How To Connect Samsung Soundbar To Subwoofer Without Remote

Norvan Martin
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If your Samsung soundbar does not have a built-in subwoofer, you can easily connect it to an external subwoofer wirelessly with a remote. However, what if you don’t have the remote? In this article, we will show you how to connect a Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without a remote. 

You can connect a Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without a remote by manual or automatic connection. With an automatic connection, just turn on both devices and if Bluetooth is on, they will connect. With a manual connection, you use the ID SET button on the back of the subwoofer.

The subwoofer turns on automatically when the power cord is plugged into the power and configured to pair with the included Samsung soundbar. Let’s see how to achieve both the manual and automatic connection.

1. Automatic Connection

Some subwoofers offer a convenient feature of automatic connection, particularly when both the subwoofer and soundbar’s Bluetooth functionalities are active. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Initial Setup: Ensure the Bluetooth of both the subwoofer and soundbar is turned on. They should then pair automatically. It’s crucial to deactivate Bluetooth on other nearby devices to avoid any interference.
  2. Power Connection: Plug the power cords of the subwoofer and soundbar into the wall socket and turn on the soundbar.
  3. Confirmation: Once the blue LED indicator on the subwoofer stops blinking and remains steady, it indicates a successful connection. If the LED keeps blinking, the connection might have failed, and a restart of the soundbar might be necessary for troubleshooting.

It’s worth noting that this entire process doesn’t require the use of a remote. But, before initiating the connection, always ensure:

  • Bluetooth Status: Bluetooth is turned off on both devices.
  • Power Availability: The wall socket has power.
  • Correct Setup: The power cords are properly plugged in.
  • Firm Connection: Ensure the power cords are securely attached.

2. Manual Connection

Sometimes, the automatic connection might fail due to unknown reasons. In such instances, you can resort to a manual connection.

Pre-requisites: Ensure the soundbar has been factory reset, or the subwoofer or soundbar has been replaced or serviced.

Steps for Manual Connection:

  1. Connect Power Cords: Connect the power cord of the soundbar to the back of the device, and then to the wall outlet. Repeat the same procedure with the subwoofer. Ensure that the connection is secure and safe.
  2. Locate & Press ID SET Button: Behind the subwoofer, locate the ID SET button and press it down using a sharp object. This is because the button is recessed and small. Continue holding the object until the STANDBY light turns off and the Blue LED starts to blink.
  3. Hold Until Displayed on Soundbar: Continue holding the ID SET button until it appears on the display of the soundbar.
  4. Finalize Connection: While the subwoofer’s Blue LED is still blinking, turn on the soundbar and release the button. The main unit and the subwoofer should now be connected. The Blue LED will stop blinking and remain solid. If it continues to blink, the connection has failed. Troubleshoot by switching the soundbar off and starting the process again.

Samsung Soundbar To Subwoofer Without Remote

FAQs

What to do if the Samsung Soundbar and Subwoofer Won’t Connect?

If your Samsung subwoofer and soundbar won’t link, you can troubleshoot them by following the steps below:

  • Using a small object, press the ID Set button on the back of the subwoofer.
  • Press and hold the Mute button on the soundbar until it displays “ID Set.”
  • Continue to link the soundbar to the subwoofer as described above.
  • Also, ensure the devices are powered and placed closer to each other.

If this procedure does not help, you may require service for the unit.

Can You Use A Samsung Subwoofer Without The Soundbar?

Subwoofers are independent sound devices that work to produce low-frequency sounds such as sub-bass and bass. They do not, therefore, depend on soundbars to reproduce sound. Your Samsung subwoofer will therefore be able to work without the soundbar.

How To Sync Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar Without Remote?

As we already mentioned, this process can be tricky as most soundbars connect with native, manufacturer-paired subwoofers. Many manufacturers, however, give you the option of upgrading your soundbar with more subwoofers with recommended products.

Connect Samsung Soundbar To Subwoofer Without Remote

For example, if you buy a Samsung soundbar, you should purchase a Samsung-compatible subwoofer to synchronize them successfully. Many soundbars are currently packaged with a subwoofer or extra speakers to create a better surround sound experience.

Apart from the conventional methods of connecting manufacturer-paired soundbars and subwoofers, there is a jerry-rigged method you can use to sync a subwoofer to a soundbar. For this method, you need a receiver and a stereo mini mixer.

Begin by connecting the soundbar to the receiver, and then to the mini-mixer. From the mini-mixer, you can then connect the subwoofer to the receiver.

Why Connect A Subwoofer To A Soundbar?

Generally, there are a variety of soundbar packages including those with only built-in speakers, those with external speakers, those with built-in subwoofers, and those with an external subwoofer.

Also, some soundbars are pretty basic, while others can produce great sound without external speakers. While it all depends on your needs, adding a subwoofer to your soundbar brings a better listening experience. If you are weighing the pros and cons of adding a sub, look at the summary below.

Most soundbars provide a front-heavy sound. This makes sense as they are in front of the room. Besides, they are not equipped with very powerful bass. To get a more robust bass, a subwoofer is a crucial addition. By placing your soundbar and the added subwoofer in the right place, you can bring a more immersive surround sound experience to your TV room.

How To Fix A Samsung Subwoofer Keeps Disconnecting From Soundbar?

If you are facing this problem with your connection, unplug the subwoofer and soundbar for at least five minutes and reconnect again. Ensure the devices are placed closer to each other before attempting to reconnect them as wireless interference may also be the culprit in the disconnection.

How To Turn On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote?

You can easily turn on your Samsung soundbar without a remote. You will, however, need to connect the soundbar to the Samsung TV by an optical cable. This allows Auto Power Link to turn on your soundbar automatically when the TV is turned on. This way, you will never be required to use a soundbar remote.

How Do I Turn The Subwoofer Up On My Samsung Soundbar?

The subwoofer is responsible for low-frequency sounds. It augments sound from the front/right speakers. To turn up your subwoofer bass level, there are two approaches:

Model Type 1

  1. Press the S/W LEVEL button on the soundbar remote. SW 00 will appear on the front display of the soundbar.
  2. Press the + button above the S/W level button on the soundbar remote to increase the S/W volume. You can set it from SW +01 to SW +06. The higher the number, the louder the bass.
  3. Press the S/W – button to decrease the S/W volume.
  4. Play some music or an action-packed movie to test.

Model Type 2

  1. Press the woofer button on the soundbar remote. SW 0 appears on the front display of the soundbar.
  2. Press the skip forward button above the Audio sync button on the soundbar remote to increase the subwoofer volume. It can range from SW+1 to SW +6; the higher the number, the louder the bass.
  3. Press the Sound Effect button to decrease the subwoofer volume.
  4. Play some music or an action movie to test.

How To Fix Samsung Subwoofer Keeps Disconnecting From the Soundbar?

If you face this problem with your connection, unplug the subwoofer and soundbar for at least five minutes and then reconnect. Ensure the devices are placed closer to each other before reconnecting them, as wireless interference might also be the culprit of the disconnection. 

For more detailed instructions, check out our article on how to fix the issue with your subwoofer disconnecting from your soundbar.

How To Turn On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote?

You can easily turn on your Samsung soundbar without a remote. However, you will need to connect the soundbar to the Samsung TV by an optical cable. This connection allows the Auto Power Link to turn on your soundbar automatically when the TV is turned on. This way, you won’t ever need a soundbar remote. 

To learn more, check out our article on how to connect your Samsung soundbar to a subwoofer without a remote.

How To Fix Samsung HT Ws 1 Connect Subwoofer Without Remote?

Usually, the linking ID of the subwoofer is preset at the factory, and the central unit and the sub should link automatically when powered on. However, if the link ID fails to light when you power both the sub and central unit, please reset the ID by following the steps outlined in the manual connection above.

How To Fix Samsung Subwoofer Blue Light Is On But There Is No Sound?

The problem could primarily be with the remote. Remove the batteries from the remote. Tap and hold “volume up” for about 2 minutes on the sub. Replace the batteries in the remote and check if the problem is resolved.

How To Turn On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote?

The process is straightforward. However, you will need to connect the Soundbar to the Samsung TV using an optical cable.

Once this connection is made, the Auto Power Link will automatically turn on the Samsung Soundbar when you turn on the TV. With this method, you will never need a soundbar remote.

How To Adjust Bass On Samsung Soundbar Without Remote?

To adjust the bass or perform any other controls on your Samsung soundbar without a remote, you must have the Samsung soundbar app.

Download and install the app on your phone and use it to connect the Soundbar to a subwoofer. Once the connection is complete, you can access the bass control on the app, and use it to adjust the bass on the Soundbar. 

How To Fix Samsung Subwoofer Blue Light On But No Sound?

This scenario might arise from various issues, including obstacles in the path that block the Soundbar from the receiver. This obstruction could be a wall standing between the two devices, blocking the signal. 

On the other hand, interference can also cause your subwoofer not to produce sound, even if the blue light is on. For example, this interference could arise from a nearby device using the same Wi-Fi source. 

If neither of these is the issue, ensure the firmware is up to date. Turn off the subwoofer and on the remote, press and hold the Sound button through your Soundbar. Press it again, holding it down for 20 to 30 seconds. A series of numbers will appear. 

The numbers that display after the letter “B” indicate the firmware version. If needed, update the firmware via a USB connection or the SmartThings app to address the sound issue. 

Do Soundbars Need A Remote?

Nearly all home theater gadgets come with a remote control. However, soundbars are an exception as some models do not include one. 

Can I Use a Samsung Soundbar Without a Remote? 

Generally, Samsung soundbars and subwoofers will automatically connect without requiring the use of a remote. Both devices utilize built-in intelligent ID sets that enable them to link instantaneously. 

Can I Control My Bluetooth Soundbar With My Phone?

Yes. Using the Samsung Audio Remote app, you can select and use different input sources, select songs, and perform a few controls. You can download the app from the Google Play Store. 

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