How to Change TCL TV Audio Output Settings

TCL presents a line of quality TVs with remarkable audio and video. Most of the time, users prefer them over any other top-notch brands, considering their cheap price yet seemingly spectacular features.

The TCL android TVs are a game-changer, with sophisticated functionalities as is expected of a smart TV.

Today, however, our discussion will be focused on how to change TCL TV audio output settings.

Most importantly, we will discuss some simple hacks to resolve the issue of audio not working in TCL TV, with step by step method. So let’s get started.

 TCL TV audio output settings
Image source: TCL TV audio output settings

How to change TCL TV audio output settings?

The TCL TV has in-built speakers that work wonders. However, there are instances where you would wish to change the bass to get clarity in the dialogue.

This lack of clarity is due to disturbances in the surroundings. Most time the TV dialogue lacks clarity, and that is when you realize the need for an equalizer for your TV audio output.

Before recommending any settings for this issue, you must understand why such a disturbance exists. Certain content that is played on the screen comprises so many sounds put together.

There is music, speech, and many other sounds. When you prefer to understand the movie through the dialogues, you would want it to be heard loud and clear.

But you would also wish to have the background music to be heard alongside. How will you know the best settings for this kind of requirement?

We are here to help you with this situation.

So given below are the steps on how to change the TCL TV audio output settings to better overcome any disturbances.

Usually, the type of audio is preset and you can change this through the following steps;

  • Press on the ‘settings symbol’ on your TCL TV remote.
  • This displays the TV settings menu.
  • Using the up and down arrows select ‘Sound preset’.
  • A list of options will appear. The preset sound option is usually ‘Standard’ unless it was manually changed.
  • You can choose among these options and compare the differences in audio. And make a suitable choice.

The Standard sound option is recommended for the best sound quality, however, other sounds may also provide more bass or clarity as per the requirement of the content displayed on your screen.

Best TCL TV audio output settings.

Sometimes the best optimization of audio for your TV may vary with the environment you are in. Many times, you might experience distorted sound coming from your TV speakers.

This may be solely due to loose connectivity or some kind of damage to the internal components of the speaker. Other than that, you can just adjust the audio in the settings to get the right level of sound.

Now, you will need to know the best TCL TV output settings that are there, to enjoy the ideal home theatre experience.

 TCL TV audio output settings
Image source: TCL TV audio output settings

You don’t have to get yourself large and expensive speakers for this. All you have to do is bring out small changes in the audio settings.

With careful analyses and comparing recommendations we have jotted down the best TCL TV audio output settings;


Disable ‘TV speakers’.

  • Open the ‘home screen’ of your TV.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Go to ‘Audio’.
  • Then select ‘TV Speakers’.
  • Choose ‘Disable.’

Choose ‘DOLBY D+’ audio format.

  • Open the‘ Home screen’ of your TV.
  • Select ‘Settings’.
  • Go to ‘Audio’.
  • Then select ‘S/PDIF and ARC’.
  • Choose ‘DOLBY D+’.

Dolby D+ is lossless audio and can support a large range of audio. Mostly, your sound system might better support this format. However, there are instances where your TV prefers other formats as well.

This setting works wonders in TCL 5 Series, giving the best movie experience.

There are specifications on which audio format is supported by your TV. And this information is provided in the TV model.

How to fix TCL TV with no audio?

Usually, the audio troubles are concerned with various aspects of the content that you try to play on the TV. So here are the various methods to help fix TCL TV no audio.

1. ‘Audio format not supported.

When you attempt to play the video from a file, a message pops up saying ‘audio format not supported. This is the case when you are viewing some content from an external storage device like a USB or any other files

TCL supports the following audio formats;

  • DTS
  • M4A
  • AAC
  • MP3
  • WMA
  • PCM
  • AC3/EAC3
  • ALAC

Audio formats other than the above-listed ones, may not be played conveniently by your TV. So you need to troubleshoot this issue beforehand.

Open an audio file that you would want to play. If the message stating ‘audio file not supported’ appears, then follow the below steps to resolve it.

  • Download the right ‘CODEC’:

CODEC is a technology that deals with compressing and decompressing files as per the user’s requirement. You don’t have to worry much as it isn’t as complex as it sounds.

All you have to do is download the right Codec software or Audio convertor. There are several converters available over the internet which is suitable for windows as well as mac.

  • Add the audio file.

Once you have downloaded the codec, you will find an option ‘Add file’ or ‘Import file’ in the software. Click on it and choose your audio file.

  •  Choose the appropriate audio format.

Now click on ‘Profile’ and go to ‘General audio’. The list provides above contains the supported audio format for TCL TVs. Among these, choose any one and proceed by clicking on ‘Convert’.

You are now ready to play the audio file on your TCL TV.

2. Change TCL TV audio output setting.

The audio settings are preset to a standard and sometimes this may not work for the content that you wish to play.

The TCL TV has set its audio to ‘Stereo mode’ which provides the right audio format for your content.

So you won’t have to change the format or go through the trouble of compressing your audio file. Here are the steps on how to change the audio settings to ‘Stereo mode’.

  • Press on the ‘Home’ icon on your remote to open ‘Home screen’.
  • Navigate towards ‘Settings’.
  • Press on the right arrow and choose ‘Audio mode’.
  • Now, press on the right arrow and then choose ‘Auto (Stereo)’.
  • Press ‘OK’.

Now your audio will work and the TV will automatically choose the right format.

3. Secure your connection.

Most importantly, check your connections to make sure there is a proper signal for your content to play on the screen.

4. Update Control Software.

Another step would be updating your TV. Updates help resolve any kind of internal complications thereby help in audio-related problems.

For more issues regarding TCL Roku TV, visit the following links;

  1. Google chrome download for TCL smart TV.
  2. Fix TCL Roku TV stuck on Red screen.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Q. What audio format does TCL TV support?

We have provided the list of audio formats supported by TCL TV in the above article. Your TV will not support any other formats.

Q. How do I fix the sound on my TCL TV?

Various reasons can affect your TV audio. Refer to the steps explained in the above article to fix the sound.

Q. How do I connect my sound system to my TCL TV?

Here are the steps to connect a sound system to your TCL TV;

  • Make the physical connections between your TV and the soundbar.
  • Switch on both the devices
  • Then go to ‘Settings’ on your TV.
  • Choose ‘control other devices.’
  • Click on the appropriate connection.
  • After this connection go to ‘Menu’ on your TV.
  • Select ‘System audio control’.
  • Click on your connection.

This will establish the connection between your TV and the sound system.


This article explains in detail how to change TCL TV audio output settings. Also, we have discussed key issues and step by step guide on how to solve them. Hope it helps.

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