The onn sound bar is a perfect complement to your TV and has everything you need to get the best sound. The setup process is easy and there are several ways to connect it to your TV depending on what equipment you already have. this blog post will teach you how to do just that!
As you’ll see, the following step-by-step instructions are much simpler than you might think, even if you’re not a techie.
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1. make the right connections
first, you will need to find an hdmi input labeled arc on your tv. this stands for audio return channel, which means all the sounds from your TV will go through your soundbar. If you don’t have an HDMI input labeled ARC, use the included optical cable along with the HDMI cable.
One end of the HDMI cable plugs into the HDMI ARC input on your TV and the other end plugs into your Smart Sound Bar. note which hdmi input you choose so that when you are setting up your tv it is set to this same input.
plug the optical cable into the port labeled “optical” or “digital audio”. if you have an hdmi input that says “arc”, you don’t need to use the optical cable. turn on your tv and make sure you enable cec. This setting will allow you to control your TV using the Roku remote or adjust the volume of the sound bar using your TV remote.
TV manufacturers give the setting different names. you should check your owner’s manual or visit goroku.com/hdmihelp if you have a roku tv.
If you have a Roku TV, this setting will automatically turn on during setup. Now that you’ve enabled CEC, let’s set up your Smart Sound Bar on your TV remote. it will look for a button that says input or source or something similar and then make sure the same hdmi input is on as the one you use to connect your smart sound bar. this will not display anything on the screen yet.
step 2: turn on the roku smart soundbar and remote control
To do this, plug one power cord into a wall outlet and the other end of the power cord into your sound bar. after this you should see the roku logo on your screen.
If this doesn’t happen, make sure you’ve selected the correct input on your TV. Next, put the batteries into your remote and make sure they are properly seated and seated correctly. finally, select your language and we will connect to your network.
Step 3: Connect the soundbar to your network
Choose your wireless network and enter the password. the password is case sensitive. if all the boxes are green, you are good to go.
if you see a red x on the image, go to go.roku.com/onnsoundbar and search for “can’t connect to my wireless network”.
your smart soundbar will get the latest software when you download it. you can do this whenever you want. this way, when there are new channel updates, your soundbar will have them too.
After your soundbar downloads the latest software, it will ask you to set the screen type. press ok on your remote and your soundbar will automatically determine the best resolution for your TV.
If your screen displays correctly, select yes. if not, try changing the resolution. You may see this message if your TV does not have arc or if your cec has not been enabled.
enable cec in tv settings. If your TV doesn’t have an arc, select “my TV doesn’t support arc” to skip this step and use the optical input. then you will see the activation screen.
step 4: activate your soundbar onn
Follow the on-screen instructions to create and activate your roku account. If you already have a Roku account, just sign in. Add some of your favorite channels now so they’re ready to stream on your TV.
You can always add more later by clicking “add channel” and removing channels you don’t want anymore by clicking “remove channel” below the selected channels. this process should only take a few minutes and now you’re all set to stream.
Be sure to check out our roku audio tutorials to learn how to change sound settings and stream via bluetooth. you can also use voice commands for music and more.
here you go. These were some easy steps to follow to connect your onn sound bar to the tv. enjoy!
Be sure to check out our other articles on connecting other types of soundbars to your TV.