Sonos Beam review: a great, compact, jack

Sonos Beam review: a great, compact, jack

- The new, cheaper, more compact Sonos soundbar has full-range, room-filling sound, wifi and smart speaker functionality with built-in Alexa The Beam is the new, more compact and cheaper soundbar from multi-room audio specialists Sonos, which promises to be a great one-box upgrade for your TV sound, with Alexa and smart speaker functionality built in.

- That makes the Beam a jack of all trades, capable of handling all your TV audio duties, answering your questions and commanding smart home devices via Alexa, while acting as one of the best multi-room music speakers money can buy.

- When used as a TV speaker you simply make sure TV is selected as the audio source in the Sonos app for the Beam and then use your television as normal, controlling the volume via your normal remote.

- Equally, with other Sonos speakers you can make the Beam part of a multi-room audio group and can even send your TV audio to multiple rooms as an input source.

- Despite being £300 cheaper than Sonos’s other TV audio solutions, the Beam is expensive for just a soundbar.