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How to Enable Dolby Atmos on Samsung Smart TV



Dolby Atmos on Samsung Smart TV

Quick Answer

  • Dolby Atmos feature is available only for Samsung Smart TVs released in 2020 or later.
  • You can easily enable Dolby Atmos in the Expert Settings section of your TV.

Do you want to experience an immersive and three-dimensional sound effect on your Samsung TV? Then enable the Dolby Atmos option by navigating to the Expert Settings of your Samsung Smart TV. Dolby Atmos is an in-built feature available for Samsung TV models released in 2020 or later.

If you own any Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar or speaker, connect it to your TV and elevate your audio experience to the next level. In this article, we have included the setup and troubleshooting guide for Dolby Atmos on Samsung TV.

How to Set Up Dolby Atmos on Samsung Smart TV

#1. Power On your Samsung Smart TV and hit the Settings button on the remote.

#2. Navigate to the All Settings menu.

#3. Locate and select the option Sound.

#4. Click the option Expert Settings and tap Digital Output Audio Format. Then, click the option Auto.

#5. Select the option HDMI-eARC Mode and set it to Auto.

#5. Scroll down and enable the option Dolby Atmos Compatibility.

Enable Dolby Atmos Compatibility

#6. Now, you can play your desired video that supports Dolby Atmos and stream the video on your Samsung TV in high sound quality.

How to Use Dolby Atmos with Samsung Soundbar

If you have connected any Dolby Atmos-supported Samsung Soundbar to your TV, use the below steps to get a Dolby Atmos sound experience on the soundbar.

#1. First, connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI IN (ARC) port on your Samsung TV.

#2. Then, connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI OUT (TV-ARC) port of your Samsung Soundbar.

Connect Samsung TV and soundbar

#3. After connecting the soundbar, go to the Sound Settings of your TV and select your Samsung Soundbar.

#4. Go to Samsung TV Settings → Click Sound → Tap Expert Settings → Turn On the option Dolby Atmos Compatibility. Make sure to set the options Digital Output Audio Format and HDMI-eARC Mode to Auto.

#5. Now, enjoy streaming your favorite content in Dolby Atmos sound quality.

How to Fix Dolby Atmos Not Working on Samsung Smart TV

Sometimes, the Dolby Atmos does not work properly on your TV. In rare cases, the Dolby Atmos option will be greyed out. If you face any of these problems, refer to the below steps to fix them.

  • Check whether the option Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) is enabled on your TV. If not, go to Settings → Click General → Tap External Device Manager → Enable Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC).
  • Disable and enable the Dolby Atmos option again.
  • Check whether you have properly set up the Sound Settings on your TV.
  • Make sure to update the Samsung TV firmware to the latest version.
  • You will face this problem if the HDMI cable you have used to connect the Samsung Soundbar and Samsung TV is damaged.
  • If none of the steps work, reboot your Samsung TV and check again.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does all Samsung TVs supports Dolby Atmos?

No. Samsung TVs released in 2020 or later, such as 4K and 8K Neo-QLED, OLED TVs, the Q80B, 43” and above Frame, are compatible with Dolby Atmos.

2. Can I enable Dolby Vision on Samsung TV?

No. Currently, Dolby Vision is not available for Samsung Smart TVs.

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