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.

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

Setting the audio output on the TV and enabling TV control on the soundbar

Setting up your TV’s audio output will allow you to control the soundbar’s volume using your remote. Once the output is set up, you can then choose to connect either a digital optical cable or an HDMI cable to the soundbar. After you do that, you'll be able to use one remote for both your TV and soundbar.

  1. Use the TV remote to navigate to Settings, select Sound, and then select 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.

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

By default, Samsung TV remotes should be able to control Samsung soundbars. If it isn't working, be sure the soundbar is powered on, and then press and hold the WOOFER button up until "ON - TV REMOTE" appears on the display (about 5 seconds). Next, you'll need to choose between connecting with an optical cable or an HDMI cable.

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

What to do if connecting with a digital optical cable

If you decided to use a digital optical cable, activate the Auto Power Link feature which will automatically turn the soundbar on or off with your TV.

  1. Connect a digital optical cable from your soundbar's optical port to your TV's optical port. 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 directional pad on the remote to activate or deactivate Auto Power Link.

The soundbar will turn on and off when the TV is turned on and off. Make sure you also set the audio output on the TV.

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

What to do if connecting with HDMI and using ARC

If you decided to use an HDMI cable, activate the Anynet+ feature which automatically turns the soundbar on or off with your TV.

  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.

The soundbar will turn on and off when the TV is turned on and off. Make sure you also set the audio output on the TV.

Soundbar remote is not working

If you are having trouble with your remote for your TV or your soundbar and neither seems to be responding, you can try these steps to try and get your remote working again.

Need a replacement remote for the soundbar

If the remote for your Samsung soundbar gets lost and you need to replace it, you can get a new one at the Samsung parts website. Just enter the model of your soundbar to find the correct remote.

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