LG announces new sound bars with AirPlay 2 support

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Lg Soundbar (Image credit: LG)

What you need to know

  • LG has announced new sound bars with AirPlay 2 support.
  • The new soundbars also support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

LG has announced a new range of sound bars for 2021 with support for AirPlay 2 and more. The new sound bars also include support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, too.

New for this year, the company's soundbars allow users to take advantage of LG TV's AI Sound Pro feature. Audio from the TV is played through the soundbar via TV Sound Mode Share, delivering the superior audio processing power of AI Sound Pro on the more capable speakers of the new soundbars. LG's soundbars now offer all of the same sound modes as its latest TVs, allowing users to easily switch between the soundbar and the TV using the TV remote.

The addition of AirPlay 2 support means users can take advantage of multi-room support when listening to audio, while a reduced latency is a big deal as well.

The 2021 lineup is compatible with multiple voice assistants including Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri.1 Now it's easier than ever to control devices and play one's favorite music from compatible device and services. And with support for Apple AirPlay 2, customers can stream, control, and share their favorite music and other content directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac.

You can read all about the various sound bars on offer in LG's press release. Note that only three of the new releases support AirPlay 2, though. They do all support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound at, however.

Anyone picking one of these things up could do worse than bag another AirPlay 2 speaker to go with it, too.

Oliver Haslam

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