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Guest Mode disappears from Google Nest and Home devices

The Guest Mode feature, which allowed visitors to stream media to your Google smart speakers and displays without connecting to your Wi-Fi network, still works on Chromecast devices.

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Braun circles back to hi-fi audio

As the German manufacturer prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, it seeks to resurrect its reputation as a purveyor of high-fidelity audio.

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Klipsch’s upcoming Bar 54 soundbar features Dolby Atmos and eARC support

Announced at CES, Klipsch’s latest high-end soundbar supports lossless audio formats over a TV’s HDMI-eARC connection.

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Belkin teams with Devialet to build the SoundForm Elite smart speaker and wireless charger

It’s no surprise that Belkin would make a device charger, but a high-end speaker is something else entirely.

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TCL’s impressive 3.1-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar is on track for 'early' 2020

The Alto 9+ uses acoustic reflectors to deliver immersive 3D sound without upfiring drivers, and it’s also the first “Roku TV Ready”-certified soundbar.

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JBL’s Bar 9.1 soundbar boasts Dolby Atmos, along with truly wireless surround speakers

JBL’s first Dolby Atmos soundbar comes with battery-powered surround speakers that can be placed anywhere in your living room.

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Samsung’s high-end 2020 soundbars will work together with Samsung TV speakers

Just unwrapped at CES, the latest soundbars from Samsung will also boast onboard Alexa, as well as shorter, narrower designs.

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Vizio shows off a nifty soundbar at CES that has auto-rotating upfiring drivers

When they’re not in use for Dolby Atmos or DTS:X height channels, the upfiring drivers for the Vizio Elevate soundbar can swivel toward the listener in stereo mode.

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less

Budget computer speakers have come a long way since the tinny-sounding beige boxes of yore. Our top picks are surprisingly good—and surprisingly affordable.

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LG’s premium soundbars add AI room correction and eARC support in 2020

The new top-of-the-line soundbars from LG will automatically optimize their sound according to the acoustics of the room, and they’ll also support lossless audio via their HDMI eARC ports.

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Best Bluetooth speakers: Reviews and buying advice

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

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PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT speakers review: The convenience of Bluetooth, the accuracy of studio monitors

The PreSonus Eris E4.5 BT are Bluetooth speakers aimed at owners of home music and video studios, but anyone who wants good sound can use them.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Denon DHT-S716H soundbar review: This pricey 3.0-channel soundbar packs an impressive punch

While it lacks Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, this Denon soundbar boasts rich, detailed, and surprisingly deep sound given its lack of a subwoofer.

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How to play music you own on an Amazon Echo

Play your own MP3 collection on an Amazon Echo or other Alexa devices using Plex or My Media.

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LG SL10RG soundbar review: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Google Assistant can’t make up for dull, listless audio

Feature-packed though it may be, this pricey 7.1.2 soundbar doesn’t sound as sweet as its competitors.

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Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review: The display—limited as it is—justifies the $10 upcharge

Love is never having to say, “Alexa, what time is it?”

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