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JL9
Level 7

Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

I have a Roku Express plugged via HDMI into a Vankyo Projector, and I'd like to hookup a Vizio 5.1 soundbar system via bluetooth. But I can't find how to make that happen.

Is it accurate that you can only use Roku soundbars with the Roku Express? If so, than the Roku will have to be returned.

Or is there a way to make this happen?

Thanks.

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

You don't connect soundbars by bluetooth to any type of roku, you use hdmi arc or combination of regular hdmi along with optical.  That's for roku tv's and non- roku tv's, in the case of roku express you don't connect to it directly at all.  Express doesn't have bluetooth, and what roku that do are bluetooth receivers only, they aren't transmitters.

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JL9
Level 7

Re: Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

Okay, thanks. That's too bad.

Back it goes!

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Poterico2
Level 10

Re: Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

I know this is a closed issue, but I have been told that you need to get at least a Streaming Stick Plus for a projector because they only work with an RF signal for the remote. Another reason the Express wouldn't work.

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huntjl
Level 7

Re: Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

Cannot hook up sony sorround sound to my Roku tv

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RokuDanny-R
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Re: Can't Use Vizio Soundbar with Roku Express

@huntjl

Thanks for the post.

Can you please specify the issue you are experiencing?

With more information we will be able to assist you further.


Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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