LG has announced the Music Flow for music lovers worldwide. The company’s Music Flow Speakers (H3, H5, H7), soundbar (HS6), network bridge (R1) and the companion Music Flow Player app for smartphones form a “convenient and smart HiFi audio ecosystme for the home.
Through the Music Flow Player app, users can centrally manage their entire digital music library, even if music is stored across multiple devices, and control all Music Flow units in the home. The app can also recommend songs and playlists, provide easy access to internet radio stations and function as a smartphone music player when the user is on the go.
LG Music Flow incorporates the company’s HomeChat feature, users can use messaging app Line to communicate with LG Music Flow in “natural English.” What’s more, users can “enjoy the speed and simplicity of one-touch music enjoyment” thanks to the NFC tag function, “the first in a wireless HiFi audio system for the home.”
Byung-hoon Min, LG’s Home Entertainment division’s audio-video division Senior Vice President:
“LG Music Flow takes the fast-growing concept of wireless multi-room audio systems to a new level with its smart convenience and superior sound quality. Our advanced system can personal soundtrack that not only follows the listener from room to room, but also when the user enters the home. LG engineers have set a whole new standard by introducing features and functions to the wireless audio system category that have never been available before on competing units.”
Auto Music Play is one compelling feature of the new LG Music Flow. With Auto Music Play, you can listen to music outdoors on a smartphone and automatically switch to Music Flow when arriving home. And with HomeChat integration, you can remotely ask LG Music Flow on the way home for song and playlist recommendations suitable for your evening plans.
The company’s Music Flow Player app gives users “full access and complete control” of their digital music collections. Through the search feature, you can find and play tracks stored on any internet-enabled device connected to LG Music Flow through the user’s home WiFi network. The app’s Mood Station feature can provide recommendations or automatically create a playlist to create a certain ambience. The company’s system facilitates “easy access” to internet streaming and radio apps such as Spotify, Deezer, Napster and TuneIn (depending on your market) via the Audio Streaming service. With LG Music Flow and the Music Flow Player app, “millions of songs are literally at the listener’s fingertips.”
Music Flow employs mesh network technology and dual-band WiFi to ensure “uninterrupted, crystal-clear HD music playback” unlike competing systems “relying on a single access point which causes music interruptions and pauses whenever the signal level drops.” Employ Multi-room mode to play the same song across all connected speakers during parties or a different song in each room when family members are home. Use L/R Stereo Mode for a “more immersive listening experience” or Home Cinema Mode for an enhanced movie viewing experience.
To “guarantee optimal sound performance,” LG developed and implemented a proprietary Automatic Loudness Compensation Algorithm in Music Flow. This software technology ensures audio strength and clarity across all frequencies. In addition, each speaker features an advanced nano-fiber pulp and foam paper diaphragm that “further improves the quality of the sound.” Unique to the HS6 soundbar, the company’s Stereo Field Extension (SFX) Algorithm creates a “larger sweet spot” and amplifies the surround sound effect.
In recent years, there has been an increase in consumer demand for superior sound in home audio devices as high-quality multimedia content becomes more and more widely available. LG Music Flow is the first system in its category to feature 24 bit/192kHz HiFi playback across multiple interconnected devices that reproduces “studio-like quality sound, far superior to a CD or digital MP3 file. Now consumers can hear “a level of realism that hasn’t been possible before in a wireless multi-room audio system for the home.”
The company’s H7, H5 and R1 Network Bridge are available now in the UK and other European markets. LG’s H3 MD HS6 Sound Bar will be rolled out globally “soon.”