The Smart functionality supplied by Google Assistant will allow users to control the volume, identify music playing and allow for smart home control including controlling the LG ThinQ line of smart, connected devices - though LG has made no mention of ThinQ in their press release.
The sound bars shouldn't be lacking for audio quality, either: The sound bars lean into LG's previously announced collaboration with high-end brand Meridian, which will contribute sound-enhancing technologies including Bass & Space, Image Elevation and Meridian Upmix for converting stereo content to multi-channel. Likewise, the sound bars all include Dolby Atmos and DTS:X capabilities as well. LG Electronics have announced they're bringing new soundbars.
It's perhaps no surprise the soundbars will come with smart assistant technology.
The SL9YG and SL10YG have already won a Best of Innovation title at CES 2019 after both companies joined forces to engineer new sound capabilities
"LG's 2019 soundbars deliver incredible performance tuned in close partnership with Meridian Audio with the convenience of smart AI connectivity". LG is one of those companies revealing plans a bit early, with an announcement for its new soundbars. At only 57mm deep, the LG SL9 can also be installed flush to the wall for a clean, streamlined appearance that saves space and makes a sophisticated statement. LG says that's so it can gauge "the position of the product" and tweak the sound depending on where you've got it set up, like on a flat surface or fixed to a wall.
"LG's 2019 soundbars deliver awesome 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.
All three sound bars have a sleek and stylish design.
CES 2019 doesn't start until January, but LG is already unveiling products.