Google Welcomes Android TV to Soundbars

Google Welcomes Android TV to Soundbars


After months and months and months of delays, the Android TV-powered JBL Link Bar finally went up for sale two weeks ago. Neither Google or Harman/JBL acknowledged that fact, but have now done so today. Android TV is officially available on a soundbar.

As a refresher, the JBL Link Bar is indeed a soundbar that includes full Android TV. It connects to your TV through a single cable to provide the Android TV experience you might get from a box, like the SHIELD TV. Of course, as a soundbar you get the extra benefit of it featuring sound as well to hopefully improve your TV’s audio experience.

That audio experience means you get Google Assistant embedded, so not only do you have an Android TV-powered soundbar, you get a Google Home-like speaker too. When your TV is off, the speaker and Assistant portion still work too, so you can fire … Read the rest

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JBL Link Bar With Android TV Finally Released, Priced at $399

JBL Link Bar With Android TV Finally Released, Priced at $399


Right before Google I/O kicked off last year, JBL and Google announced the Link Bar, a soundbar powered by Android TV with Google Assistant capabilities.

The product was expected to launch in the fall, but that launch slipped to the holiday season. It was then delayed again until the spring of this year. It’s now been over a year since it was first announced, and finally, it has arrived and is up for sale on JBL’s website for $399.

As we’ve already known for some time, the soundbar features Android TV, meaning, you plug it directly into your TV and use it as the OS experience. It enables you to download apps, play games, and of course, have Google Assistant on the big screen in your living room.

If you’ve been waiting for Link Bar, have at it.

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