LG, Google Collaborate to Debut AI Smart Display Speaker


LG XBOOM AI ThinQ model WK9 comes with the capabilities of a Google Assistant speaker plus premium sound quality from Meridian Audio

LG Electronics USA has launched an innovative new AI Smart Display speaker with Meridian Audio and Google Assistant built-in.  

The WK9 model was developed in collaboration with Google and Meridian Audio, an industry-leading innovator in high-performance audio solutions.

It comes with the capabilities of a Google Assistant speaker with the added convenience of a touchscreen display, high-fidelity sound, precise vocal definition and accurate bass.

Using the LG XBOOM AI ThinQ WK9, consumers can enjoy YouTube videos, listen to music and get visual answers powered by Google Search.

Stunning visual and premium audio

With an 8-inch HD display and two 20W speakers tuned by Meridian Audio, the the WK9 provides a stunning visual and premium audio experience.

It is also equipped with a front-facing camera to support video conferencing.

In addition to its superior audio and video capabilities, the WK9 enables control of other LG ThinQ products such as LG TVs and home appliances as well as more than 10,000 smart devices from over 1,000 brands that work with the Google Assistant.

The model is now available at a promotional price of $199.

Product Specifications:

Display: 8-inch HD Touch Screen
Speaker Output Power: 2Ch, 20W
Camera: 5M Pixel
Operating System: Android Things
Size (W x H x D): 12.6″X 5.3″ X 5.2″
Weight (Net): 4 lbs
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Power Supply: 5.6W
Color: Black

Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA, shared that their collaborations with Google and Meridian have enabled them to offer a new home entertainment device with all of the smart capabilities that come with the Google Assistant plus an elevated audio experience. 

The LG XBOOM WK9 Smart Display offers a great package of features to those who don’t want to sacrifice audio or video quality in a smart home device, Alessi said.