How To Pair Vizio Soundbar With A Subwoofer [A Step-By-Step Guide]

Connecting a soundbar to a subwoofer can give you some of the best sound quality out there. By pairing these two devices, you’ll be able to produce high-quality sound and great volume, so you can get the most out of your sound system.

But how exactly are you meant to pair a soundbar with a subwoofer? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.

How To Pair Vizio Soundbar With A Subwoofer [A Step-By-Step Guide]

If you’re looking to pair your Vizio soundbar with a subwoofer but you don’t know where to even start, you’re in luck! In this handy step-by-step guide, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about pairing your Vizio soundbar with a subwoofer.

So whether you’re hooking up surround sound for your TV or sorting out a new sound system, read on and learn how to get your Vizio soundbar and subwoofer paired!

Pairing Your Vizio Soundbar With A Vizio Subwoofer: A Step-By-Step Guide

Before we get started, we need to understand a bit more about pairing your devices in the first place. Connecting a Vizio soundbar to a subwoofer can be a bit tricky because you can’t connect them through the soundbar’s saved Bluetooth connection.

This means that you have to follow a few steps before you’re able to pair the soundbar to the subwoofer. 

Luckily, as long as you know what you’re doing, the process is surprisingly simple. Here we’ll go through all the steps you need to take to pair your Vizio soundbar with a Vizio subwoofer.

Step 1. Switch On The Devices

This might seem pretty obvious, but it’s important to make sure that both the soundbar and subwoofer are switched on and ready to go.

To turn on your Vizio soundbar, you need to press the power button on the top or left side. You can also use a remote if your soundbar is paired with one. 

Check to make sure the power is on by adjusting the volume on the soundbar; you’ll be able to see the volume indicator lights changing. It’s a bit trickier to tell if your subwoofer is switched on, but as long as it’s connected to a power source you shouldn’t have any issues.

Step 2. Put The Subwoofer Into Pairing Mode

Next, you want to change your Vizio subwoofer into pairing mode. This will make it search for a connection, which will let it link to the soundbar when it’s ready to be paired.

While you can technically sort out the soundbar first, it’s easier to switch the subwoofer first as it is what you want the soundbar to be connecting to, and having it ready to go will make it quicker to pair them.

To put your subwoofer into pairing mode, you’ll need to find the ‘pairing button’ on the device. For a Vizio subwoofer, this is typically located and clearly labeled on the back.

Press the pairing button for around 5 seconds, after which you should see a red LED light flashing. When this shows up you can stop pressing the button.

Step 3. Put The Soundbar Into Pairing Mode

Put The Soundbar Into Pairing Mode

Now that your subwoofer is ready to be paired, it’s time to do the same with your soundbar. Again, you’ll need to look at the back of the soundbar to figure out where to press the button.

Once again, you’ll need to hold down the pairing button for around five seconds until a red LED flashes.

This puts the soundbar into pairing mode, where it will automatically search for compatible devices to connect to (this is why it’s easier to sort the subwoofer first, so the soundbar doesn’t try connecting to another device).

Hold down the power button on your Vizio soundbar for a few seconds so it will pair with the sub. When the light on the soundbar flashes 3 times, then the Vizio soundbar is paired with the subwoofer.

It may take a few seconds after this for the subwoofer to properly link to the soundbar, so give it a short while before trying to play sound through the two devices.

Step 4. Test The Sound Quality

With the soundbar and subwoofer paired, you can now play audio through your sound system. You’re not finished just yet, however, and you’ll still need to test the audio coming through your subwoofer to make sure it’s of a good quality.

Try playing any audio through the soundbar to see how well it sounds. If it sounds fine, then there’s nothing left to do and you can get on with using your sound system!

Pairing Your Vizio Soundbar With Other Subwoofers

Not all subwoofers are the same, so if you’re planning on using a third-party sub to power your sound system then you might find it a bit trickier. Luckily, most of the process stays the same as if you were using a Vizio subwoofer.

The main difference with pairing a Vizio soundbar to a non-Vizio subwoofer comes from finding the pairing mode of the subwoofer. This can be in a completely different place to a Vizio subwoofer and can require different methods to switch it on.

The best thing you can do if you aren’t able to figure it out yourself is to look at the manual for the subwoofer to see if it shows you how.

Then, after you’ve switched to sub to pairing mode, you simply have to repeat the pairing steps as if it was a Vizio subwoofer. Press the power button on the soundbar for a few seconds until the light flashes three times, and voilà – your soundbar and subwoofer are now paired!

Final Thoughts

Setting up a new sound system can be intimidating, and if you aren’t sure what you’re doing then it can be easy for things to go wrong. Luckily, when it comes to pairing a Vizio soundbar with a subwoofer there really isn’t much to it!

As long as you follow the instructions in this guide, you should have no trouble at all setting up your new sound system. Now all that’s left for you to do is try it for yourself. Good luck!

Anita Jones