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lisa_v1
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Can I sync my Roku Streaming Stick+ Remote to my Sony Sound Bar?

I’ve been trying to sync my Sony Sound bar to my Roku Streaming Stick+ remote forever. I connected the Sound Bar to my Sony TV via HDMI and that still doesn’t work. The only reason we got the Roku is to have only one remote that controls volume. Now every time I wanna change the volume I have to get up! Ridiculous. Please help. 

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atc98092
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Re: Can I sync my Roku Streaming Stick+ Remote to my Sony Sound Bar?


@lisa_v1 wrote:

I’ve been trying to sync my Sony Sound bar to my Roku Streaming Stick+ remote forever. I connected the Sound Bar to my Sony TV via HDMI and that still doesn’t work. The only reason we got the Roku is to have only one remote that controls volume. Now every time I wanna change the volume I have to get up! Ridiculous. Please help. 


Some Roku remotes can be used to control TVs via IR, but not sound bars or AVRs. Unless your sound bar has an HDMI connection to your TV, and both support HDMI-CEC, there will be no way for a Roku remote to control your volume. HDMI-CEC is the only way a Roku remote can control other devices. 

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lisa_v1
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Re: Can I sync my Roku Streaming Stick+ Remote to my Sony Sound Bar?

How do I know is my TV & Sound Bar supports HDMI-CEC?

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Tivoburkee
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Re: Can I sync my Roku Streaming Stick+ Remote to my Sony Sound Bar?

Roku remotes only control TV's directly, it is up to the tv to control the soundbar by hdmi-cec. Have your soundbar connected to the TV by arc or optical. Refresh the cec devices in your TVs menu. 

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atc98092
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Re: Can I sync my Roku Streaming Stick+ Remote to my Sony Sound Bar?


@lisa_v1 wrote:

How do I know is my TV & Sound Bar supports HDMI-CEC?


First of course your soundbar must have HDMI inputs and an output. If it only have an optical input for your TV, then there's nothing further to check. If you do have HDMI, the output jack usually has ARC on its label, although that's not a guarantee it has CEC. For the TV, if it supports ARC (again it doesn't prove CEC support, it again is labeled on one of the HDMI ports. Also, there will be a menu option for CEC, although different brands label them differently. Samsung calls it Anynet+, and some do have CEC in the name somehow.

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