When you’re sitting down to enjoy a good movie or TV show, one of the last things you want to deal with is poor audio quality. Televisions tend to do pretty well when it comes to audio quality these days, but for a lot of us, we simply need more fidelity. That is where soundbars come in, creating a richer audio experience for their users. For people who own an LG Sound Bar, they may be wondering: how do you connect an LG Sound Bar to Wi-Fi?
To connect, download the Google Home app to your phone or tablet, and then add the LG soundbar to the app. Once it’s been added, select the Wi-Fi network you would like to use for the LG soundbar on the Google Home app. Ensure that both the LG soundbar and Wi-Fi have the same router signal.
But how do you get the LG soundbar set up with the Google Home app? And what do you do if the LG sound bar is not connecting properly?
How to Connect LG Sound Bar to Wi-Fi:
Set the LG sound bar up with the Google Home app
Connecting to Wi-Fi with an LG soundbar is, thankfully, not a very complicated process, and can be done fairly quickly. However, in order to get the process started, you need to first set up your LG soundbar with the Google Home app. But how do you get that set up?
Before starting the Google Home setup, you need to first power on the LG soundbar by pressing the power button on the device, ensuring that the soundbar is also plugged in. Next, download the Google Home app to your smartphone or tablet. You can get the app on your device’s respective app store – Google Play Store for many Android devices, and App Store for iOS devices like iPhone and iPad, and then power on the LG soundbar. Now that it’s powered on, you can begin the next step.
Reset the soundbar by pressing and holding the microphone button before clicking the Add button in the app’s top-left corner. Open Setup Device, and then select New Device. It will then search for compatible devices. Select the LG soundbar, and the soundbar will now be connected to your Google Home app.
Connect the LG sound bar to Wi-Fi via the Google Home app
Using the Google Home app as an in between the LG soundbar and your router, connect the soundbar to Wi-Fi. Ensure that the LG soundbar and router have the same router signal. If they do not, the soundbar will not be able to work on Wi-Fi. Once it is set up with your Wi-Fi connection, you will be able to stream audio from your Wi-Fi connection to the soundbar. This also allows you to connect to multiple speakers that are connected to your Wi-Fi connection.
Connect the LG sound bar to Wi-Fi using an Ethernet cord
If you want to ensure that you have the most high-quality Internet connection possible, the best thing you can do is use a wired connection. Not all devices have a port built into them to support an Ethernet cable, but thankfully, most LG soundbars come with one. Plug the Ethernet cable into both the LG soundbar and your Internet router, which will give you a direct connection to your Wi-Fi.
Why isn’t my LG Sound Bar working properly?
There are multiple reasons why your LG soundbar may not be functioning properly, some minor and some not. The minor ones are, obviously, relatively easy to fix. For example, you have to make sure that both devices are receiving power. A common issue that people experience is that they have one or both of their devices plugged into a surge protector, and the surge protector’s switch is flipped, cutting off power. Also, double check the cords to ensure that they are in good condition and plugged in adequately into both the TV and the LG soundbar.
The Wi-Fi connection is poor
It is also possible that there is something going wrong with your Wi-Fi connection, which may itself be a more minor or major issue. A minor issue can be relatively easy to fix, as unplugging your router for 15 seconds and plugging it back in may be enough to repair your connection. You may also want to move your LG soundbar to be closer to the Wi-Fi to make the Wi-Fi signal stronger.
There are certain obstacles that may prevent the Wi-Fi signal from reaching your device, or may make the connection poor quality. Common obstacles include walls, ceilings, and floors, all of which may have metals that obstruct signals. However, if the Wi-Fi issues are not on your end, all you can really do is report the problem to your Internet service provider (ISP) and wait for the problem to be resolved.
The Ethernet cable is not working
Another thing that may be going wrong is that, if you are plugged in via Ethernet, the cable may not be functioning properly. Double check that the cable is in good shape. If the cable is damaged, it may not be able to deliver quality Internet (or any Internet at all).
Your LG soundbar is damaged
However, it is possible that there is something wrong with your LG soundbar. In which case, your best option would be to seek out options to get it repaired or replaced. This may be easier or more difficult depending on the circumstances of the damage. For example, if the issue is due to a defect with your device, and the issue was reported during the initial warranty period that came with the LG soundbar, you should be able to get the device replaced by the manufacturer. However, if the damage was due to negligence on your part, and/or the damage occurred outside of the warranty period, you may not have any luck getting a repair or replacement done.