Soundbar Audio Connectivity.

Last Update date : Oct 20. 2020
Samsung Soundbar set up.

 Please Note: The information on this page is for Australian products only. Models, sequences or settings will vary depending on location and/or where the product had been purchased. To be redirected to your local support page please click here.

The technology in Samsung Soundbars gives you 4 ways of connecting devices so that you’ll always be able to experience the great sound our soundbars have to offer. This can be done via Bluetooth, HDMI, Wi-Fi & Optical.


Below you will find information on each connection method. More information in regards to your model can be found in the User Manual specific to your device.



  • On all Soundbar models.
  • Control Soundbar volume using your TV remote.
  • Clean solution with fewer cables.
  • Bluetooth from phone OR TV.


For more details on connecting Bluetooth audio devices to a Samsung TV, pleases click here.



  • Available on models R550 and up.
  • Control Soundbar volume using your TV remote.
  • Best sound quality on HDMI list.
  • HDMI IN -

⚬ Input for extra devices (1x on R550, R650, Q60R and Q70R / 2x on Q80R and Q90R).



  • Available on models Q70R and up.
  • Connects to your home network.
  • Works with Alexa.*
  • Stream audio from:

⚬ Phone via Spotify Connect.**

⚬ TV



  • Available on all models R450 and up.
  • Control Soundbar volume using TV remote.
  • Better Sound Quality than Bluetooth.

Note: *Not supported on all TV Models*

*Alexa device is required. For troubleshooting on connecting Alexa with SmartThings, please click here.

**Internet connection required to access Spotify.


Will all Soundbars work with older Samsung TVs?

  • Yes, all 2019 Soundbars will work with previous Samsung TVs that support the above connectivity methods..
  • The type of connection used will depend on the TV. For example, you might use HDMI or Optical instead of Bluetooth.
  • Optical suits old TV sets without HDMI, or when all HDMI ports are in use.

Is Samsung’s One Remote control compatible?

  • Yes, all previous Samsung TVs with the One Remote can control all 2019 Soundbars.


How does HDMI improve quality?

  • HDMI cables have a higher data pass-through than other types of connections, meaning it can transmit more audio and at a higher quality at any given time.
  • HDMI also allows for more advanced formats of audio, like 7.1 channel surround sound, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X depending on the capability of the Soundbar.

Every 2019 Samsung Soundbar can have rear speakers.

  • Rear speakers provide Surround Sound for sound behind you.
  • From the R450 up to the Q70R, the wireless rear speaker kit SWA-8500 is compatible.
  • For the Q80R, the wireless rear speaker kit SWA-9000 is compatible.
  • The Q90R comes with its own dedicated rear speakers already paired out of the box.


If you require more information, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) or contact our Chat Support team.

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