How To Connect Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar? [Simple Steps]

Adding a new Samsung subwoofer to your home audio setup is a great idea to improve the overall sound quality. We took a look at the best Samsung subwoofer and found them to offer great value for money. If you’ve just got yourself a new bit of tech, you might be wondering how to connect a Samsung subwoofer to soundbar.

Well, in this article we will take a look and help guide you through the steps. Having owned a few currently and in the past, we’ve got a good idea of how to get it connected.

Let’s get into it and find out how to connect a Samsung subwoofer to soundbar.

How To Connect Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar?

How To Connect Samsung Subwoofer To Soundbar?

The great thing about the Samsung subwoofer is that it easily connects automatically to the soundbar. A really simple process, by simply turning both the subwoofer and soundbar on they should connect automatically.

However, if for some reason, they don’t seem to be connecting there are a couple of things to try to fix the problem.

Connect Subwoofer To Soundbar Automatically

First of all, the subwoofer and soundbar should be able to connect automatically. Therefore, let’s try and get it connected using the automatic approach.

This, of course, is only available for models which are compatible with one another.

To get started, make sure both the power cords are connected properly to the backs of both the subwoofer and soundbar. Sometimes the power cord can appear in but it’s not actually fully connected, so ensure both are secure.

Next, make sure that the other ends of the power cords are connected properly to the wall outlets. If connected correctly, just by turning the soundbar on, it should connect to the subwoofer (assuming it is within range).

During the connection process, the subwoofer will have a blue LED LINK indicator light which will continuously flash until the connection is complete. Once a connection is established, the light should stop flashing and instead show a continuous light.

Importantly, if the light does continue to flash, the connection will not have been complete and you will need to try a different method.

If this happens, turn both devices off and back on and give the process another go. Or if the problem persists, it might be time to give the manual connection a try.

Connect Subwoofer To Soundbar Manually

Manually connecting your devices is another way to get your subwoofer and soundbar paired up. This is necessary if you’ve tried the automatic approach and it hasn’t worked. If you’ve had to reset the soundbar for any reason, you’ll also have to reconnect to the subwoofer via the manual connection.

  1. To get started, ensure both the power connections are in the subwoofer and soundbar, with the other ends securely connected to the wall outlets.
  2. On the back of the subwoofer, you’ll see the ID SET button. Press and hold this button for a few seconds, until the STANDBY light turns off and the blue light named LINK begins to flash repeatedly.
  3. Now, making sure that the soundbar is turned off, press and hold either the MUTE button or the up arrow on the arrow pad of the soundbar remote control (for about 5 seconds). If you continue to hold this button on the remote control, the ID SET light should show up on the soundbars display at the front.
  4. To complete the connection between the soundbar and subwoofer, turn the soundbar back on, making sure that the subwoofer still has the blue light flashing at the back. Once connected, the blue light will stop flashing and remain lit. Your soundbar and subwoofer will now be connected so you can enjoy the wonderfully deep bass sounds.

If the process is unsuccessful, the light will keep flashing on the subwoofer. If this is the case, something has gone wrong. The best thing to do is to turn both devices off and begin the process again. If the problem persists, a factory reset would be the best option.

Final Thoughts

Connecting your Samsung subwoofer to soundbar is a relatively straightforward process. There will be a few different times when it doesn’t seem to work automatically, however using the manual method to connect is also very simple to do.

Most of the Samsung soundbar options come with a subwoofer. However, if you’re looking for a wireless subwoofer to connect separately, we took a look at some of the best options available from Samsung.

For me the best of the bunch is the Samsung SWA-W510 Subwoofer. It’s got the best overall sound out of the available options and adds a good level of bass to your home cinema. It won’t blow you away like many of the more premium subwoofers on the market, but for an overall good value pick the SWA-W510 is a great choice.

Samsung SWA-W510 Subwoofer

Samsung SWA-W510 Subwoofer

POWERFUL BASS: Designed to complement the S-series soundbar, the W510 subwoofer brings the sound even deeper; With a passive radiator, you can feel deeper bass even in a compact 6.5 inch size.

You’ve also got the Samsung SWA-W500 Subwoofer for S60T Soundbar, which offers a great beginner-level setup that is cheaper and adds subtle bass throughout.