How to Connect Samsung Subwoofer to Soundbar (Step-by-Step Guide 2023)

You will learn some tricks from our audio experts about how to connect Samsung subwoofer to soundbar and how to handle this situation. 

There are several reasons why your Samsung soundbar subwoofer won’t link. If you want to enjoy high-quality front and bass sounds, the subwoofer, and the soundbar need to be perfectly synchronized.

Occasionally, it may not work due to interference or a connection issue.

What You Need to Know

1. Connect both your soundbar and subwoofer to power, and wait. Pairing should be automatic. 
2. For manual pairing, turn off the soundbar and power both. Once the LED on the subwoofer has started blinking, hold the ID SET button for a few seconds. 
3. With the soundbar off, press and hold the mute or up buttons on the controller until the ID SET appears on the subwoofer display. You need to turn on the soundbar.
4. By adding a subwoofer to your Samsung soundbar, you can get better sound.

How Do I Pair My Samsung Soundbar to a Subwoofer?

pairing samsung wireless soundbars and subwoofers

Samsung soundbars and subwoofers connect automatically if everything works correctly, and you follow a few simple steps. Alternatively, you can connect them manually if it doesn’t work.

It is only possible to pair your Samsung soundbar wirelessly with a Samsung subwoofer that is compatible with it. Check with Samsung to make sure your subwoofer is compatible with your soundbar if you have trouble pairing it.

If your Samsung soundbar and subwoofer are automatically connected, here is how to pair them:

  1. The soundbar power cord should be connected to the back of the soundbar if it is not already.
  2. If it hasn’t already been connected, connect the subwoofer power cord.
  3. The soundbar and subwoofer power cords should be plugged into wall outlets or power strips.
  4. There will be a blinking of the blue LED LINK light on the subwoofer.
  5. You will need to wait for the subwoofer and soundbar to connect.
  6. In the case of a successful process, the blue LED LINK light on the subwoofer will stop blinking and will continue to glow blue.
    Whenever the LED blinks continuously, the process has failed. If you need to connect manually, you can unplug both the soundbar and subwoofer from power, plug them back in, and try again.

Pairing Samsung Wireless Soundbars and Subwoofers Manually

pairing samsung wireless soundbars and subwoofers

Wireless Samsung subwoofers and soundbars can be manually paired if you are having trouble connecting them.

To complete this process, you will need the remote for your soundbar. In the event you cannot find your remote, install the Samsung soundbar app on your phone, pair it with your soundbar, and use it instead.

The following steps will guide you through pairing your soundbar with your subwoofer manually:

  1. Plug the power cords for the soundbar and subwoofer into wall outlets or a power strip.
  2. Ensure that the soundbar is turned off.
  3. On the back of your subwoofer, hold the ID SET button for a few seconds.
  4. You can use a paperclip to push recessed buttons.
  5. Once the STANDBY light goes out and the blue LINK light begins to flash rapidly, continue pressing the ID SET button.
  6. On your remote, hold the Up button while the soundbar is still off.
  7. Mute might need to be pushed and held instead on some soundbars.
  8. Watch the subwoofer display for ID SET.

You should see a rapid blue LED blinking when you hold the ID Set button. Once the soundbar is connected, turn it on. It indicates that the subwoofer and soundbar have been connected once the blue LED has remained steady. 

Other Solutions

Try these steps if your subwoofer and soundbar won’t connect. 

Resetting the connection between the subwoofer and soundbar

Restart the connection between the sub and soundbar. Up until the final connection, check if you missed any steps. 

Repair Services

Please visit the nearest Samsung support center for assistance if you still cannot connect the sub and soundbar after trying these tips and tricks.

Have trouble connecting your Samsung Soundbar? Here’s what to do

Attempting to connect your Samsung Soundbar manually and the blue light continues to blink indicates that the connection failed. In the first instance, you should attempt the process again, as sometimes it fails. Remove nearby Wi-Fi routers, microwaves, and active Bluetooth devices, as well as move the subwoofer and soundbar close together.

Contact Samsung for further assistance if it still won’t connect. It is possible that the components are incompatible or require repair.


Why won’t my subwoofer connect to my soundbar?

The wall outlet might be faulty, so check if it has power if your subwoofer isn’t connected to your soundbar. You might have plugged in the power cords too loosely or improperly, or one of the devices might be defective.

Can you connect any wireless subwoofer to a Samsung soundbar?

Most soundbars do not support standalone subwoofers. The subwoofer and soundbar must be sold together and be designed to connect natively.

How do I know if my Samsung subwoofer is working?

You can quickly and easily check which possibility is occurring by following these steps.

  1. Make sure your wall outlet is working. Reconnect the subwoofer after unplugging it. The standby light should be on if the device is receiving power.
  2. Select ID Set from the menu. With a small pointed object, like a paper clip, press the ID Set button on the rear of the subwoofer.

Why is my Samsung subwoofer blinking blue?

It indicates a broken connection between the Subwoofer and the main unit by the blinking red and blue lights.

How do you reset a Samsung subwoofer?

On the back of the subwoofer, press the ID SET button with a small pointed object. As LINK (Blue LED) blinks rapidly, STANDBY will turn off.


We discussed in detail how to connect samsung subwoofer to soundbar.

 It is relatively complicated to connect your soundbar to your subwoofer, but it can be done if you follow the instructions carefully. There are a number of reasons why Samsung soundbar subwoofers won’t link, which are detailed in this post. You can fix your sub and soundbar failed connection using some tricks and tips provided by our audio engineers. 

Zahid Is the founder of The Soundbar Stereo. He started this website from scratch, and he is passionate about everything related to soundbars and home theaters.