Friday , October 20 2017

LG brings Music Flow wireless multiroom audio to Australia in October, starting at $249

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LG has entered the Australian wireless multiroom audio market with its Music Flow family of products – network-connected speakers that can stream audio from the Internet, controlled by an app on your Android or iOS phone or tablet. Products will be available at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Good Guys and Betta stores from mid-October with speakers starting at $249.

With Music Flow, LG joins big name players Sonos and Samsung in the market (along with a few others), and it brings three speaker products (H3, H5 and H7), a sound bar with a subwoofer and a network bridge that brings everything together and allows you to stream music to every room in the house, or select different music for each room. LG’s also added Bluetooth into the mix, and their Bluetooth.Link technology lets you stream Bluetooth audio from your device to all speakers in the network.

You can choose the speakers that fit your space, starting with the 30W H3 at $249, ranging through the 40W H5 at $399 up to the 50W H7 at $549. Finally, at $799 there’s the HS6 Sound Bar that sports 320W output – LG says it’s best suited for large screen TVs at over a metre long, and can decode Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound. It can also send its input audio to other speakers in the network, so you can send TV audio throughout the house.

It’s all controlled by LG’s Music Flow Player app, which can be installed on your phone or tablet and lets you stream music from Spotify premium, Deezer premium, and TuneIn Radio.

LG’s gone for a more traditional stand-up speaker design in the Music Flow range than Samsung’s triangular-shaped wireless multiroom audio range, and it’s interesting to see they’ve also gone with the “bridge” model which uses a network-connected box (in this case, the R1 Bridge at $79) to establish the network between all the speakers. It’s similar to Samsung’s approach, but contrasts with the new approach taken by Sonos, who recently delivered a software update that does away with the need for the Bridge in most situations.

We’re looking forward to taking a look at LG’s Music Flow system in the coming weeks to see how it stacks up against the competition!

What do you think of Music Flow? Let us know in the comments!

 

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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5 Comments on "LG brings Music Flow wireless multiroom audio to Australia in October, starting at $249"

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Sujay Vilash
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Sujay Vilash

Are the speaker output figures quote RMS or PMPO?

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No Google Play Music support?

I suppose you could do it via the Bluetooth pairing…

Gambit smith
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Gambit smith

Got really exited, then realized that my current L.G sound bar, does exactly the same thing, except it doesn’t connect to wifi, but does Bluetooth to my phone, which is…. so…… no better than old tec

Damien
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Damien

Didn’t know you could bridge the old ones?

Joshua Hill
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Joshua Hill

Lol, as an audiophile I would not consider Samsung or LG big names. It’s great to have some more variety but those names are in the same league as Sonos.

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