How to Connect a Soundbar to Your TV with HDMI

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If you're setting up your new soundbar at home, be sure to read our guide on how to connect it with an HDMI cable.

Steps to Connect a Soundbar to a TV with HDMI

Connect both devices to power and turn them on

Be sure to remember to plug in both devices before becoming frustrated that the connection established between your TV and soundbar is not working.

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Then, turn both the TV and the Soundbar on before establishing the connection with your HDMI cable so that you can tell if any notifications pop up.

Locate the HDMI input (ARC) on the TV

Now that you have plugged in and powered on your TV and your soundbar, you will need to establish the HDMI connection ports on each device, respectively.

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In most cases, you will find the HDMI input (ARC) port in the same location as other ports. So if you already have cables plugged into RCA jacks, look there first!

Locate the HDMI output (ARC) on the Soundbar

Now that you have located the HDMI input (ARC) port on your TV, you will also need to locate the HDMI output (ARC) port on the soundbar.

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Once you have found this port and made sure that the Soundbar is plugged into a power source, you will be ready to pair the Soundbar with your TV via an HDMI cable.

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