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How do I connect a Soundbar to my television?

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    This article will discuss how you can connect a sound bar to a TV.

    You can use the following:

    1. an HDMI cable via the HDMI port labelled ARC/eARC 
    2. an Optical cable, in case your TV doesn't have HDMI
    3. an analogue audio cable if your TV has an analogue audio output
    4. Bluetooth if your TV has an A2DP profile

    After connecting, if the sound bar doesn't immediately play sound, check the audio settings of your TV and sound bar:

    The steps below are an example of Sony's Android TV™ or Google TV™.

    • Open the  Settings screen. How to access Settings 
    • The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Display & Sound → Audio output → Speakers → Audio system.
      • Select Sound → Speakers → Audio system
    • Depending on your model, it may also be necessary to switch your Sound Bar settings to TV.

    How to connect a sound bar directly to a TV

    How to connect a sound bar with an HDMI cable 

    How to connect a sound bar with an Optical Audio cable 

    How to connect a sound bar with an analogue audio cable (AUX) 

    How to connect a sound bar through Bluetooth


    • The wired connection examples are illustrated using the HT-CT660. Depending on your system, terminal locations will differ. Refer to the operating instructions for details.
    • If your Sound Bar comes with a Subwoofer, avoid leaving items on top of the Subwoofer. Because the Subwoofer produces vibrations, any items placed on top of it may fall.