How to Fix Samsung Soundbar Remote Not Working Issue?

It can be a nightmare to know that your soundbar remote is not working exactly when the time for your favorite soccer match is right there, or you were eagerly waiting for a premiere, and now you just cannot change the volume, just because your soundbar has stopped working.

We have been in your shoes, and know exactly how it feels to be in such a condition when your soundbar remote is not working. If it sounds familiar, then you have landed on the right blog post, as in this article, we will show you step-by-step what to do in such a condition. That being said, let’s check out the details.

Alternatives When the Samsung Soundbar Remote is Not Working

Luckily, even if your Samsung soundbar remote is working, you can still use the soundbar with the alternatives. You can use these alternatives for changing volume, etc. The best part about these alternative methods on our list is that you don’t have to spend even a penny. Both of the below-listed methods are completely free.

In this way, you can easily use your soundbar without any issues with these remote:

Method 1: Using the Samsung One Remote System

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If you have the Samsung One Remote System TV, and soundbar, then you can use your TV remote for controlling the soundbar. The best part about this method is that you do not have to use any third-party application or any other tool for this method.

Here are the Steps for Controlling Your Soundbar with the TV Remote:

  • Firstly, ensure your soundbar and the TV are One Remote System compatible.
  • Connect the soundbar to the TV using the optical connection.
  • Afterward, go to the Settings, and then finally select Sound.
  • From the list of the available devices, select your soundbar.
  • Finally, enable the Auto Power Link on your soundbar using the left directional button on the soundbar and you are good to go.

By following all the above-mentioned steps, you can easily control your Samsung soundbar using the Samsung TV remote.

Read also: Samsung Sound Bar Volume Problems [Complete Guide]

Method 2: Using the Universal Remote (Via IR Sensor)

Using the Universal Remote

We know that not everybody has a Samsung TV that has One Remote compatibility. Thus, we have listed an alternative method that you can use for controlling your soundbar. All you need is an IR blaster on the soundbar, and then you can easily control the soundbar by using the application from the Google Play Store.

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Here are the Steps for Using the Samsung Soundbar Through the Universal Remote:

  • Download the Universal Soundbar for Remote from the Google Play Store.
  • Open the application, and select Soundbars, and finally select the Samsung Soundbars.
  • Now, you will be asked to check different remotes, checkout all the remotes, and select the one that works with your soundbar.
  • Voila! Now you have a working remote for the Samsung soundbar.

Check our detailed review on the Samsung TV Soundbars.

Read also: Why Samsung Soundbar Keeps Switching to TV Speakers?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

My Samsung Soundbar Remote is Not Working, What to Do Know?

If your Samsung soundbar remote is not working, then you should first check the batteries of the remote, as often there is an issue with the soundbar batteries. Also, you can use the Samsung One Remote system or the universal remote system for controlling the soundbar without the remote.

Can We Use the Samsung One Remote System for Controlling the Samsung Soundbar?

Yes, if your soundbar and the Samsung TV are One Remote compatible, you can connect them with each other to have a hassle-free experience. In this way, you can control the soundbar through the remote on your TV.

Can We Use the IR Sensor on the Universal Remote for Controlling Soundbar?

Yes, controlling the Samsung soundbar via the universal remote system is possible. You can control the soundbar using the IR sensor of your phone. All you need is the universal remote control application from the Play Store.

Read also: How to Control Soundbar with Roku Remote?


Soundbar remotes are prone to issues, just like all the other electronics. Even, if your soundbar remote is not working, you can still use options for controlling the soundbar.

Above, we have listed two different methods that you can use for controlling the soundbar without the original remote. Which method you are planning to use? Tell us in the comments section below, we would love to hear it from you.

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