Many Roku users have their own AV receiver, some already have their old AV receiver, then there are many Roku users who want to install a surround system in their home, and for this, they buy a new AV receiver.
If you are also one of those Roku users who are looking for the answer to the question of How to Connect Roku stick to AV Receiver or how to hook up Roku to AV receiver then you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will go through all the possible ways by which you can connect your AV receiver to a Roku device, so stay till the end
Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI output port on your Roku device and the other end to the HDMI input port on your AV receiver. Now connect one end of another HDMI cable to the HDMI output port of the AV receiver and connect the other end of the same cable to the HDMI input port of your TV and set the correct HDMI setting of the AV receiver, TV
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Can I Connect Roku stick to my Receiver?
Yes, you can do this it is very easy you have to connect the Roku TV Stick to the HDMI input port of your AV receiver or you can also do this via an HDMI extension cable.
After this, you have to connect the HDMI cable to the HDMI output port of the AV receiver and connect it to the HDMI input port of your TV set.
In this process, you have to keep one thing in mind you have to use the same HDMI port to connect both devices.
If you use an HDMI 2.0 port on your Roku device, you will need to use an HDMI 2.0 port on the AV receiver as well.
How to Connect Roku Stick to AV Receiver
First of all, we will see the process of connecting the Roku TV Stick to the AVR and the AVR to the TV set
Step 1:- First of all, connect the Roku TV Stick to the HDMI input port of the AVR, you can connect it directly or with the help of a high-speed HDMI extension cable.
You can connect your Roku TV Stick to the HDMI input port of the AVR receiver having a media player/streaming box.
Step 2:- Now connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI out port of the AVR receiver and connect the other end of the cable to the HDMI input port of the TV.
Step 3:- Turn on your AVR receiver and in the settings select the HDMI input option to which you have connected your Roku TV Stick.
Step 4:- Turn on your TV set Locate the HDMI input on your TV that is connected to your AV receiver and select it as the active source.
If the connection is established correctly, you will see the Roku home screen on your TV set.
How to connect Roku to Receiver without HDMI
Generally, there are four different possibilities in which you can connect your Roku device HDTV and AVR to each other.
In the first possibility, the HDMI option is available in both HDTV and AVR, in this you can easily connect your Roku device HDTV and AVR to each other through HDMI cable, we have already understood this type of connection above.
Apart from this, three more possibilities can be created in which you may have to connect Roku to the receiver without the HDMI option and that possibility is as follows:-
- How to Connect a Roku Device and AVR to an HDTV TV That Doesn’t Have an HDMI Port
- How to Connect Roku Devices to HDTVs That Have HDMI Ports But AVR Receivers Don’t Have HDMI Ports
- How to Connect HDTV Roku Device and AVR via Optical Option
How to connect AV Receiver to Roku TV (HDTV TV which does not have HDMI port)
If your older HDTV lacks HDMI ports, this connection method will allow you to set up your Roku device and AV receiver with a non-HDMI television.
Step 1:- First, connect your Roku device to the HDMI input of the AVR, you can use a high-speed HDMI cable for this
Step 2:- Now find the video composite output in the AV receiver and connect one end of the composite cable to it.
Step 3:- Next, connect the other end of the Composite cable to the Composite (Yellow) input port on your HDTV.
Step 4:- Change the video settings on your HDTV and select the HDMI port your Roku device is connected to in the AV receiver’s settings.
How to Hook up Roku to AV Receiver (AVR which does not have an HDMI port)
Older AV receivers did not have HDMI input ports. If you’re one of those Roku users who has this type of AV receiver, then this connection method is for you.
Step 1:- First, connect your Roku device through the HDMI input port of the HDTV.
Step 2:- Now find the audio-out composite port in your HDTV, this port will be found in your HDTV back side, The audio-out composite ports are two colors – white and red.
You have to connect one end of the composite cable to the audio out port on the TV and the other end of the cable to the audio in composite port on the AV receiver.
Step 3:- In your HDTV settings, select the HDMI input connected to your Roku device, then configure the audio settings on your AV receiver accordingly.
How to Connect Roku TV to Stereo Receiver (Using Optical Option)
Apart from composite and HDMI ports, the optical port is also provided for connection in HDTV and AV receivers.
So if you want to connect via the optical option to your HDTV and AV receiver then you can do so
Step 1:- Connect your Roku device to an HDTV via the HDMI option
Step 2:- Now find the optical port on the back side of the HDTV, and connect one end of the optical cable to the optical port and the other end of the cable to the optical port of your AV receiver.
Step 3:- Select the HDMI option on the HDTV you’ve connected your Roku device to, and select the Optical option in the AV receiver’s audio settings.
In this blog, we have learned about how to connect Roku devices to AV receivers and HDTV.
We’ve gone through all the possible connection methods you can use to connect your Roku device, HDTV, and AV receiver. A key method highlighted was using composite cables to link the TV audio output to an AV receiver.
While using an AV receiver can enhance surround sound quality, composite connections don’t allow the full audio quality that HDMI cables provide. So if relying on composite cables from the TV to the receiver, just be aware the sound quality may not be as superior as HDMI.
Overall, this blog provided a comprehensive look at integrating Roku, HDTVs, and AV receivers through various connection types.
Does Roku work with AV Receivers?
Yes Roku device works with AVR you need to adopt the correct connection method
How to connect TV to Receiver without HDMI
You can connect HDTV with AV in three ways, HDMI connection method, composite type connection method, and optical type connection method.
HDMI connection method is the best way to connect HDTV and AVR so you get high-quality surround sound
How to Hook up Roku to Surround Sound
For good sound quality, you can connect Roku device to Surround Sound AVR in two ways, one is HDMI connection method and the other is optical connection method.