How to Connect iTunes to a Bluetooth Soundbar

By John Granby

Playing your iTunes music playlist through your Bluetooth soundbar is an easy process using Windows 8. There are no special steps required with respect to the iTunes settings since it uses the audio devices your computer is already using. All you need to do is to connect your soundbar to your computer. The steps for this vary slightly depending on which model you own, but the steps from the Windows 8 side are all the same.

LG NB3530A

Step 1

Press the "FUNCTION" button on the LG soundbar until "BT" appears on the display. The display will then change to "BT READY" when Bluetooth is ready to operate.

Step 2

Click "Settings," then "Change PC Settings" on your Windows 8 machine. Click "PC and devices," then click "Bluetooth."

Step 3

Click on the device name "LG SOUND BAR" in the list of discovered devices. Enter "0000" as the PIN if prompted by Windows.

Step 4

Open iTunes and play your music.

Samsung HW-H450/ZA

Step 1

Press the "F" button on the Samsung soundbar until "BT" appears on the display. Alternately, press the "Source" button on the soundbar's remote until "BT" appears. The display will then change to "BT READY."

Step 2

Click "Settings" then "Change PC Settings" on your Windows 8 machine. Click "PC and devices," then click "Bluetooth."

Step 3

Click on the device name "[Samsung] Soundbar" in the list of discovered devices. Enter "0000" as the PIN if prompted by Windows. The soundbar display should change to "'Your Computer Name'" -> BT," showing that it is connected to your computer.

Step 4

Open iTunes to play your music.

Sony HTCT370

Step 1

Press the "PAIRING" button on the Sony HTCT370 remote. The blue LED will flash quickly when the bar is ready to connect to your computer.

Step 2

Click "Settings," then click "Change PC Settings" on your Windows 8 machine. Click "PC and devices," then click "Bluetooth."

Step 3

Click on the device name "SONY:HT-CT370" or "SONY:HT-CT770" in the list of discovered devices. Enter "0000" as the PIN if prompted by Windows. The blue LED on the soundbar will stop blinking and will remain illuminated while it is connected to your computer.

Step 4

Open iTunes and play your music.

Tips & Warnings

  • This article applies to Windows 8 machines, the LG NB3530A, Samsung HW-H450/ZA and Sony HTCT370. The steps will vary depending on your particular soundbar model. However, the user manual will describe these steps in detail for you.