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JBL unveils Playlist speaker with Google Home & Chromecast Capability

July 29, 2017 Gadgets No Comments Email Email

Leading global audio brandJBL, will release its newest wireless home speaker, the JBL Playlist, to the Australian market in early August. JBL Playlist boasts a wide range of connectivity and streaming options, including 3.5mm input and Bluetooth support, but the biggest news is its compatibility with Google Home smart assistant.

Simply add the JBL Playlist as a connected speaker on Google Home, individually or as part of a group, and you’ll be able to use voice commands to stream music to the speaker. For listening throughout the home, connect multiple JBL Playlist speakers with the Google Home app.

Through the built-in Chromecast, audiophiles can seamlessly listen to music on the JBL Playlist by simply tapping the cast button from a favourite music service on their smartphone without any interruptions from phone calls or text messages. The speaker’s ability to connect to multiple devices at one time gives everyone in the home a chance to play DJ.

“JBL Playlist allows users to access millions of songs and podcast by casting from apps that they already love,” says Lou Schreurs, Vice President, Connected Home HARMAN.

“With the JBL Playlist, music and tech enthusiasts can enjoy their favourite content without interruption.”

The JBL Playlist’s design features a wide-open surface for unrivalled sound quality and a metal passive radiator for class-leading bass performance. Its distinctive matte finish and grille fabric cover provides a sleek look that perfectly complements any room.


·         Use voice commands to stream music to the Playlist with Google Home

·         With Chromecast built-in, just tap the Cast button from your favourite mobile music apps to instantly start playing on the speakers

·         Play Spotify through your speakers, laptop and TV, using the Spotify app as a remote. Use the “One Touch” Play feature on the Playlist speaker to play your favourite playlist instantly

·         24bit/96kHz High quality sound, powered by the cloud

·         Dual band Wi-Fi connection network support

·         Music playback via Bluetooth or 3.5mm input

Pricing and Availability

The JBL Playlist will be available for purchase in Australia on 7th August 2017 from Harvey Norman and Betta Electrical for $249.95. It is available in black, blue, and white.

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