After Public Criticism, LG Music Flow Finally Gets an Update
While it hasn't been too terribly long since LG promised the significant update to their whole home audio solution, firmware was released today adding Google Home and multi-room audio support and the internet can finally put away their pitchforks.
LG Music Flow speakers were released with a big wave of hype after it was revealed they were one of the first to offer Google Cast technology in 2015. However, when Google Home was announced, LG had seemingly moved on to bigger and better projects.
However, over the past few months, consumers have started really letting LG know how they feel about their updates... or rather lack thereof.
"Okay I give up. It's now just on 12 months since I bought 2 x H7 speakers and, like everyone else here, I've found the firmware to be very frustrating," writes one frustrated customer. "I am not optimistic the new software will solve all the problems so, before it's too late, I am returning my speakers to the retailer for a full refund since they are clearly unfit for purpose. Big fail, LG!!"
Despite all this, the developers have "thanked" everyone for their "kind feedback and opinion on musicflow [sic] system." The firmware update went live today, despite a projected arrival at the end of February.
The new Google product support was a no brainer for a product that drummed up so much hype around Google Cast, especially at a time when voice control is king (and the internet gives companies nowhere to hide.) The Google Home integration also gives Music Flow the full blown experience of interacting with multi-room, Chromecast supported systems.