How to connect Samsung Soundbar to an External Device?

Last Update Date : Jul 31. 2018

Connect your Soundbar to an external device (Blu-Ray Player, Set Top Box, DVD Player, Projector)  to play the external device’s sound through the Soundbar.

Connect to a TV using an HDMI (Digital Cable)

Connect using an Optical CableClick to Expand
Connecting to an External Device Using an Optical Cable
1 Connect one end of an optical cable into the OPTICAL OUT port on the external device
2 Connect the other end to the DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL) port on the Soundbar
3 Select D.IN mode by pressing Source on the remote or Soundbar
Connect using an Analog Audio (AUX) CableClick to Expand

Please note: To connect devices with RCA jacks, you will need to purchase a 3.5mm to 2 RCA cable

Connecting to a TV Using an Analog Audio Cable
1 Connect one end of an AUX cable into the AUDIO OUT port on the external device
2 Connect the other end into the AUX IN port on the Soundbar
3 Select AUX mode by pressing Source on the remote or Soundbar
Connect using HDMI CableClick to Expand

Please note:

• If your TV does not support Audio Return Channel (ARC), the HDMI ports on the Soundbar are interchangeable
• Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows two-way communication between devices using a single HDMI connection

Connecting to a TV Using a HDMI Cable
1 Connect one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI OUT port on the external device
2 Connect the other end into the HDMI IN port on the Soundbar
3 Connect one end of another HDMI cable into an HDMI IN port on your TV
4 Connect the other end into the HDMI OUT port on the Soundbar
5 Select HDMI mode by pressing Source on the remote or Soundbar
6 HDMI mode is displayed on the Soundbar display panel and sound plays

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