How do I connect my soundbar to my Samsung Smart TV?

How do I connect my soundbar to my Samsung Smart TV? 

Follow the steps below to connect your soundbar to the TV.
  1. Prepare an HDMI cable.
  2. Connect the cable to the TV’s HDMI IN (ARC).
  3. Connect to the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port of the soundbar.
  4. Turn on the soundbar and set the Source to D.IN.
  5. The TV sound will be played through your soundbar.

How do I get my Samsung TV to recognize my soundbar? 

On your TV, navigate to Home, select Settings, select Sound, select Sound Output, and then select Bluetooth Speaker List. Select your soundbar from the list. When the TV detects a nearby soundbar, the message Need Pairing or Paired will appear in the TV’s Bluetooth device list.

Why won’t my Samsung TV connect to my soundbar? 

Reset the soundbar.

Reset the soundbar by powering it off and then pressing and holding the Play/Pause button until it displays ‘INIT OK’. Power on the soundbar, and then try pairing the soundbar to your TV again.

How do I get my TV to play through my soundbar? 

  1. Connect one end of the HDMI cable (sold separately) to the HDMI IN port on your TV.
  2. Connect the other end to the TV OUT (ARC) port on your sound bar.
  3. Then, connect an optical audio cable from the TV’s Optical digital audio out to OPTICAL IN on your sound bar (this is necessary to hear the TV audio).

How do I connect my soundbar to my Samsung Smart TV? – Related Questions

Why is my soundbar not working with my TV?

If you’re using an analog connection, make sure the TV volume is turned up. If the TV’s analog audio output is set to “variable” and you’re getting no sound from the soundbar, try turning the TV’s volume up. If the TV is turned down all the way, you’ll hear no sound even if the soundbar is set to full volume.

Is it better to connect soundbar with HDMI or Optical?

The major difference is that HDMI cables can pass higher resolution audio which includes formats found on Blu-ray like Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master audio. Fiber optic cables won’t be able to transmit these high-res sound formats.

Is HDMI ARC different from HDMI?

While a regular HDMI connector is only able to transmit video images, ARC has an added function that allows you to transmit audio from a TV back to the source, like a receiver or soundbar. This means you only require 1 cable in order to transmit both video and audio signals.

How do I connect my optical cable to my Samsung TV?

Connect with an optical cable
  1. Insert the digital optical audio cable into the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port of the TV.
  2. Insert the other end of the digital optical cable into the DIGITAL AUDIO IN port of your external speaker.
  3. Press the Home button on the remote control and select Settings.
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How does ARC work on Samsung TV?

How to connect an HDMI cable
  1. Prepare an HDMI cable.
  2. Connect the cable to the TV’s HDMI IN (ARC).
  3. Connect to the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port of the speaker that you want to connect.
  4. Turn the speakers on that are connected to the TV.
  5. The TV sound will be played through your external speakers.

Why is my HDMI ARC not working Samsung?

If your Samsung TV HDMI ARC is not working, unplug all other external devices that are connected to your TV, confirm that the cord has been inserted securely, ensure that the cord has no visible damage, turn on the AnyNet + (HDMI-CEC) function, and follow the proper setup steps.

How do I know if my HDMI ARC is working?

Check the HDMI connections on the back of your TV, soundbar, or receiver. If the HDMI port has ARC, it should be marked as such. Both your TV and the soundbar or receiver must have ARC for it to work.

Do all Samsung TVs have HDMI ARC?

Most TVs (including Samsung TVs) come with HDMI Arcs built right in. However, if you’re looking to enhance your sound quality, you can purchase an HDMI Arc online. You may also purchase an external HDMI Arc if you’re using an older TV or sound system.

Where is the ARC port on Samsung TV?

To find out if your Samsung TV has an HDMI-ARC port, it’s pretty simple – the HDMI port will be labelled ‘ARC’ on the back of the TV or One Connect Box.

Which HDMI port should I use on my Samsung TV?

All Samsung TV’s from 2010 and 2011 use either the 1.3 or 1.4 HDMI standard. If your TV has the 3D feature it uses the 1.4 HDMI standard. All other TV’s use the 1.3 HDMI standard.

How do I connect a Samsung soundbar to HDMI without ARC?

  1. When you connect an external device to TV (without ARC) and Sound Bar, connect the HDMI cable (sold separately) from the external device to the TV. Then, connect the external device to the Sound bar using an optical cord (sold separately).
  2. If you want to connect to just the TV, then the HDMI connection is unnecessary.

What happens if I don’t have an ARC HDMI?

If the TV has no ARC label on its HDMI ports, connect the HDMI cable to any HDMI ports on the TV and to the HDMI OUT (ARC) on the home theatre system or home audio system. Then connect an optical cable to the optical output port of the TV and the DIGITAL IN (TV) port on the home theatre system or home audio system.

Do I need HDMI ARC for soundbar?

Most TVs these days have several HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) ports. However, in order to connect a soundbar, you have to make sure your TV has an HDMI ARC (audio return channel) port.

What can I use if I don’t have an HDMI ARC port?

If you TV does not have ARC port then you will have to use optical, as normal HDMI port does not support both way data transfer for audio to go out of it.

How do I connect TV to soundbar If no HDMI ARC or optical?

If you want to connect a soundbar to the TV without HDMI or optical, you have two options: go high-tech with a wireless connection or mid-tech with 3.5 mm aux or RCA cables. You can also use an auxiliary device to convert coaxial cables to another type of connection.

Can you connect soundbar to regular HDMI?

There are 2 ways to connect your soundbar with HDMI: you can connect a device to your soundbar (like a Blu-ray player) and then connect the soundbar to the TV, or you can use ARC (Audio Return Channel). The first method will give you the best possible sound from external devices you regularly use.

Will a soundbar work without ARC?

You won’t get sound from just your tv to your sound bar if you don’t have HDMI ARC/Optical/Digital Coax, if all you want is just tv sound. If you’re connecting other devices to the bar, you’ll get video out to tv and sound to the bar from the devices. Example: No sound from over the air tv without those connections.