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How to Connect Bose Soundbar to TV

Bose Soundbars produce extremely high-quality sound with an added base effect and, luckily, it is usually a relatively easy process to connect your Bose Soundbar to most brands of Smart TVs. The ease of connecting your Bose Soundbar to your Smart TV will mainly depend on what operating systems your TV supports and what model of Bose Soundbar that you currently have. Read on to learn more about the details of how to connect your Bose Soundbar to different brands of Smart TVs.

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to TV, it will depend on the age of your TV and if there is a HDMI ARC connection available. First, make sure that both your Smart TV and your Bose Soundbar are turned off.

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Then, take a HDMI cable and connect one end of it to the Audio Out Port of the Bose Soundbar. Now, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the Smart TV HDMI ARC port.

Go ahead and change the audio output settings on your Smart TV. The audio settings can be found in the Audio Section of the TV menu. Be sure to change the audio output to the Bose Soundbar.

Also, enable the ARC which can be found in the Settings Menu of your Smart TV. Now, enable CEC (which stands for Consumer Electronics Control which controls all your HDMI devices with only one Remote Control) in your Smart TV Settings Menu.

Then, go to the Bose Soundbar’s Settings Menu and find the Audio Input Settings. On some models of Boise Soundbars, the Audio Input may be controlled by an actual switch on the Boise Soundbar.

If this doesn’t work, you can try using an optical cable. This method usually works better than using Bluetooth Connection.

An Optical Cable, which is also called a fiber optical cable, contains fiber optical fibers which can rapidly enhance the transmission of digital audio signals.

When you go to buy an Optical Cable, make sure that it will be long enough to reach from your Boise Soundbar to your Smart TV’s Optical Port. Now, connect one end of the Optical Cable to the TV’s Optical Port.

Then, connect the opposite end of the Optical Cable to the Poise Soundbar. Go to your Smart TV’s Audio Settings, which are usually found in the General Menu of the TV.

Now, change the Audio Output Settings to Optical. Then, change the Audio Source on your Boise Soundbar to Digital.

If you are still having trouble connecting your Boise Soundbar to your Smart TV, you can try, as a last resort, to connect them by using Bluetooth.

When you have enabled Bluetooth on both your Boise Soundbar and on your Smart TV, go ahead and press on the Bluetooth Button on either your Boise Soundbar or on your Remote Control. Look for the Bluetooth Menu on your Smart TV.

Then, try to find the Boise Soundbar where it is listed as a device that is available for pairing on the Bluetooth Pairing Menu.

Then select the Boise Soundbar as the device to pair with. Then check to see that both devices are fully paired. You can do this by going ahead and playing an audio file and checking to see if you are hearing sound from the Soundbar. 

How to Connect Bose Soundbar to Samsung TV

The Boise Soundbar is usually compatible with most Samsung TVs and the two can be paired through several different methods. Usually, one of several different types of cables can be used or, as an option, wireless Bluetooth connections can be used on newer versions of Samsung TVs.

If you want to know how to connect Bose Soundbar to a Samsung TV, first try using a HDMI cable to connect to the HDMI port on your Samsung TV.  This will be an ARC/eARC Port.

Connect the HDMI Cable to the HDMI Out Port of the Soundbar, which will also be an ARC or eARC Port. Then, turn the Boise Soundbar on.  Now, press the Soundbar’s Source Button until you hear sound from your Smart TV being played through the Boise Soundbar.

How to Connect Bose Soundbar to Sony TV

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Sony has long been known to manufacture top quality TVs with a long history of products that have both durability and reliability. Sony Smart TVs are compatible with Bose Soundbars and can be easily connected to them. Read on to learn how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Sony TV.

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Sony Smart TV, first go ahead and connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI IN Port on your Smart TV.

Now, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the TV Out which is the ARC port on your Bose Soundbar.

Then, go ahead and connect an optical audio cable from the Smart TV’s TV Optical Digital Audio Out to the Optical In Port on the Bose Soundbar. Then check to see if the Sony Smart TV Audio is now working properly.

How to Connect Bose Soundbar LG TV

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There are several different ways to connect your Bose Soundbar to your LG Smart TV. You can choose to connect them by using Bluetooth by using Sound Sync, or you can connect them by using a digital optical connection or, in a final attempt, you can connect them by using an HDMI ARC Connection.

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your LG Smart TV, go to TV Settings and then to Sound and then to Sound Out. Then, click on LG Sound Sync on the wireless network.

When you see the Device Selection Button, look for the Bose Soundbar and select it.

You can also try purchasing a Bluetooth Transmitter which you can then connect to the Sony TV Audio Out port, which will allow you to pair the Soundbar with it.  

To pair using Bluetooth, go ahead and press the Bluetooth Button on your Bose Soundbar or on your Remote and keep pressing it until you determine it has entered Pairing Mode.

Now, proceed to the Bluetooth Menu on your LG Smart TV and then choose Bose Soundbar from the list of devices available to be paired with.

Then, pair your Bose Soundbar with your LG Smart TV. Then, go ahead and try to play some content on your LG Smart TV and determine if the program’s audio output is clearly heard through the speakers contained within the Bose Soundbar.

You can also try using LG Sound Sync, which connects all Bluetooth devices, including soundbars that are connected to your LG Smart TV.

Press the Home Button on the Remote and then go ahead and click on Settings. Now, go to Sound and then to Sound Out.

Then, change the Settings from TV Speaker to LG Sound Sync Wireless.

In addition, you can try to use a DAC which will allow you to change the LG TV’s Optical Audio Out to Analog and then connect that to the AUX Input.

How to Connect Bose Soundbar to Vizio TV

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Vizio is well known for selling high-quality electrical products at an affordable price. Vizio TVs are fully compatible with Bose Soundbars and the two devices can be connected easily in a short period of time.

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Vizio Smart TV, look for the four HDMI Ports that are found on most models and styles of Vizio Smart TVs. Connect the HDMI Cable to the HDMI Output Port of the Vizio Smart TV.

Now, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI Port on the back of the Bose Soundbar.  Go to Settings on your Vizio Smart TV and look for the CEC Settings. Then, be sure to enable Audio Control.

If you are still not getting any sound output, you can try to switch the HDMI cables or try using different HDMI Ports.

If using HDMI Connections is still not working at all, you can try using an Ethernet Connection Cable to hook up these two devices by looking for the appropriate Ethernet Ports on the backs of both devices.

Finally, if none of the efforts at connections have worked so far, try connecting by using Bluetooth Connections.

Go to the Apps Menus on your Vizio Smart TV. Then go to Settings and go ahead and select Bluetooth. Now, wait for your Bose Soundbar to appear on the list and then select it so that the two devices can be paired and synced.

How to Connect Bose Soundbar Apple TV

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Apple TV, to function normally, requires that its connection to a smart TV be with a HDMI cable and it includes software that comes with a subscription for its streaming service. Read on to learn how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Apple TV Console.  

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Apple TV, turn your Apple TV device and your Bose Soundbar around so you can visualize the ports on the back of each of them.  

Use an Optical Cable and attach it to the Optical Output Port of the Apple TV. Take the other end of the Optical Cable and plug it into the Optical Input Port of your Bose Soundbar.

You can also connect your Apple TV to your Bose Soundbar by using a HDMI cable. First, make sure that the power cord for your Apple TV is plugged in and that the Apple TV device is powered on.

Then, connect one end of the HDMI cable into the Apple TV Output Port and the other end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI Input Port.

Now, connect your Bose Soundbar to your Smart TV Screen.

Then, using your Apple TV Remote, press on Menu. Click on Settings and then click on Video and Audio Settings and then click on Audio Settings and then click on Audio Format.

Go to Change Audio Format and then click on match Content and then set Audio Content to Dolby.

Lastly, you can use Bluetooth to connect your Apple TV to your Bose Soundbar.

Activate Bluetooth on your Bose Soundbar. Then, on your Apple TV, go to Settings and then to Remotes and Devices and then to Bluetooth.

Then, on the options menu presented, go ahead, and choose Bose Soundbar.  

How to Connect Bose Soundbar to Roku TV

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Roku TV is set up to connect to your Bose soundbar quickly and easily. Since 2020, the Bose Soundbar has been modified so that now it is what is known as Roku Ready.  Carefully follow the steps as outlined below to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Roku TV.

If you want to know how to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Roku TV, turn on both the Bose Soundbar and the Roku TV device. Then, use an Optical Cable to connect the two devices.

If that does not work successfully, you can also try to connect an HDMI cable from your Roku TV to your Bose Soundbar. Make sure that you are using a High-Speed HDMI Cable that also allows for HDMI ARC as well as CEC compatibility.

Turn on both your Roku TV and your Bose Soundbar. Then, go to the Main Menu of your Roku TV. Open Settings and then go to System and then go to Control Other Devices. Go ahead and then enable the ARC option, which is the same as the HDMI 3 option.

As a last resort to connect your Bose Soundbar to your Roku TV, if all else has failed, try to connect both devices via Bluetooth connectivity. Use your Roku TV Remote to go to Settings and then to Remotes and Devices.

Now, select Pair Bluetooth Devices and then complete Pairing by selecting Bose Soundbar on the Device Pairing Screen.

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