How to Connect your iPhone to your Home Surround Sound System Using AUX or RCA Cable

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In our previous How to guide I have discussed connecting your iPhone to your home theatre using HDMI Cable. If you have missed that, you can check it from here

Now, if you are not interested in watching movies & shows, or just want to enjoy some decent music in your Home Surround Sound system, you may want to go for Using AUX or RCA Cable. RCA or Auxiliary input is one of the easiest ways to use if it’s the case of just listening to music.  

Apple’s Belkin 3.5 mm Audio Cable with Lightning Connector

To do this, you need an Audio Cable with Lightning Connector. Apple’s Belkin 3.5 mm Audio Cable with Lightning Connector can be a good choice. You can try other brands like VoHappy as well.

The process is simple, Connect the Lightning connector to your iPhone, and the 3.5 mm aux jack to your A/V receiver or Home Stereo system.

That’s it, you are good to go!


You can use an adapter that has a male Lightning jack at one end and a female 3.5mm port at the other. You will also be needing a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable to connect to your receiver. 

In this process plug the male 3.5mm to male 3.5mm auxiliary cable from the adapter to your AV receiver’s 3.5mm auxiliary input. 

Using Lightning to RCA Cable

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WORLDBOYU – Lightning to RCA Cable [Source: Amazon]

To use the RCA method you have to purchase a lightning to RCA cable. WORLDBOYU – Lightning to RCA Cable can be a good option. 

In the rear of your AV receiver, there will be some RCA inputs available. You know, the small round red and white plugs, yeah you got it! Connect the male Lightning end directly to your iPhone’s Lightning port and the male RCA connections at the other to your AV receiver’s RCA ports. 

And that’s it, enjoy the music now!
Thinking to upgrade your Home Stereo System?
Check this, Best Home Theatre Speakers for Small Rooms – Maximising Space

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