LG's new Wi-Fi Music Flow speakers, which the company will unveil at CES 2015 in January, can accept text commands from the messaging service called Line.
Music Flow Wi-Fi joins other wireless audio systems like Sonos, Play-Fi, and Samsung Shape as a Wi-Fi-based line of speakers capable of offering multi-room music without cords.
Besides the usual play and skip commands, you'll be able to use some natural language: For instance, "play music for party" will tell the system to start a party playlist.
The speakers are easy to connect with Auto Music Play being able to detect a smartphone that comes within a foot of the speaker and begin playing any music.
The Music Flow speaker uses dual-band Wi-Fi, using both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands giving them more robust bandwidth than your usual Bluetooth connection.
Music Flow will be controlled through LG's Music Flow iOS and Android apps, which can access locally stored media or music from streaming services like Spotify, Rhapsody, and TuneIn.
LG’s upcoming line for 2015 includes three soundbars, three solo speakers, a new portable speaker model called the NP8350 and a new app called Music Flow is to be available on the iOS and Android operating systems.
No price or availability information yet.
Source: mashable.com, pcmag.com