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Control your soundbar using your Samsung TV remote

Soundbar creating sound waves for TV show

Sometimes there are just too many remotes to keep track of. You can simplify things by using one remote to control your Samsung TV and soundbar. As long as your soundbar is connected to your TV with either an optical cable or HDMI via ARC, you can control the volume and mute the soundbar using your Samsung TV's remote.

Connecting via digital optical cable

  1. Connect a digital optical cable from your soundbar's optical port to your TV's optical port.

    Note: Make sure to remove the plastic protector caps before using the optical cable.

  2. Set the soundbar to D.IN mode by pressing Source on the remote or soundbar.

  3. Press and hold the left direction on the direction pad on the remote to activate or deactivate Auto Power Link.

    Note: Auto Power Link only works with an optical connection, and should be turned on by default.

The soundbar will turn on and off when the TV is turned on and off. To finish the setup, you need to set the audio output on the TV.

Connecting via HDMI and ARC

  1. Connect an HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT port on your soundbar to your TV's HDMI (ARC) port.

  2. Set the soundbar to D.IN mode by pressing Source on the remote or soundbar. After about 2 seconds, the source will automatically change to TV ARC.

  3. Press and hold the right direction on the direction pad on the remote to activate or deactivate Anynet+.

    Note: Anynet+ only works with an HDMI connection when connected using ARC (audio return channel), and should be turned on by default.

The soundbar will turn on and off when the TV is turned on and off. To finish the setup, you need to set the audio output on the TV.

Setting audio output on the TV and enabling TV control

  1. Use the TV remote to navigate to Settings > Sound Sound Output on your Samsung TV.

  2. Select your Samsung soundbar and then select Close. Now you can use your TV remote to adjust volume and mute the soundbar. The soundbar should also turn on and off with the TV.

    Note: Your TV menu may differ depending on the model.

Sound Output with [AV] Soundbar NW700 (Wi-Fi) selected

To be able to use your Samsung TV remote to control your Samsung soundbar, the TV remotes have to be enabled on your soundbar. By default, Samsung TV remotes are enabled on your soundbar. If it isn't working, be sure the soundbar is powered on, then press and hold the WOOFER button up until ON - TV REMOTE appears on the display (about 5 seconds).

Note: If your remote does not have the WOOFER button, check your user manual for how to turn on the TV Remote function

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