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Sound bar connected via optical be able to be controlled by Roku smart tv remote

I connected a sound bar to my Westinghouse Roku smart TV via an optical cable. I have to use two separate remotes for volume and everything else. Is there a way to control everything from just the Roku remote? I know you can do it using an hdmi cable but my sound bar doesn’t have that option, if I use an optical to HDMI converter cord will it still allow me to use just one remote?

I have a Westinghouse Roku smart TV and a Sony sound bar.

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Level 7

Re: Sound bar connected via optical be able to be controlled by Roku smart tv remote

I need solution too. My Sharp roku controlled sound bar, but this newer westinghouse does not it only wants roku sound products not 3rd party..

Very upset!

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Level 20

Re: Sound bar connected via optical be able to be controlled by Roku smart tv remote

With optical only you will not be able to control the volume with roku tv remote, sorry. You should turn off the speakers on the tv, just use the volume of the soundbar, and if you don't want to use two remotes get universal that will control a roku tv and soundbar like the One-For-All urc-7935 streamer remote. Set it up for your roku tv, turn off the roku tv speakers and then program the universal remote with code for your soundbar. photo of it next to roku tv remote:

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Edmund
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Level 7

Re: Sound bar connected via optical be able to be controlled by Roku smart tv remote

This is inaccurate. I have many Roku TVs and external Rokus stick+'s the remotes have the power and volume button on them and the front has glossy plastic that means it has an IR transmitter. Anyways, they all can control sound bars, if I go into the same menu options for some very dumb reason westinghouse (I literally bought and received it via FedEx today) does not let you control other devices BUT roku branded sound bar, sub woofer and remotes only now. Its very frustrating they did this to what I assume are new models here on forth, no support....

Very upset!

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Level 20

Re: Sound bar connected via optical be able to be controlled by Roku smart tv remote

Roku remotes only control tv's directly. It is then the tv controls the audio device by hdmi-cec, which in the case of these soundbars which have no hdmi, it won't work. Have fun. 

Edmund
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