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.
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SYMFONISK: Here’s what you need to know
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.
Connecting to the SYMFONISK to Apple AirPlay 2 is as easy as turning on your Apple TV. [Here is the Guide]. The Apple TV will detect the AirPlay 2 capable speakers (SYMFONISK or SONOS). The configuration of the speakers is done on the SONOS App. So if you were able to pair the speakers into the SONOS system through the SONOS app, the speakers should automatically be integrated in the same way you set them up.
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.
SONOS Speakers that work with Apple TV
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 or an AirPlay2 compatible device.
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. You can also pair groups of speakers with the Sonos App.
I hope that clarifies how to connect your IKEA SYMFONISK to the TV or Home Theatre System.
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.
You can also check out our Tutorial Video on how to setup the IKEA SYMFONISK right here: