5 Easy Ways to Connect Fire TV Stick to Soundbar

Audio is an important factor, whether you are watching a movie, a game, or playing a video game. You can connect audio devices like headsets, soundbars, and speakers to almost any compatible device for better audio experience. The Amazon Fire TV is one great TV where you will be able to watch all of your favorite shows with option to choose your Audio output device like Soundbar. Let’s take a look at how to connect soundbar with Fire TV.

Connecting a soundbar to the Amazon Fire TV is very easy. There are different ways that you can use depending on the ports available on the soundbar, Fire TV, and Smart TV (if using Firestick). Of course, the wired method exists until that one day when such cables might cease to exist. Wireless methods are the best as they get rid of cables and clutter, providing a seamless and quick connection. Read on to learn the methods.

How to Connect Fire TV with Soundbar

Since there are more than one methods to connect both devices, if one method doesn’t work in your case, you still have other methods to follow. In this guide there are total five methods that let you connect Firestick and Soundbar.

Connect via Bluetooth [Recommended Method]

The most convenient and modern way to connect a soundbar to a Fire TV is with the help of Bluetooth, as it does not need several wires going back and forth. This is a perfect method if your Soundbar come with the Bluetooth support. Also the Bluetooth version must not be too old as it can lead to bad experience. Let’s see how it works.

Soundbar Pairing Button
  1. First, turn on your soundbar and make sure it’s in pairing mode. The process to put a soundbar in pairing mode vary by brand.
  2. Now on your Fire TV, go to Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth devices > Other Bluetooth Devices.
    Fire TV Controllers & Bluetooth Devices
  3. You will now need to add the soundbar, so select Add Bluetooth Devices.
  4. Your soundbar will show up in the list of nearby Bluetooth devices.
  5. Select your soundbar from the list, and you should now be able to use the soundbar as an audio output for your Fire TV.

Connect Soundbar to Fire TV via HDMI Arc Cable

The HDMI Arc (Audio Return Channel) is the best way to make use of the Dolby Audio that is available in the Fire TV. You will have a richer sound experience with Dolby via the Soundbar using this method. Make sure you use a high quality HDMI cable for this method.

How to Connect Soundbar to Fire TV? [Via HDMI Arc Cable]
  1. First of all, connect one end of the HDMI Arc cable to the soundbar and the other end to the back or side panel of your Fire TV, where all the input-output ports are.
  2. On your Fire TV, head over to Settings.
  3. Select Display and Sounds > Audio > Dolby Digital Output.
    Connect Fire TV to Soundbar
  4. Next, choose Dolby Digital over HDMI.
  5. And that is how you connect your Fire TV to the soundbar and get good audio quality out of it.

Dolby audio might not be available on some Fire TV models. So, check whether your Fire TV has Dolby Audio or not.

Connect Soundbar to Fire TV via RCA Cable

You can also connect the Fire TV to the soundbar via the RCA cable. First make sure your TV has required ports. Then follow the steps as mentioned below.

How to Connect Soundbar to Fire TV? [Via RCA Cable]
  1. Grab the RCA cables and connect one end to the soundbar. Make sure to match the cables to the ports correctly using colors.
  2. Connect the other end of the RCA cable to the port panel on your Fire TV. Make sure that the colors are lined up perfectly. If not, there could be issues with the audio output to the soundbar.
  3. Now, simply adjust the volumes for the Fire TV and the soundbar, and you should be good to go.

Connect Soundbar via Optical Cable to Fire TV

You can also make use of an optical cable to connect a soundbar to a Fire TV or Firestick. First check the required port is available in your TV or not. If it’s available, then you are go to go, if not then follow a different method.

How to Connect Soundbar to Fire TV? [Via Optical Cable]
  1. Connect one end of the optical cable to the soundbar and the other end to the TV’s optical port.
  2. Press the Input button on the soundbar or its remote to change and set the input on the soundbar to Optical.
  3. If audio doesn’t play automatically on the soundbar, check the Speakers or Audio Output setting on your TV to ensure the soundbar or audio system is selected.

How to Connect Fire Stick Remote with Soundbar?

If your soundbar supports Bluetooth, you can easily connect the Fire Stick remote with Soundbar to control it. To do so, navigate to Settings > Controllers and Bluetooth Devices. Search for your Fire TV and sync them together.

Connect Fire TV to Soundbar

If the soundbar does not have Bluetooth support, navigate to Settings > Equipment Control and choose Automatic to connect it. However, if you can’t control the soundbar with the Fire TV remote, you’ll need to add it manually.

To do so, go to Settings > Equipment Control > Manage Equipment, then tap Add equipment. Tap on your soundbar’s brand and follow the on-screen instructions to connect it.

Connect Fire TV to Soundbar

Wrapping Up

So, these are some ways through which you can connect your Fire TV to soundbar. Even if you have a Firestick that is connected to the TV via the HDMI input, you can always use Bluetooth to connect to the soundbar. Now that you have the soundbar connected, you can go ahead and enjoy watching a ton of content from various OTT services on your Fire TV with a better sound experience. If you have any questions related to the article, do let us know in the comments below.

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