Your Samsung soundbar amps up your TV and other devices by providing high-quality sound. It creates a better experience when you are listening to your favorite music or watching a movie. And do you know that you can conveniently connect Samsung to TV via Bluetooth?
Yes, with just some simple steps, you can have your Samsung soundbar ready to play whatever comes out of your TV.
In this guide, we will show you how to do it.
Important Things to Remember Before Using Bluetooth to Connect Samsung Soundbar
Samsung soundbars are designed to produce an awesome sound that will enrich your auditory experience. However, the actual sound quality highly depends on how you connect it to the audio source.
Samsung recommends connecting your soundbar to a TV using a wired connection. If you want to achieve the best quality and overall performance, their first recommendation is to connect using a Digital Audio Out (Optical) cable or an HDMI (ARC) cable. These two are the best options when it comes to connecting the Samsung soundbar to the TV.
However, if you don’t have the needed cables, an alternative option is through Bluetooth. While this type of connection is not the primary recommendation of the manufacturer, there are several advantages to using Bluetooth in connecting a Samsung soundbar to a TV.
One advantage of using Bluetooth is that it is quick, easy, and convenient to set up. Not only that, but you’ll also save yourself from the clutter associated with wired connections. Hiding and organizing cables can be a bit of a challenge, and you might have already experienced this first hand.
If you are interested, you can check out this video for some tips on how to declutter your wires, just in case cord clutter is your main reason for choosing Bluetooth.
Another advantage of using a Bluetooth connection is that it allows you to move the soundbar to different locations as long as it is within the Bluetooth range.
Before you finally decide to use Bluetooth, it’s important to be aware of some issues you may encounter.
Based on personal experience as well as feedback from other users, the following are the common issues you may experience if you connect your TV and soundbar via Bluetooth.
- You may encounter lip-sync errors.
- You can only pair one Bluetooth device to a soundbar at a time.
- Depending on the distance between the Samsung soundbar and the TV, you may lose your connection in the middle of an enjoyable music.
- It’s not possible to use Bluetooth devices while using a Wi-Fi speaker surround set-up feature.
- You may encounter radio interference and similar issues when electronic devices that generate electromagnetic waves are nearby. These devices include microwaves, medical equipment and wireless LAN devices.
It’s also possible that your soundbar or TV may hum or malfunction due to any of these reasons:
- When your body is in contact with the soundbar or the TV
- When there are obstructions between the two devices such as a table, chair
or wall, among others.
Also, when you are still trying to connect, the Bluetooth device search may not work properly due to the following reasons or scenarios:
- There is a strong electrical field around the soundbar.
- You are pairing multiple Bluetooth devices to the soundbar.
- One of the devices is turned off or not functioning properly.
Setting up Bluetooth Connectivity Between Samsung Soundbar and TV
Now that, you’ve reached this part of the article, I can only assume that despite the cons of Bluetooth, you still want to use it in connecting your soundbar. Follow these steps to get started:
1. Plug in your soundbar to a power source and turn it on.
2. On your soundbar’s remote control, press the Pair button to change the source. Set the source to Bluetooth. Once successful, it should show “BT” as the source.
Alternatively, if you don’t have your soundbar’s remote, you can simply press the Source button on the soundbar itself. Waiting until you see “BT” on the display.
3. Wait for a few seconds until the display will change to “BT Pairing” and it will start looking for another Bluetooth device to connect to.
4. When your soundbar is already in pairing mode, it’s time to prepare your TV for pairing. Once the TV is on, use its remote control and go to Source the choose Connection Guide. Choose Audio Device then tap Bluetooth. From there, you can select the other device to pair your TV with. Follow the rest of the instructions on the screen and you should be able to connect your TV to the Samsung soundbar.
Another way to do the above steps on your TV is to go to Settings then choose Sound. Tap on the Sound Output and then find the soundbar from the list of Bluetooth devices.
5. Finally, play music or video on your TV and see if the sound is coming out of your soundbar as that’s the only way to determine if you are successful in setting it up.
It’s important to note that the above steps are just general guidelines, and may slightly vary depending on the model of your soundbar or TV. When in doubt, it’s a good idea to review your user’s manual for the device.
There you go! We have already listed the steps to successfully connect your Samsung soundbar to your TV via Bluetooth. Simple steps, right?
We may have listed five steps but in reality, the whole process will just take up a few minutes of your time, unless there’s a serious issue with your Bluetooth device, or there are possible obstructions between the soundbar and the TV.
As we have also listed the possible causes for any Bluetooth issues you may encounter, you’ll be able to prevent them from happening.