How to Connect a Samsung Soundbar to a TV

How to Connect a Samsung Soundbar to a TV

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

This article will show you how to connect a Samsung soundbar to a TV. This will be achieved using the HDMI cable that came with the soundbar.

Connect your Samsung Soundbar to your TV

How to Connect a Samsung Soundbar to a TV

Fortunately, Samsung’s soundbars are designed to be set up in a matter of minutes, even if you’ve never done so before. To get started, you’ll need access to your TV, the soundbar’s accompanying cords, and an open power outlet.

  • Determine which wires came with your soundbar. A power cable, an HDMI cable, and an optical cable are usually included with most soundbars. Because HDMI is the most common connection, you may only receive an HDMI cable along with a power cord in the box.

Note: All you’ll need is an HDMI cable for most individuals. However, your requirements may vary based on your arrangement. Connecting devices can become more or less complicated depending on how many HDMI ports on your TV you utilize.

  • Connect your soundbar to power and place it in its designated placement. Make sure it’s turned on.
  • Examine the ports on your television. Most TVs have several HDMI ports, as well as other connections such as an optical port, a DisplayPort port, or something else. In a perfect world, you’d have an open HDMI-ARC port, which is also an HDMI port with the term “ARC” written next to it.
  • It’s possible that your TV doesn’t support HDMI-ARC, or that you’re using the connection for anything else. If this is the case, a conventional HDMI port can be used. If this is the case, check to see if your TV has an open HDMI port. However, functionality such as changing the volume of your soundbar with your TV remote will be unavailable.
  • The vast majority of customers will use the HDMI connection to connect their soundbar to their television. If HDMI isn’t an option, you’ll need to check your soundbar’s handbook to see what additional options are available. Traditionally, this is an optical connection, and you may connect your soundbar to your TV with an optical cable.

Note: Check to determine if your soundbar supports Bluetooth or AUX capability if your personal setup doesn’t support either an optical or HDMI connection. This, like the specific arrangement, varies from soundbar to soundbar.

  • If you’re using an HDMI connection, connect your soundbar to your TV with an HDMI cable; if you’re using an optical connection, connect it with an optical cable. Although using the provided cables is convenient, it is not required.

How can I get my Samsung Soundbar to recognize my TV?

In most circumstances, your TV will recognize and output audio to your connected soundbar without you having to do anything. This may or may not occur automatically. It merely takes a few steps to have your soundbar recognized if you attach it and your TV doesn’t detect it.

This procedure will not be the same for all televisions. Nonetheless, most TVs have similar user interfaces, so while yours may differ, the techniques outlined here will work for everyone. Specific menus and settings, on the other hand, may have slightly different names.

  • Open the Settings menu on your TV using the buttons on the remote or the buttons on the TV.
  • Look for a tab labeled Audio or Audio Devices in the Settings menu. This is sometimes referred to as Sound or something close.
  • Make sure your TV is transmitting audio to your soundbar by checking the port your soundbar is connected to is set as the active port once you’re in the audio section of your TV’s settings. If your TV detects devices automatically and lists them by name or type, make sure your soundbar is set as your default audio device.
  • Play some stuff on your television to ensure that everything is operating properly.