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sebastian3818
Level 7

Roku stick, Old TV, and New Soundbar

I just got a new soundbar for my tv, and I'm having trouble getting it set up since the Roku is using the HDMI port on the tv.

The soundbar has an HDMI out and an optical out, and that is all. The TV has 3 HDMI ins (none are ARC though), a 3.5mm aux port, and a lot of RCA ports (I think that is what they are called, the cable that splits into two or three with a red/yellow/white end). The TV also doesn't have bluetooth or wifi. And the Roku is the Roku Streaming Stick+.

My question is: how do I connect these up? 

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RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku stick, Old TV, and New Soundbar

@sebastian3818

Thanks for the inquiry.

If you do not have a HDMI (ARC), you will need to connect the soundbar with HDMI and optical cable.

For more information about how to connect your soundbar, visit our Support page here: How do I set up my Roku® Smart Soundbar?


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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sebastian3818
Level 7

Re: Roku stick, Old TV, and New Soundbar

For the record, this solution will not work.

My TV doesn't have an optical input, so I can't set it up with an optical cable. And the Roku Stick is set up in the HDMI input on the TV, so I can't connect the soundbar to the TV via HDMI.

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Tivoburkee
Level 20

Re: Roku stick, Old TV, and New Soundbar

Then you have your answer, you do not have the proper inputs and outputs for what you want to use. Time to upgrade or live without. Replace the roku stick and separate sound bar with Roku streambar that is both a roku and soundbar in one. 

Edmund
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