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Samsung TV Xbox Not Working

Xbox has been a popular gaming console for decades, but with new technology constantly developing, it has also become a preferred favorite for many Samsung TV owners for a multitude of reasons. If Xbox is not working on your Samsung TV, what can be done?

If Xbox is not working on your Samsung TV, be sure you have set up your Xbox properly, have the correct HDMI port selected on the TV, have the HDMI port connected on the Xbox, turn off the universal remote on the TV, or change the setting in the chat mixer on your Xbox, among other solutions.

Playing Xbox game in TV

Of course, by connecting an Xbox to your Samsung TV, you are able to play games through a screen with an incredibly crisp and clear resolution, elevating your user experience for both the TV and the Xbox. Even more than this though, you can use your Xbox to stream video content, have access to the internet, and easily switch between the console and your TV to watch when you don’t want to play. If Xbox is not working, continue reading to find the right solution.

Samsung TV Xbox Not Working

If you are having issues with Xbox working with your Samsung TV, be sure that you have set up the device properly. To start with, connect the HDMI cable to your Xbox to the HDMI Out port on the Xbox then plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI 1 port on the TV. If the HDMI 1 port is not available, you can move the cable to another port, but be sure to know which port you have it connected to so that you can select it in the following steps.

Once you turn the TV on, if it does not automatically do so, switch the source to your Xbox. You will then go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘External Device Manager’ > ‘Input Signal Plus’ > and select ‘HDMI 1’ or the other HDMI port that you connected the device to.

Xbox Not Connecting On Samsung TV (No Signal)

Man playing game while sitting on the sofa

In order for your Xbox to work in tandem with your Samsung TV, a connection must be made so that you can have control of the device directly from your TV screen. If you have confirmed that you have properly set up the Xbox and that all cables are without any damage and are of good quality, the expectation that your Xbox should connect without issue is certainly warranted. However, if it will not connect and there is no signal, what can you do to get things working?

If your Xbox is not connecting to your Samsung TV, one of the most common problems is that users have the wrong HDMI port selected for the connection. Check the back of your TV and confirm the port that you have connected the Xbox to and that you have the same port selected for use.

Xbox Not Showing Up/Found On Samsung TV

Girl playing Xbox while sitting

During the setup process, you will be guided to select the HDMI port that your Xbox is externally connected to on your Samsung TV. After you have selected the correct port, your TV should recognize the device and you will then be able to use it as you wish. However, some Samsung owners have encountered issues with their TVs finding the Xbox they have connected, landing them in a search to find out what could be causing the problem.

If your Xbox is not showing up or cannot be found on your Samsung TV, be sure that you have the HDMI Out port connected on the Xbox and if this is confirmed, check to make sure the HDMI port on your TV is functioning. Try connecting another device to ensure that the port is not faulty.

Samsung TV Keeps Turning On Xbox

Frustrated man while playing

When you are in the middle of a game, a movie, listening to your favorite movie, or trying to find something on the internet, the last problem you want to encounter is a random shut down of your Xbox. When this happens, you have to restart the device, go back into what you were doing, set up that process once more, then make up for lost time. If your Samsung TV keeps turning off your Xbox, what can you do to stop this incredibly interruptive sequence?

If your Samsung TV keeps turning off your Xbox, try removing your Xbox from the universal remote that is located within your TV. To do this, press the ‘Home’ button on your remote and go to ‘Sources’ > ‘Universal Remote’ > go to your Xbox and press up’ > then hit ‘Delete.’

Samsung TV Keeps Turning On Xbox

It is obviously an issue when you are in the middle of using your Xbox and your TV suddenly shuts down the device. You may not be experiencing this problem though, but on the flip side, may have an issue with your TV turning on your Xbox without your own prompting. This may not seem like a huge inconvenience, but if you are not using the Xbox, there is no reason for it to be powered on, begging the question as to how to stop this pattern from continuing.

If your Samsung TV keeps turning on your Xbox, turn off the universal remote feature as previously mentioned in the section “Samsung TV Keeps Turning On Xbox.” You can also try changing the HDMI input before you turn the TV off so it won’t automatically resort to turning on the Xbox when powered on.

Samsung TV Xbox Sound Not Working

Angry man while playing

Whether you are watching a movie, listening to music, or in the middle of a live game with other gamers, you need to be able to hear what is coming from your Xbox. This is especially essential when you are in the middle of a gaming session that needs voice chat enabled, as if you cannot hear other players, your game may be compromised. If you turn on your Samsung TV and begin using your Xbox but hear no sound, what can be done to resolve this problem?

If you have a Samsung TV and the sound is not working on your Xbox, try changing the setting in the Chat mixer. To do this, click the Xbox button on your controller and select ‘Profile & System’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Volume & Audio Output’ > ‘Chat Mixer’ > then change your available options.

Samsung TV Xbox Black Screen

Frustrated woman when the tv turned black

Technology can be incredibly useful due to some of the most recent advancements in the last decade even, but even with its capabilities, there are going to be moments when technology simply fails. One of those specific cases is when Samsung TV owners are using their Xbox, but instead of being met with the gaming interface, a black screen is projected across their TV screen. If this is the case for you, read below to find out what you can do.

If your Samsung TV is displaying a black screen when using your Xbox, a simple reset of your TV could be the fix. To reset your TV, press and hold down the ‘Power’ button on your remote control until the TV turns off and restarts on its own. Once restarted you can release the power button.

Samsung TV Bot Recognizing Xbox One

A common issue with a Samsung TV not recognizing an Xbox One can be an incorrect input source selection. Ensure the TV is set to the correct HDMI input that the Xbox is connected to. Use your TV remote to navigate through the input sources and select the one corresponding to the HDMI port used by your Xbox.

Another possible reason could be a faulty HDMI cable or port. Try using a different HDMI cable to connect your Xbox One to the Samsung TV. If the issue persists, test the Xbox with another HDMI port on the TV. This will help determine if the problem is with the cable, the TV’s HDMI port, or the Xbox itself.

Software glitches in the TV or Xbox One can also cause connectivity issues. Restart both the TV and the gaming console. Unplug them from the power source for a few minutes, then plug them back in and turn them on. A power cycle often resolves temporary software issues that might be preventing the devices from communicating.

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ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on August 5, 2021.

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