea SYMFONISK is not a Bluetooth Speaker. It is designed to be a Wi-Fi Speaker exclusively. IKEA did not want your SYMFONISK WiFi Table Lamp or Bookshelf Speakers to not be interrupted by notifications or phone calls on your mobile device that usually happen through Bluetooth connections. That was thoughtful.

The IKEA SYMFONISK can connect to your TV or Home Theatre System if:

  • If your TV has the Apple AirPlay 2 or if you have an Apple TV that has the firmware to support Apple AirPlay2.
  • If your TV or Home Theatre system is paired with a Sonos sound system. You can then pair the IKEA SYMFONISK to the existing applicable TV or Sonos Home Theatre System. Another way of saying you need a hub or master Sonos speaker to connect to your IKEA SYMFONISK WiFi Table Lamp Speaker or Bookshelf Speaker.

So, if you have a Sonos home theatre product, like the Sonos Beam or a Hub like the Sonos Boost (not verified yet); you may be able to pair your Ikea SYMFONISK speakers using the Sonos app.

You can buy the IKEA SYMFONISK Speakers here:




IKEA SYMFONISK Connection to TV or Home Theatre FAQ

Can I connect the SYMFONISK speaker to my Sonos system at home?

Yes, You can connect the IKEA SYMFONISK to your current or existing Sonos Home Theatre.

How do you connect the IKEA SYMFONISK to your TV?

There is no direct way to connect your TV to the IKEA SYMFONISK Wi-Fi Table Lamp Speaker. You can use the existing Sonos Home Theatre system and pair your IKEA SYMOFINISK with the Sonos App or you can use Apple AirPlay 2 to connect the system or with an Apple TV that has Apple AirPlay 2 firmware.

Can you connect the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker to Bluetooth?

No, you cannot connect the IKEA SYMFONISK to Bluetooth. Ikea designed the SYMFONISK to connect directly over Wi-Fi. The intent was to ensure that you were not interuppted with notifications or phone calls over Bluetooth.

How many speakers can I connect in one system simultaneously?

IKEA and Sonos says you can connect up to 30 speakers.

I hope that clarifies how to connect your IKEA SYMFONISK to the TV or Home Theatre System.

You can buy the IKEA SYMFONISK Speakers here:

Thank you for reading. Enjoy listening to the IKEA SYMFONISK! You can read our review of the IKEA SYMFONISK WiFi Table Lamp and Bookshelf Speaker here.

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