Connecting my home theater system to my TV?

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Hi guys, not really a tech savy, so please be gentle
I own a SAMSUNG UE32J4500AW Smart TV and a PHILIPS HOME THEATER SYSTEM HTS3357
The TV has 2 HDMI ports and 1 optical, but the HTS doesn't have an optical port. Now, I can watch the typical TV channels and the sound comes from speakers just fine, but when I try watching in-built TV apps( like Youtube or Netflix) the sound only comes from the in-built speakers, not from my home theather system.How should I make the connections, and what cables should I use?Please, if possible, explain it so I could understand it, again, I'm not a tech savy
P.S. Just to be clear, I want to watch Netflix or Youtube or things like that on my TV, but with the sound coming from my HTS. Thank you!
 
TV ---- (Optical cable) ---> Converter -----(RCA cable)-----> HT.

Some of these converters can be bi-directional, but the one I linked you is uni-directional and because I use one myself know it should work for the purpose as intended.

but should't the converter be coaxial to optical since I have a optical OUT port on TV?
Sounds like reversed logic. The Apps run on your TV so the signal direction is TV --> HT. Convert what the TV puts out, to something what the HT understands.
 
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Alright, thank you for your answer, but I still need one coaxial cable and one optical one, right?
and also, sorry if it does sound dumb, but should't the converter be coaxial to optical since I have a optical OUT port on TV?
 
TV ---- (Optical cable) ---> Converter -----(RCA cable)-----> HT.

Some of these converters can be bi-directional, but the one I linked you is uni-directional and because I use one myself know it should work for the purpose as intended.

but should't the converter be coaxial to optical since I have a optical OUT port on TV?
Sounds like reversed logic. The Apps run on your TV so the signal direction is TV --> HT. Convert what the TV puts out, to something what the HT understands.
 
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Thank you so much! Perfect explanation!
 
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