how to connect samsung soundbar to subwoofer without remote

Wondering how to connect Samsung soundbar to subwoofer without remote? In this post, you will learn how to manually pair both devices and install a digital remote to control your configuration!

To connect your Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without having a remote, you must download the Samsung soundbar app to your phone. Then, pair your phone with the soundbar. Now that your phone is a remote, hold the ID set button on the subwoofer for several seconds and pair the device.

We understand that this quick explanation won’t work for one of you that are not quite familiar with how pairing works.

In that regard, we made sure to explain everything in detail at your disposal.

How To Sync Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar Without Remote?

how to sync samsung subwoofer to soundbar without remote

To sync your soundbar with a subwoofer, you first need to download the Samsung soundbar app to your phone.

It is clearly stated that you will be unable to connect the soundbar to the subwoofer manually without using the assistance of any remote control.

This is why Samsung created the digital remote within their app that will help you control your soundbar even when you aren’t in possession of the hardware remote product.

Here we will explain how to pair a Samsung soundbar with your phone in some easy steps!

How To Pair Samsung App To Soundbar?

Now that we’ve thought of a way to control your soundbar without the factory remote, you must establish the connection between your phone and the soundbar.

Here is how to pair in a step-by-step tutorial:

Step #1. To download it, go to the app store on your phone and type Samsung Soundbar app in the search bar.

Step #2. Locate the first result and download the app.

Step #3. Wait for several minutes for the Samsung app to finish downloading and install it.

Step #4. Enter the app and navigate to the Options.

Step #5. From the options, scroll down until you find the option labeled as “digital” or “wireless” remote.

As soon as you press this option, your device will start looking for a nearby soundbar to pair with.

Note: Make sure that your soundbar is up and running with Bluetooth turned on.

Otherwise, your phone won’t be able to discover your soundbar and the process will fail.

How To Turn On Soundbar Bluetooth?

If you’re not certain whether the Bluetooth of your Samsung soundbar is turned on, you can make sure by pressing the source button on the device repeatedly.

Keep pressing the button until the soundbar’s display lights up and says BT > WAIT > BT PAIRING.

After these texts, the soundbar’s display must say BT Ready.

This means that your Samsung soundbar is now discoverable by eligible devices nearby and it is ready to be connected to.

How To Manually Connect Soundbar With Subwoofer?

Now that you know how to establish your soundbar, you will finally be able to pair it with your subwoofer.

As we’ve briefly mentioned above, you must have the Audio remote established and ready to go for the process to succeed.

Otherwise, you will reach a moment when without the digital remote, you can’t tell the soundbar to pair with a subwoofer within your configuration.

To explain how to connect the Samsung soundbar to subwoofer without remote better, we’ve provided you with some simple steps to follow during the process.

Step #1. Make sure your soundbar is running and its Bluetooth is also enabled too.

Step #2. Open the Samsung soundbar app on your phone and enter the digital remote.

Step #3. If you’ve already paired your phone with the soundbar, wait for several seconds for the devices to connect.

Step #4. Hold the ID set button on the subwoofer connected to your configuration for several seconds.

A blue LED on your subwoofer should start blinking, which means that the device is waiting for a soundbar to pair.

Step #5. Release pressure from the ID button and through the digital remote app, press the Upward button on the remote on your screen and hold it down for 5 seconds.

Step #6. As soon as you release the upward button on your digital remote, ID SET will appear on the soundbar’ screen.

The moment you see the ID set on your soundbar’s display, it means that the subwoofer has been successfully connected to your soundbar.

Now that you’ve successfully paired the subwoofer with your soundbar, don’t worry if you still don’t have a remote. You can use the digital one the same way as with the usual one.

How To Automatically Connect Soundbar With Subwoofer?

If the manual way didn’t work for you, you can try the automatic pairing which does not include a remote either.

Whenever plugged into a wall outlet, the soundbar should start looking for a subwoofer connected into the same configuration.

If it does locate one, both devices should start pairing automatically and remote will not be necessary!

Simply connect both the soundbar and subwoofer to the back of each and then plug the power adapter into a wall outlet. Both devices should launch immediately and start the pairing process.

Note: You will know that your subwoofer is pairing if the blue LED is blinking.

If it doesn’t stop blinking after a while, however, the process might have failed and you have to re-do all steps again.

We hope that now you know how to link Samsung soundbar to subwoofer without remote and if for some reason your Subwoofer refuses to pair, read what’s next.

Samsung Subwoofer Doesn’t Work When Connected With Soundbar?

If your subwoofer doesn’t work when connected with a soundbar, it might be having severe malfunctions.

Here are the most commonly reported causes:

1. Faulty Connections and Wires

It is a possibility that there is an issue with the cables connected to your subwoofer.

2. Faulty Outlet

If the outlet you plug the subwoofer in isn’t working, the device will not work too.

3. Faulty Menu Settings

If the settings configuration of your soundbar doesn’t match the ones of your subwoofer, there could be interference.

4. Check the Volume and Verify Functionality

At last, you can check the volume of your subwoofer and make sure it is up and running!

Pairing your Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer might seem challenging but it is all a matter of patience. With the help of the smartphone application, you can now establish a connection between the devices without the actual remote.

All you need to do is get familiar with the application and all its advantages.

Read Next: Why Samsung Subwoofer Keeps Losing Connection?

Bottom Line

Now that you know how to connect Samsung soundbar to subwoofer without remote, both the manual and the automatic way should work for you.

Even if you find it challenging at some point or the steps don’t work for you, you can always consult with a Samsung representative for some extra help.

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Nicole B