JBL Link Bar Android TV soundbar with Google Assistant finally goes on pre-order

JBL Link Bar Android TV soundbar with Google Assistant finally goes on pre-order
JBL Link Bar, the first soundbar with Android TV and Assistant built-in, is now available for pre-order in the United States, three months after it was officially unveiled. Just one retailer offers the soundbar for the moment, B&H Video, but others might join in the not so distant future.

The JBL Link Bar 100W stereo soundbar is available for $400, which isn't a bad price for what it has to offer. It's got Bluetooth audio streaming and built-in Wi-Fi & Ethernet connectivity, as well as Chromecast built-in and stereo configuration.

Also, the soundbar features three HDMI inputs that are all 4K-compatible. Moreover, it supports multi-room setups, which should theoretically allow users to stream the same audio in multiple rooms of the same house. 

The bad news is if you decide to place a pre-order, you'll have to wait quite a long time to get your soundbar. According to B&H Video, the JBL Link Bar won't hit the shelves until October 16.

source: B&H Video 


1 Comment

1. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Okay. Looks nice. You have to look at how much Googleness has been built in to a soundbar to see what extras you need. I bought an LG soundbar recently, which has Google Assistant and Chromecast built in. But I had to buy a Home Mini, and make the soundbar its primary speaker. It didn't have a microphone. And the built-in Chromecast was Audio only. It played Spotify, but I couldn't make it spit Netflix at my TV. So a separate Chromecast for the TV. But this JBL looks like it handles it all.

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