Android TV was given new life this year pleasantness of a renewed concentration from Google as good as copiousness of new hardware. Now, JBL’s singular soundbar versed with Android TV is accessible for pre-order.
The best gifts for Android users
The JBL Link Bar first pennyless cover around Google I/O in May and creates some large promises. For one, a soundbar packs Android TV built-in, giving we an all-in-one resolution for your audio and set-top box. Further, it delivers Google Assistant with an always-listening, Google Home-like knowledge that works as a orator on a own, yet can also tie into a TV knowledge itself.
JBL has packaged 100W of sum energy into this soundbar, and while it doesn’t come with a apart subwoofer, it does offer harmony with JBL’s wireless options as an add-on. Built-in, though, you’ll have 4 sum HDMI ports, one of that is used to interface with a TV, built-in Chromecast and Bluetooth, and both Wi-Fi and Ethernet.
Overall, this only feels like a polished, innovative, seamless product that could roughly be Google hardware. It ties together a best of Assistant speakers and Android TVs, and it introduces a new difficulty that Google says we’ll see stretched with other inclination built with identical hand-in-hand team-work on Google’s part.
Pricing for a JBL Link Bar lands during $399 putting it in competition with a Sonos Beam, and also labelled adult above a Polk Audio Command Bar that packs Amazon Alexa. Personally, we consider Android TV creates this good value a premium. Pre-orders are open now from BH Photo, and orders are approaching to boat in October.