QN55Q8FNBF Remote Not Controlling Sonos Playbar

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QN55Q8FNBF Remote Not Controlling Sonos Playbar

Hello Samsung Community,

 

I recently purchased a Q8F TV (QN55Q8FNBF) and seem to be having difficulty making the remote control my Sonos Playbar connected via optical. 

 

I tried following the steps in this post: https://support.sonos.com/s/article/3444?language=en_US

 

There is a note stating that the remote doesn't transmit an IR signal itself and that the Connect Box is actually the IR transmitter. After looking through multiple forums it seems the Connect Box is not compatible with the Q8. This being the case, is there any way to control my Sonos directly with a universal remote?

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Kevin