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The easiest way to connect a laptop or other devices to your TV

Playing a video game on a laptop that is connected to the TV

A Samsung TV is a thing of beauty, but when you add a laptop or a game console, it becomes a masterpiece. Most of your entertainment comes from a box of some sort that is connected to the TV.

View the Connection Guide

If you're not sure how to connect a device, like a video game console or laptop, you can view a connection guide on your TV for help. Just use the TV remote to select Source, and then select Connection Guide. It will show you how to connect various devices.

Connection Guide menu on the TV

Connect a laptop or PC

Note: Depending on the available ports on your computer, you may need an adapter.

Connect an HDMI cable (with an adapter, if necessary) into your computer, and connect the other end into the desired HDMI IN port on the TV. After verifying that the cable is properly attached, set the video source to use the device by navigating to Home > Source using the directional pad on the TV Remote.

PC highlighted in Source on TV

Connect a Blu-ray, DVD player, video game console, cable, or satellite box

Note: To connect a game console or blu-ray player with a component cable, you may need an adapter with Component In/AV In.

No matter what form of entertainment you use, it will be easy to connect it to your TV.

Connect an HDMI cable into your video device, and connect the other end into the desired HDMI IN port on the TV.

Use the TV Remote to select Source and then select the device.

Blu-ray player highlighted in Source on TV

Connect a soundbar, speaker, or surround system

If you want enhanced sound quality, you'll need to connect an external audio device like a soundbar.

Connect the digital audio (optical) cable into your audio device, and the other end into the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port on the TV.

Using the TV remote, navigate to Settings. Then, select Sound and select Sound Output. From there, set the audio output for your TV.

Sound Output set to TV Speaker

Connect an audio device that uses ARC

Some audio devices use Audio Return Channel technology, or ARC for short. But don't worry, connecting these devices is still easy.

Connect an HDMI cable into your audio device's ARC port. This is usually the HDMI OUT port, but check the owner's manual just in case.

Connect the other end into the HDMI IN (ARC) on the TV. Using the remote, navigate to Settings. Then, select Sound and select Sound Output. From there, set the audio output for your TV.

Sound Output set to TV Speaker

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