JBL Link Bar soundbar with built-in Android TV will be released in Spring 2019 for $400

The JBL Link Bar, which was announced last May at Google I/O, is an interesting device that puts a full-fledged Android TV media player into a soundbar. Despite rumors of a Fall 2018 release, the company wasn’t able to release the $399.95 soundbar and optional $299.95 subwoofer before the year ended. JBL has now announced at CES 2019 that the Link Bar will be available some time this Spring. The 100-watt soundbar will double as a Google Assistant smart speaker, thanks to its far-field microphones, and house 3 HDMI ports for input switching.

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3 comments
  1. Charlie says:

    I would never, ever buy such a thing, but I do like that AndroidTV is still going strong and maybe growing.

  2. Al says:

    This is what happens when a company has to just show at least something at CES. This price is ridiculous as well as the device, but as the price decreases the device becomes less ridiculous. The main issue here is absurd pricing.

  3. Joe says:

    No matter how much the masses want it to be true, a soundbar will never be able to compete with a traditional home theater system in regard to sound quality, accuracy, soundstage, and projection. I wish that this nonsensical fad would just die already.

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