LG Electronics (LG) has announced the LG Music Flow multi-room audio solution.
LG says that its ‘Music Flow’ speakers (models H3, H5, H7), soundbar (model HS6), network bridge (model R1) and the companion ‘Music Flow Player’ application, available for Android and iOS, form a smart hi-fi audio eco-system for the home.
Through the app, users can centrally manage their digital music library, including music stored across multiple devices, and control all Music Flow speakers in the home. The app can also recommend songs and playlists, provide access to internet radio stations and function as a smartphone music player when the user is on the go.
LG Home Entertainment Company audio-video division senior vice president Byung-hon Min said: “LG Music Flow takes the fast-growing concept of wireless multi-room audio systems to a new level with its smart convenience and superior sound quality. Our advanced system can create a personal soundtrack that not only follows the listener from room to room, but also when the user enters the home. LG engineers have set a whole new standard by introducing features and functions to the wireless audio system category that have never been available before on competing units.”
The system employs mesh network technology and dual band Wi-Fi, and can be expanded with added speakers and used as a surround sound system. Individual speakers can also be tagged using NFC (near-field communications) by touching the smartphone against the device.
LG Music Flow Smart Hi-Fi audio modelsH7 (70W), H5 (40W) and the Network Bridge model R1will be available in the UK starting this month and in other markets in Europe following IFA 2014 Berlin in early September. LGs Music Flow H3 speaker (30W) and HS6 Sound Bar model (320W) will be rolled out globally soon after.