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Samsung HW-Q990D Powered 11.1.4-channel sound bar system with Wi-Fi, Apple AirPlay® 2, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X

Item # 305HWQ990D

This powerful sound bar system offers enveloping, high-quality Dolby Atmos sound, plus easy music streaming.

This powerful sound bar system offers enveloping, high-quality Dolby Atmos sound, plus easy music streaming.

Item # 305HWQ990D

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$1,997.99 -$200.00 Instant savings
$1,797.99

About the Samsung HW-Q990D

Colin M.

Expansive Dolby Atmos home theater

The HW-Q990D is Samsung's flagship Atmos sound bar system, delivering impactful, room-filling effects with your movies, TV shows, and games. This system rocks a whopping "11.1.4" channels and no less than 22 total built-in speakers, including dedicated up-firing and side-firing drivers in both the sound bar and rear surround speakers. This combination gives you true wraparound and overhead effects for sound that feels like it's coming from every direction.
Samsung HW-Q990D sound bar, subwoofer, and rear speaker system

The Samsung HW-Q990D delivers Atmos sound from all angles with a powerful bar, sub, and rear speakers.

Expansive Dolby Atmos home theater

The HW-Q990D is Samsung's flagship Atmos sound bar system, delivering impactful, room-filling effects with your movies, TV shows, and games. This system rocks a whopping "11.1.4" channels and no less than 22 total built-in speakers, including dedicated up-firing and side-firing drivers in both the sound bar and rear surround speakers. This combination gives you true wraparound and overhead effects for sound that feels like it's coming from every direction.

There's a compact subwoofer included, too, which adds deep bass impact to match the on-screen action. Both the sub and the rear speakers connect to the bar wirelessly for easy placement. Just keep in mind that you'll need to plug the sub, bar, and each rear speaker into AC power, per usual.

Works beautifully with Samsung TVs

The HW-Q990D's powerful Atmos sound is a perfect match for Samsung's sharp-looking TVs. It works especially well with their QLED models, letting you control and adjust the settings for both the TV and the sound bar with your Samsung TV's remote. And Samsung's Q-Symphony feature lets the bar and your compatible TV's speakers play together for even bigger sound. (Q-Symphony requires a wired connection between the bar and TV.)

It also supports wireless Dolby Atmos. You can pass an Atmos signal from a compatible 2022-2024 Samsung TV via Wi-Fi for cinematic home theater sound with less cable clutter.

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Product highlights:

System:
  • powered sound bar with wireless subwoofer and rear speakers
  • delivers 11.1.4-channel sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • designed to complement Samsung QLED TVs
  • Q-Symphony feature allows bar to synchronize with select Samsung TVs to create a fuller soundstage
  • can receive a Dolby Atmos signal via Wi-Fi from your compatible 2022-2024 Samsung TV
  • SpaceFit Sound Pro calibrates audio settings based on your room for added clarity and immersion
  • built-in Bixby and Amazon Alexa voice control
Sound bar:
  • 15 built-in speakers powered by a built-in 384-watt amplifier
    • 6 front-firing cone woofers and 3 dome tweeters
    • 4 front wide/side-firing drivers for a wide soundstage
    • 2 up-firing drivers for overhead effects
    • dedicated center channel for clear dialogue
  • Adaptive Sound optimizes the audio settings based on each scene to keep voices clear, even at low volumes
  • Active Voice Amplifier (AVA) Pro singles out dialogue and amplifies it for added clarity
  • Game Mode Pro adjusts audio settings to improve directionality based on genre, helping you keep track of important sound cues
    • compatible with the Gaming Hub of compatible Samsung TVs and select consoles (sold separately)
  • built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® 5.2 for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
  • Spotify Hi-Fi Connect and TIDAL Hi-Fi Connect music streaming
  • Apple AirPlay 2 for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, or Mac®
  • Chromecast built-in for easy music streaming
  • plays high-res audio files
  • 48-9/16"W x 2-13/16"H x 5-7/16"D
  • weight: 17 lbs.
Subwoofer:
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
  • AC power connection required (power cable included)
  • 8-3/4"W x 16-5/16"H x 16-5/8"D
  • weight: 25.8 lbs.
Rear speakers:
  • compact surround speakers with front, side, and up-firing drivers
  • deliver immersive wraparound and overhead effects
  • each speaker must be plugged into an AC outlet for power
  • 5-1/8"W x 17-15/16"H x 5-5/8"D (per speaker)
  • weight: 7.5 lbs. (per speaker)
Connections and general info:
  • 3 HDMI 2.1 ports (2 inputs, 1 output)
    • supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)
  • optical digital audio input
  • wall mount kit included
  • One Remote function lets you control sound bar with your Samsung TV's remote
  • connect to compatible Samsung TVs with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
  • compatible with Samsung SmartThings mobile app
  • includes remote control
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # HW-Q990D/ZA

No A/V receiver required.

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker (HW-Q990D)
  • Wireless powered sub (PS-WQ990B)
  • 2 Wireless rear speakers (PS-RQ990D)
  • Four 5' AC power cords
  • 59" HDMI cable
  • Remote control (AH81-15047A)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets
  • 2 Screw-holders
  • 2 Screws
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Wall-Mount Guide
  • Simple User Guide
  • Remote Control/Installation Guide

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More details on the Samsung HW-Q990D

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Features & specs

General
Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Wireless Surrounds Included
Number Of Channels 11.1.4
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
DTS:X Yes
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
Night Mode Yes
Virtual Surround 3D Surround
Room Correction Yes
Audio Connections
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs None
HDMI ARC Input Yes
HDMI eARC Input Yes
3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
USB Type-A Input No
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Audio Specs
Tweeter Dome Tweeter (3)
Midrange Up/Side-Firing Cone (6)
Woofer Front-Firing Cone (6)
Subwoofer Driver 8" Cone
Enclosure Sealed(bar), Ported(sub)
System Frequency Response Not Given
Sound Bar RMS Power 384
Subwoofer RMS Power 200
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs 2
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Version 2.1
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution 4K
HDR Video Compatible Yes
Control
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control Alexa built-in, Google Assistant optional
Control by App Apple iOS, Android
HDMI CEC Yes
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote Yes
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
Online Music Sources via Alexa, Chromecast
Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
Chromecast built-in Yes
Amazon Music Yes
Apple Music
Pandora Yes
SiriusXM Yes
Spotify Yes
TIDAL Yes
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music Yes
Files on Your Network No
Wi-Fi Networking
Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11ac
Bands 2.4, 5.0 GHz
Other Info
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-13/16H x 48-9/16W x 5-7/16D
Sound Bar Weight 17 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) 16-5/16H x 8-3/4W x 16-5/8D
Subwoofer Weight 25.8 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
The Samsung HW-Q990D replaces these items:

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Soundbar System
HDMI, Optical, & Bluetooth
Network & Internet Integration
Control & Mounting Options

Soundbar System

Wireless Immersive Surround Sound: The Samsung HW-Q990D is capable of delivering wireless 11.1.4ch Dolby Atmos & DTS:X surround surround, when connected to a compatible 2022-2023 Samsung TV via WiFi. Simply use the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS and Android OS) to wirelessly connect the HW-Q990D to your compatible Samsung TV over WiFi. It also supports up to 11.1.4ch Dolby Atmos & DTSX via its HDMI 2.1 inputs and HDMI eARC output. In addition, Dolby Digital (5.1ch), Dolby Digital Plus (7.1ch), Dolby TrueHD (7.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), DTS-HD (7.1ch), and DTS-HD Master Audio (7.1ch) are all supported.

  • Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos (includinig Atmos Music) sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. Rather than being constrained to channels, sounds exist as individual entities that are precisely placed and moved in three-dimensional space. A new sensation of height immerses you in the action, creating a full audio atmosphere and realistically depicting objects moving overhead. Dolby Atmos renders everything from dialogue to quiet scenes to whirlwind action with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. It all comes together in sound that excites your senses and inspires your emotions to deliver the full impact of entertainment.
  • DTS:X: DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space.

Note: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X is only supported via a WiFi connection to a compatible Samsung TV, or using the soundbar's HDMI 2.1 inputs and HDMI eARC output. Your connected HDMI source device must also support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. In addition, the movie or music video must have a Dolby Atmos or DTS:X soundtrack.

Active Soundbar Speaker: The HW-Q990D's active soundbar speaker has been designed, tested, and tuned at Samsung's state-of-the-art California Audio Lab, where audio engineers apply advanced acoustic technologies and cutting-edge computer modeling to deliver perfectly balanced, room-filling sound. The active soundbar is equipped with a 15 driver array and built-in amplifier that can produce up to 11.1.4 channels of immersive surround sound in combination with the included wireless rear speakers and wireless powered sub.

  • 11 Discrete Channels: Thanks to the active soundbar's 11discrete front, front wide, center, front side, and front height channels you get sound that virtually moves and flows all around you for a captivating, three-dimensional 11.1.4ch audio experience with the included wireless rear speakers and powered subwoofer. It supports both Dolby Atmos & DTS:X.
  • 15 Driver Array: The active soundbar delivers 11 discrete channels using a 15 driver array for the front, front wide, center, surround, surround back, and height audio information. The soundbar's dedicated center channel consists of two woofers and a wide-range tweeter for clear dialog. The left and right front channels of the soundbar each consist of two woofers and one wide-range tweeter for broad stereo imaging. The soundbar's left and right front wide and side channels of the soundbar each consists of one angled woofer for wider front effects. The soundbar's left and right height channels each consist of a single up-firing woofer for overhead effects.
  • 384 Watt Amplifier: The active soundbar's 15 driver array is powered by a built-in 384 watt amplifier for dynamic, room-filling sound. 10 watts is delivered to each of the soundbar's three tweeters, while 18 watts is delivered to each of the soundbar's twelve front-firing, side-firing, and up-firing woofers.

Wireless Rear Speakers: The pair of 4.0.2ch wireless powered rear speakers house a front-firing 2.5" driver, side-firing 2.5", and top-firing 2.5" driver to act as the system's surround, surround back, and rear height channels; creating horizontal and vertical surround effects all around your from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X movie soundtracks. Each speaker employs a 105 watt amplifier to power each driver. In combination with the active soundbar speaker and wireless powered sub, the wireless rear speakers help to create a 3D (three-dimensional) surround sound experience with horizontal and vertical effects. It will bring a new dimension to your favorite movies and TV shows.

Wireless Powered Sub: The included wireless powered sub receives its low-frequency audio signal wirelessly from the soundbar via 2.4GHz transmission. There are no cords to connect, except the AC power cord. The wireless powered sub features a side-firing 8" woofer inside a bass-reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port. The woofer is powered by a built-in 200 watt amplifier.

Sound Modes: The Samsung HW-Q990D soundbar speaker system offers several different sound modes that can be used with a variety of content.

  • Adaptive Sound: The Q990D soundbar analyzes the sound signal to automatically deliver optimized sound based on each scene. Adaptive Sound lets you hear voices clearly at the lowest volumes, so even the most quiet conversations are heard.
  • 3D Surround: The 3D Surround mode delivers a more realistic and immersive audio experience by adding depth and spaciousness to the movie soundtrack. From nearly any corner of the room, the 3D Surround mode blankets the listening area both sideways and up to screen level for a more immersive surround effect.
  • Game Pro: Connect your gaming console (Xbox one, PS4, Nintendo Switch) and compatible 2022-2023 Samsung QLED TV to the Samsung Q-Series soundbar to boost your gaming experience. Game Pro Mode delivers optimized sound, while offering clear directional sound to gain the advantage.
  • Stereo & All Stereo: Select Standard mode if you simply want to enjoy 2ch stereo playback through the soundbar & sub. You can also choose to play stereo sound (not surround sound) through the soundbar, rear speakers, and sub for a larger music space.
  • Private Rears: This mode sets the sound to come out from the surround speakers only, without the soundbar or subwoofer, for a smaller music space.

Sound Technologies: The Samsung HW-Q990D offers advanced sound technologies to make sure the soundbar system sounds great in any room.

  • SpaceFit Sound Pro: SpaceFit Sound Pro analyzes your listening space using the soundbar's built-in microphone and provides optimal sound for your particular room. The result, is room-filling sound calibrated and optimized to your exact listening space.
  • Auto Sub EQ: Samsung's Auto Sub EQ Technology uses a microphone mounted in the wireless powered subwoofer to detect and correct low-frequency response peaks caused by the room dimensions and the subwoofer location. The result will be a more neutral overall low-frequency response.
  • Active Voice Amplifier (AVA): Active Voice Amplifier (AVA) technology helps to emphasize the voices in each scene so you can hear every line of dialog more clearly.
  • Q-Symphony: Q-Symphony synchronizes select 2021-2023 Samsung QLED TV speakers with the Q-Series soundbar speakers for fuller, more immersive, cinematic sound. This feature requires an HDMI, Optical, or WiFi connection (not supported by Bluetooth). Compatible 2021-2023 Samsung QLED TVs include the Q60, Q70, Q80, Q85, Q90, Q800, Q900, Q950, and Frame TV series.

Audio Settings: The Samsung HW-Q990D soundbar system provides various audio adjustments to customize your listening experience.

  • Voice Enhance: Voice Enhance amplifies dialog and vocals in movie and music soundtracks so they can heard better over sound effects and instruments.
  • Night Mode: Night Mode compresses the dynamic range of the movie or music soundtrack, so there is less volume difference between soft and loud passages when watching late at night.
  • Equalizer: You can independently adjust the system's Bass & Treble (-6 to +6), or you can go a step further and adjust the system's 7-band EQ (150, 300, 600, 1.2k, 2.5k, 5.0k, 10.0k Hz) from -6 to +6.
  • Channel Level: You can independently adjust the volume level of the center, top, surround, and subwoofer channels from -6 to +6.
  • AV Sync: AV Sync can be used to help sync video to audio when connected to a TV. Video may look slower than the audio if it is connected to a digital TV. If this occurs, you can adjust the audio delay time to match the video. You can adjust the AV Sync from 0 to 300ms.
HDMI, Optical, & Bluetooth

HDMI 2.1: The Samsung HW-Q990D's soundbar is outfitted with two HDMI 2.1 inputs and one HDMI 2.1 output (eARC compatible). The HDMI inputs allow you to connect your Ultra-HD Blu-ray player and cable/satellite box directly to the soundbar and then from its HDMI eARC output to your flat-panel TV. The HDMI input and output support 4K Pass-Through, HDCP 2.2, HDR, and eARC.

  • 4K Passthrough: The soundbar's HDMI 2.1 inputs and output support 4K ultra-HD video; as well as 1080p, 1080i, 720p, and 480p video.
  • HDCP 2.2 Compliant: The soundbar's HDMI inputs and output also support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

HDR Video: HDR delivers a much higher level of contrast between light and dark to produce an image that is more realistic and closer to what the content creator imagined. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The HW-Q990D supports HDR10 and HDR10+.

  • HDR10: HDR10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • HDR10+: Samsung Electronics and Amazon Prime Video announced the entire Prime Video HDR library is now available in HDR10+, a new open standard that leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colors on an expanded range of televisions. Prime Video is the first streaming service provider to deliver HDR10+ content to its users. The HDR10+ technology on Prime Video incorporates dynamic metadata that allows the Samsung QLED TV to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. By applying individualized tone mapping to each scene, HDR10+ delivers an incredible viewing experience. The picture quality offers an enhanced visual experience with more detailed expressions, brighter shadow areas and more accurate color renderings that stay true to the creator's original intent.

Note: This soundbar system is not compatible with HLG or Dolby Vision HDR formats.

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel): eARC stands for enhanced Audio Return Channel and supports high-resolution, multichannel sound signals, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, to be passed through your TV to the Samsung Q-Series soundbar speaker system. If you connect to a TV with eARC, you can enjoy Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS-HDMA, DTS-HD, and DTS through the Samsung Q-Series soundbar.

  • If you connect to a TV that only supports ARC (Audio Return Channel), the soundbar's HDMI eARC jack will be limited to DTS, Dolby Digital, and Dolby Digital Plus.
  • In some cases you may be able to get Dolby Atmos, if the TV offers Dolby Atmos via Dolby Digital Plus through its HDMI ARC jack.
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, DTS-HDMA, and DTS-HD are not supported via HDMI ARC (must be HDMI eARC).

Optical Digital Input: The Samsung HW-Q990D's soundbar is equipped with an optical (toslink) digital input to connect your television, Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable box. The optical digital input supports Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and 2Ch PCM. The optical digital output of some flat-panel TVs only send a Dolby Digital audio signal when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch PCM from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

  • The optical digital input does not offer support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, or DTS-HDMA.
  • The HW-Q990D is not equipped with an analog audio input.

Built-in Bluetooth: The Samsung HW-Q990D features built-in Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connection between the soundbar speaker system and your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices for wireless music streaming, as well as a wireless connection between the soundbar speaker and Bluetooth A2DP enabled TVs. The HW-Q990D's Bluetooth function has a wireless range of approximately 32.8'.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming: You can wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled devices; like your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop to the Samsung HW-Q990D and enjoy music with high quality stereo sound, all without wires. You can even connect two different Bluetooth source devices at the same time and seamlessly switch between both devices. The HW-Q990D's remote can be used to control Play/Pause and Skip functions (advanced music navigation is still handled from your Bluetooth source device. The HW-Q990D does not display song/artist information (song/artist info is still viewed on your Bluetooth source device).
  • Wireless TV Connection: You can simplify the installation of the HW-Q990D by eliminating the need for a wired connection between a Bluetooth-enabled TV and the soundbar. Simply plug the soundbar and the subwoofer into AC power and follow the simple pairing instructions to wirelessly connect the soundbar to a Bluetooth A2DP enabled TV. When a TV is connected using Bluetooth, audio is transmitted in stereo (not Dolby Digital or DTS). Only one TV can be paired and connected at a time.
  • Tap Sound (For Android): Tap Sound automatically connects your compatible Android mobile device to the soundbar via Bluetooth. Simply tap the top of the HW-Q990D soundbar with your compatible Samsung mobile device to play audio from your mobile device through the Soundbar. The Tap Sound feature must be setup within the SmartThings App on your compatible Android mobile device. Tap sound is only compatible with select Samsung mobile devices with Android OS 8.1 and above (not compatible with Apple iOS and other mobile devices).
Network & Internet Integration

WiFi Certified: The Samsung HW-Q990D features built-in 2.4GHz/5GHz dual-band WiFi (802.11ac) for a wireless network connection to your home's network WiFi router. A wireless WiFi network connection is required for Amazon Alexa, Chromecast built-in, and Apple AirPlay 2; as well as Tidal Connect and Spotify Connect. The speaker system is not equipped with an Ethernet jack for a hardwired network connection.

Alexa Music Services: The Samsung HW-Q990D offers built-in Amazon Alexa with support for hands-free access and voice control of select online music services. Use your voice to access and control your favorite online music services - such as Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Tidal, Spotify Connect, and more. Simply ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you.

  • WiFi setup will be done using the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS and Android OS) on your compatible mobile device.
  • You'll also need to download the Amazon Alexa App (for Apple iOS and Android OS) onto your compatible smartphone or tablet device.
  • The HW-Q990D is limited to music functionality only through Amazon Alexa. Other services provided by Amazon (such as news and weather) can only be accessed through your Amazon Alexa device's speaker.

Spotify & Tidal Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect will enable Spotify and Tidal users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Samsung HW-Q990D from within the Spotify app or Tidal app from your Apple iOS or Android OS device, as well as your Windows PC or Mac computer.

  • Spotify: Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. Spotify offers free and paid services.
  • Tidal: TIDAL is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.

Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your Android or Apple iOS device to the HW-Q990D. You'll be able to cast many of your favorite internet radio stations, online music services, and podcast to the Samsung active sound bar speaker system. Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast built-in compatible app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device to start streaming to the HW-Q990D. While you are casting, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room - all without interrupting what's playing through the Samsung soundbar speaker system. Use the Google Home app (for Apple iOS and Android OS) to setup Chromecast built-in on your mobile device and the HW-Q990D active soundbar speaker system.

  • Music & Radio: Chromecast built-in streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the 24-bit/96kHz sound quality and the ability to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files. Play music from popular music services and search by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio stations and podcasts. Compatible music and internet radio apps include TidalQobuzSpotifyPandoraTuneIniHeart RadioYouTube Music, and more (subscriptions and fees will apply). For a list of all compatible Chromecast Built-in apps click here. You'll also be able to stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your compatible Android device to the HW-Q990D. You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS device using Chromecast built-in. If you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome web browser to the speaker.
  • Multiroom Audio: The HW-Q990D delivers multiroom audio capability by adding additional Samsung Link Series and other Chromecast built-in speakers (sold separately ) to create a whole house audio experience. You can play the same Chromecast built-in compatible music app (like Tidal, Spotify, or Pandora) on all speakers or groups of speakers in different rooms of your home. You'll be able control the multiroom audio system from the Google Home app on your Apple iOS or Android device, or using the built-in Google Assistant and your voice.
  • Optional Voice Control: With a Google Assistant enabled speaker (sold separately), you can use your voice to control playback of compatible Chromecast built-in music apps. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music.

Notes: In order to use Google Assistant, you must consent to Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 13.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Samsung soundbar system and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the soundbar speaker system. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Samsung HW-Q990D system.

Dolby Atmos Music: With its 11.1.4ch configuration (including front, side, rear, and top-firing drivers) the HW-Q990D supports Dolby Atmos Music for wall to wall and floor to ceiling sound, immersing you in every dimension of your music. While audio mixed in stereo is limited to left and right channels with elements localized within the horizontal plane, spatial audio technologies, such as Dolby Atmos allow creators to place individual sounds all around you in 3D space for a more immersive and realistic listening experience. To enjoy music in 3D spatial audio, the HW-Q990D needs to be connected to your WiFi network and ISP (internet service provider) in order to stream Dolby Atmos Music content from a supported online service - such as Apple Music (via AirPlay 2), Amazon Music Unlimited (via Alexa) and Tidal (via Tidal Connect or Chromecast built-in).

Roon Tested: Being Roon Tested means that Samsung and Roon have collaborated to ensure you have the best experience using Roon software and Samsung equipment together, so you can just enjoy the music.

Control & Mounting Options

Voice Control: The Samsung HW-Q990D offers hands-free voice control for select Alexa compatible music services using its built-in microphone and Alexa, plus Siri voice control for AirPlay 2's Apple Music using an Apple device (sold separately).

  • Built-In Alexa With Microphone: The Samsung HW-Q990D features built-in Alexa with an integrated microphone. Now you can control the soundbar system with just your voice. You can ask "Alexa" to turn on/off the system, change the input source, select an online music service, set the volume level, mute the volume, and stop playback. You can also use the HW-Q990D's built-in Alexa like any other Alexa Echo device and ask non-soundbar related commands (like information about the weather, traffic, news, sports, etc) or have Alexa control your smart home devices. You'll need to download the Amazon Alexa App (for Apple iOS and Android OS) onto your compatible smartphone or tablet device. In the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS and Android OS), you will need to change the Soundbar's name to one that can be recognized by Amazon Alexa.
  • Optional Google Assistant: With a Google Assistant enabled speaker (sold separately), you can use your voice to control playback of compatible Chromecast built-in music apps. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music.
  • Siri for AirPlay 2: You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content when using AirPlay 2 on the soundbar speaker system.

Notes:

  • The only built-in voice control assistant is Alexa. Google Assistant & Siri will require an external compatible smart speaker or device.
  • Voice control features require that the Samsung soundbar be connected to your home's WiFi network router and internet service provider.
  • To use Amazon Alexa or Siri, you will need to agree to Amazon's, Google's, or Apple's Privacy Statement.

SmartThings App: Use the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS and Android OS) to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control for the HW-Q990D system. You can also use the app to access internet radio and select online music services, as well as music libraries on your Apple iOS or Android device. In addition, the SmartThings app is used to connect the HW-Q990D system to your WiFi network and enable Amazon Alexa compatibility with an Amazon Echo device (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).Firmware & software updates are also done through the SmartThings app.

Remote & Top-Panel Controls: The included IR remote control provides wireless operation of the Samsung HW-Q990D system. There are also top-panel controls (including Power, Source, and Volume) on the soundbar speaker.

TV Remote Control: When the HW-Q990D system is connected to a Samsung Smart TV (released in 2017 or later), the soundbar can be controlled using the TV's remote control via HDMI CEC (consumer electronic control). This function also allows you to use the TV menu to adjust the soundfield and various settings, as well as the volume and mute. You can also program Sony, LG, Vizio, Sharp, Panasonic, and Toshiba TV remotes to control Power/On Off, Volume Up/Down, and Mute functions of the HW-Q990D soundbar system.

Power Requirements: The active soundbar speaker, wireless powered subwoofer, and both wireless rear speakers will all have to be plugged into an AC power outlet or surge protector (sold separately). Each include a detachable 5' AC power cord (C7, 2-prong).

  • Power Link (Auto On): The wireless audio soundbar system is automatically turned on when you turn on your TV or any device connected to the wireless audio soundbar system with an optical cable.
  • Bluetooth Power On: If a previously paired Bluetooth device (including a compatible Samsung TV) tries to pair with the soundbar when the Bluetooth Power On function is activated and the soundbar is turned off, the soundbar turns on automatically.
  • Auto Off: If a TV or any device connected to the HW-Q990D soundbar system is off and there is no audio signal, the soundbar system will turn off after 5 minutes.

Mounting Options: The Samsung HW-Q990D's soundbar can be mounted on the wall with the included wall-mount brackets (wall screws not supplied) or simply placed on a table-top. The wireless powered subwoofer can be positioned anywhere in the room (up to 32.8' away from soundbar) to achieve maximum audio performance. The wireless rear speakers can be placed on a shelf, stand, or wall-mounted using their 1/4"-20 threaded inserts and optional brackets (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

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