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Level 7

Does a different brand soundbar hook up with Roku tv?

I have a Vizio soundbar and have tried EVERYTHING to hook it up to my TCL Roku tv. Is it not compatible? I tried blue tooth and every kind of cable, nothing. Am i missing something? Thanks

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Level 21

Re: Does a different brand soundbar hook up with Roku tv?

It should work with an optical cable, and if your soundbar has HDMI it might support ARC. But you won't be able to make a wireless connection with any soundbar other than the Roku version.

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Level 8

Re: Does a different brand soundbar hook up with Roku tv?

I connected a fairly cheap brand via optical cable. (It could be connected in other modes as well.)  It works fine.  I couldn't see buying a sound bar that costs more than the TV.

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Level 21

Re: Does a different brand soundbar hook up with Roku tv?

Yep, optical doesn't know or care what it's connected to. Anything with an optical connection should work.

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Ultra (4800), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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