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Connect the Soundbar to Your TV

Connect the soundbar to your TV

Your soundbar amps up your TV by providing awesome sound quality. It's also extremely versatile and easy to set up - there are several ways you can connect the soundbar to your TV, so you can customize your movie watching experience. Learn about all the connection options below.

Make sure the firmware/software is up to date. Visit the Samsung Support site to download the latest firmware.

Connect the TV and Soundbar via HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) is the neatest TV feature you've probably never heard of. ARC lets certain TVs and soundbars transfer audio back and forth using one HDMI cable. In other words, you can use the HDMI port as both an input and audio output. Follow the steps below to connect the TV and soundbar via HDMI ARC.

  1. Power on your TV and soundbar.

  2. Connect one end of an HDMI cable into the HDMI IN (ARC) port on your TV. 

  3. Connect the other end into the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port on your soundbar.

  4. TV ARC will appear on the soundbar display, and the TV will transfer audio through the soundbar.

    • If the TV's sound is inaudible, press Source on the soundbar or on the remote and set to D.IN mode. The soundbar will display D.IN and then change to TV ARC soon after.

    • If TV ARC does not appear on the soundbar display, make sure the cable is connected to the correct port.

HDMI ARC output port on the soundbar

Connect External Devices via HDMI

HDMI cables are used to connect devices like Blu-ray players to HD televisions. They can digitally transfer HD video and sound in a single cable! They are so good, they have become the new standard in many devices. Learn how to connext external devices via HDMI:

  1. Power on your TV and soundbar.

  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN port on the bottom of the soundbar.

  3. Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT port on your external device.

  4. To change the mode, press the Source button on the soundbar or remote.

  5. Set the soundbar to HDMI mode.

HDMI IN port on the soundbar

Connect External Devices via Optical Cable

An optical (digital) cable transmits digital audio to your TV, giving you crystal clear audio. You'll hear every explosion in that action movie in full detail. Learn how to connect using an optical cable below.

  1. Power on your TV and soundbar.

  2. Connect one end of a digital optical cable to the OPTICAL OUT port on your TV. For this demonstration, a Samsung TV with a One Connect Box will be used.

  3. Connect the other end to the DIGITAL AUDIO IN (OPTICAL) port on your soundbar.

  4. Press Source on the remote or soundbar, and then set the soundbar to D.IN mode.

Digital Audio Optical Cable on the soundbar

Connect External Devices via AUX

If you want to kick it old-school, you can use an auxiliary cable to connect the soundbar to your TV or external devices. It will give you an analog connection, but your movies will still have first-rate sound quality. Learn how to connect below.

  1. Power on your TV and soundbar.

  2. Connect one end of the audio cable to the AUX IN jack on the bottom of the soundbar.   

  3. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the AUDIO OUT jack on the external device such as a Blu-ray player, DVD player, or video game console.   

  4. To change the mode, press the Source button on the soundbar or on the remote.   

  5. Set the soundbar to AUX mode.   

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