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Soundbars bring your audio to life, making everyday viewing feel like a cinematic experience. Find out how to set up your soundbar—wirelessly or otherwise—so you can start enjoying richer, deeper sound.

TVs today are made for cinematic viewing. Wide, vivid displays bring every detail to life, which means that watching a film or your favourite show is more immersive and enjoyable than ever.

As you’ll no doubt have noticed, though, TVs have also become much thinner. This is good news for minimalists and interior designers, but it means that there’s less room inside the TV for things like powerful speakers. So, while your screen may be bigger and better, sometimes the sound quality doesn’t match up.

A soundbar for your TV can solve this. Soundbars offer richer, dynamic audio—elevating your viewing and providing sound that’s suitable for the big screen. Better still, unlike traditional home theatre systems—which often have lots of wires—it’s simple to set up a soundbar and start enjoying higher-quality sound. 

 Once you’ve chosen the right option, it’s easy to get up and running. And when you’ve set up your soundbar, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the impressive sound—whether you’re connected to a brand new OLED TV or a pre-loved setup.

 

How to connect a TV soundbar


Depending on your TV, and what you plan to use your LG soundbar for, you have a few different options when it comes to connecting the two devices.

Here, we explain how to connect your soundbar to your TV, and we troubleshoot a few common issues that can crop up during your soundbar setup.

Set up your TV soundbar for even better sound from OLED TVs
Set up your TV soundbar for even better sound from OLED TVs

HDMI

HDMI delivers excellent sound quality. So, if you plan to watch or play anything that uses Dolby Digital, an HDMI cable will be your best bet, offering superior audio fidelity. 

It’s quick and simple to connect your TV and soundbar this way. All you have to do is plug one end of the cable into the ‘HDMI In (eARC/ARC)’ slot on your TV—usually on the back or underside—and connect the other end to the ‘HDMI Out ’ slot on your soundbar.

Connecting this way also lets you turn your soundbar on or off and control the volume using your TV remote—thanks to Simplink.

 

Bluetooth

Many of the newer LG soundbars also have Bluetooth. If your TV can connect to other devices this way, you just need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and complete the Bluetooth connection in your TV’s settings.  

Multiple connections for setting up your soundbar
Multiple connections for setting up your soundbar

Optical cable

Finally, even if your TV does not have an HDMI port or wireless capabilities, it’s possible to connect it to your soundbar with an optical cable. Just make sure to check the ‘optical out’ and ‘optical in’ ports for proper alignment.

 

What is soundbar audio sync?

As well as the conventional wired and wireless options that let you set up your soundbar, LG Wireless Sound Sync is available, too.

It also means you don’t have to worry about messy wires—ideal if your TV is wall-mounted but your LG soundbar is sat on a display cabinet underneath, for example. 

Check out our guide here to learn about LG Wireless Sound Sync.

 

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about setting up a TV soundbar
Frequently asked questions about setting up a TV soundbar

Setting up your soundbar is straightforward, but if you run into any problems, don’t panic. Most of these issues are quickly solved.
 

Problem: Soundbar for TV is not connecting

Solution: if you’ve connected your devices but there’s no sound coming from the soundbar, double-check that the cables are in the right slots—an easy mistake to make!

At the TV, your cable should be connected to the ‘HDMI In (eARC/ARC)’ slot. At the other end, the HDMI cable should be inserted into the ‘HDMI Out’ port of your soundbar.
 

Problem: Older TVs do not have HDMI connectivity

Solution: some older TVs won’t have HDMI ports, but there’s no need to worry if yours doesn’t—you’ll still be able to connect your LG soundbar to your TV.

Optical cables are cheap and easy to find online and will allow you to hook the two devices up. Once you’ve got an optical cable, locate the ‘optical out’ port on your TV and the ‘optical in’ port on your soundbar—then just plug one end of the cable into each.
 

Problem: Soundbar software is out of date

Solution: Updating the software on your LG soundbar is something you can do yourself. There are a few steps, though. Our soundbar software update guide will take you through the full process.
 

Problem: Remotes are not connecting to TV soundbar

Solution: LG customers can get around this issue with the LG Magic Remote by setting up universal control, which lets you control multiple devices with just one remote. Check out this support article to learn how to set up universal control in just a few steps.

You could also use your TV remote to control the volume and turn your LG soundbar on or off with Simplink if the two devices are connected with an HDMI cable.

 

So, depending on your TV and soundbar setup, there are plenty of different ways to connect the two devices. Whether you choose a wired or wireless connection, you’ll be ready for a completely different listening experience.

 

 

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What is a smart TV?  
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  • Discover what makes a television smart and why internet access is so important 
  • Learn how a smart TV works and how it can communicate with other smart devices
  • Make the most out of your smart TV by learning which apps and features are most beneficial
  • Answering the most common questions about smart TVs and helping you to decide which one is right for your home


Take a casual glance at the latest televisions on the market and you will see that almost all TVs are smart. But what exactly is a smart TV and why are they so popular? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll attempt to answer all of your questions, from how a Smart TV works and what the best features are to how to decide which smart TV is right for you. Read on to find out more.

 

What is a smart TV?


The simple explanation is that a smart TV is any television that can be connected to the internet. This gives you access to a wide array of apps and streaming services that let you enjoy access to a wealth of entertainment at the touch of a button. 

A woman scrolls through WebOS on her LG Smart TV
A woman scrolls through WebOS on her LG Smart TV

Much like smartphones, a smart TV also has the ability to connect to other wireless devices, such as a Bluetooth speaker. 

 

How do smart TVs work?


A smart TV needs to connect to the internet and this can be achieved wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable. LG smart TVs come with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that can detect nearby internet service providers and simply require you to enter your network login information – most likely in the form of your password. 

A Smart TV can connect to the internet with WiFi or ethernet
A Smart TV can connect to the internet with WiFi or ethernet

A smart TV can also communicate with other smart devices via different wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as Airplay for Apple users.

 

What can you do with a smart TV?


Thanks to internet connectivity, all the entertainment you could need can be found with a few clicks of your remote or even via voice commands (don’t worry, we’ll explain how that works later).
 

Access to the best content

Smart TVs make it even easier to access an enormous library of online content. In fact, LG TVs provide access to a Content Store where you can download even more apps like HBO Max and Twitch.1
 

Free to watch LG Channels

LG Smart TVs also provide many TV channels for free through LG Channels — no subscription required. Viewers can enjoy a variety of movies, as well as TV shows across multiple genres.

Smart TVs can play different streaming services
Smart TVs can play different streaming services

Your content on the big screen

With LG Smart Share you can easily share content from other smart devices such as your PC, laptop, tablet or phone. This means you can access all of your music, videos and photos via your TV and without the need for a wire.

 

FAQs


Hopefully you should have a better understanding of what a smart TV has to offer but how do you know which one is right for you? This section below should help you make an informed choice. 

Children raising their hands to ask what is a smart TV
Children raising their hands to ask what is a smart TV

Do smart TVs work without an internet connection?

The simple answer is yes. Even if you don’t have the internet you will still be able to watch TV channels through your aerial or cable TV box. However, you won’t be getting the most out of your television as you won’t be able to access smart TV features such as streaming services and applications. 

You also won’t be able to stream music, connect with other smart devices or stream games through the Nvidia GeForce, which is compatible with numerous LG smart TVs

 

Is it possible to connect smart TVs to other devices?

This is one of the major benefits of a smart TV as devices such as laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets and Home IoT devices can all be easily connected. Bluetooth speakers and soundbars can also be easily connected without the need for wires.2 And through LG ThinQ, Home IoT devices can be monitored without hassle on Home Dashboard.
 

Are all LG TVs smart TVs?

While some older models may not be smart, the current LG Smart TV line-up on offer from LG UK are all smart TVs. Therefore, they can all run apps and connect to the internet.
 

How to choose the best smart TV for my home?

If you’ve decided to invest in a smart TV then there are plenty of factors to take into consideration, from selecting the right TV size for your room to deciding what it will be mainly used for.

Screen size

Bigger may not always be better as it can depend on the size of your room. There is an optimal distance to view every size screen – which is explained in detail right here.

Picture quality

If you want the best possible image then the latest technology comes with a larger price tag. However, there are an array of options when it comes to smart TVs and you can learn more about the difference between NanoCell, QNED and OLED here. 

Watching vs gaming

If you will mainly use your smart TV to watch shows and films then resolution and technology that improves the quality of the picture should be a priority. But if you spend hours playing your favourite games, then having a TV with a high refresh rate – such as this LG NanoCell TV – is critical. 

 

What are the best smart TV features?

The ability to connect to the internet really does make a huge difference, with smart TVs now boasting a variety of features that improve the viewing experience and make your life just that little bit easier. Here are just a few benefits of smart TVs. 

Easy access to a wealth of content:

No need for bulky boxes or streaming sticks. Smart TVs give you instant access to video on demand sites such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video. You can also get access to music streaming services and cloud gaming. 

Easily connect with other devices

You no longer have to worry about cables as smart devices can connect to one another wirelessly. That means you can view photos, stream music, watch videos and even play games straight from your phone, laptop, PC or tablet straight to your TV.

Searching made simple

Looking for a new series or film to watch? With an LG smart TV, you can tap the voice button on your remote and ask for recommendations. With the help of artificial intelligence – in the form of LG ThinQ AI – the TV will know the type of content you watch and can give you a personalised list to choose from.

Control your smart home

By accessing the Home Dashboard on your smart LG TV, you can control all of your smart devices from the comfort of your sofa. This means you could turn on a light or preheat your oven without leaving the room.

Real-time sporting updates

Set up a Sports Alert on a LG smart TV and you can get a live update on your favourite teams and sports even when watching other content. This way you’ll know every time a goal is scored even if you’re not watching the game.

Better picture quality

A number of selected LG smart TVs now come with the α9 Gen4 Intelligent Processor – including the LG OLED evo. This clever piece of technology helps to remove noise and optimise contrast and saturation – thus delivering a crisp, high-quality picture. 

If you are looking for a TV that can be easily connected to other devices wirelessly, delivers exceptional picture quality and gives you access to a huge library of content at the touch of a button, then a smart TV is the right choice.

 

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1 Content and app availability may vary by country or region. Separate subscription required for some apps.

2 Compatibility of LG Soundbars will vary by mode. A power cable has to be connected in order to activate the soundbar. 

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Soundbars bring your audio to life, making everyday viewing feel like a cinematic experience. Find out how to set up your soundbar—wirelessly or otherwise—so you can start enjoying richer, deeper sound.

TVs today are made for cinematic viewing. Wide, vivid displays bring every detail to life, which means that watching a film or your favourite show is more immersive and enjoyable than ever.

As you’ll no doubt have noticed, though, TVs have also become much thinner. This is good news for minimalists and interior designers, but it means that there’s less room inside the TV for things like powerful speakers. So, while your screen may be bigger and better, sometimes the sound quality doesn’t match up.

A soundbar for your TV can solve this. Soundbars offer richer, dynamic audio—elevating your viewing and providing sound that’s suitable for the big screen. Better still, unlike traditional home theatre systems—which often have lots of wires—it’s simple to set up a soundbar and start enjoying higher-quality sound. 

 Once you’ve chosen the right option, it’s easy to get up and running. And when you’ve set up your soundbar, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the impressive sound—whether you’re connected to a brand new OLED TV or a pre-loved setup.

 

How to connect a TV soundbar


Depending on your TV, and what you plan to use your LG soundbar for, you have a few different options when it comes to connecting the two devices.

Here, we explain how to connect your soundbar to your TV, and we troubleshoot a few common issues that can crop up during your soundbar setup.

Set up your TV soundbar for even better sound from OLED TVs
Set up your TV soundbar for even better sound from OLED TVs

HDMI

HDMI delivers excellent sound quality. So, if you plan to watch or play anything that uses Dolby Digital, an HDMI cable will be your best bet, offering superior audio fidelity. 

It’s quick and simple to connect your TV and soundbar this way. All you have to do is plug one end of the cable into the ‘HDMI In (eARC/ARC)’ slot on your TV—usually on the back or underside—and connect the other end to the ‘HDMI Out ’ slot on your soundbar.

Connecting this way also lets you turn your soundbar on or off and control the volume using your TV remote—thanks to Simplink.

 

Bluetooth

Many of the newer LG soundbars also have Bluetooth. If your TV can connect to other devices this way, you just need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and complete the Bluetooth connection in your TV’s settings.  

Multiple connections for setting up your soundbar
Multiple connections for setting up your soundbar

Optical cable

Finally, even if your TV does not have an HDMI port or wireless capabilities, it’s possible to connect it to your soundbar with an optical cable. Just make sure to check the ‘optical out’ and ‘optical in’ ports for proper alignment.

 

What is soundbar audio sync?

As well as the conventional wired and wireless options that let you set up your soundbar, LG Wireless Sound Sync is available, too.

It also means you don’t have to worry about messy wires—ideal if your TV is wall-mounted but your LG soundbar is sat on a display cabinet underneath, for example. 

Check out our guide here to learn about LG Wireless Sound Sync.

 

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about setting up a TV soundbar
Frequently asked questions about setting up a TV soundbar

Setting up your soundbar is straightforward, but if you run into any problems, don’t panic. Most of these issues are quickly solved.
 

Problem: Soundbar for TV is not connecting

Solution: if you’ve connected your devices but there’s no sound coming from the soundbar, double-check that the cables are in the right slots—an easy mistake to make!

At the TV, your cable should be connected to the ‘HDMI In (eARC/ARC)’ slot. At the other end, the HDMI cable should be inserted into the ‘HDMI Out’ port of your soundbar.
 

Problem: Older TVs do not have HDMI connectivity

Solution: some older TVs won’t have HDMI ports, but there’s no need to worry if yours doesn’t—you’ll still be able to connect your LG soundbar to your TV.

Optical cables are cheap and easy to find online and will allow you to hook the two devices up. Once you’ve got an optical cable, locate the ‘optical out’ port on your TV and the ‘optical in’ port on your soundbar—then just plug one end of the cable into each.
 

Problem: Soundbar software is out of date

Solution: Updating the software on your LG soundbar is something you can do yourself. There are a few steps, though. Our soundbar software update guide will take you through the full process.
 

Problem: Remotes are not connecting to TV soundbar

Solution: LG customers can get around this issue with the LG Magic Remote by setting up universal control, which lets you control multiple devices with just one remote. Check out this support article to learn how to set up universal control in just a few steps.

You could also use your TV remote to control the volume and turn your LG soundbar on or off with Simplink if the two devices are connected with an HDMI cable.

 

So, depending on your TV and soundbar setup, there are plenty of different ways to connect the two devices. Whether you choose a wired or wireless connection, you’ll be ready for a completely different listening experience.

 

 

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  • Discover what makes a television smart and why internet access is so important 
  • Learn how a smart TV works and how it can communicate with other smart devices
  • Make the most out of your smart TV by learning which apps and features are most beneficial
  • Answering the most common questions about smart TVs and helping you to decide which one is right for your home


Take a casual glance at the latest televisions on the market and you will see that almost all TVs are smart. But what exactly is a smart TV and why are they so popular? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll attempt to answer all of your questions, from how a Smart TV works and what the best features are to how to decide which smart TV is right for you. Read on to find out more.

 

What is a smart TV?


The simple explanation is that a smart TV is any television that can be connected to the internet. This gives you access to a wide array of apps and streaming services that let you enjoy access to a wealth of entertainment at the touch of a button. 

A woman scrolls through WebOS on her LG Smart TV
A woman scrolls through WebOS on her LG Smart TV

Much like smartphones, a smart TV also has the ability to connect to other wireless devices, such as a Bluetooth speaker. 

 

How do smart TVs work?


A smart TV needs to connect to the internet and this can be achieved wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable. LG smart TVs come with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity that can detect nearby internet service providers and simply require you to enter your network login information – most likely in the form of your password. 

A Smart TV can connect to the internet with WiFi or ethernet
A Smart TV can connect to the internet with WiFi or ethernet

A smart TV can also communicate with other smart devices via different wireless protocols such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as Airplay for Apple users.

 

What can you do with a smart TV?


Thanks to internet connectivity, all the entertainment you could need can be found with a few clicks of your remote or even via voice commands (don’t worry, we’ll explain how that works later).
 

Access to the best content

Smart TVs make it even easier to access an enormous library of online content. In fact, LG TVs provide access to a Content Store where you can download even more apps like HBO Max and Twitch.1
 

Free to watch LG Channels

LG Smart TVs also provide many TV channels for free through LG Channels — no subscription required. Viewers can enjoy a variety of movies, as well as TV shows across multiple genres.

Smart TVs can play different streaming services
Smart TVs can play different streaming services

Your content on the big screen

With LG Smart Share you can easily share content from other smart devices such as your PC, laptop, tablet or phone. This means you can access all of your music, videos and photos via your TV and without the need for a wire.

 

FAQs


Hopefully you should have a better understanding of what a smart TV has to offer but how do you know which one is right for you? This section below should help you make an informed choice. 

Children raising their hands to ask what is a smart TV
Children raising their hands to ask what is a smart TV

Do smart TVs work without an internet connection?

The simple answer is yes. Even if you don’t have the internet you will still be able to watch TV channels through your aerial or cable TV box. However, you won’t be getting the most out of your television as you won’t be able to access smart TV features such as streaming services and applications. 

You also won’t be able to stream music, connect with other smart devices or stream games through the Nvidia GeForce, which is compatible with numerous LG smart TVs

 

Is it possible to connect smart TVs to other devices?

This is one of the major benefits of a smart TV as devices such as laptops, PCs, smartphones, tablets and Home IoT devices can all be easily connected. Bluetooth speakers and soundbars can also be easily connected without the need for wires.2 And through LG ThinQ, Home IoT devices can be monitored without hassle on Home Dashboard.
 

Are all LG TVs smart TVs?

While some older models may not be smart, the current LG Smart TV line-up on offer from LG UK are all smart TVs. Therefore, they can all run apps and connect to the internet.
 

How to choose the best smart TV for my home?

If you’ve decided to invest in a smart TV then there are plenty of factors to take into consideration, from selecting the right TV size for your room to deciding what it will be mainly used for.

Screen size

Bigger may not always be better as it can depend on the size of your room. There is an optimal distance to view every size screen – which is explained in detail right here.

Picture quality

If you want the best possible image then the latest technology comes with a larger price tag. However, there are an array of options when it comes to smart TVs and you can learn more about the difference between NanoCell, QNED and OLED here. 

Watching vs gaming

If you will mainly use your smart TV to watch shows and films then resolution and technology that improves the quality of the picture should be a priority. But if you spend hours playing your favourite games, then having a TV with a high refresh rate – such as this LG NanoCell TV – is critical. 

 

What are the best smart TV features?

The ability to connect to the internet really does make a huge difference, with smart TVs now boasting a variety of features that improve the viewing experience and make your life just that little bit easier. Here are just a few benefits of smart TVs. 

Easy access to a wealth of content:

No need for bulky boxes or streaming sticks. Smart TVs give you instant access to video on demand sites such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Video. You can also get access to music streaming services and cloud gaming. 

Easily connect with other devices

You no longer have to worry about cables as smart devices can connect to one another wirelessly. That means you can view photos, stream music, watch videos and even play games straight from your phone, laptop, PC or tablet straight to your TV.

Searching made simple

Looking for a new series or film to watch? With an LG smart TV, you can tap the voice button on your remote and ask for recommendations. With the help of artificial intelligence – in the form of LG ThinQ AI – the TV will know the type of content you watch and can give you a personalised list to choose from.

Control your smart home

By accessing the Home Dashboard on your smart LG TV, you can control all of your smart devices from the comfort of your sofa. This means you could turn on a light or preheat your oven without leaving the room.

Real-time sporting updates

Set up a Sports Alert on a LG smart TV and you can get a live update on your favourite teams and sports even when watching other content. This way you’ll know every time a goal is scored even if you’re not watching the game.

Better picture quality

A number of selected LG smart TVs now come with the α9 Gen4 Intelligent Processor – including the LG OLED evo. This clever piece of technology helps to remove noise and optimise contrast and saturation – thus delivering a crisp, high-quality picture. 

If you are looking for a TV that can be easily connected to other devices wirelessly, delivers exceptional picture quality and gives you access to a huge library of content at the touch of a button, then a smart TV is the right choice.

 

Life's good!

 

 

1 Content and app availability may vary by country or region. Separate subscription required for some apps.

2 Compatibility of LG Soundbars will vary by mode. A power cable has to be connected in order to activate the soundbar. 

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