Verizon (Engadget’s former dad or mum firm) is not simply counting on no-frills media gamers to push its Stream TV platform. The service has unveiled the Stream TV Soundbar (proven beneath) and Stream TV Soundbar Pro (at prime), each of which mate Android TV with Bang & Olufsen’s audio know-how and a few high-end options to match. All of them embrace Dolby Atmos encompass sound and content-sensitive sound discipline choice — it is only a query of how a lot B&O affect you need.

The base Stream TV Soundbar prices $400 with 5 audio system “tuned” by B&O in addition to two HDMI ports. Step as much as the $1,000 Soundbar Pro and you will get 9 B&O audio system, a 3rd HDMI port and a B&O-designed profile. Both run the identical Stream TV interface with related software program options (together with Chromecast streaming and the Google Play Store), so it actually comes all the way down to your funds and want for Danish audio.

Both soundbars can be found solely by means of Verizon as of in the present day (December 1st). They face stiff competitors. On prime of direct rivals like JBL’s Link Bar, you’ll find loads of not-quite-so-connected soundbars just like the Sonos Arc and Beam or Sony’s HT-A5000. Verizon’s bars take advantage of sense when you’re already buying the corporate’s retailer, unimpressed together with your instantly out there options or simply need a (comparatively) cheap solution to get B&O sound into your front room.

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