LG announces Music Flow Wi-Fi series speakers with Android and iOS device compatibility
LG today announced its Music Flow Wi-Fi series speakers lineup which it will showcase at the CES 2015 in Las Vegas. This new lineup includes the company’s first battery-powered Wi-Fi Speaker (H4 Portable), Wi-Fi Sound Bars (HS7 and HS91) and the Streaming 3D Blu-ray Player (BP550) which are designed to be compatible with Android and iOS devices.
The new range of LG’s Music Flow Wi-Fi speakers can be used as an independent music source as well as can be connected to one another device wirelessly, using their built-in Wi-Fi with dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) technology. These speakers are designed to stream music from services like Spotify, Napster and TuneIn, alongside playing audio through any connected mobile device.
Users need to install LG Music Flow app on their Android or iOS device to start using the new speakers. This app delivers users a personalised wireless home entertainment experience through its Home Cinema Mode and has an Auto Music Play feature which automatically begins the music on a connected Music Flow Wi-Fi speaker when the phone comes closer to that speaker within one foot distance.
In addition, there is LG HomeChat integration to allow users to control the LG devices using LINE messaging app on any smartphone or tablet. This integration makes the Music Flow Wi-Fi speakers smarter as they work simply through text message commands such as “play songs for party” or “turn off music after one hour”.
On announcing the Music Flow Wi-Fi speakers, Byung-hoon Min, senior vice president and head of the CAV division at the LG Home Entertainment Company, said:
“The flexibility and quality of the LG Music Flow Wi-Fi Series delivers a listening experience that goes beyond what conventional audio systems have been able to offer until now. With Wi-Fi capability and high-fidelity audio output, our Music Flow Wi-Fi Series is the epitome of what a smart audio system should be capable of in the 21st century.”
LG has not yet revealed the price and availability of its Music Flow Wi-Fi speakers. However, some details will likely to be available at the time of their showcase at the upcoming CES.