Sorry for adding noise to the thread. But I was considering getting two additional wireless speakers to put beside the TV. (We currently have the smart soundbar. Plus two wireless speakers behind the couch to provide that semi-surround experience.)
Has anyone gotten the setup to work where they have 2 wireless speakers next to the TV, 2 wireless behind the couch for the surround, plus the soundbar providing the center audio? If so, how is it? Was it worth getting the two additional wireless speakers to put next to the TV at the "front" part of the setup? Is there a noticeable upgrade?
I have the full Roku surround sound system. The center speaker turns on when using apps….Hulu, Netflix, HBOMax and sound is 5.1. It does not turn on with the spectrum app even if video/audio is 5.1. When it is on, it’s Amazeballs! I love it. When it’s not on, like when watching spectrum, everything is just in stereo with no sound bar. Sound bar is replaced by front two speakers. Just make sure front 2 speakers are towards the center of TV or sound looks delayed, lips and voices don’t match. Centering the speakers take care of that.
I did, just take your time with the setup. I got ahead of myself and was going bananas. It sounds amazeballs. Just got rid of Spectrum and got direct tv stream. The app has 5.1 so all speakers are usually on.
I have a roku tv, soundbar and 4 speakers (no sub). I've reset to factory setting several times in the past few weeks trying to get sound out of all 4 speakers but it only works during the intial set up. I was going to return 2 of the speakers and decided on one last attempt to figure it out.
I went to the audio setting as suggested and changed the "expanded stereo" from "movies and tv" to "music" - it worked immediately!! I now have sound out of all 4 speakers - thank you!!
i had the same issue. It gets weird when you already have some speakers connected and just trying to add more. Take EVERYTHING off your TV. Then you start connecting speakers one by one starting with Soundbar. Again, everything must be added as if it were a new product. As soon as I did this…..voilà!!! Movie magic!! FYI, only programming in 5.1 will sound 5.1. Netflix, DIRECTV Stream, Hulu etc. NO SPECTRUM. When everything is connected but sound not 5.1, the soundbar will NOT turn on. Good luck 🍀