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Hooking up Roku sound bar to hdmi on older tv

I have a older Sony tv with 4 hdmi inputs and optical cable out. ( no hdmi arc).  Will the Roku soundbar connect with this setup?



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Roku Employee
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Re: Hooking up Roku sound bar to hdmi on older tv


Thanks for the inquiry.

If your TV doesn't have an ARC port, you can still use the Roku Smart Soundbar, but you will need to connect a second cable. In addition to the HDMI cable, you will need to connect an optical cable to your TV's optical output, sometimes labeled "Digital audio out" or "Digital output". This connection carries TV audio to your Roku Smart Soundbar, while the HDMI connection delivers video to the TV.

For more information about the Roku Smart Soundbar, visit out Support page here: What is a Roku® Smart Soundbar?


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