LG announced the global launch of its line of soundbars for 2021. Some of the models in the line promise a premium audio experience along with versatility and community control, while featuring environmentally friendly designs and packaging. The entire line was also designed to complement LG’s 2021 line of televisions.
A new feature for 2021 on some of the sound bars is AI Sound Pro. This feature allows TV audio to be played on the sound bar via TV Sound Mode Share to provide enhanced audio processing power on the most capable speakers in the sound bar. The soundbar also offers the same sound modes as the latest LG TV offerings, allowing users to switch between the soundbar and the TV using the remote control.
LG also notes that its 2021 line is compatible with different voice assistants, including Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. The Soundbar also supports Apple AirPlay 2, allowing customers to stream, control and share music and other content directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac computer. Another new feature on some of the 2021 soundbar models includes Meridian audio tuning and technology Meridian, useful in music mode for a more authentic listening experience.
Another new feature, called Meridian Horizon technology, comes from the long-term partnership between LG and Meridian Audio. The future mixes two-channel stereo content in multichannel audio for a more immersive listening experience. All sound bars on the 2021 line support Dolby Atmos and DTS: X for three-dimensional audio.
The line also features Dolby Vision compatibility using 4K pass-through. Some new models are also certified for high resolution audio for lossless playback at 24 bits / 96kHz. LG also claims that it designed the first audio products in the industry to receive the SGS Eco-Product Certification. This means that many of its models use cases made from recycled materials. The exact price and availability of the LG 2021 sound bar range has not been announced at this time. LG says that the new models will start to be launched this month in some markets in Europe and North America.