Every year at CES, there are certain product announcements that we have learnt are almost a given: TVs and speakers. For those shopping about for new speakers, LG has unveiled a bunch of new soundbars ahead of CES 2019, with these soundbars not only featuring Dolby Atmos technology, but also integration with Google Assistant.
Given that it is increasingly common to see speakers integrated with digital assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, it’s not surprising to see LG do the same. These soundbars come in the form of the SL10YG, SL9YG, and SL8YG. LG does not dive into the specifics of these soundbars, so presumably the main differences between them could be their size.
According to LG, all three models will support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X which should help to deliver more realistic audio. The support for Google Assistant also means that these soundbars should be capable of controlling your smart home appliances and do pretty much everything that Google Assistant on devices like the Google Home can do as well.
There will also be a built-in gyro sensor that determines the orientation of the speaker so that it can adjust its sound accordingly. There is no word on pricing or availability just yet, but we expect that LG will probably have more details to share come CES 2019 which will be kicking off in a couple of weeks.