Setting up a Samsung home theater is one of the best ways to keep yourself and your family entertained during boring times, and there is no doubt about that! Samsung’s smart TVs are renowned for their impeccable image quality and easy to use UI (user interface). On the downside of things, there is a problem that most smart TV users have to deal with when setting up their home theater. Smart TVs sometimes have issues when connecting to external speakers.
There is nothing more frustrating than having to deal with audio problems. This ruins the entire Samsung home theater experience. If you are stuck and not able to make the TV sound system work as it should, then you have arrived at the right place. We have researched all problems related to connecting external speakers to Samsung smart TVs, and today we are going to show you how to solve them.
How to Connect External Speakers
#1 Use the HDMI Port
What many people fail to realize when connecting external speakers to their smart TVs is that they should use the HDMI port. The HDMI to optical connection is fast and, more importantly, really stable. Therefore, the chance to hear weird sounds from your TV sound system is slimmer. Using the HDMI port of your smart TV is also going to enable you to enjoy bidirectional audio.
This is possible by using the ARC feature and multichannel audio that is provided by Dolby Digital, DTS, or other manufacturers. To make things even better, the only thing that you need to is to hook up a cable between you’re a/v receiver and the smart TV.
#2 Digital Audio Out
If you don’t want to use the HDMI port, then you should be pleased to find out that there is an alternative option. You can always pick the digital audio out option. This basically means that you will rely on the coaxial or optical connection. Since this connection system is quite outdated, there will be a downside to using it. For example, the digital audio out option might not support multichannel audio. Therefore, the sound that you will hear will be one-directional.
Another alternative option to connect external speakers to your Samsung smart TV is to use Bluetooth. Although, we do need to mention that this is possible only with current-generation TV sound systems that support this connectivity option. What Bluetooth lacks in sound quality when compared to the HDMI port, it makes up for that with its convenience. You will never have to worry about cables anymore.
The first step to connect your external speakers to the Samsung smart TV via Bluetooth is to enable the pairing mode of the soundbar. After that is done, you need to access the “Settings” panel on your TV and then select the “Sound” option. Next, select the “Sound Output” option and access the “Bluetooth Speaker List”. The previous option can also be called “Bluetooth Audio Device”, depending on your smart TV’s operating system. The soundbar should be connected now, and you are good to go.
If you don’t know how to enable the pairing mode on your Soundbar, then you need to follow the next steps. Press the pair button on the soundbar’s remote control. If your soundbar doesn’t have a remote control, then you can press on the source button until the display shows “BT”. Wait for a couple of seconds and then press and hold again on the source button until the display shows “BT Pairing”.