Home theater enthusiasts have always had a challenge when it comes to hiding speaker wires, but LG has come up with an ingenious solution that takes advantage of the Wi-Fi you already use.
LG Electronics today divulged a few of the company’s previously announced products that will be on display in time for the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which kicks off at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6.
Aimed at music and movie lovers, LG’s Music Flow is a series of Wi-Fi equipped hardware, including battery-powered speakers capable of being controlled with iOS and Android mobile devices.
Music Flow hardware has been designed to work independently or in tandem with other wireless devices over a dual-band (2.4/5GHz) Wi-Fi connection, streaming music from the likes of Spotify or Napster without interrupting a jam session like competing Bluetooth products would.
Go with the Flow
The debut LG Music Flow lineup includes the H4 Portable speaker, which can also be set up with HS7 or HS9 sound bars to deliver a more immersive audio experience; the former promises "seamless HD sound," while the latter touts "outstanding, deep acoustics."
Consumers can also pair the wireless speakers with the LG BP550 3D Blu-ray player, which features a variety of streaming services along with the unique ability to push sound from connected CDs or even a USB thumb drive.
Owners of LG smartphones or tablets can also use HomeChat to send free text message commands to any Music Flow speaker, while the Auto Music Play feature can be set up to start music playback whenever a device comes with a foot of the wireless hardware.
LG has yet to announce pricing and availability for the Music Flow series, but will be demonstrating the new hardware at CES 2015 from January 6-9 in the Central Hall, booth 8204.