Set up your soundbar by connecting to the TV and enjoy listening to heavy music with stunning clarity and perfect tuning.

If your soundbar and TV support HDMI cable, it is extremely effortless to pair both devices and make them run. Since HDMI cable transmits sound digitally, it gives the perfect syncing and delivers excellent acoustics.

While listening to the music, you will feel like the artist is singing right in front of you. And the dialogue delivery is incredibly realistic that you will question the TV sound performance.

So, let’s learn how to connect soundbar to TV with HDMI without further ado. Follow these steps to save time and any unnecessary hassle during the connection.

  • Turn off your TV
  • Determine the HDMI cable at the rear panel of the TV. Insert one end of the cable here. Many TVs put labels on the connection for easy access.
  • Now insert another end of the cable to the HDMI OUT port on the soundbar.
  • Now turn on both devices.
  • Press the source button until the HDMI appears on the big screen
  • Then go to the TV settings and enable the HDMI connection source, so both devices start transmitting signals.
  • Play the content and enjoy streaming.

Note: If your TV supports 4k passthrough, ensure that your soundbar has this compatibility. HDMI with 4K passthrough gives a stunning watching and listening experience. Check for the user manual or read out the reviews on the internet before buying.

Connect Soundbar with TV Using HDMI-ARC

Many soundbars feature HDMI-ARC (Audio Return Channel) port. It functions miraculously, allowing TVs and soundbars to transfer audio back and forth, and promotes a smooth connection between devices.

To connect both devices via HDMI-ARC, follow these steps.

  • Turn on your TV and soundbar
  • Locate the HDMI-ARC port on the TV
  • Connect one end of the HDM to the HDMI-ARC port
  • Connect the other end to the HDMI OUT or TV ARC port on the soundbar
  • Then change the connection source on your TV setting
  • After a few moments, HDMI ARC will appear on the screen, indicating that the TV is ready to use the external device for audio delivery.

Other Connectivity Mediums

Apart from HDMI, the soundbar contains other output ports to allow smooth pairing with external devices. If you are opting for wired/physical sources, AUX, USB, and RCA cables are some of the potential options.

But you should check your TV’s available connectivity options to save from any hassle.

However, we suggest using Bluetooth if your TV and soundbar support this connection. It eliminates relying on wires, ensures stable wireless connection, and promotes entertainment.

Bottom Line

Connecting both devices via this option is pretty simple. Many soundbar brands are kind enough to send an HDMI cable in the package. However, it is easily available.

Also, if you choose to connect both devices by this method, be mindful of the soundbar placement to reduce the wire clutter. Besides, why not connect the soundbar to the TV via Bluetooth or optical digital? They are also quite reliable, consistent, and worth using channels.

Nevertheless, happy listening.