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How To Connect Samsung Soundbar To TV?

Indeed, connecting a Samsung soundbar to a TV can enhance your audio experience significantly. Below is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to accomplish this:

What You’ll Need:

  1. Samsung Soundbar
  2. TV (Samsung or other brands)
  3. Cables: An HDMI cable, an optical cable, or a 3.5mm AUX cable may be required.
  4. Power cable for the soundbar
  5. Remote controls for the TV and soundbar

Table of Contents

Method 1: HDMI-ARC Connection (Recommended)

  • Identify the HDMI-ARC Port: On the back of your TV, locate the HDMI port labeled “ARC” (Audio Return Channel).
  • Power Off Devices: Ensure your TV and soundbar are turned off for safety reasons.
  • Connect HDMI Cable: Plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI-ARC port on your TV and the other end into the HDMI-ARC port on your Samsung soundbar.
  • Power On Devices: Turn on your TV and soundbar.
how to connect samsung soundbar to tv
  • TV Settings:
    • Navigate to Settings > Sound > Sound Output on your TV.
    • Select the option that corresponds to the HDMI-ARC connection. It may appear as a “Receiver (HDMI)” or similar.
  • Soundbar Settings:
    • Use the remote control for the soundbar to select the corresponding HDMI-ARC input. Usually, this is done by pressing the “Source” button until you reach the HDMI or HDMI-ARC option.


Test: Play some audio to ensure sound is output through the soundbar.

Method 2: Optical Cable Connection

  • Locate Optical Ports: Find the optical port on your TV and soundbar. This port is typically labeled “Optical” or “Digital Audio Out (Optical).”
  • Power Off Devices: Ensure both devices are turned off for safety.
  • Connect: Plug the optical cable into the optical ports on the TV and the soundbar.
optical cable
Optical Cable
  • Power On Devices: Turn both devices back on.
  • TV Settings:

         Go to Settings > Sound > Sound Output.
         Select the “Optical” or “Digital Audio Out” option.

  • Soundbar Settings:

    Use the soundbar’s remote to select the optical input, usually labeled “D.IN” or “Optical.”

    Test: Play audio to ensure it is coming out of the soundbar.

Method 3: Bluetooth (Wireless)

  1. Enable Bluetooth on TV: Navigate to Settings > Sound > Sound Output > Bluetooth.
  2. Enable Bluetooth on Soundbar: Press the Bluetooth button on the soundbar or the remote, or navigate through the menu to enable Bluetooth.
  3. Pair Devices: In the TV’s Bluetooth menu, find the name of your soundbar and select it to pair.
  4. Test: Play audio to confirm the soundbar is receiving sound wirelessly from the TV.

Additional Steps

  • Remote Control Sync: If both devices support HDMI-CEC and are enabled, you can control the soundbar’s volume using your TV’s remote.
  • Sound Modes: Your soundbar may offer various proper modes like “Movie,” “Music,” etc. Experiment to find the best one for you.
  • Consult the User Handbook: Always consult the user handbook for any unique instructions relevant to your model.

Following these detailed steps, you can connect your Samsung soundbar to your TV without hassle.