I have a streambar and 4 speakers. I was getting ready to return 2 of the speakers because I couldn't get them all to play at once. I read this tip (changing the audio setting to music vs movie) and IT WORKED - all 4 speakers play at once now! 🙂
Yes, that is 5.1. Put on Netflix and choose something new that has 5.1 Dolby or something like that. This is the test! Vocals come out through the bar and 4 other speakers are ambient sounds. Also, test it with the Roku Surround Channel. Just search in the Roku channel store”Roku Surround “ and press play. ALL SPEAKERS have to turn on with that channel. It is Amazeballs once you figure it out. If no 5.1 app/tv Channel then the bar does NOT turn on. Only the 4 speakers in Stereo sound. 🤞 Good Luck 🍀
Yes, you CAN hear all 4 speakers and the soundbar! 🙂 BUT, (apparently) only on things that allow 5.1. I watch a lot of Youtube, I can't hear the soundbar when I'm watching YouTube but if I'm watching the Roku channel, I CAN hear it out of the soundbar and all 4 speakers.