How To Connect Soundbar To Samsung Tv Using Optical Cable

How To Connect Soundbar To Samsung Tv Using Optical Cable

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary materials:

  • Samsung TV
  • Soundbar
  • Optical cable
  • TV remote
  • Soundbar remote
  • TV owner’s guide (for reference, if needed)

Step 2: Prepare the Optical Cable

The optical cable is a delicate piece of equipment, so handle it with care. Follow these steps:

Remove the protective cap from both ends of the optical cable. Be cautious, as inserting the plug with the cap attached can damage the plug and/or the port.

Hold the plug at one end of the optical cable, making sure you have a firm grip.

Insert one end of the optical cable into your TV’s Optical OUT port. Be cautious not to force it, and make sure it is inserted in the correct orientation to avoid damage.

Holding the plug at the other end of the optical cable, align it with the soundbar’s OPTICAL IN port.

Insert the plug carefully into the soundbar’s OPTICAL IN port. Note that the port may have a hinged door that swings inward when inserting the plug.

Step 3: Power On and Configure Your Devices

Now that the physical connection is established, it’s time to power on and configure your devices.

Power on your Samsung TV using the TV remote.

Navigate to the audio settings in your TV’s menu and turn off the TV speakers. Refer to your TV owner’s guide for more specific information on accessing audio settings.

If you are using a cable/satellite box or another secondary source, power on that source and select the appropriate TV input.

Power on the soundbar. You should hear sound coming from the soundbar, indicating a successful connection.

NB/ Despite connecting your soundbar to your Samsung tv with Optical cable, there are other methods through which you can establish a secure connection. This is through using

Bluetooth Connection

Using Wi-Fi Connection

So how do you complete these two connections successfully? Continue reading.

How To Connect Soundbar To Samsung Tv Using Bluetooth Connection

Before delving into the connection process, it’s essential to understand the advantages and challenges associated with a Bluetooth connection.

While Bluetooth lacks the audio fidelity of optical cable, it compensates with the convenience of wireless connectivity.

Users appreciate the absence of cable clutter and the freedom to place their soundbars anywhere within the Bluetooth range.

However, the main challenge lies in potential connection instability, which can be affected by external factors such as power outages or interference from other electronic devices.

Step 1: Activate Bluetooth Pairing Mode on the Soundbar

The first step in connecting your soundbar to your Samsung TV is to activate the Bluetooth pairing mode on the soundbar. Follow these instructions:

  • Press the Source button on the soundbar.
  • Set the soundbar to the “BT” setting.
  • Wait for “BT” to automatically change to “BT PAIRING” within a few seconds or to “BT READY” if a connection record exists.
  • When “BT READY” appears, press and hold the Source button on the soundbar for more than 5 seconds to display “BT PAIRING.”

This initiates the soundbar’s Bluetooth pairing mode, making it discoverable for other devices, including your Samsung TV.

Step 2: Access Bluetooth Settings on Your Samsung TV

Now that your soundbar is in Bluetooth pairing mode, it’s time to configure your Samsung TV to establish the connection. Follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings on your Samsung TV.
  • Select Sound and then choose Sound Output.

Step 3: Connect to the Soundbar

With your TV’s sound output settings open, proceed to connect to the soundbar. Follow these final steps:

  • Select Bluetooth Speaker List from the menu. A list of available Bluetooth devices, including your soundbar, will appear.
  • Select your soundbar from the list.
  • Choose the option to Pair and Connect.

How To Connect Soundbar To Samsung Tv Using Wi-Fi Method

Conclusion: How To Connect Soundbar To Samsung Tv Using Optical Cable

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