A subwoofer adds a low-frequency response to the sound of your soundbar, thus allowing you to hear a more sophisticated sound with earth-shaking bass. However, we noticed that many people do not know how to pair the soundbar with a subwoofer.
Thus, we have compiled this step-by-step blog post, in which we have put together the complete method of pairing the Vizio soundbar with a subwoofer. So, you can enjoy a good chunk of bass in your sound.
That being said, let’s jump right into the details.
Steps for Pairing the Vizio Soundbar with Subwoofer (Wirelessly)
Pairing the Vizio soundbar to the subwoofer comes with a lot of perks, as there is no clutter of cables, and you can put it in different directions to create a cinematic effect. Unlike the regular soundbar connection to the TV, the pairing of a soundbar to the subwoofer is a little different.
To clear the air, we have put together a complete guide, which offers detailed process steps that you can use for connecting the soundbar to the subwoofer.
Below are the steps you need to follow for pairing the Vizio soundbar to the subwoofer.
Step 1: Turn On Both Devices
First of all, you need to plug both devices into the power socket, and then switch them on. Afterward, place the subwoofer in an appropriate place. Also, make sure the soundbar is not too away from the subwoofer, as it can adversely affect the sound quality.
Step 2: Connecting the VIZIO Soundbar & Subwoofer
Most importantly, you need to get the soundbar, and the subwoofer into the pairing mode, and then finally connect them with each other.
For this, you have to get the subwoofer into the pairing mode first. On your subwoofer, press & hold the “Pairing” button for about 5 seconds, until you see the red lights flashlight. The flashing red lights indicate that your soundbar is in the pairing mode.
Nextly, you need to press and hold the Power button on the VIZIO soundbar for about five seconds until you see three lights blinking.
Step 3: Test the Sound
Finally, you have to test the sound on the soundbar, as well as the subwoofer. If you are unable to hear the low-frequency response from the subwoofer, then you can follow the troubleshooting guide given below.
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Pairing the Vizio Soundbar with Third-Party Subwoofer
If you already have a third-party subwoofer, and it is compatible with the VIZIO soundbar, then we might have a piece of good news for you, as you can connect this subwoofer with the VIZIO soundbar, and enjoy the proper sound with bass feedback.
Below we have compiled the steps for connecting the VIZIO soundbar with the third-party subwoofer.
Step 1: Turning on the Devices
Just like the connection between the VIZIO soundbar, and the VIZIO soundbar, you need to turn on both the devices and then put them in the desired place, ensuring the space is good enough between the soundbar and the subwoofer.
Step 2: Connecting the VIZIO Soundbar & Subwoofer
In the next step, you need to turn on the pairing mode on your subwoofer, and then press & hold the Power button on your VIZIO soundbar until you see the three lights blinking. When the three lights blink on your soundbar, it indicates that your soundbar has been connected to the subwoofer.
Step 3: Checking the Sound
In the final step, you need to check the sound on your soundbar, as well as your subwoofer. If the soundbar and the subwoofer are producing sound, you are good to go, otherwise, you can consult the below-given troubleshooting guide.
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Troubleshooting VIZIO Soundbar Not Connecting to the Subwoofer
If you are having a hard time connecting the VIZIO soundbar to the Subwoofer don’t get worried, we have got you covered.
There can be various reasons you are unable to establish a connection between the soundbar, and the subwoofer, and below, we have compiled all the steps that you need to follow in order to get rid of this issue.
1. Reduce the Distance
Firstly, you need to check the distance between the soundbar, and the subwoofer, and if both of these devices are farther than 8-feet, then it’s the distance that is not allowing you to connect the soundbar with the subwoofer, and by reducing the distance between the soundbar, and the subwoofer, you can get rid of this issue.
2. Rebooting the Devices
If reducing the distance between the soundbar, and the subwoofer has not resolved the problem for you, then it’s probably time for a soft reset (rebooting).
Turn off both of your devices (soundbar, and the subwoofer), and wait for at least 10 seconds before turning on the soundbar, and the subwoofer back again.
3. Resetting the Soundbar
If the above two methods did not resolve the problem for you, then you have to do a factory reset on your VIZIO soundbar. Resetting the soundbar restores the factory settings on the soundbar, and a majority of the time it resolves software glitches.
Here are the Steps for Resetting the VIZIO Soundbar:
- First of all, you need to restart the soundbar.
- After the soundbar has been restarted, press and hold the “Bluetooth”, and the “Volume Down” button simultaneously until you see the lights flashing.
- When the soundbar restarts, it would have been reset.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can You Add a Subwoofer to a Soundbar?
Well, if the subwoofer is compatible with the soundbar, only then you can add a subwoofer to the soundbar. You just cannot randomly pair a subwoofer with a soundbar.
Do We Need to Repeatedly Pair the Soundbar With the Subwoofer?
No, you do not need to repeatedly pair the soundbar with the subwoofer. Once, you have paired the soundbar with the subwoofer, it will get connected to the soundbar automatically.
What is the Role of the Subwoofer in a Sound System?
A subwoofer offers the low-frequency response in a sound system, which is also known as the bass. It’s an important part of the sound, which provides you with a cinema-like feel at your home.
Connecting the Vizio soundbar to the subwoofer is a little more complicated as compared to the soundbar connection to the TV, as you have to do it wirelessly.
Thus, we have compiled this step-by-step guide, in which we have put together all the steps that you need to follow for connecting the VIZIO soundbar to the subwoofer.
If you are still having an issue connecting the VIZIO soundbar to TV, tell us in the comments section below, and we would love to help you out.
Mia Evelyn is a soundbar specialist and she love to test and review different soundbar brands. She shares her neutral and in-depth reviews through the Soundbar Mag.