Top 5 soundbars with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

With the rise of 4K TVs and 4K content, now is the time to invest in a sound bar for an enhanced sound experience. Because let’s face it, the original TV speakers no longer cut it. And if you add features like support for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, there’s no such thing. From playing music and adjusting the volume to controlling other connected smart home gadgets, this nifty feature lets you do a lot.


Top 5 soundbars with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Read this article to know some of our recommendations for the best soundbars with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. But before that,

1. LG SN9YG

  • Ssound bar Dimension: 48.03 x 2.24 x 5.71 inches
  • Google Assistant: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: Yes

LG SN9YG

LG SN9YG

One of the first things you will notice about the LG SN9YG is its design and size. The SN9YG is surprisingly flat and this design makes it perfect for TV stands and TV cabinets. It is a 5.1.2 channel system which supports Google Assist. Also, it supports Dolby Atmos. Yes, you read that right. If you are in the market looking for an immersive sound experience, this one will let you grab that. Overall, it packs a peak power of 520 watts with 220 watts reserved for the subwoofer.

Support for Dolby Atmos means the soundbar will attempt to recreate the surround sound experience digitally. It achieves this with 5 speakers for the horizontal channels – left, right, center and 2 x side speakers. This setup is polished with the signature vertical trigger speaker for the pitch effect.

The surround sound experience is compelling. The soundstage is spacious and expansive, with the vertical speakers providing an over-the-head sound effect. Note that, if you want Atmos’ fully immersive sound effects, the room needs to be square or rectangular (with the soundbar at one end). Other than that, the audio output is crisp and clear, with slightly heavy bass.

Well, the LG SN9YG brings the Google Assistant to your TV room. All you have to say is the signature keyword “Hey Google”, and the soundbar will kick in. Note that Google Assistant only works if Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is turned on. Otherwise, you’ll have to go the traditional route of activating via the soundbar remote. Yes, it comes with a remote control.

Besides the main HDMI eARC port, there is another HDMI port which allows you to connect other HDMI compatible devices such as game consoles.

2. Sonos Arc

  • Ssound bar Dimension: 3.4 x 45 x 4.5 inches
  • Google Assistant: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: Yes

Sonos Arc

Sonos Arc

The Sonos Arc is sleek and beautiful at the same time and manages to deliver one of the best sounds in the entire Sonos lineup, at least for now. Note that at nearly $ 800, it’s one of the more expensive Sonos products, and it manages to justify that price with its incredible soundstage and audio quality. Along with support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, this Dolby Atmos sound bar packs a beautiful and elegant design.

It is one of the few soundbars that come without a subwoofer. You can purchase a wireless subwoofer of your choice and add it to this setup. Even without the subwoofer, the audio output has deep, rich bass. As stated before, it offers excellent sound and is accompanied by crisp, clear vocals.

When it comes to Dolby Atmos, the Arc contains three horizontal channels (left, center, right) and includes two side speakers and a single upward speaker. It all comes together to produce stellar surround sound. The folks at Verge argue that the Arc manages to deliver a compelling surround effect that sounds just as immersive even though it’s not quite as wide.

On top of that, the ARC includes Wi-Fi and an option to connect the soundbar to a wired network through the Ethernet port. As a premium device, it comes with a few more connection options like Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect.

However, it is not without flaws. For one thing, it doesn’t have a physical remote. Second, Bluetooth streaming is missing. Bummer, I know. And finally, there is only one HDMI port.

3. Bose Soundbar 700 sound bar

  • Ssound bar Dimension: 2.25 x 38.5 x 4.25 inches
  • Google Assistant: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: Yes

Bose 700 sound bar

Bose 700 sound bar

Another high end soundbar integrating Google Assitant and Amazon Alexa is the Bose Soundbar 700. This is sleek and flat which enhances the look of your TV stand with many folds. And did you know it has a smooth glass top? Now you know. Designed to fit televisions larger than 40 inches in width, this sound bar brings incredible sound output to the table. Well, you’d expect nothing less from an $ 800 soundbar, right?

The Soundbar 700 does not support Dolby Atmos or DTS: X. But the good news is that it still delivers an impressive surround sound experience. On top of that, the audio output is crisp, clear and pleasant.

The intelligent arrangement of the speakers inside the soundbar creates a home theater experience, which adds to the experience.

The feature that sets it apart from the rest is that you can adjust the soundbar output according to your room layout. The Soundbar 700 uses the Adaptiq microphone and its companion app to get the job done. All you have to do is choose the places you usually use to watch TV, and the rest will be taken care of.

Connection is via an HDMI ARC port on the back. However, that’s not the only thing the Soundbar 700 packs. It also has options for Bluetooth, optical cable, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, IR repeater, among others.

The only flaw is that the physical remote doesn’t look like the glass-topped soundbar at all and sticks out like a sore thumb.

You can also check out the Bose Soundbar 500 soundbar. Like its successor, it also packs a slim body, delivers great sound, and supports both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

4. Sonos Beam

  • Ssound bar Dimension: 2.70 x 25.625 x 3.94 inches
  • Google Assistant: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: Yes

Sonos Beam

Sonos Beam

If you don’t want to invest too much on a soundbar, you can check out the Sonos Beam. Like the Arc, it is also very popular in its segment, mainly because it packs a lot for its price. On the one hand, it is small and compact while being elegant. Second, besides supporting Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, it also supports Apple Siri. Now that is something if you are an iPhone user. More importantly, the audio streaming is great and comes with a powerful bass.

Speaking of voice assistants, the Beam receives your voice commands well. This is made possible by the array of five microphones on the soundbar. So even if Bruno Mars 24k gold resonates at full volume, Beam will still hear you loud and clear.

Speaking of music, one of the best things about it is that this nifty soundbar can play music from any source. Be it a music streaming app or your old network connected players, which contains your collection of memorable songs. This one can succeed in a jiffy.

Although it doesn’t have Dolby Atmos, the drivers and heaters are arranged to project sound into the room. In short, you get an immersive surround sound experience.

Note that it is not designed for large rooms. It works best in small to medium rooms. Music and sound from the Beam can fill the latter, with a clear separation between vocals and background music. Since it is intended for televisions, sound prioritizes voices over reading.

5. Yamaha YAS-209BL

  • Ssound bar Dimension: 2.44 x 4.29 x 36.6 inches
  • Google Assistant: No
  • Amazon Alexa: Yes

Yamaha YAS-209BL

Yamaha YAS-209BL

The Yamaha YAS-209BL is an entry-level soundbar and delivers a well-balanced sound. It is a 2.1 configuration and comes with a subwoofer. And it’s this subwoofer that adds good bass to the overall audio output. One of the strengths of the YAS-209BL is that it allows you to stream your favorite songs in all their glory using Spotify Connect. It’s a plus, I would say.

It combines Yamaha’s Clear Voice feature, and together with DTS Virtual: X, it attempts to provide a wide and spacious soundstage, as well as powerful, powerful sound.

The YAS-209BL isn’t too big or too small, and at 37 inches it easily fits under most TVs without sticking out like a sore thumb.

Similar to most soundbars, it has an HDMI ARC Out connector with an additional HDMI port. Other notable connectivity options include Ethernet and Wi-Fi for Spotify Connect. Unfortunately, there is no AirPlay 2 or Chromecast support.

Alexa on the YAS-209BL means you can ask it to lower or increase the volumes, change the source, and more. Additionally, there’s a handy button at the top of the soundbar that lets you turn off the voice assistant, just like the Amazon Echo Show or Amazon Echo Spot.

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Here are some of the soundbars with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant integration. Note that you cannot wake up both assistants at the same time. During setup, you will be asked for your preferred voice assistants just like on your phones.

So which of these soundbars will you buy?

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Last updated Sep 4, 2020

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