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How to set up your soundbar

Setting up an LG soundbar is simple. Within minutes, you’ll be immersed in the high-quality sounds of your favourite movies, sports and TV. You can connect with a single cable, or wirelessly via LG Sound Sync. Follow these step-by-step guides on how to set-up.

Setting up a cable connection

There are two ways to set up a cable connection between your soundbar and TV, via either:

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HDMI cable

To create a wired connection between your soundbar and TV using a HDMI cable – we recommend using a 2.0 cable – follow these simple steps:

  • Connect the soundbar to the TV using the cable
  • Select all settings from your TV settings menu and choose the sound menu option
  • Click sound out speaker and choose your soundbar from the device list
  • Select audio out, set digital sound out to auto and click MPLINK to the on setting
  • TV ARC should appear on your soundbar display
  • To enable, connect your soundbar to your Blu-ray player or games console using a HDMI cable
  • This will create 4K Pass-Through, enabling 4K Ultra HD Resolution and Dolby Atmos® sound

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Optical digital cable

Connecting your soundbar to your TV using an optical digital cable will give you optimal performance. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Connect the soundbar to the TV using the optical cable
  • Select all settings from your TV settings menu
  • Click sound setting and choose sound out
  • LG OPT will appear on the menu when successfully connected

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Connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth

To completely remove the need for cables, connect your soundbar and TV via Bluetooth. This option is available for TVs with LG Sound Sync. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Press the power button on your soundbar to turn it on
  • Press the F key on the soundbar or the function key on your remote control until LG TV appears on your soundbar display
  • Alternatively, if you are using a Magic Remote Control, press the home key and click on the setting button in the top-right of your screen
  • Select LG Sound Sync/Bluetooth from the drop-down speaker menu
  • Choose device selection menu
  • Your soundbar name should appear after a few seconds
  • Select your soundbar name to complete the wireless connection

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How to wall mount your soundbar

You can place your soundbar in front of your TV for optimal sound. Alternatively, you can mount it onto a wall, using the provided brackets in most LG soundbar boxes – particularly recommended if you are connecting to a wall-mounted TV.

  • Turn off your TV and soundbar before starting
  • If using a wired connection, connect both before mounting
  • Ensure the bracket is level and placed around two inches below TV
  • Centre the soundbar with your TV
  • Apply the brackets to the wall
  • Attach the soundbar to the wall bracket

Watch our video demo on how to connect your soundbar