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Need help setting up Streambar Pro as standalone speaker

I am stuck.  I like the sound of the Streambar Pro, but want to use my Roku Ultra for streaming.   My TV has 1 HDMI-ARC port where I have connected the Streambar Pro.  The Roku Ultra is on another non-ARC port. 

Connected like this the Roku Ultra audio only comes from the TV speakers.  How can I get the Roku Ultra audio to come out of the streambar AND have the Roku Ultra controlling the TV power, streambar volume and mute?



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Re: Need help setting up Streambar Pro as standalone speaker

I have a pretty similar setup except with a stick instead of an Ultra.  Make sure the TV is set up to use the Streambar and not its own speakers for audio.  Do you get sound from the Streambar when you're watching something from a cable box or antenna channel or some other connected device?

Getting the remote to control the Streambar volume and the TV power is a little more complicated.  The TV has to be able to control the volume of the Streambar through CEC or whatever term your TV's manufacturer uses for it.  If you can get the TV's remote to change the Streambar's volume then you ought to be able to set up the Roku remote to control the TV's volume and it will pass the command to the Streambar via CEC.

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Re: Need help setting up Streambar Pro as standalone speaker

I figured it out.   My older Samsung TV has a glitch with the HDMI-CEC where it won't recognize devices at all.  You simply unplug the TV for 15 minutes and plug it back in.  Once I did that the soundbar was recognized and everything is working fine.  The Streambar HDMI-ARC port is connected to my TV HDMI-ARC port.  The Roku Ultra is connected to another HDMI port.  All is working great,  Thanks.

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