When it comes to connecting your Yamaha soundbar to the Wi-Fi, the setup and connect process isn’t always as easy as you may want it to be. Thankfully, we are here to help show you the steps and make sure all your questions are answered.
Yamaha’s are unfortunately known for being a little finicky about connecting to the Wi-Fi in people’s homes. If you find yourself struggling to connect, don’t worry, we are here to help.
Thankfully, the Yamaha soundbar app makes it easy to connect your device to the internet and a quick reset can solve many connection issues.
We are here to help you make sure your device is properly connected.
What You Will Need to Follow in This Tutorial
All you will need to follow this tutorial is a working Wi-Fi connection, a phone, tablet, TV, or whatever else you might want to connect your soundbar to, and the sound bar’s remote.
The process of connecting your Yamaha soundbar to Wi-Fi is pretty painless and doesn’t require much extra help. This is the case whether you are connecting it to the internet for the first time, or trying to solve issues with a previously connected Yamaha soundbar.
Also, make sure you can easily access the buttons on your soundbar. Even if you have the remote, you may find it easier or more effective to use the buttons on the soundbar for some of the steps below.
And don’t worry, if you are tired of downloading apps for every little thing, you don’t necessarily have to do that here. Instead, you have the option to connect to the Wi-Fi manually or with the app, so you can do it in a way that suits your needs the best.
It is worth noting that if you are using the remote, you want to make sure the batteries in it are working, so it is a good idea to go and grab fresh batteries if you think you may be running low.
How Do I Reset My Yamaha Soundbar Wi-fi?
If you were already connected to the Wi-Fi at some point, but now it isn’t connected, your device may simply need a reset. A lot of customers report that simply resetting or turning on and off the device allows the Yamaha soundbar to fix any glitches or software updates it might have and this also usually fixes the connection.
To reset, you can also press the volume+ and power buttons at the same time for about 15 seconds.
Another option for resetting if the above didn’t work is to first turn off the soundbar and then press and hold the Play/Pause button until the screen says INIT OK. Then you should be able to turn on your soundbar. You will have to repair your devices though, so make sure you do that.
If you haven’t previously connected, then follow the steps below.
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How Do I Pair My Yamaha Sound Bar With the App?
Most Yamaha soundbars can easily be paired with the Yamaha Soundbar Controller app. If you haven’t already, make sure you download it.
As soon as it is downloaded and you open the app, it should walk you through the process of how to connect your soundbar to a network. Usually, when the connection is finished, there will be a light that glows to state that the connection is stable. This light is usually labeled with a * symbol.
It is important to note that your phone, or whatever device you downloaded the app on, also needs to be connected to your wireless internet to work properly.
If your device isn’t appearing, you may have to reset it and the app to see if that fixes the problems.
How Do I Pair My Yamaha Sound Bar Manually?
If you don’t have the app/don’t want it, then you can also pair the Yamaha soundbar manually. To do so, you simply click the source button on either the back of the soundbar or on the remote. Then you will select Wi-Fi mode.
Make sure that the device you want it to be connected to is on the same Wi-Fi. It is important to remember that if you have a Wi-Fi system that has two bands (usually 2.4GHz or 5GHz), they need to be on the same band. Even though they are technically the same Wi-Fi, devices aren’t able to connect to devices on a different band.
Then your soundbar and your device should be on the same Wi-Fi and you should be ready to use it.
How Do I Connect My Yamaha YAS 209 Bluetooth?
To connect your YAS 209 to Bluetooth, you should simply have to press the Bluetooth button on your remote. The Bluetooth indicator on your soundbar should begin to start flashing to say it is searching. If you have a display screen, it will likely read BT on the screen.
Go to the Bluetooth settings on the device you wish to connect, such as your phone. Look for available devices nearby. There you should find something that says Yamaha, YAS 209, or similar.
Click it, and you should be able to connect. The LED screen will say WAIT, and then BT PAIRING when it is connected. If you don’t have a display, and only the indicator light, the light should stop flashing when connected.
For those with a display, if it says BT READY, you will want to press and hold the source button on the soundbar until BT PAIRING appears on the screen instead.
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Connecting a Yamaha soundbar to the internet is pretty easy overall, and fairly self-explanatory. Unfortunately, Yamaha devices are notorious for disconnecting pretty often. Above we have covered both issues, so even if your device disconnects later, you will be sure of what to do.
If you found our tutorial helpful, or you have any more questions to ask, please leave a comment down below. We want to make sure all of our readers are helped.
John Fleming is the senior editor for Audiophilez.com, covering everything from headphones to smart speakers. He is a graduate of Music Production and Technology. Before Audiophilez, John began his career as a staff writer for two different magazines, where he became a skilled storyteller across different mediums. When he isn’t writing, he can be found biking, reading books, and playing the piano.