How to Connect External Speakers to an LG TV (Old and New Model)

LG is one of the world’s leading consumer electronics manufacturers, and they’ve been doing it for a long time. With a portfolio of more than 50 million products and a wide range of innovative consumer electronics, LG is a company that you should definitely consider when you’re looking for a new television.

It is a fact that the quality of sound produced by a TV is often poor. However, it’s possible to enhance the audio experience using the right external speakers.

When you connect external speakers to your LG TV, you’re going to have better sound quality when watching certain shows or hearing certain background music.

In this post, we will show you how to connect external speakers to an LG TV, so that you can enjoy the music from your external devices in your home.

Do All LG TVs Have an Audio Out?

First of all, let’s look at what an audio out is. An audio out is a sound connection between your TV and your speakers. It is usually found on TVs that have an HDMI input, but it can also be found on TVs that have a DVI input or even a VGA input.

If you have one of these inputs, then you should be able to connect speakers to your TV without any problems. However, if you don’t have one of these inputs, then you are going to need to use something else.

LG TVs have two audio outputs on the back of the TV. One is a red-and-white RCA output that can be connected to a soundbar or surround sound system. The other is an optical digital audio output, which can also connect to a soundbar or surround sound system.

Both outputs can provide stereo or surround sound depending on the type of home theater equipment that is connected to your television.

If you have a newer LG television with a headphone jack or audio output on the back, then connecting your audio system is easy. Make sure to find the red and white connections on your TV. Then, connect them to the RCA inputs on your receiver or amplifier.

If your audio system supports HDMI input, you can connect it directly to your TV’s HDMI-ARC port.

How to Connect External Speakers to an Older LG TV?

If you’re a fan of your favorite music, you probably have a lot of external speakers around your house. It is very convenient to be able to listen to your favorite music on your phone, laptop, or any other device. But if you have an older LG TV, it is difficult to connect external speakers to it. In this section, we will show you how to connect external speakers to an LG TV.

Some of the older models of LG TVs have only one output, which is an R/L Analog Audio Output. In this case, you need to buy a special cable if you want to connect speakers. The cable has two male ends and can be found in any electronics store.

You can connect your LG TV to external speakers using the analog (also known as RCA or phono) output. Most TVs have these analog outputs built into their design, and it is very easy to use them. To connect external speakers using the analog audio outputs, follow the steps below:

  • Turn off your LG TV.
  • Connect one end of the cable to the red and white analog outputs on your TV. The cable should be connected in such a way that the red connector goes to “red” and the white connector goes to “white”.
  • Connect the other end of the cable to your speaker system (or home theater system). Make sure that you are connecting the red connector to “right” and the white connector to “left”.
  • Next, make sure that the “speaker” button on the back of your speaker system is set to “on”.
  • Turn on your LG TV.

Now that you have connected your speakers to your LG TV, you should be able to enjoy your favorite music from your home theater system.

How to Connect External Speakers to a Newer LG TV?

Some newer models have digital optical outputs, which can be connected to high-quality powered speakers or a home theater receiver.

Using Digital Optical Connections

To connect the external speakers to a newer LG TV, you will need to use the digital optical connection. The steps are as follows:

  • Turn off the LG TV and disconnect the power cord.
  • Turn off the speakers and disconnect all of the cables from them.
  • Connect one end of each speaker to a cable labeled “Optical input”. You can usually find this on the back of the speakers.
  • Connect the other end of each cable to an “Optical output” port on your audio receiver or amplifier. These ports are usually color-coded in red and blue.
  • Connect one end of an audio cable to an “Audio out” port on your audio receiver or amplifier. This is usually green in color.
  • Connect the other end of both cables into the “Audio In” ports on each speaker. They are usually red and white in color, but may also be black or green depending on your system.
  • Turn on the TV and turn on the speakers. The speakers should now be playing through the TV. If you want to connect the speakers to a stereo receiver or amplifier, make sure that the inputs on the receiver or amplifier are set for optical input (red/blue). 

Using the HDMI Socket

Step 1

Connect the HDMI cable between the DVD player and the TV if the DVD player has HDMI outputs.

Step 2

Change the TV’s input from “TV” to “AV1” or “AV2.” Use “AV1” for HDMI connection, or “AV2” for component connection (usually red, blue, and green). If a DVI connection is used, connect the DVI-to-HDMI cable between the two devices. The TV will not transmit audio over its DVI port, so you must use this converter cable to get sound.

Step 3

Set your TV’s audio output settings by pressing the “Menu” button on your LG remote control and going to “Sound,” then “Speaker Setup.” Select “External Speaker” and set your television’s audio output to “Fixed.”

How to Connect External Speakers Wirelessly to an LG TV

Most HDTVs lack the audio power or quality to make movie watching a truly enjoyable experience. The solution is to connect external speakers, but if your TV is wall-mounted, it can be difficult to route speaker cables from the receiver to the TV. But today’s wireless speakers make it easy to add full stereo sound without having to run speaker wires.

Wireless speakers come in two main flavors: those that beam sound from the receiver by radio frequency (RF) and those that use Bluetooth technology. Both options have their pros and cons.

RF wireless speakers have a good range of 50 feet or more and are impervious to interference from other wireless devices such as cordless phones or Wi-Fi routers. They can send both video and audio signals back to the receiver, so they’re ideal for TVs with an HDMI ARC port. If you want to use Bluetooth speakers, they’re usually more expensive than Bluetooth speakers. They also need a transmitter for each speaker in your system.

Bluetooth speakers are less expensive than RF systems and don’t require a separate transmitter, but they do have a limited range of about 30 feet. They can’t send audio back to the receiver, so they’re best used for a home theater setup with a single receiver or amplifier. They also don’t support the ARC input.

If your LG smart TV has Bluetooth, you can connect it to other speakers.

Step 1

Press the “Home” button on the remote control and select “Settings” from the menu on the left. Scroll down and select “Sound.”

Step 2

Select “External Speaker Setup” and then set the external speakers as the sound output device. You can also adjust the volume at this time by moving the volume slider to the desired level.

Step 3

Connect your external speakers to an AC power outlet and turn them on.

Step 4

Press and hold the “pairing” button on your external Bluetooth speakers until they go into pairing mode, which means they start searching for other devices to pair with. This may take several seconds or longer, depending on your external speakers.

Step 5

Select “Bluetooth” from the main menu on the left and scroll down to the “Bluetooth” section. Select “LG Smart TV,” and then select “Pair.”

Step 6

The external speaker will now connect to your LG smart TV. On the remote control, there is a slider that you can use to change the volume on the external speakers.


We have created a guide for connecting external speakers to an LG TV. The steps are very easy to follow and the instructions are very clear. We hope this guide will help you.

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