LG's 2019 sound bars will include Dolby Atmos and Google Assistant

It's the end of December, which means that it's time for pre-CES news. Today, LG made an announcement regarding its 2019 sound bars, which will be fully unveiled at CES. Once again, the firm said that it will be partnering with Meridian Audio for premium sound quality.

LG says that it can "up-mix two-channel audio to multiple, distinct channels without generating any distortion", providing a more immersive experience. The high-end sound bars, including the SL8, SL9, and SL10, also support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. All of this combines for "breathtakingly realistic surround sound".

Another key feature included is Google Assistant, which is pretty much the same as when the firm announced its ThinQ brand last year (interestingly, there's no mention of the ThinQ brand in the press release). You can use it to control the volume or other aspects of the TV, control your smart home, or anything else that Google Assistant can do.

"LG's 2019 sound bars deliver amazing performance tuned in close partnership with Meridian Audio with the convenience of smart AI connectivity," said Kim Dae-chul, head of LG Home Entertainment Company's audio and video business. "The high-quality sound and versatility of our newest lineup takes home entertainment to a whole new level and satisfies a growing demand for premium sound bar solutions that provide impressive listening experiences, greater convenience and stylish, modern aesthetics."

Once again, the sound bars have a sleek design that's meant to match its OLED TV lineup. You'll be able to check out the devices at CES.

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