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How to Connect Sonos Soundbar to Samsung TV

How to Connect Sonos Soundbar to Samsung TV

Sonos is one of the most famous names when it comes to producing high-quality speaker systems as well as wireless speakers. The company has a holistic approach when it comes to making their products. As a result, they can produce speakers that churn out high power on top of excellent features; all these with a price tag that won’t break the bank.

One of the most popular products made by Sonos is their soundbars. Currently, it is Sonos’ Playbar that carries the title as one of the best soundbars in the market right now. The company promises “hi-fi sound” for their Soundbar, and as a result, you can get a more worthwhile cinematic experience. Also, you get audio output that is crisp, well detailed, and well balanced as well.

Aside from the sheer quality of the audio output that comes out from the Sonos soundbar, the unit also comes with several features that users will find useful and convenient. The Soundbar allows sending of audio directly from any mobile device or computer as well as establishing a connection to internet radios and other streaming platforms including Tidal and Spotify.

While there are several soundbars in the market to choose from, the Sonos Playbar is one of the most worthwhile buys. In this article, we will teach you how to connect Sonos Soundbar to Samsung TV or other smart TVs. Moreover, we will also discuss some features that you get from the Sonos Soundbar.

How to Set up the Soundbar

One of the things that set the Sonos Playbar Soundbar different from the other speakers produced by the company is the fact that it has the capability of connecting with TVs. To achieve the connection between the Soundbar and the TV, you will need the Sonos application.

The first thing you need to do to proceed with the set up of the Soundbar is to download the Sonos application on any mobile device you want to use to connect with the unit. After this,  you need to place the Soundbar in a place that allows equal distribution of audio output and should be near a power socket. Once you have decided where to put the Soundbar, you can now plug the unit to the nearest outlet.

After turning on the Soundbar, you need to connect the Soundbar from the digital audio out into the Samsung TVs audio input via the optical audio cord. The optical cable is very durable, but make sure not to twist the wire too much.

On your mobile device, launch the Sonos controller app you have downloaded and installed. In the main interface, tap on the “Set up a New Sonos System.” After this, follow the instructions prompted from the menu on the application, to finish the setup. The installation wizard will guide you throughout the entire setup process. Once the setup process is done, you can now watch movies or listen to music using the connected Sonos Soundbar.

If ever you are adding a new Soundbar to an already existing Sonos system, then the set up has a different approach. The first thing you need to do is to launch your Sonos Controller application. After this, you need to tap on the “Add a player” option on the menu. You can see this by navigating through the settings menu of the application.

After this, you need to follow the installation wizard and proceed with the installation process. The installation wizard will guide you through the entire process. After the set up is done, click on the “Close.” At this point, you already have added the new Sonos Soundbar from your existing system.

How Good is the Audio Quality?

When deciphering the audio quality form the Soundbar, it wouldn’t be fair to do this by only watching typical channels from your Samsung TV. With this at hand, you should be testing out its performance by actually listening to music on the Soundbar.

Overall, we think that the Sonos Soundbar’s output has well-balanced lows and highs. Moreover, for a single unit, the product can churn out so much power and volume, especially when playing music. Rest assured, you will get your money’s worth whenever using the Soundbar. Considering that it does come with a hefty price tag, you get more from your hard earned cash. The output from the speakers sounds very organic and well balanced as opposed to other soundbars that, although provide ample volume and power, seems very robotic and artificial; as if the sound comes from another room or a separate or isolated place rather than more present. For the bass aspect of the sound output, the Soundbar could have excited the power, but we still thank that it was adequate.

With this, you will be pleased to know that you get crisp and well-detailed sounds, especially when you are tuned in to your favorite TV shows or watching the latest movie you were very excited about. The attention to detail becomes even more apparent as you sit through and watch dialogue massive shows or Movies. You will hear every nuance and every sound that comes out the actor’s mouth.

If you are an avid fan of action movies, however, you might not be as pleased. If you plan on watching movies such as Mad Maxx or any other Michael Bay film that flaunts a lot of loud and in your face action pieces, you might be a bit underwhelmed. While the bass aspect of the Soundbar still delivers, there is not much visceral rumble from the speakers while watching these kinds of movies or sounds. With this, you might consider this.

Thankfully, the unit comes with astonishing and intelligent features such as the night mode. You can turn on this feature, and the speaker automatically lowers the volume and loud sounds and amplifies softer sounds. This will come in handy if you are watching movies with your significant other and you don’t want to disturb your roommates or your neighbors. With that being said, the night mode is a worthwhile addition to the unit.