How to Connect Yamaha Soundbar to Wi-fi?

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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

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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.

Step-by-step Instructions

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.

How to Connect Yamaha Soundbar to TV

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Did you get a new Yamaha soundbar to connect to your TV, but aren’t sure how to do that?

Don’t worry, we are here to walk you through the connection process and get that sound bar to enable you to connect your Yamaha soundbar to your TV and have great speaker quality for your television.

Yamaha soundbars are a great way to boost the sound quality of your TV. Whether you want to listen to music or want to feel like you are sitting in a movie theater, it provides the sound you need. 

But before you can enjoy the audio quality, you have to connect it. We have some expertise with connecting soundbars to our TVs and are here to help you connect your Yamaha soundbar to your TV.

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What You Will Need to Follow This Tutorial

There is usually more than one way to connect your Yamaha soundbar to your TV. Depending on the age of your soundbar and the age of your TV, you may need or have a preference for a certain cable. 

While you don’t need all of the options below (you only need one), the one you choose is up to you. We will go over the differences between them below. 

If you can choose any of them, then an HDMI or optical is arguably the best way to go. It provides the least amount of latency and the best audio quality. 

You may also want to make sure you have batteries, and a port hub so that way your remote has batteries to run and you ensure you have a place to plug in your sound bar. 

Step-by-step Instructions

Step 1: HDMI

HDMI cords, if you have the option, are the best ones to get. They are relatively cheap and provide both audio and video in one cord. While this isn’t that big of a deal with speakers, it still provides excellent sound quality and reduced latency. 

To connect your Yamaha soundbar to your TV via an HDMI cable, you simply need to connect one end of your HDMI cable (it doesn’t matter which end) to your speaker and the other end to your TV. 

From there, you just go to the HDMI channel connected to the port you plugged into, and it should be working fine. 

Also, make sure your remote has batteries so that you can make sure it works well too.

Step 2: RCA

RCA is a bit outdated, but may still be an option with your TV and Yamaha soundbar. These are more familiar for the older generation but are a little bit more frustrating than standard cables anymore. 

Though you are only using the audio setting, you generally want to plug in all three cords just for stability and to prevent any wear and tear.

Plugging the ends into the soundbar should be easy enough. However, when it comes to the TV side, it may be a bit more complicated. Some other TVs may have more RCA outputs than just three, and the colors may not align as they should. If this is the case, then you may need an owner’s manual to help to get them in the right place. 

Otherwise, you can sorta mess around and try out the holes until you you find the right ones. 

Step 3: Optical

Optical works similarly to HDMI cords, but they are a lot smaller and circular. However, they are the second-best option for sound. They are a bit more expensive but just as easy to plug in. 

Like the HDMI cord, you plug one end (doesn’t matter which) into your soundbar, and the other into your TV. Then it should be about ready to go. 

Step 4: Aux

An aux cable may be a bit more familiar. They are the cords that are used in headphone jacks in phones. 

They work very similar to the optical cord but are a bit thicker around. You simply put one end of the aux cord into the soundbar and the other into the TV. Like with the others, it doesn’t matter which end goes where. 

Step 5: Bluetooth

If you want to ditch the cords or like being a little tech-savvy, then Bluetooth might be an option if the speaker is capable. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter if the TV is capable or not. They provide little dongles that plug into the TV and that allow them to be Bluetooth compatible. 

Otherwise, if your TV is Bluetooth capable, you don’t need to purchase anything else and can just get started. 

This is a little more complicated than the other options, so we will go over to do this in more detail. 

  1. Turn on both the speaker and the TV
  2. Select the Bluetooth option on your TV and turn it on
  3. Turn on the Bluetooth on your Yamaha speaker as well
  4. The TV should start to walk you through how to connect it to the speaker
  5.  Check the Bluetooth name for your Yamaha soundbar and find that name on your TV’s screen
  6. Wait a few seconds, and the two should connect
  7. Your sound should be available through your speaker now without a problem

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Step 6: Check Everything

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The next step is to check your stuff to make sure it works. You want to make sure your TV and soundbar are connected and that sound is flowing through the soundbar. 

If you find the sound is not coming out as it should, or your speaker isn’t reacting to your remote, there are a few options to try. 

The first thing to do is make sure your speakers are plugged in as they should. Your soundbar and your TV need to both be plugged in to be working correctly. 

Also, double-check your cords, to make sure they are in securely and correctly. Otherwise, the sound may not work at all or may be spotty.

If they are, it may be worth looking at your remote as well. Make sure that your remote has fresh, good batteries. Otherwise, the remote will not work ad your speaker can’t respond to you. 

Finally, make sure the full space in front of your soundbar is open. Like a TV, the remote needs a clear line of visibility to the speaker to get the LED signal from the remote. If you think your remote is working correctly, but it’s not responding, make sure you don’t have anything like clutter or decorations that might be in the way. 

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And there’s the end! Hopefully, by now, you have a perfectly functional speaker and TV that work in sync. Our goal is to bring easy tutorials that get you through the most difficult part of owning electronics. 

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