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Connect your soundbar

Your LG Sound Bar is a versatile speaker that can be connected to a variety of devices in a variety of ways. Learn how to get them all connected.

Connect your soundbar

Your LG Sound Bar is a versatile speaker that can be connected to a variety of devices in a variety of ways. Learn how to get them all connected.

CONNECT WIRELESSLY USING SOUND SYNC
LG Sound Sync technology allows you to link your compatible LG HDTV to your Sound Bar wirelessly using Bluetooth®, reducing cable clutter, while also synchronizing the audio between devices.

Set up Sound Sync with a wireless connection

Turn on your Sound Bar.
Select LG TV function by using FUNC on the remote control or F on the unit until the correct function is selected.
Set up LG Sound Sync (Wireless) on the TV. Refer to your TV’s instruction manual for detailed steps.
“PAIRED” will appear on your Sound Bar’s display window for about 3 seconds and then you should see “LG TV” on the display window if things are connecting normally.

CONNECT WIRELESSLY USING SOUND SYNC

CONNECTING TO YOUR TV USING AN OPTICAL CABLE
If you wish to use a cable, you can connect your Sound Bar to your TV using an OPTICAL connection.

Connect the OPT. IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an OPTICAL cable.
Set the input source to OPTICAL. Repeatedly press FUNC on the remote control or F on the unit until the function is selected. To directly select the OPTICAL function, press OPTICAL on the remote control.
CONNECTING TO YOUR TV USING AN OPTICAL CABLE

NOTE:
In the case of some TV models, in order to get sound to play from your Sound Bar, you must select the external speaker option from your TV’s menu.

CONNECTING TO YOUR TV USING AN HDMI CABLE
If you wish to use a cable, you can connect your Sound Bar to your TV using an HDMI connection.

If you connect your Sound Bar to a TV that supports HDMI CEC and ARC (Audio Return Channel), you can enjoy audio from your TV through the Sound Bar speakers without connecting the optical cable.

Connect the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the back of the unit to ARC jack on the TV using an HDMI cable.

CONNECTING TO YOUR TV USING AN HDMI CABLE

NOTE:
Your television must support the newest HDMI features (HDMI CEC*) / ARC (Audio Return Channel) to fully enjoy the Live broadcasting channel with audio system through an HDMI cable. Unless your TV supports these HDMI features, the audio system should be connected through an OPTICAL cable.
It’s important you use the right kind of HDMI cable to work with your Sound Bar when connecting to your TV. If you’re not getting any sound, it could be your HDMI cable. The best type of cable to use is a Type A, High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet.
*Trade names for CEC are SimpLink (LG) , Anynet+ (Samsung), BRAVIA Sync (Sony), EasyLink (Philips), etc.

SIMPLINK FUNCTION
Your LG Sound Bar is equipped with SIMPLINK technology that allows some of its functions to be controlled by your TV’s remote control when connected via HDMI. Some of the controllable functions include powering your Sound Bar on/off and controlling the volume. Refer to your TV owner’s manual for specific details of SIMPLINK function.

SIMPLINK FUNCTION

CONNECTING TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AN HDMI CABLE
If you wish to use a cable, you can connect your Sound Bar to an external device using an HDMI connection.

For enjoying sound only

If you wish to enjoy just sound from an external device, follow these steps to get things connected.

Connect your cable into the HDMI IN jack on the back of your Sound Bar to the HDMI OUT jack on your external audio device such as a Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.
Set the input source to HDMI IN. Repeatedly press FUNC on the remote control or F on your Sound Bar until the function is selected.
For enjoying both sound and picture

If you wish to enjoy both sound and picture from an external device, follow these steps to get things connected.

Connect your cable into the HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to the HDMI OUT jack on your external device such as a Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc.
Connect a second cable to the HDMI OUT (TV ARC) jack on the back of your Sound Bar to the HDMI IN jack on your TV.
Set the input source to HDMI IN. Repeatedly press FUNC on the remote control or F on your Sound Bar until the function is selected.
CONNECTING TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AN HDMI CABLE

CONNECTING TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AN OPTICAL CABLE
If you wish to use a cable, you can connect your Sound Bar to an external device using an HDMI connection.

CONNECTING TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING AN OPTICAL CABLE
Connect an OPTICAL cable to the the OPT. IN jack on the back of your Sound Bar to OPTICAL OUT jack of your TV (or digital device etc.)
Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing FUNC on the remote control or F on your Sound Bar until the function is selected, or, to directly select the OPTICAL function, press OPTICAL on the remote control.
Listen to sound from the connected device.
Press OPTICAL to exit from OPTICAL and the function will be retuned to previous one.

CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL PORTABLE DEVICE
If you wish, you can connect your Sound Bar to an external portable device like a smart phone, computer, or mp3 player.

CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL PORTABLE DEVICE
Connect your portable player to the PORTABLE IN input of your Sound Bar.
Turn the power on.
Select the PORTABLE function by pressing FUNC on the remote control or F on your Sound Bar until the function is selected.
Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it.

CONNECTING TO YOUR HOME NETWORK
Your Sound Bar can be connected to your home network using either a wired or wireless connection. Once connected, your Sound Bar can seamlessly link to other speakers in other areas and rooms of your house.

Connecting via LAN

When you connect your speaker to your home router using a LAN cable, your LG speaker forms a Mesh Network Connection. This stable connection, when combined with Dual Band Wi-Fi, is designed to minimize interruptions to your music.

CONNECTING AN EXTERNAL PORTABLE DEVICE
Connecting over Wi-Fi

When a wired connection is unavailable between your speaker and home router, your Sound Bar can stream sound within your home router’s Wi-Fi coverage.

First connect your Sound Bar to your home router wirelessly. Then connect additional Music Flow products to your home network wirelessly.

Want to connect and synch multiple speakers? Get more in-depth instructions on how to create a multi-room and multichannel home theater experience.

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    RE: Connect your soundbar

    BarkersMDBarkersMD Member
    Posted on 2018-05-24 04:07:48 Vote Up0Vote Down
    That is the most complete explanation I have seen yet of how to hook components of my LG OLED65television and a LG SJ8 sound bar up. It seems that LG documentation is a bit short on details. I have an additional component of a Denon receiver that I pretty much have had to experiment to get working. I'm still not sure I have it hooked up correctly.
    None the less, thank you. I will check back to study what you have said in your post.

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