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Onkyo, Pioneer Elite, Phorus Add Smart Speakers With Alexa, Play-Fi

  Wireless speakers incorporating Alexa far-field voice control and DTS Play-Fi capabilities, will be offered under the Phorus, Onkyo and Pioneer brands this fall. DTS announced the smart speaker additions this week to underscore their use of DTS Play-Fi technology, which delivers advanced multi-room audio…

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Onkyo Introduces Smart Speaker With Google Assistant, Chromecast

  Onkyo joined Sony Thursday in introducing a wireless speaker that incorporates Google Assistant interactive voice control technology and Chromecast Built-in app streaming functionality. The Onkyo Smart Speaker G3 (VC-GX30) will ship to retail in October at a $299 suggested retail. It is designed to…

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Samsung Adds Control4 SDDP To 2017 4K UHDTVs, UHD Blu-ray Player

With IFA underway in Berlin and CEDIA right around the corner next week, Samsung revealed Thursday that it is incorporating Control4 Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP) software into certain TV and video source devices to simplify integration with Control4 automation control systems. Samsung said Control4…

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Sony Brings Google Home With Wireless Google Assistant Speaker

  Sony unveiled at the IFA consumer technology show in Berlin, Germany Thursday a slate of portable audio products including a wireless speaker that integrates audible Google Assistant technology to bring audible voice interaction and control for compatible automated homes and home entertainment systems. The…

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Marantz, Integra Add Advanced AV Receivers With Multi-room Audio

  The AV receiver market continued to expand this week, with new introductions from high-end component brands Marantz and Integra. Marantz unveiled a pair of slimmed down receivers hitting retail shelves this month in its [amazon_textlink asin=’B06XY7F6MJ’ text=’NR1608 ($749 suggested retail) ‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’hc005-20′ marketplace=’US’…