This guide will walk you through the basic use of your LG SJ4Y soundbar.
LG SJ4Y Soundbar

  1. Press the F Function button on your remote till BT (Bluetooth) is selected on the speaker.
    Remote Control
  2. The BT light on your soundbar will blink.
    Bluetooth light highlighted

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory manual for the correct PIN or passkey.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar to all Android devices and generations.


Using the Dropdown Menu

  1. Swipe down from the top of the device screen if it's a phone or up from the bottom of the device screen if it's a tablet to access the menu.
  2. Locate the Bluetooth icon.
    Bluetooth icon.
  3. Press and hold the Bluetooth icon.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

Using Settings within the Android Menu

  1. Locate and tap the Apps Menu.
    Android apps icon.
  2. Locate and tap the Settings icon.
    Android Settings icon.
  3. Select the Bluetooth. You may need to select Connections first.
  4. Swipe the switch to your right to set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  5. A list of nearby devices and previously paired devices will be shown.
  6. In the list of Available Devices, choose the Bluetooth accessory you wish to pair with.
    Android bluetooth menu showing the bluetooth switch in the on position and a list of bluetooth devices currently in range.
  7. If you are prompted for a passkey, put it in. If there is no passkey, then your Bluetooth accessory should be paired now.

More information is always available online about your soundbar, visit http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-SJ4Y on your computer using your web browser.

Some Bluetooth accessories are configured with a PIN or a passkey that is often listed in its information manual. Check your Bluetooth accessory documentation for the correct PIN or passkey.

From Any iOS Device (iPod, iPad, iPhone)

  1. Open Settings
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then Bluetooth.
    Settings menu with Bluetooth highlighted.
  3. Set the Bluetooth accessory in pairing/discovery mode.
  4. Wait for your iOS device to display the detected Bluetooth accessory.
    Bluetooth settings page.
  5. Select the Bluetooth accessory to pair it with the iOS device.
    • If a PIN or passkey is required, you will be prompted to enter it.
    • If there is no passkey, your Bluetooth accessory should connect without issue.
Remote Control Overview
Diagram of the remote
Power
Turns your soundbar on and off.
Your soundbar will automatically turn on when you are using it, and turn off when you are done using it.
F Function
Changes the function, or input, for your soundbar.
ASC Automatic Sound Correction
Attempts to automatically adjust the sound profile, to provide a pleasant listening experience.
Volume Up
Increases the Volume.
Bass Blast Sets the sound profile to provide a rich, bass-heavy listening experience.
Mute
Silences the audio. Press again to un-mute.
Volume Down
Decreases the volume.
Cinema Sets the sound profile to a more cinematic surround profile.
Skip Back
Skips backwards in your music playlist when using a Bluetooth device.
Play / Pause
Plays or pauses when controlling Bluetooth devices.
Skip Forward
Skips forward in your music playlist when using a Bluetooth device.

Rear Level
Rear Volume Up
Increase the volume on the (optional) rear speakers.

Woofer Level
Woofer Volume Up
Increase the volume on the subwoofer.
Auto Power On Enables turning on the soundbar when turning on your television.

Rear Level
Rear Volume Down
Decreases the volume on the (optional) rear speakers.

Woofer Level
Woofer Volume Down
Decreases the volume on the subwoofer.
Auto Power Off Disables turning on the soundbar when turning your television on.

First, we need to know what type of connection to your television you are using.

Your soundbar can make a connection to your television in 4 different ways.

  • Optical connection
    • Optical works for most televisions and is the most common, and best supported way to make the connection to your soundbar.
  • HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
    • HDMI ARC is not used frequently, but allows you to pass audio over an HDMI cable to your soundbar.
  • HDMI Pass-Thru
    • HDMI pass-thru allows you to enjoy your soundbar with only one device, such as your cable box, or your Blu-Ray player, but only the one device.
  • LG Wireless Sound Sync
    • This is specific to higher-end LG televisions only.

Optical

Optical allows you to use a simple, single-wire connection from your television to your sound bar to enjoy all your media with your new soundbar automatically.

  1. Connect one end of the optical audio cable to the back of your television, and the other end to the back of your soundbar.
    Diagram of connecting optical cable to soundbar and television
  2. Set your television to use the Optical Out for sound. Consult your television's manual for help locating this setting.
  3. Push the Power button on the remote.
    Diagram of remote with Power highlighted
  4. Push the Function F key on the top of the remote till Optical is selected on the front LEDs of your soundbar.
    Diagram of lights on soundbar with optical highlighted

Your soundbar will automatically power itself off when it hasn't been used for a while, and will automatically turn itself on when needed. Turning off the soundbar using the Power button on the remote will require you to re-select the input the next time you turn it on.

HDMI ARC

HDMI ARC allows you to use a single HDMI cable from your television to your soundbar. It tends not to be widely available, but is simple provided your television supports it.

  1. Using a High-Speed HDMI with Ethernet cable, connect the cable to the back of your television in the HDMI ARC port, and the HDMI Out (TV ARC) port on your soundbar.
    Diagram of connecting HDMI cable to soundbar and ARC port on television
  2. Set your television to use HDMI ARC or SIMPLINK for sound. Consult your television's manual for help locating this setting.
  3. Push the Power button on the remote.
    Diagram of remote with Power button highlighted
  4. Push the Function F key on the top of the remote till the 2 lights for ARC are selected on the front LEDs of your soundbar.
    Diagram of lights on soundbar showing ARC selected

Your soundbar will automatically power itself off when it hasn't been used for a while, and will automatically turn itself on when needed. Turning off the soundbar using the Power button on the remote will require you to re-select the input the next time you turn it on.

HDMI Pass-Thru

HDMI Pass-Thru is easy to setup, though limited to working for just the one device connected. You can't connect both a cable box and Blu-Ray player, for example. Also, it requires you have 2 HDMI cables to make the connection.

  1. Connect an HDMI cable from your source's output (your cable box, for example), to the HDMI IN port on your sound bar.
  2. Connect a second HDMI cable from the HDMI OUT on the sound bar, to your television.
    Diagram of connecting HDMI first from a device to sound bar, then from the sound bar to television
  3. Push the Power button on the remote.
    Diagram of remote with power bar highlighted
  4. Push the Function F key on the top of the remote till the light for HDMI IN is selected on the front LEDs of your soundbar.
    Diagram of lights on soundbar with HDMI In highlighted

Your soundbar will automatically power itself off when it hasn't been used for a while, and will automatically turn itself on when needed. Turning off the soundbar using the Power button on the remote will require you to re-select the input the next time you turn it on.

LG Sound Sync

LG Sound Sync is specific to some higher-end LG televisions, and allows a wireless connection to your soundbar from your television.

  1. Push the Power button on the remote.
    diagram of remote with Power highlighted
  2. Push the Function F key on the top of the remote till the light for LG TV is selected on the front LEDs of your soundbar.
    Diagram of lights on soundbar with LG TV highlighted
  3. On your LG television, select LG Sound Sync (Wireless) for the audio output. Consult your LG television's manual for help locating this setting.

Your soundbar will automatically power itself off when it hasn't been used for a while, and will automatically turn itself on when needed. Turning off the soundbar using the Power button on the remote will require you to re-select the input the next time you turn it on.

Your soundbar does not retain settings when powered off.

  1. Unplug the power cable from the back of your soundbar, or the wall outlet.
    Picture detailing where the power connector is on the back of the soundbar
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Plug the soundbar power back in.
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